Tao Zhang completed his Ph.D. from Nanjing University. He is an Associate Professor, Ph.D. supervisor in College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University. He was a visiting scholar at Arizona State University in 2014 and University of Hohenheim in 2017. He has published more than 60 papers in highly reputed international journals, such as Chemical Engineering Journal, Water Research, Green Chemistry, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Bioresource Technology, Science of the Total Environment, and so on. He has also been authorized 17 China invention patents. He has won the prize 'Science Chinese for Outstanding Young Scientist” in 2019.