Profile
Education:
From Sep. 15, 1981 to July 15, 1985:   B.A (Agricultural mechanization), Department of Agricultural Engineering, Zhejiang Agricultural University, graduated on July 15,1985
From Sep. 1, 1989 to July 8, 1993:   M. Sc (Agricultural mechanization engineering, in the field of biomass energy conversion technology), College of Agricultural Engineering, Zhejiang Agricultural University, graduated on July 8, 1993.
From Sep. 1, 1998 to July 1, 2002: Ph.D (Agricultural mechanization engineering, in the field of agricultural power and alternative energy), College of Agricultural Engineering, Shenyang Agricultural University, and School of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, graduated on July 1, 2002. 
Employment :
From July, 1985 to Aug. , 1992: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Zhejiang Agricultural University
From Sep., 1992 to Aug. , 1998:  Lecturer, College of Agricultural Engineering, Zhejiang Agricultural University
From Oct., 1997 to May, 1998: Visiting scholar, Cairo University, Egyptian Agricultural Engineering Institute, and New Energy and Renewable Energy Research Center , Egypt
From Sep., 1998 to Dec., 2005:  Associated Professor, School of Biosystems engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University
From July, 2003 to July, 2004: Postdoctoral researcher( in the field of Bio-materials), Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan.
From Dec. 2005 to now:  Professor, School of Biosystems engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University
From April, 2007 to May, 2007: Visiting scholar, Kansas State University and Purdue University, USA
From Sep. 2009 to Dec. 2009: Visiting Scholar, University of California, Davis.

 

Academic Records:

1. The third prize of scientific and technological progress awards, Zhejiang Province Government, P. R. China (1995), Research and development of the 9JF(C)-168 chicken incubator

2. The prize of Excellent Young Teacher awards, Zhejiang Agricultural University (1996)
3. The third prize of scientific and technological progress awards, Zhejiang Province Educational Bureau, P. R. China (1999), Inspecting methods and optimum saving energy technology of diesel engine
4. The prize of Excellent Teacher awards, Zhejiang University (2004)
5. The first prize of General University Excellent Teaching Achievement Awards, Ministry of Education, P. R. China (2005), Exploring and practice of engineering graphics teaching and its extending all over the country
6. The prize of Excellent Teacher awards, Baogang Fund, China (2006)

7. The prize of Excellent Young Teacher for Higher Education awards, Education of Zhejiang Province, P. R. China (2007)

8. The second prize of scientific and technological progress awards, Zhejiang Province Government, P. R. China (2009),

9. The second prize of scientific and technological  achievement  awards, Education of Zhejiang Province, P. R. China (2009).


Publications

1)Ahmed M. Mustafa, Hui Li, Amira A. Radwan, Kuichuan Sheng*, Xiang Chen. Effect of hydrothermal and Ca(OH)2 pretreatments on anaerobic digestion of sugarcane bagasse for biogas production. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 259: 54-60.

2)Wei Yan , Huanhuan Zhang , Kuichuan Sheng*, Ahmed M. Mustafa, Youfang Yu. Evaluation of engineered hydrochar from KMnOtreated bamboo residues: Physicochemical properties, hygroscopic dynamics, and morphology. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 250: 806-811. 

3)Shaoping Qian*, Kuichuan Sheng**. PLA toughened by bamboo cellulose nanowhiskers: Role of silane compatibilization on the PLA bionanocomposite properties. Composites Science and Technology, 2017, 148: 59-69.

4)Shaoping Qian*, Huanhuan Zhang, Wenchao Yao, Kuichuan Sheng**. Effects of bamboo cellulose nanowhisker content on the morphology, crystallization, mechanical, and thermal properties of PLA matrix biocomposites. Composites Part B, 2018, 133: 203-209.

5)Huanhuan Zhang, Wenchao Yao, Shaoping Qian, Kuichuan Sheng*. Fabrication and reinforcement of ternary composites based on polypropylene matrix with bamboo particle/ultrafine bamboo-char. Polymer Composites, 2017, 10.1002/pc-24521

6)Adl M, Sheng KC*, Gharibi A. Technical assessment of bioenergy recovery from cotton stalks through anaerobic digestion process and the effects of inexpensive pre-treatments. Applied Energy, 2012, 93: 251-260. 

7)Chen X, Yan W, Sheng KC*, Sanati M. Comparison of high-solids to liquid anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and green waste. Bioresource Technology, 2014, 154: 215-221. 

8)Ahmed M. Mustafa, Tjalfe G. Poulsen, Kuichuan Sheng*. Fungal pretreatment of rice straw with Pleurotus ostreatus and Trichoderma reesei to enhance methane production under solid-state anaerobic digestion. Applied Energy, 2016, 180: 661-671. 

9)Ahmed M. Mustafa, Tjalfe G. Poulsen, Yihua Xia, Kuichuan Sheng*. Combinations of fungal and milling pretreatments for enhancing rice straw biogas production during solid-state anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology, 2017, 224: 174-182 

10)Wei Yan, Sandy Perez, Kuichuan Sheng*. Upgrading fuel quality of moso bamboo via low temperature thermochemical treatment: dry torrefaction and hydrothermal carbonization. Fuel, 2017(196): 473-480. 

11)Sheng KC, Chen X, Pan JM*, Kloss R, Wei Y, Ying YB. Effect of ammonia and nitrate on biogas production from food waste via anaerobic digestion. Biosystems Engineering, 2013, 116: 205-212. 

12)Adl M, Sheng KC*, Xia YH, Gharibi A, Chen X. Examing a hybrid plug-flow pilot reactor for anaerobic digestion of farm-based biodegradable solids. International Journal of Environmental Research. 2012, 6(1): 335-344. 

13)Lin YH, Yan W, Sheng KC*. Effect of pyrolysis conditions on the characteristics of biochar produced from tobacco stem. Waste Management & Research, 2016, 34(8): 793-801. 

14)Jie Xu, Ahmed M. Mustafa, Kuichuan Sheng*. Effects of inoculum to substrate and co-digestion with bagasse on biogas production of fish waste. Environmental Technology, 2017, 38(20): 2517-2522. 

15)Wang H, Sheng KC*, Lan T, Adl M, Qian XQ, Zhu SM. Role of surface treatment on water absorption of poly(vinyl chloride) composites reinforced by phyllostachys pubescens particles. Composites Science and Technology, 2010, 70(5): 847-853.  

16)Wang H, Sheng KC*, Chen J, Mao HL, Qian XQ. Mechanical and thermal properties of sodium silicate treated moso bamboo particles reinforced PVC composits. Science China: Technological Sciences. 2010, 53(11): 2932-2935.  

17)Qian SP, Mao HL, Sheng KC*, Lu J, Luo YF, Hou CY. Effect of low-concentration alkali solution pretreatment on the properties of bamboo particles reinforced poly(lactic acid) composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 130(3): 1667-1674.  

18)Sheng KC, Qian SP, Wang H*. Influence of potassium permanganate pretreatment on mechanical properties and thermal behavior of moso bamboo particles reinforced PVC composites. Polymer Composites, 2014, 35:1460-1465. 

19)Qian SP, Mao HL, Zarei E, Sheng KC*. Preparation and characterization of maleic anhydride compatibilized poly(lactic acid)/bamboo particles biocomposites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2015, 23(3):341-347. 

20)Qian SP, Wang H, Zarei E, Sheng KC*. Effect of hydrothermal pretreatment on the properties of moso bamboo particles reinforced polyvinyl chloride composites. Composites Part B, 2015, 82:23-29.   

21)Qian SP, Sheng KC*, Yao WC, Yu H. Poly(lactic acid) biocomposites reinforced with ultrafine bamboo-char: morphology, mechanical, thermal and water absorption properties. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2016, 133, 43425. 

22)Shaoping Qian, Huanhuan Zhang, Kuichuan Sheng*. Cellulose nanowhiskers from moso bamboo residues: extraction and characterization. Bioresources. 2017,12(1): 419-433 

Research work

1) Utilization of wood wastes and agricultural residues as a source for energy or bio-materials 2) Biomass densification and utilization as an energy resource for rural or industrial use 3) Development of environmental friendly biobased materials for fabrication of bio-adhesive and bio-composites 4) Management of farm wastes through anaerobic digestion by purpose of biogas and bio-fertilizer production 5) Biological treatment of municipal solid waste and recycling energy and materials from solid wastes

Contact

Phone:+86-571-86971209
E-mail:kcsheng@zju.edu.cn