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Dr Zhentao Wu

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering  

Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3353
Email: z.wu7@aston.ac.uk


  • Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (October 2006 - March 2012)
    (offered by the Department as a research staff)
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Imperial College London (IC), London, U.K.
  • Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (September 2001 - July 2006)
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    Nanjing University of Technology (NJUT), Nanjing, China
  • B.Eng in Chemical Engineering (September 1997 - July 2001)
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    Nanjing University of Technology (NJUT), Nanjing, China

 

  • 2016-now, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Aston University
  • 2010-2016 Research Associate, Imperial College London
    - Leading the innovation and sustainable development of the cutting-edge platform fabricating technology
    - Strengthening the world leading position in micro-structured inorganic materials and their applications
    - Establishing technology transfers towards commercialization
    - Building up international reputation in the fields of membrane separation, catalysis and solid oxide fuel cell etc.
    - Writing up research proposals and participating research funding application.
    - Pioneering innovative applications of the technology for functional materials and advanced material processing
  • 2007-2010 Research Associate, Imperial College London
    - Managing parallel and multidisciplinary research projects and delivering end-to-end supervision of PhD, MSc and Undergraduate students
    - Maintaining collaborative relationship with national and international research groups
    - Developing advanced micro-structured ceramics targeting at a wide spectrum of water, energy and environment related applications
  • 2006-2007 Research Assistant, Imperial College London
    - Participating multi-disciplinary projects and collaborations
    - Designing and developing membrane fabrication and application oriented characterization and evaluation systems


  • Imperial Innovations Proof of Concept Project (2015): £20,000 for proving the technology feasibility of the advanced ceramic membrane modules and their production technology.
  • EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Secondment Scheme (2013): £50,000 for working with Morgan Advanced Materials exploring potentially new membrane products for water treatment
  • Imperial Innovations Proof of Concept Project (2012): £20,000 for proving the feasibility of the new catalytic converter substrate technology
  • Outstanding Contribution to Research (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2014)