Shicheng Zhang is a Full Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and the Director of Shanghai Technical Service Platform for Pollution Control and Resource Utilization of Organic Wastes. He received his Ph.D. from Northeastern University, China in 2001. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Peking University and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. In 2005 he joined in the faculty of environmental engineering at Fudan University. From 2007 to 2008, he worked at Iowa State University as a postdoctoral research fellow. From 2011 to 2020, he served as vice chair for the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University. He served as a visiting Professor in the University of York (UK) in 2019.
His research group is focusing on the biofuel, biochemical and bio-based materials production from biomass wastes by chemical, biological and biochemical methods, especially hydrothermal conversion of biomass waste to high value-added products. He serves as an associate Editor of Environmental Engineering Research, an editorial board member of Environmental Sanitation Engineering (in Chinese) and Processes, and has served as guest editors of Bioresource Technology and Green Chemistry. Professor Zhang has been an active member of numerous national and international commissions and committees, and regularly serves as external judge for national and international funding institutions. He currently serves as core group member of the Sustainable Waste Management Program for the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).