Jingwei Hou

Jingwei Hou

Research Fellow
UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology


  • University of New South Wales, Australia, PhD. (2014)
  • Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P. R. China, MSc. (2010)
  • Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China, BE. Material Engineering. (2007)

Research Interests

  • Biocatalytic membrane for wastewater treatment
    TiO2 functionalized biocatalytic membrane for micropollutant degradation
    Hybrid membrane with suspended biocatalytic nanoparticle reactor for micropollutant degradation
  • Biocatalytic membrane for gas separation
    Multi-enzyme cascade membrane reactor for CO2 capture and conversion to methanol
    Hydrophilic-superhydrophobic biocatalytic gas-liquid membrane contactor for CO2 removal
  • Gas separation
    Development of high performance nanocomposite membrane for gas separation
    Pilot-scale test of CO2 capture from flue gas

PhD Research Project

Research Project title: Development of High Performance Nanocomposite Bio-catalytic Membranes: Fabrication and Micropollutant removal

The aims of this project are to

  1. Develop innovative nanostructured coating and functionalization using blending or sol-gel approaches to fabricate novel nanocomposite membranes with polymeric substrates, tunable surface architecture, and hydrophilicity.
  2. Understand laccase-BPA degradation mechanisms and immobilize laccase onto functionalized support.
  3. Optimize biocatalytic activity and stability of functionalized membrane to enhance the removal of micropollutants based on new knowledge of removal mechanisms of bio-catalytic surfaces