Professor Zhiguo Yuan AM is Chair Professor of Urban Water Management and a Global STEM Scholar at School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong. Prior to this role, he was Director of the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology at The University of Queensland.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Water Association. He was named as one of Engineers Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2015, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was an Australian Laureate Fellow (2018-2022).
His research focuses on development of innovative solutions for urban water management through effective integration of fundamental science and applied engineering. His research areas include sewer corrosion and odour management, net-zero urban water systems, resource recovery from wastewater, integrated urban water management, and digital water.
He published over 500 journal papers including papers in Nature and Science, which attracted ~46,000 citations, giving an h-index of 117 (GS, July 2023). He is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He is the founder of three spin-offs namely SeweX, Cloevis and Lodomat. He is Editor-in-Chief of Water Research X, a Gold OA sister journal of Water Research.