Chenguang Liu

Associate Professor

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  • Address: 2-307, Life Science Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minghang District, Shanghai

Education and Research Experience

Education Background

  • 09/2005-05/2011  PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • 05/2008-11/2009  Visiting Scholar, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 09/2001-07/2005  BS in Biochemical Engineering,Dalian University of Technology, China


Professional Experience

  • 12/2015-Present:  Associate Professor, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • 09/2013-12/2015  Assistant Professor, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • 09/2011-09/2013  Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dalian University of Technology, China

Research Interests

Metabolic Engineering

Application of redox potential regulation on cells for tuning metabolic flux and enhancing stress response

Cell Morphology

Mechanism of microbial aggregation and platforms for engineering cells with the self-flocculating phenotype

Biomass Refinery

Kinetics and process optimization for the production of bio-chemicals and biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass

Selected Publications

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    Ao TJ, Zhao XQ, Mehmood MA*, Wang N, Zhu H, Liu CG*, Bai FW. 2023. A double-chamber microbial electrolysis cell improved the anaerobic digestion efficiency and elucidated the underlying bio-electrochemical mechanism. Chemical Engineering Journal 471:144228.


    Li K, Li C, Zhao XQ, Liu CG*, Bai FW. 2023. Engineering Corynebacterium glutamicum for efficient production of succinic acid from corn stover pretreated by concentrated-alkali under steam-assistant conditions. Bioresource Technology 378:128991.


    Huang XY, Ao TJ, Zhang X, Li K, Zhao XQ, Champreda V, Runguphan W, Sakdaronnarong C, Liu CG*, Bai FW. 2023.  Developing high-dimensional machine learning models to improve generalization ability and overcome data insufficiency for mixed sugar fermentation simulation. Bioresource Technology 385:129375.


    Li K, Zhang JW,  Li F,  Zhao XQ,  Bai FW,  Song H*, Liu CG*2023. Electrochemical control of cell metabolism improves ethanol production of Zymomonas mobilis in an electro-fermentation system. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 11(6):2364-74.


    Zhang X, Liu CG*, Yang SH, Wang X, Bai FW, Wang Z*. 2022. Benchmarking of long-read sequencing, assemblers and polishers for yeast genome. Briefings in Bioinformatics 23(3).

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    Khan AZ, Malik S, Mehmood MA, Shahid A, Shahzad T, Zhao XQ, Bai FW, Liu CG*. 2022. Two-stage algal cultivation for the biotransformation of urban wastewater’s pollutants into multiple bioproducts in a circular bioeconomy paradigm. Energy Conversion and Management 273:116400.


    Cao L-Y, Yang Y-F, Zhang X, Chen Y-H, Yao J-W, Wang X, Xia J, Liu CG*, Yang SH*, Römling U, Bai FW*. 2022. Deciphering Molecular Mechanism Underlying Self-Flocculation of Zymomonas mobilis for Robust Production. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 88(9):e02398-21.


    Zhang X, Wang L, Li Q, den Haan R, Li F, Liu CG*, Bai FW. 2021. Omics analysis reveals mechanism underlying metabolic oscillation during continuous very-high-gravity ethanol fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 118(8):2990-3001.


    Geng BY, Cao LY, Li F, Song H, Liu CG*, Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2020. Potential of Zymomonas mobilis as an electricity producer in ethanol production. Biotechnology for Biofuels 13(1): 36.


    Liu CG, Xiao Y, Xia XX, Zhao XQ, Peng L, Srinophakun P, Bai FW*. 2019. Cellulosic ethanol production: Progress, challenges and strategies for solutions. Biotechnology Advances 37(3): 491-504.