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方真研究员简介:

方真  二级研究员  博士生导师; 中国农大生物和农业工程博士(导师:曾德超院士)、硕士(导师:张大同教授)和学士; 加拿大麦吉尔(McGill)大学材料(冶金)工程博士(导师:JA Kozinski院士)。中国科学院西双版纳热带植物园,生物能源组组长; 中国科技大学生命学院兼职教授和博导。Springer系列丛书“生物燃料和生物炼制总编辑,Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy总编辑。他是Biotechnology for Biofuels (IF 6.0,生物能源领域影响因子最高的刊物)副主编Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (IF 4.3)顾问编委, 以及多个国际期刊的编委。并为国际著名大学(如Purdue)正教授外评专家

主要从事:热化学和生物化学转化生物质为生物能源和附加值高的产品。同时,研究合成纳米催化剂以促进生物质转化。他有在国内外著名大学和研究所从事23年(其中12年在西班牙,日本和加拿大)生物能源和纳米技术的研究经验。

他有91篇论文(大多为Q1区)发表于国际著名的能源/化工/农业工程刊物,如Prog Energy Combust, AIChE J, Combust Flame, Int J Hydrogen Energy, Bioresourc Technol, J Supercrit Fluid, Nanotech, Fuel, Energy, Applied Energy, Energ Fuel, Ind Eng Chem Res, Energy Convers ManageJ Am Ceram Soc, Proc Combust Inst, Environ Sci Tech, Renew Sust Energ Rev, Biotechnol Biofuels, Biofuels Bioprod Biorefin等。论文引用总次数>2400次, H指数25 Scopus Author ID: 7402681505。进入“2014, 2015年中国高被引学者”能源领域榜单(Elsevier-Scopus)。获2012云南省政府彩云奖。发表29 篇会议论文集, 32个特邀报告, 27个口头报告和墙报及7篇报告。近六年在国际著名出版社出版生物能源领域英文专著13部(Springer 8部), 10个书的章节。作为第一发明人或本小组的发明,申请27项中国发明专利,3项PCT国际及3项美国发明专利,其中19项中国和3项美国发明专利已授权

他发现在高压热水中纤维素能完全溶解并水解,此项研究论文获 “95 Most-Cited I&EC Research Publications”(Dissolution and Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Subcritical and Supercritical Water, 2000: 引用385次-Scopus)。

他是快速水解技术发明人 (美国专利号US patent#: 8268126, 2012; US patent#: 9115215, 2015; US patent#: 9243303, 2016),为生物质的冶炼提出了一新的研究思路。

作为Springer系列丛书“生物燃料和生物炼制”总编辑,他负责的编委会,由五位世界著名的生物燃料和生物炼制专家组成(两位美国工程院院士,两位加拿大工程院院士和一位日本东北大学著名教授)。目的是组织世界各地的生物能源专家出版一系列在不同领域与生物质相关的书籍,旨在每年至少出版两册专著。该系列丛书将着重于介绍与生物质生产,生物燃料,生物制品,化学品,生物材料,食品和医药产品,能源规划和政策,以及加工技术相关的所有方面的知识,研究和近展。该系列丛书将是强大的和综合的有关生物质生产,生物能源,生物燃料,生物制品的知识库。为科学家,学生,政策制定者和工程师提供知识以反映生物炼制这个交叉学科领域研究的爆炸性增长并引导该学科的发展。作为国际生物能源主要刊物和丛书的编辑或编委,他不仅义务服务研究人员发表论文,同时也是增加中国在该领域的代表性和话语权。

他领导的生物能源组,近三年连续在能源领域影响因子最高的期刊(Prog Energy Combust IF 21, 2012; 2014)发表论文二篇。提出了低温催化水解新思路及超声强化技术与固体催化剂、酶催化剂的结合问题,探讨了超声应用于不同生物质转化反应的经济性问题,并给出了合理的建议。

Biography

Zhen Fang, male, Professor in Bioenergy; Inventor of Fast Hydrolysis Process (US patent#: 8268126; US patent#: 9115215; US patent#: 9243303, 2016); Editor-in-Chief, Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries; Leader and founder of biomass group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden. He is also adjunct full Professor of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China.

He has background in both bioenergy (PhD, Agr. Eng. China Agr. Univ. 1991) and nanotechnology (PhD, Mat.Eng. McGill, 2003).

He has 23 years in bioenergy, more than 13 years in hydrothermal, nanotechnology and diamond anvil cell techniques of international research experiences at top universities and institutes around the world (China, Canada, Japan and Spain). He found that hot-water can completely dissolve and hydrolyze cellulose that was published in I&EC Research, and was further selected as the “95 Most-Cited I&EC Research Publications” (cites: 380 from Scopus). He invented a technique to completely dissolve and fast hydrolyze wood in hot-water that may open up a new field in refining wood solution. He has 188 scientific publications (papeprs in journals and conference proceedings, reports, books and book chapters) and patents, including more than 91 papers (Scopus-indexed, Scopus Author ID: 7402681505), published in the top international journals in the areas of energy and chemical engineering, such as Prog Energy Combust, AIChE J, Combust Flame, Int J Hydrogen Energy, Appl Energy, Energy Convers ManageBioresource Technol, J Supercrit Fluid, Nanotech, Fuel, Energ Fuel, Ind Eng Chem Res, J Am Ceram Soc, Proc Combust Inst, Environ Sci Tech, Renew Sust Energ Rev, Biofuels Bioprod Biorefin, and Biotechnol Biofuels. The total cites are >2400 times, H index 25 for his papers. He is listed in “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” for 2014, 2015  in energy (Elsevier-Scopus). He published 14 books (13 in English, 3 authored, 11 edited, 8 by Springer), wrote 10 book chapters, 30 papers in refereed conference proceedings and 7 reports, gave 32 keynote & invited lectures and 27 oral presentations & posters, and filed 27 Chinese, 3 US and 3 international PCT invention patents (19 Chinese and 3 US patents were authorized), and founded a spin-out company in New York to transfer his tech.  He won Yunnan governor’s friendship award, serving as Editor-in-Chief, Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy; associate editor, Biotechnology for Biofuels (Impact factor 6.2, Highest IF in Biofuels);and9 editorial board members of international journals (e.g., Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining -Biofpr, IF 4.3; Energy, Sustainability and Society-a Springer open journal). External reviewer for the promotion to the rank of Full Professor in top world universities.

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10 most-cited papers (Web of Science, as of march 30, 2016)
1. Title: Dissolution and hydrolysis of cellulose in subcritical and supercritical water

Author(s): Sasaki, M; Fang, Z; Fukushima, Y; et al.

Source: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Volume: 39 Issue: 8 Pages: 2883-2890 Published: AUG 2000

Times Cited: 347

DOI: 10.1021/ie990690j

2. Title: Cellulose decomposition in hot-compressed water with alkali or nickel catalyst

Author(s): Minowa, T; Zhen, Fang (Fang Z); Ogi, T

Source: Journal of Supercritical Fluids Volume: 13 Issue: 1-3 Pages: 253-259 Published: JUN 15 1998

Times Cited: 188

DOI: 10.1016/S0896-8446(98)00059-X

3. Title: Reaction chemistry and phase behavior of lignin in high-temperature and supercritical water

Author(s): Fang, Zhen; Sato, Takafumi; Smith, Richard L., Jr.; et al.

Source: Bioresource Technology Volume: 99 Issue: 9 Pages: 3424-3430 Published: JUN 2008

Times Cited: 115

DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2007.08.008

4. Title: Decomposition of cellulose and glucose in hot-compressed water under catalyst-free conditions

Author(s): Minowa, T; Fang, Z; Ogi, T; et al.

Source: Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan Volume: 31 Issue: 1 Pages: 131-134 Published: FEB 1998

Times Cited: 94

DOI: 10.1252/jcej.31.131

5. Title: Production of biodiesel from Jatropha oil catalyzed by nanosized solid basic catalyst

Author(s): Deng, Xin; Fang, Zhen; Liu, Yun-hu; et al.

Source: Energy Volume: 36 Issue: 2 Pages: 777-784 Published: FEB 2011

Times Cited: 93

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2010.12.043

6. Title: Observation of surface precipitation of arsenate on ferrihydrite

Author(s): Jia, YF; Xu, LY; Fang, Z; et al.

Source: Environmental Science & Technology Volume: 40 Issue: 10 Pages: 3248-3253 Published: MAY 15 2006

Times Cited: 92

DOI: 10.1021/es051872+

7. Title: Liquefaction and gasification of cellulose with Na2CO3 and Ni in subcritical water at 350 degrees C

Author(s): Fang, Z; Minowa, T; Smith, RL; et al.

Source: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Volume: 43 Issue: 10 Pages: 2454-2463 Published: MAY 12 2004

Times Cited: 80

DOI: 10.1021/ie034146t

8. Title: Ultrasonic transesterification of Jatropha curcas L. oil to biodiesel by a two-step process

Author(s): Deng, Xin; Fang, Zhen; Liu, Yun-hu

Source: Energy Conversion and Management Volume: 51 Issue: 12 Pages: 2802-2807 Published: DEC 2010

Times Cited: 67

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2010.06.017

9. Title: Hydrothermal dissolution of willow in hot compressed water as a model for biomass conversion

Author(s): Hashaikeh, R.; Fang, Z.; Butler, I. S.; et al.

Source: Fuel Volume: 86 Issue: 10-11 Pages: 1614-1622 Published: JUL-AUG 2007

Times Cited: 61

DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2006.11.005

10. Title: Hydrogen production from cellulose in hot compressed water using reduced nickel catalyst: Product distribution at different reaction temperatures

Author(s): Minowa, T; Fang, Z

Source: Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan Volume: 31 Issue: 3 Pages: 488-491 Published: JUN 1998

Times Cited: 58

DOI: 10.1252/jcej.31.488