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Jinkai Xue, Ph.D., E.I.T.
Environmental Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Regina


Education Building, ED 414
3737 Wascana Pkwy
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Canada
Email: jinkai.xue@uregina.ca

Education


  • 2012-2016, Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada;

  • 2010, Visiting Student, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA;

  • 2009-2011, M.Sc., Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia;

  • 2005-2009, B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China.

Employment


  • 08/2019 to present, Tenure-track Assistant Professor, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada;

  • 01/2019-08/2019, Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong, China;

  • 06/2017-12/2018, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada;

  • 11/2016-05/2017, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA.

Selected Awards and Scholarships


  • 2017, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSERC);

  • 2016, Award of Excellence (China Scholarship Council);

  • 2016, Award of Distinction (Government of Xinjiang, China);

  • 2015, Dr. Donald R. Stanley Graduate Scholarship (University of Alberta);

  • 2015, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarship (Alberta Innovates);

  • 2009, KAUST Full Fellowship (KAUST);

  • 2008, Discovery Scholarship (KAUST);

  • 2008, China State Encouragement Award (Ministry of Education, China).

My Research Interests


My research background is diverse, including drinking water and wastewater treatment. To promote the sustainable development of our society, I am interested in tackling contamination in water and wastewater using multiple approaches, such as membrane technology, biological treatment, ozonation, etc.

My Teaching


  • 2019, Undergraduate course, "Engineering, Environment, and Society", University of Regina;

  • 2019, Undergraduate course, "Introduction to Sponge City", Sun Yat-Sen University.

My Publications


Journal Articles


  1. Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Cao, J. Xue, Q. Zhang, J. Tian, X. Li, X. Qiu, B. Pan, A. Gu, X. Zheng*, 2019. Effect of carboxyl and hydroxyl groups on adsorptive polysaccharide fouling: A comparative study based on PVDF and graphene oxide (GO) modified PVDF surfaces. Journal of Membrane Science. 117514.
  2. J. Xue, C. Huang, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2018. Bioreactors for oil sands process-affected water treatment: A critical review. Science of the Total Environment. 627: 916-933.
  3. J. Xue*, S. BinAhmed, Z. Wang, N. Karp, B. Stottrup, S. Romero-Vargas Castrillon*, 2018. Bacterial Adhesion to Graphene Oxide (GO)-Functionalized Interfaces is Determined by Hydrophobicity and GO Sheet Spatial Orientation. Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 5: 14-19.
  4. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2017. Dynamics of naphthenic acids and microbial community structures in a membrane bioreactor treating oil sands process-affected water: impacts of supplemented inorganic nitrogen and hydraulic retention time. RSC Advances. 7: 17670-17681.
  5. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2016. Effects of ozone pretreatment and operating conditions on membrane fouling behaviors of an anoxic-aerobic membrane bioreactor for oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) treatment. Water Research. 105: 444-455.
  6. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2016. Treatment of raw and ozonated oil sands process-affected water under decoupled denitrifying anoxic and nitrifying aerobic conditions: a comparative study. Biodegradation. 27(4): 247-264.
  7. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2016. Treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) using an anoxic-aerobic membrane bioreactor with a flat-sheet ceramic microfiltration membrane. Water Research. 88: 1-11.
  8. Y. Zhang, J. Xue, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2018. The role of ozone pretreatment on optimization of membrane bioreactor for treatment of oil sands process-affected water. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 347: 470-477.
  9. Y. Zhang, J. Xue, Y. Liu*, M. Gamal El-Din*, 2016. Treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) using membrane bioreactor coupled with ozonation: A comparative study. Chemical Engineering Journal. 302: 485-497.
  10. C. Huang, Y. Shi, J. Xue, Y. Zhang, M. Gamal El-Din*, Y. Liu*, 2017. Comparison of integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS), moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating recalcitrant organics: Importance of attached biomass. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 326: 120–129.
  11. C. Liu, B. Guo, J. Xue*, 2018. Analytical Methods for Pesticides and Herbicides. Water Environment Research. 90(10): 1323-1347.
  12. J. Xue*, B. Guo, Z. Gong, 2018. Physico-chemical Processes. Water Environment Research. 90(10): 1392-1438.
  13. Y. Wang, L. Shen, Z. Gong, J. Pan, X. Zheng, J. Xue*, 2019. Analytical methods for pesticides and herbicides. Water Environment Research. 91(10): 1009-1024.
  14. W. Ouyang, T. Chen, Y. Shi, L. Tong, Y. Chen, W. Wang, J. Yang, J. Xue*, 2019. Physico-chemical processes. Water Environment Research. 91(10): 1350-1377.
  15. M. Islam, F. Tumpa, J. Xue, C. Huang, K. Sharma, Y. Shi, Y. Liu*, 2014. Biological fixed film. Water Environment Research. 86(10): 1070-1100.

Conference Articles


  1. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, M. Gamal El-Din, 2017. When membrane bioreactor meets ozonation: A possible solution to the oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) issue. 15th International Conference on Environmental Engineering - CSCE 2017 Annual General Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  2. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, H. Noguchi, Y. Liu, M. Gamal El-Din, 2016. Effect of ozone pretreatment on naphthenic acid (NA) biodegradation and membrane fouling behaviors in the subsequent pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) receiving oil sands process-affected water (OSPW). WEFTEC 2016 Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  3. J. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, M. Gamal El-Din, 2015. The application of anoxic-aerobic membrane bioreactor for oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) treatment. 2015 AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference Proceedings, Orlando, FL, USA.
  4. Y. Zhang, J. Xue, M. Gamal El-Din, 2017. Biotransformation of aromatic compounds in oil sands process-affected water by Pseudomonads. 15th International Conference on Environmental Engineering - CSCE 2017 Annual General Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  5. Y. Liu, M. Gamal El-Din, Y. Zhang, Y. Shi, J. Choi, G. Hwang, C. Huang, J. Xue, M. Islam, T. Dong, 2017. Bioreactors for the treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW). 2017 IWA 10th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland.

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION...
I am currently accepting M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Candidates from Environmental Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, and other related areas are welcome to apply. Those who have experience in water and wastewater treatment, and water quality analyses are particularly desirable.
Funding is available for qualified students.
I check my email daily. However, due to the volume of emails from prospective students, I am sorry that I am not able to respond to each individual. Sorry for being "irresponsive". If you do not hear back from me, it does not mean you are not good. I do also encourage candidates to look for external funding opportunities, such as MITACS and perhaps sponsorship from your own countries (e.g., CSC Scholarship from the Chinese government). Thank you for understanding.

Beyond Lab



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