Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ji-Dong Gu

Prof. Ji-Dong Gu

Environmental Science and Engineering Research Group, Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, China
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Biography: Ji-Dong Gu is currently a full professor of the Environmental Engineering, Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and also Israel Institute of Technology. He obtained his B.Sc from Heilongjiang August First Land reclamation University, M.Sc. from University of Alberta (Canada), and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech (USA). After a brief post-doc at University of Massachusetts – Lowell, he joined Ralph Mitchell’s Laboratory at Harvard University for 6 years before taking a faculty position at The University of Hong Kong for more than 21 years. After resigning from the University in Hong Kong, he started his new full-time position with Guangdong Technion - Guangdong Israel Institute of Technology in 2020.

His recent research interest includes: 1) carbon and nitrogen cycling, including anaerobic ammonium oxidation and nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation; 2) oil field microbiology for enhanced oil recovery and pollution remediation; and 3) microbiology of cultural heritage.

His h-index is 86, i10-index 449, and total citations of 27,249 (GoogleScholar). He has been the world top 1% scientists by WoS since 2013. He has published in the areas of applied and environmental microbiology and toxicology with more than 450 refereed scientific journal papers, 40 book chapters. He co-edited a book with Ralph Mitchell on ‘Environmental Microbiology’ (2nd ed, John Wiley-Blackwell. 2010), and wrote a book on ‘Biosusceptibility of Polymers and Fiber-reinforced Composites and Testing Methods’ (Springer, 2024/5), and additionally edited/co-edited 8 special issues in International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Ecotoxicology, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, and Frontiers in Microbiology. In the Environmental Science and Engineering category, he is ranked the top scientists and highly cited in China.

He is the editor-in-chief for International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (2015– ).