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