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Jianfeng Zhou

External Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering
+86 199.2640.0832


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021.
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 2017.
  • B.S. in Water Science & Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2015.

Dr. Jianfeng Zhou is the Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute, Tianjin University, and the Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech. He holds a B.S. degree in Water Science & Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (2015). Jianfeng received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree from University of Washington (2017) and Georgia Tech (2021), respectively, both in Environmental Engineering. Jianfeng was a research associate at BioLargo Engineering in 2019. His research focuses on the development of innovative materials and processes for sustainable water treatment and disinfection. He has a broad research interest in environmental nanotechnology, bioaerosol control, and novel energy sources. 


  • Innovative materials for environmental applications
  • Water treatment & disinfection
  • Environmental nanotechnology
  • Bioaerosol control & disinfection
  • Energy conversion & storage


  • Zeitlin Prize, Entrepreneurial Impact Competition, Georgia Tech CEE, 2021
  • NWRI-BioLargo Graduate Fellowship, National Water Research Institute (NWRI), 2018
  • Best PhD Thesis Award, Georgia Tech CEE, 2022
  • ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2021
  • Zeitlin Prize, Entrepreneurial Impact Competition, Georgia Tech CEE, 2021


  • Jianfeng Zhou, Yen-Con Hung, Xing Xie. Making Waves: Pathogen Inactivation by Electric Field Treatment: From Liquid Food to Drinking Water. Water Research, 2021, 117817.
  • Jianfeng Zhou, Ting Wang, Xing Xie. Locally Enhanced Electric Field Treatment (LEEFT) Promotes the Performance of Ozonation for Bacterial Inactivation by Disrupting Cell Membrane, Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54, 21, 14017-14025.
  • Jianfeng Zhou, Fang Yang, Yuxiong Huang, Wenbo Ding, Xing Xie. Smartphone Powered Efficient Water Disinfection at the Point of Use, npj Clean water, 2020, 3 (1), 1-9.
  • Jianfeng Zhou, Ting Wang, Xing Xie. Rationally Designed Tubular Coaxial-electrode Copper Ionization Cells (CECICs) Harnessing Non-uniform Electric Field for Efficient Water Disinfection. Environment International, 2019, 128: 30-36.
  • Wenbo Ding, Jianfeng Zhou, Jia Cheng, Zhaozheng Wang, Hengyu Guo, Changsheng Wu, Sixing Xu, Zhiyi Wu, Xing Xie, Zhong Lin Wang. TriboPump: a Low-cost, Hand-powered Water Disinfection System. Advanced Energy Materials, 2019, 1901320.