Prof. Zhen Fang

Chinese Academy of SciencesChina



2003 Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

1991 Ph.D., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, China

1988 M.Sc., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, China

1983 B.Sc., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University, China


  1. L.Q. Jiang, Zhen Fang, F. Guo, L.B. Yang, Production of 2,3-Butanediol from Acid Hydrolysates of Jatropha Hulls with Klebsiella Oxytoca, Bioresource Technology, 107, 405-410 (2012).
  2. X.F. Tian, Zhen Fang, F. Guo, Impact and Prospective of Fungal Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining, accepted, (Oct. 2011). (invited review).
  3. F. Guo, Zhen Fang, C. Xu, R.L. Smith Jr., Solid Acid Mediated Hydrolysis of Biomass for Producing Biofuels, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, accepted (Dec. 2011). (invited review).
  4. C.Y. Yang, Zhen Fang (co-first-author), B. Li, Review and Prospects of Jatropha Biodiesel Industry in China, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews,accepted (Jan. 2012).
  5. F. Guo, N.N. Wei, Z.L. Xiu, Zhen Fang, Transesterification Mechanism of Soybean Oil to Biodiesel Catalyzed by Calcined Sodium Silicate, Fuel, 93:468-472 (2012).
  6. X.F. Tian, Zhen Fang, D. Jian, X.Y. Sun, Pretreatment of Microcrystalline Cellulose in Organic Electrolyte Solutions for Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Biotechnology for biofuels, 4:53 (2011).
  7. F.L. Pua, Zhen Fang, S. Zakaria, C.H. Chia, F. Guo, Direct Production of Biodiesel from High-Acid Value Jatropha Oil with Solid Acid Catalyst Derived from Lignin, Biotechnology for biofuels,4:56 (2011).
  8. Zhen Fang, F. Zhang, H.Y. Zeng, F. Guo, Production of Glucose by Hydrolysis of Cellulose at 423 K in the Presence of Activated Hydrotalcite Nanoparticles, Bioresource Technology, 102, 8017-8021 (2011).
  9. Y.D. Long, F. Guo, Zhen Fang, X.F. Tian, L.Q. Jiang, F. Zhang, Production of Biodiesel and Lactic Acid from Rapeseed Oil Using Sodium Silicate as Catalyst, Bioresource Technology,102, 6884-6886 (2011).
  10. F. Guo, Zhen Fang, X.F. Tian, Y.D. Long, L.Q. Jiang, One-step Production of Biodiesel from High-acid Value Jatropha Oil in Ionic Liquids, Bioresource Technology, 102, 6469-6472 (2011).
  11. Zhen Fang, Noncatalytic Fast Hydrolysis of Wood, Bioresource Technology, 102, 3587-3590 (2011). (Times Cited: 2).
  12. X. Deng, Zhen Fang, Y.H. Liu, C.L. Yu, Production of Biodiesel from Jatropha Oil Catalyzed by Nanosized Solid Basic Catalyst, Energy, 36, 777-784 (2011) (Times Cited: 6).
  13. R.L. Smith, Jr., Zhen Fang, Properties and Phase Equilibria of Fluid Mixtures as the Basis for Developing Green Chemical Processes, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 302,  65-73 (2011) (invited review).
  14. Zhen Fang, R.L. Smith Jr., J.A. Kozinski, T. Minowa, K. Arai, Reaction of D-Glucose in Water at High Temperatures (410oC) and Pressures (180 MPa) for the Production of Dyes and Nano-particles, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 56, 41-47 (2011).
  15. X. Deng, Zhen Fang, Y.H. Liu, Ultrasonic Transesterification of Jatropha curcas L. Oil to Biodiesel by a Two-step Process, Energy Conversion and Management, 51, 2802-2807 (2010). (Times Cited: 6).
  16. C.Y. Yang, X. Deng, Zhen Fang, D.P. Peng, Selection of High-Oil Yield Seed Sources of Jatropha curcas L. for Biodiesel Production, Biofuels, 1(5), 705-717 (2010).
  17. R.L. Smith, Jr., Zhen Fang, Techniques, Applications and Future Prospects of Diamond Anvil Cells for Studying Supercritical Water Systems, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 47, 431-446(2009) (invited review). (Times Cited: 12).
  18. Zhen Fang, C. Fang, Complete Dissolution and Hydrolysis of Wood in Hot Water, AIChE Journal, 54(10), 2751-2758 (2008). (Times Cited: 9).
  19. H. Assaaoudi, Z. Fang, I.S. Butler, and J.A. Kozinski, Synthesis of Erbium Hydroxide Microflowers and Nanostructures in Subcritical Water, Nanotechnology, 19 185606 (8pp) (2008). (Times Cited: 2).
  20. Zhen Fang, T. Sato, R.L. Smith Jr., H. Inomata, K. Arai, and J.A. Kozinski, Reaction Chemistry and Phase Behavior of Lignin in High-Temperature and Supercritical Water, Bioresource Technology, 99(9), 3424-3430 (2008). (Times Cited: 25).