Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Postal address: Room number 207, Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University.
2019.03-Present: Postdoc, Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University.
2012.9-2018.9: PhD (Environmental Science) Dalian University of Technology, China.
2009.9-2011.6: MS (Soil and Environmental Sciences) The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.
2005.9-2009.1: BS. (Soil and Environmental Sciences) The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.
1.Waste water treatment
2.Advanced oxidation technologies
6.Slow release fertilizers and biofertlizers synthesis and their application
Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD
1)S. Afzal, X. Quan, San Lu Catalytic Performance and an insight into the mechanism of CeO2 nanocrystals with different exposed facets in catalytic ozonation of p-nitrophenol. 248 (2019) 526-537. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental.
2)M. Ahmad, S. Chen, F. Ye, X. Quan, S. Afzal, H. Yu, X. Zhao, Efficient photo-Fenton activity in mesoporous MIL-100 (Fe) decorated with ZnO nanosphere for pollutants degradation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 245 (2019) 428-438.
3)S. Afzal, X. Quan, J. Zhang, High surface area mesoporous nanocast LaMO3 (M = Mn, Fe) perovskites for efficient catalytic ozonation and an insight into probable catalytic mechanism, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 206 (2017) 692-703.
4)S. Afzal, X. Quan, S. Chen, J. Wang, D. Muhammad, Synthesis of manganese incorporated hierarchical mesoporous silica nanosphere with fibrous morphology by facile one-pot approach for efficient catalytic ozonation, J. Hazard. Mater. 318 (2016) 308–318.
5)Y. Li, Y. Zhang, X. Quan, J. Zhang, S. Chen, S. Afzal, Enhanced anaerobic fermentation with azo dye as electron acceptor: simultaneous acceleration of organics decomposition and azo decolorization, J. Environ. Sci. 26 (2014) 1970–1976.
6)Yu, H, B. Ma, S. Chen, Q. Zhao, X. Quan and S. Afzal, Electrocatalytic debromination of BDE-47 at palladized graphene electrode. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering 8, 180–187 (2014).
7)J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Quan, S. Chen, S. Afzal, Enhanced anaerobic digestion of organic contaminants containing diverse microbial population by combined microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) and anaerobic reactor under Fe(III) reducing conditions, Bioresource Technol. 136 (2013) 273–280.