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Dr Zhiguo Yuan

Founder and Scientific Advisor

Prof Yuan received his PhD degree in aeronautical engineering in 1992 from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. He changed his research area to wastewater management in 1994, when he took up a postdoctoral research fellow position at Ghent University, Belgium. He joined the Advanced Water Management Centre at The University of Queensland in 1998, and has been serving as the Deputy Director of the Centre since 2001. His core set of skills includes mathematical modelling involving both process and metabolic modelling, process optimisation including process control, and project leadership. He has won over $25m competitive research funding since 2001 including 16 ARC Discovery and Linkage grants with a total value of over $16m. He has published approximately 400 papers to date including over 200 fully refereed journal papers/book chapters. His h-index is 36 as at April 2013, with a total citation of more than 4000 on this date.


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Dr Keshab Raj Sharma

Keshab received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2003 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Before this, he completed Masters of Engineering in Water and Wastewater Engineering in 1998 at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok (Thailand). In 2004, Keshab moved to the Advanced Water Management at the University of Queensland as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ARC funded research project on Sewer Biotransformation and Modelling. Keshab’s research interests include sewer process modelling, odour and corrosion control in sewer systems and integrated assessment of urban water systems.Keshab is a key member of Sewer Research group, and has been involved in a number of research projects in the Sewer area.  He is also involved in SeweX (a spin-off company under UniQuest) providing support to water industry through consulting and contract research making substantial contributions to the commercialization of research outcomes of the research projects already completed.


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Dr Lisha Guo

Lisha has many years of experience in the modelling of wastewater treatment systems, and also, her modelling work was often accompanied with field measurements at WWTPs. Lisha finished her Master study in Environmental Engineering at Chongqing University, China. Her Master project was focused on CFD modelling of full-scale bioreactors. Then, Lisha continued her PhD study in Water Engineering at Université Laval, Canada, under the supervision of Prof. Peter A. Vanrolleghem, the Canada Research Chair in the modelling of Water Quality. The topic of her PhD project was modelling and control of greenhouse gas emissions from WWTPs and the diploma was awarded in 2014. During her PhD study, Lisha had short stays at Ghent University, Belgium and Tongji University, China. In 2015, Lisha joined AWMC as a postdoctoral research fellow to work on the modelling of sewer systems.