Member introduction

Short Biography:

  • 2018- Postdoctoral Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology,
  • 2013-2017 Dr.Sc. study & Junior Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • 2015 Visiting Scholor, University of Waterloo Canada
  • 2010-2011 Erasmus exchange of MS.c, University of Eastern Finland
  • MSC Study, Study in Organic Chemistry, Hunan Normal University of China. Microemulsion polymerization preparation of polyacrylamide for water treatment
  • 2009-2012 B.Eng. study in Applied Chemistry, Hunan Normal University, China College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Preparation of polyacrylamide coagulant via mini-emulsion polymerization for the removal of phosphorus

Research Interests:

  • My current research area is the preparation of novel MOF, perovskite, C3N4 hybrid materials as visible-light-driven photocatalysts for environmental and energy applications, and perovskite-base catalysts for AOP.
  • More recently, I am working on the integrated wastewater treatment in circular economy for simultaneous recovery of water, resource and energy. The technologies include microbial fuel cell (MFC), membrane bioreactor (MBR), capacitive deionization (CDI), electrodialysis (ED), and electro advanced oxidation process.
  • The major objective of my PhD, defended at the end of 2017, was to find green approaches to immobilize complexing groups on chitosan and cellulose nanocrystals for the removal of metals and recovery of rare earth elements, and to prepare bi-functional beta-cyclodextrin materials for simultaneous removal of heavy metals and organic micro pollutants.


  • 12 Peer reviewed articles
  • Number of citations: 399
  • h-index: 8

Direct contacts

Feiping Zhao

+358 50 577 8804

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Separation technologies

  • Advanced oxidation (AOP)
  • Algae/MFC/Anerobic digestion
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  • Water treatment technologies

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  • Contaminent/pollutant removal
  • Metal/REE recovery and recycling
  • Recovery and recycling of valuable compounds
  • Recycling (residues/sidestreams/waste)

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