Dr Qianhong She

PhD in Environmental Engineering NTU (Singapore)
Lecturer
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

J01 - Chemical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 6071
Fax +61 2 9351 2854

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Biographical details

Dr. Qianhong She joined the University of Sydney in March 2017. He has been researching the development of advanced membrane separation technologies for various applications related to water, resources, environment, food and energy for more than 10 years. He obtained a B.Eng in 2006 from Sichuan University, dual M.Eng in 2009 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Nanyang Technological University, and a PhD in 2014 from Nanyang Technological University. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as an engineer at PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, a leading global engineering company, and served as a technical consultant for a World Bank financed environment project. From 2010 to early 2017, he worked as a research associate then research fellow in the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at Nanyang Technological University. Dr She's research is recognized internationally and has been published in leading journals in membrane, water and environment areas with approximately 2000 citations. He has received several prestigious international awards for his academic and research achievements, including the 2016 Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the 2017 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award.

Teaching and supervision

CHNG2806/CHNG9206 - Separation Processes
CHNG3803/CHNG9303 - Chemical/Biological Process Design
CHNG4811 - Thesis A
CHNG4812 - Thesis B
CHNG5020 - Capstone Project A
CHNG5021 - Capstone Project B
CHNG5604 - Advanced Membrane Engineering

Associations

  • International Water Association
  • North American Membrane Society
  • European Membrane Society
  • Membrane Society of Australasia
  • Membrane Society in Singapore

Awards and honours

  • North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award 2017
  • Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA) Travel Award 2017
  • Green Talent Award, by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 2016
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad 2013
  • Top Cited Papers Award, by Journal of Membrane Science, Elsevier 2013
  • Most Cited Authors Award, by Journal of Membrane Science, Elsevier 2012

In the media

    Selected publications

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    Book Chapters

    • She, Q., Tang, C. (2016). Removal of inorganic and organic trace contaminants by forward osmosis membranes. In Alberto Figoli, Jan Hoinkis, Jochen Bundschuh (Eds.), Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment, (pp. 257-274). United States: CRC Press.

    Journals

    • Siddiqui, F., She, Q., Fane, A., Field, R. (2018). Exploring the differences between forward osmosis and reverse osmosis fouling. Journal of Membrane Science, 565, 241-253. [More Information]
    • Zhu, W., Wang, X., She, Q., Li, X., Ren, Y. (2018). Osmotic membrane bioreactors assisted with microfiltration membrane for salinity control (MF-OMBR) operating at high sludge concentrations: Performance and implications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 337, 576-583. [More Information]
    • Zhang, M., She, Q., Yan, X., Tang, C. (2017). Effect of reverse solute diffusion on scaling in forward osmosis: A new control strategy by tailoring draw solution chemistry. Desalination, 401, 230-237. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, R., Krantz, W., Fane, A. (2017). Pressure-retarded osmosis with wastewater concentrate feed: Fouling process considerations. Journal of Membrane Science, 542, 233-244. [More Information]
    • Yang, L., She, Q., Wan, M., Wang, R., Chang, V., Tang, C. (2017). Removal of haloacetic acids from swimming pool water by reverse osmosis and nanofiltration. Water Research, 116, 116-125. [More Information]
    • Yang, L., Zhou, J., She, Q., Wan, M., Wang, R., Chang, V., Tang, C. (2017). Role of calcium ions on the removal of haloacetic acids from swimming pool water by nanofiltration: mechanisms and implications. Water Research, 110, 332-341. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Wei, J., Ma, N., Sim, V., Fane, A., Wang, R., Tang, C. (2016). Fabrication and characterization of fabric-reinforced pressure retarded osmosis membranes for osmotic power harvesting. Journal of Membrane Science, 504, 75-88. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Wang, R., Fane, A., Tang, C. (2016). Membrane fouling in osmotically driven membrane processes: A review. Journal of Membrane Science, 499, 201-233. [More Information]
    • Zhang, L., She, Q., Wang, R., Wongchitphimon, S., Chen, Y., Fane, A. (2016). Unique roles of aminosilane in developing anti-fouling thin film composite (TFC) membranes for pressure retarded osmosis (PRO). Desalination, 389, 119-128. [More Information]
    • Lee, J., She, Q., Huo, F., Tang, C. (2015). Metal-organic framework-based porous matrix membranes for improving mass transfer in forward osmosis membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 492, 392-399. [More Information]
    • Zhang, M., Hou, D., She, Q., Tang, C. (2014). Gypsum Scaling in Pressure Retarded Osmosis: Experiments, Mechanisms and Implications. Water Research, 48(1), 387-395. [More Information]
    • Zhang, J., She, Q., Chang, V., Tang, C., Webster, R. (2014). Mining Nutrients (N, K, P) from Urban Source-Separated Urine by Forward Osmosis Dewatering. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(6), 3386-3394. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Hou, D., Liu, J., Tan, K., Tang, C. (2013). Effect of feed spacer induced membrane deformation on the performance of pressure retarded osmosis (PRO): implications for PRO process operation. Journal of Membrane Science, 445, 170-182. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Wong, Y., Zhao, S., Tang, C. (2013). Organic fouling in pressure retarded osmosis: Experiments, mechanisms and implications. Journal of Membrane Science, 428, 181-189. [More Information]
    • Sim, V., She, Q., Chong, T., Tang, C., Fane, A., Krantz, W. (2013). Strategic co-location in a hybrid process involving desalination and pressure retarded osmosis (PRO). Membranes, 3(3), 98-125. [More Information]
    • Wang, Y., Wei, J., She, Q., Pacheco, F., Tang, C. (2012). Microscopic characterization of FO/PRO membranes - A comparative study of CLSM, TEM and SEM. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(18), 9995-10003. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2012). Osmotic power production from salinity gradient resource by pressure retarded osmosis: Effects of operating conditions and reverse solute diffusion. Journal of Membrane Science, 401-402, 262-273. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Li, Q., Tang, C. (2012). Relating reverse and forward solute diffusion to membrane fouling in osmotically driven membrane processes. Water Research, 46(7), 2478-2486. [More Information]
    • Jin, X., She, Q., Ang, X., Tang, C. (2012). Removal of boron and arsenic by forward osmosis membrane: Influence of membrane orientation and organic fouling. Journal of Membrane Science, 389, 182-187. [More Information]
    • Chou, S., Wang, R., Shi, L., She, Q., Tang, C., Fane, A. (2012). Thin-film composite hollow fiber membranes for pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) process with high power density. Journal of Membrane Science, 389, 25-33. [More Information]
    • Jin, X., Tang, C., Yu, Y., She, Q., Qi, S. (2011). Boric acid permeation in forward osmosis membrane processes: Modeling, experiments and implications. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(6), 2323-2330. [More Information]
    • Tang, C., She, Q., Lay, W., Wang, R., Field, R., Fane, A. (2011). Modeling double-skinned FO membranes. Desalination, 283, 178-186. [More Information]
    • Tang, C., She, Q., Lay, W., Wang, R., Fane, A. (2010). Coupled effects of internal concentration polarization and fouling on flux behavior of forward osmosis membranes during humic acid filtration. Journal of Membrane Science, 354, 123-133. [More Information]
    • Zhou, W., Wu, B., She, Q., Zhang, Z., Chi, L. (2009). Investigation of soluble microbial products in a full-scale UASB reactor running at low organic loading rate. Bioresource Technology, 100, 3471-3476. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Tang, C., Wang, Y., Zhang, Z. (2009). The role of hydrodynamic conditions and solution chemistry on protein fouling during ultrafiltration. Desalination, 249, 1079-1087. [More Information]

    Conferences

    • She, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, R., Fane, A. (2016). Membrane Fouling Identification, Mechanisms and Control for Pressure-Retarded Osmosis (PRO) with Real Wastewater Reclamation Retentate as Feed. 9th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC).
    • She, Q., Wang, R., Fane, A., Tang, C. (2016). Membrane Fouling Mechanisms in Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes. International Forward Osmosis Summit 2016 (IFOS 2016).
    • Sim, V., She, Q., Chong, T., Tang, C., Fane, A., Krantz, W. (2015). What are the Key Considerations for the Strategic Co-Location of Hybrid RO-FO/PRO Processes? IDA World Congress 2015.
    • She, Q., Wei, J., Ma, N., Sim, V., Hou, D., Fane, A., Wang, R., Tang, C. (2014). Fabrication and Characterization of Reinforced Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Osmotic Power Production. The 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014).
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Hou, D., Tang, C. (2013). Influence of Reverse Solute Diffusion on the Performance of Pressure Retarded Osmosis. North American Membrane Society 23rd Annual Meeting (NAMS 2013).
    • She, Q., Tang, C. (2013). Membrane Fouling in Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmosis: Similarities and Differences. North American Membrane Society 23rd Annual Meeting (NAMS 2013).
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2012). Relating Reverse and Forward Solute Diffusion to Membrane Fouling in Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmosis. Euromembrane.
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2012). Reverse Solute Diffusion and its Adverse Effect on Osmotic Power Production in Pressure Retarded Osmosis. Euromembrane.
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2011). Critical Flux in Algal Biopolymer Fouling of Forward Osmosis Membranes - Role of Feed Solution Chemistry and Draw Solution Types. International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2011), publisher: publisher.

    Patents

    • Tang, C., She, Q., Ma, N., Wei, J., Sim, V., Fane, A. (2016). Reinforced membranes for producing osmotic power in pressure retarded osmosis. Patent No. 11201500210, 20150217238, 2885067. Singapore.

    2018

    • Siddiqui, F., She, Q., Fane, A., Field, R. (2018). Exploring the differences between forward osmosis and reverse osmosis fouling. Journal of Membrane Science, 565, 241-253. [More Information]
    • Zhu, W., Wang, X., She, Q., Li, X., Ren, Y. (2018). Osmotic membrane bioreactors assisted with microfiltration membrane for salinity control (MF-OMBR) operating at high sludge concentrations: Performance and implications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 337, 576-583. [More Information]

    2017

    • Zhang, M., She, Q., Yan, X., Tang, C. (2017). Effect of reverse solute diffusion on scaling in forward osmosis: A new control strategy by tailoring draw solution chemistry. Desalination, 401, 230-237. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, R., Krantz, W., Fane, A. (2017). Pressure-retarded osmosis with wastewater concentrate feed: Fouling process considerations. Journal of Membrane Science, 542, 233-244. [More Information]
    • Yang, L., She, Q., Wan, M., Wang, R., Chang, V., Tang, C. (2017). Removal of haloacetic acids from swimming pool water by reverse osmosis and nanofiltration. Water Research, 116, 116-125. [More Information]
    • Yang, L., Zhou, J., She, Q., Wan, M., Wang, R., Chang, V., Tang, C. (2017). Role of calcium ions on the removal of haloacetic acids from swimming pool water by nanofiltration: mechanisms and implications. Water Research, 110, 332-341. [More Information]

    2016

    • She, Q., Wei, J., Ma, N., Sim, V., Fane, A., Wang, R., Tang, C. (2016). Fabrication and characterization of fabric-reinforced pressure retarded osmosis membranes for osmotic power harvesting. Journal of Membrane Science, 504, 75-88. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, R., Fane, A. (2016). Membrane Fouling Identification, Mechanisms and Control for Pressure-Retarded Osmosis (PRO) with Real Wastewater Reclamation Retentate as Feed. 9th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC).
    • She, Q., Wang, R., Fane, A., Tang, C. (2016). Membrane fouling in osmotically driven membrane processes: A review. Journal of Membrane Science, 499, 201-233. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Wang, R., Fane, A., Tang, C. (2016). Membrane Fouling Mechanisms in Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes. International Forward Osmosis Summit 2016 (IFOS 2016).
    • Tang, C., She, Q., Ma, N., Wei, J., Sim, V., Fane, A. (2016). Reinforced membranes for producing osmotic power in pressure retarded osmosis. Patent No. 11201500210, 20150217238, 2885067. Singapore.
    • She, Q., Tang, C. (2016). Removal of inorganic and organic trace contaminants by forward osmosis membranes. In Alberto Figoli, Jan Hoinkis, Jochen Bundschuh (Eds.), Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment, (pp. 257-274). United States: CRC Press.
    • Zhang, L., She, Q., Wang, R., Wongchitphimon, S., Chen, Y., Fane, A. (2016). Unique roles of aminosilane in developing anti-fouling thin film composite (TFC) membranes for pressure retarded osmosis (PRO). Desalination, 389, 119-128. [More Information]

    2015

    • Lee, J., She, Q., Huo, F., Tang, C. (2015). Metal-organic framework-based porous matrix membranes for improving mass transfer in forward osmosis membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 492, 392-399. [More Information]
    • Sim, V., She, Q., Chong, T., Tang, C., Fane, A., Krantz, W. (2015). What are the Key Considerations for the Strategic Co-Location of Hybrid RO-FO/PRO Processes? IDA World Congress 2015.

    2014

    • She, Q., Wei, J., Ma, N., Sim, V., Hou, D., Fane, A., Wang, R., Tang, C. (2014). Fabrication and Characterization of Reinforced Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Osmotic Power Production. The 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014).
    • Zhang, M., Hou, D., She, Q., Tang, C. (2014). Gypsum Scaling in Pressure Retarded Osmosis: Experiments, Mechanisms and Implications. Water Research, 48(1), 387-395. [More Information]
    • Zhang, J., She, Q., Chang, V., Tang, C., Webster, R. (2014). Mining Nutrients (N, K, P) from Urban Source-Separated Urine by Forward Osmosis Dewatering. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(6), 3386-3394. [More Information]

    2013

    • She, Q., Hou, D., Liu, J., Tan, K., Tang, C. (2013). Effect of feed spacer induced membrane deformation on the performance of pressure retarded osmosis (PRO): implications for PRO process operation. Journal of Membrane Science, 445, 170-182. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Hou, D., Tang, C. (2013). Influence of Reverse Solute Diffusion on the Performance of Pressure Retarded Osmosis. North American Membrane Society 23rd Annual Meeting (NAMS 2013).
    • She, Q., Tang, C. (2013). Membrane Fouling in Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmosis: Similarities and Differences. North American Membrane Society 23rd Annual Meeting (NAMS 2013).
    • She, Q., Wong, Y., Zhao, S., Tang, C. (2013). Organic fouling in pressure retarded osmosis: Experiments, mechanisms and implications. Journal of Membrane Science, 428, 181-189. [More Information]
    • Sim, V., She, Q., Chong, T., Tang, C., Fane, A., Krantz, W. (2013). Strategic co-location in a hybrid process involving desalination and pressure retarded osmosis (PRO). Membranes, 3(3), 98-125. [More Information]

    2012

    • Wang, Y., Wei, J., She, Q., Pacheco, F., Tang, C. (2012). Microscopic characterization of FO/PRO membranes - A comparative study of CLSM, TEM and SEM. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(18), 9995-10003. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2012). Osmotic power production from salinity gradient resource by pressure retarded osmosis: Effects of operating conditions and reverse solute diffusion. Journal of Membrane Science, 401-402, 262-273. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2012). Relating Reverse and Forward Solute Diffusion to Membrane Fouling in Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmosis. Euromembrane.
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Li, Q., Tang, C. (2012). Relating reverse and forward solute diffusion to membrane fouling in osmotically driven membrane processes. Water Research, 46(7), 2478-2486. [More Information]
    • Jin, X., She, Q., Ang, X., Tang, C. (2012). Removal of boron and arsenic by forward osmosis membrane: Influence of membrane orientation and organic fouling. Journal of Membrane Science, 389, 182-187. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2012). Reverse Solute Diffusion and its Adverse Effect on Osmotic Power Production in Pressure Retarded Osmosis. Euromembrane.
    • Chou, S., Wang, R., Shi, L., She, Q., Tang, C., Fane, A. (2012). Thin-film composite hollow fiber membranes for pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) process with high power density. Journal of Membrane Science, 389, 25-33. [More Information]

    2011

    • Jin, X., Tang, C., Yu, Y., She, Q., Qi, S. (2011). Boric acid permeation in forward osmosis membrane processes: Modeling, experiments and implications. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(6), 2323-2330. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Jin, X., Tang, C. (2011). Critical Flux in Algal Biopolymer Fouling of Forward Osmosis Membranes - Role of Feed Solution Chemistry and Draw Solution Types. International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2011), publisher: publisher.
    • Tang, C., She, Q., Lay, W., Wang, R., Field, R., Fane, A. (2011). Modeling double-skinned FO membranes. Desalination, 283, 178-186. [More Information]

    2010

    • Tang, C., She, Q., Lay, W., Wang, R., Fane, A. (2010). Coupled effects of internal concentration polarization and fouling on flux behavior of forward osmosis membranes during humic acid filtration. Journal of Membrane Science, 354, 123-133. [More Information]

    2009

    • Zhou, W., Wu, B., She, Q., Zhang, Z., Chi, L. (2009). Investigation of soluble microbial products in a full-scale UASB reactor running at low organic loading rate. Bioresource Technology, 100, 3471-3476. [More Information]
    • She, Q., Tang, C., Wang, Y., Zhang, Z. (2009). The role of hydrodynamic conditions and solution chemistry on protein fouling during ultrafiltration. Desalination, 249, 1079-1087. [More Information]

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