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Dr. Keke Xiao is an Alexander von Humboldt Scholar and an Associate Professor, independent PI in the Environmental Science and Engineering Program, Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Xiao completed PhD in 2016 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She then carried out research across multiple countries and institutions including Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Tsinghua University (China) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China). She joined GTIIT in June 2023. Her research interests include wastewater and sludge treatment and disposal.

In the field of wastewater and sludge treatment, Dr. Keke Xiao has published > 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers in flagship journals like Environmental Science & Technology, Water Research, Chemical Engineering Journal, Environment International, ACS ES&T Engineering and ACS ES&T Water in the last five years, with an h index of 34 and citation times of 3741 (as of Jun 2023). Five of the journal publications are highly cited in Water Research and Science of the Total Environment. She holds several Singapore and China patents. She was selected as World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022, by Mendeley Data. She is a member of IHSS, IWA and ACS, and reviewer of several journals. She serves as Editorial Board of Water and guest editor for several journals and was the outstanding peer reviewer for several journals.

Research Interests

  • Dissolved organic matter
  • Proteinaceous components
  • Humic substances
  • Sludge
  • Wastewater
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Sludge dewatering
  • Soil fertility


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