Professor Jianhua Guo

Professor and UQ Amplify Fellow

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
j.guo1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63222

Overview

Prof Guo joined the Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC), renamed as the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology in July 2021, at The University of Queensland in 2013. He is currently the ACWEB Deputy Director - Research. His research focuses on effective integration of process engineering, environmental microbiology and environmental biotechnology to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to achieve high-levels of contaminant removal from water or wastewater. He is also an active researcher in environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). As a pioneer, Prof Guo and his team discovered that non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals/chemicals contribute to the spread of AMR, which has substantially augmented our understating of the causes of AMR. His ground-breaking findings have been covered by many mainstream media outlets, including ABC News, The Daily Mail, Science Daily and The Courier-Mail, via over 100 press stories. He has to date won over $14M in government, industry and university research funding including ARC Discovery and Linkage, mostly as the lead Chief Investigator. He has published more than 200 fully refereed papers both in multidisciplinary journals such as PNAS and Nature Communications, and specialised journals including The ISME Journal, Water Research and Environmental Science & Technology. His research output and achievements have been recognized through national and international awards or fellowship, including 2013 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) and 2017 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. He is an Editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials, Water Science & Technology, and an Associate Editor of Water Research.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance
  • Novel disinfection processes
  • Methane-based Biotechnology: Bioconversion Methane into Liquid Chemicals
  • Microbial Ecology in Water Engineering Systems
  • Microorganisms Involved in Global Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles
  • Biological Nutrients Removal and Recovery from Wastewater
  • Novel groundwater remediation technologies

Qualifications

  • Doctoral Diploma, Harbin Institute of Technology

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Guo, Jianhua, Wang, Yue, Ahmed, Yunus, Jin, Min and Li, Jie (2020). Control strategies to combat dissemination of antibiotic resistance in urban water systems. Antibiotic resistance in the environment: a worldwide overview. (pp. 147-187) edited by Célia M. Manaia, Erica Donner, Ivone Vaz-Moreira and Peiying Hong. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/698_2020_474

  • Ni, Bing-Jie, Pan, Yuting, Guo, Jianhua, Virdis, Bernardino, Hu, Shihu, Chen, Xueming and Yuan, Zhiguo (2017). Denitrification processes for wastewater treatment. Metalloenzymes in dentrification: applications and environmental impacts. (pp. 368-418) edited by Isabel Moura, Jose J. G. Moura, Sofia R. Pauleta and Luisa B. Maia. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Chemistry. doi: 10.1039/9781782623762-00368

  • Zhu, Ao, Guo, Jianhua, Ni, Bing-Jie, Wang, Shuying, Yang, Qing and Peng, Yongzhen (2016). A Novel Protocol for Model Calibration in Biological Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Engineering and Activated Sludge Processes: Models, Methodologies, and Applications. (pp. 23-48) Boca Raton, FL United States: Apple Academic Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Guo, Jin, Sheng, Feng, Wang, Bao Gui, Zhang, Shu Jun, Han, Xiao Yu and Guo, Jian Hua (2011). Effluent organic matter in Beijing's WWTPs: characterization and comparison. 2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering (RSETE 2011), Nanjing, China, 24-26 June 2011. doi: 10.1109/RSETE.2011.5965196

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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