Dan Cui

Personal profile

Name:Dan Cui





Research Areas

  1. Hybrid anaerobic wastewater treatment technologies;

  2. Development of novel bio-electrochemical systems (BESs);

  3. Recovery of resources and energy from wastewater


  1. Excellent Talent of Beijing University of Technology, 2018

  2. Rixin Talent of Beijing University of Technology, 2017


  1. Dan Cui*, Min-Hua Cui, Wen-Zong Liu, Bin-Liang, Zi-En Tang, Ai-Jie Wang. Mutual effect between electro-active bacteria (EAB) and azo dye in single-chamber bio-electrochemical system (BES). Chemosphere.2020. 239:124787. (SCI, IF: 5.108).

  2. Dan Cui, Liming Yang, Weiwei Cai, Aijie Wang*.Facial fabrication of graphene on carbon brush for improving the performance of bioelectrocatalyzed system. Journal of Hazardous Materials.. 2018,2018, 354: 244-249. (SCI, IF: 6.434).

  3. Dan Cui, Minhua Cui, Hyung-Sool Lee, Bin Liang, Hongcheng Wang, Haoyi Cheng, Aijie Wang*, Xuliang Zhuang**.Comprehensive study on scaled-up hybrid anaerobic reactor built-in with sleeve type bio-electrocatalyzed module. Chemical EngineeringJournal. 2017. 330: 1306-1315. (SCI, IF: 6.735).

  4. Dan Cui, Yuqi Guo, Hyungsool Lee, Wemin Wu, Bin Liang, Aijie Wang*, Hao-Yi Cheng. Enhanced decolorization of azo dye in a small pilot-scale anaerobic baffled reactor coupled with biocatalyzed electrolysis system (ABR-BES): A design suitable for scaling-up. Bioresource Technology. 2014. 163: 254–261. (SCI, IF: 5.651).

  5. Dan Cui, Yuqi Guo, Hyungsool Lee, Haoyi Cheng, Bin Liang, Fanying Kong, Liping Huang, Meiying Xu, Aijie Wang. Efficient azo dye removal in bioelectrochemical system and post-aerobic bioreactor: optimization and characterization. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2014. 243: 355-363. (SCI, IF: 6.735).

  6. Dan Cui, Yuqi Guo, Haoyi Cheng, Hyungsool Lee,Aijie Wang*. Azo dye removal in a membrane-free up-flow biocatalyzed electrolysis reactor coupled with an aerobic bio-contact oxidation reactor. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2012. 239–240: 257-264. (SCI, IF: 6.434).

  7. Dan Cui, Fanying Kong, Bin Liang, Dan Liu, Qian Sun, Aijie Wang*. Decolorization of azo dye in a duaI-Chamber biocatalyzed electrolysis system seeding with enhanced inoculum. Journal of Environmental & Analysis Toxicology. 2011. doi:10.4172/2161- 0525.S3-001.

  8. Aijie Wang*,Dan Cui, Haoyi Cheng, Yuqi Guo, Nanqi Ren. A membrane-free, continuously feeding, single chamber up-flow biocatalyzed electrolysis reactor for nitrobenzene reduction. Journal of hazardous materials. 2012. 199–200: 401-409. (SCI, IF: 6.434)

  9. Minhua Cui,Dan Cui++, Lei Gao, Aijie Wang*, Haoyi Cheng**. Evaluation of anaerobic sludge volume for improving azo dye decolorization in a hybrid anaerobic reactor with built-in bioelectrochemical system. Chemosphere. 2017, 169: 18-22(SCI, IF: 4.208).Co-First Author.

  10. Minhua Cui,Dan Cui++, Bin Liang, Thangavel Sangeetha, Ai-Jie Wang*. Decolorization enhancement by optimizing azo dye loading rate in an anaerobic reactor. RSC Advances. 2016, 6, 49995 (SCI, IF: 3.108).Co-First Author.

  11. Minhua Cui,Dan Cui++, Hyung-Sool Lee , Bin Liang , Ai-Jie Wang*, Hao-Yi Cheng*. Effect of electrode position on azo dye removal in an up-flow hybrid anaerobic digestion reactor with built-in bioelectrochemical system. Scientific Reports. 2016, 6:25223 (SCI, IF: 4.259). Co-First Author.

Personal Statement

Dan Cui is a Lecturer and Master Student Supervisor in the Department of Environment and Energy. She got her Bachelor’s Degree from Tianjin University in 2008, and got Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010 and 2014, respectively. She entered Beijing University of Technology in 2017 after completing her post-doctor research in Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS. Her research focuses on environmental bioengineering with special expertise in energy and resource harvesting from waste streams and development of novel Bio-electrochemical Systems (BESs). She has presided over eight projects, including of two National Natural Science Foundation of China projects and one Beijing Natural Science Foundation project. She has published more than twenty SCI papers on international major journals as first author or co-author and has been authorized four patents.