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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    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.10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c06188


    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).


    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.

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    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.


    Li K, Xia J, Mehmood MA, Zhao XQ, Liu CG*, Bai FW. 2019. Extracellular redox potential regulation improves yeast tolerance to furfural. Chemical Engineering Science 196: 54-63.


    Liu CG*, Qin JC, Liu LY, Jin BW, Bai FW*. 2016. Combination of ionic liquid and instant catapult steam explosion pretreatments for enhanced enzymatic digestibility of rice straw. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4(2): 577-82.


    Liu CG, Xue C, Lin YH*, Bai FW*. 2013. Redox potential control and applications in microaerobic and anaerobic fermentations. Biotechnology Advances 31(2): 257-265.