Cui Dan

Personal profile

Name: Cui Dan

Gender: Female

Degrees: Ph.D

Title: Associate Professor


Current Professional Societies

Member of International Water Association (IWA)

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: 5.778, Q1).

  2. Genping Yi#, Dan Cui#, Li-Ming Yang*, Di-Fan Fang, Zi-Wen Chang, Hao-Yi Cheng, Peng-Hui Shao, Xu-Biao Luo*, Ai-Jie Wang. Bacteria-affinity aminated carbon nanotubes bridging reduced graphene oxide for highly efficient microbial electrocatalysis. Environmental Research. 2020,191, 110212. (SCI, IF:5.715, Q1). Co-First Author.

  3. 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, 354: 244-249. (SCI, IF: 9.038, Q1).

  4. 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 Engineering Journal. 2017. 330: 1306-1315. (SCI, IF:10.652, Q1).

  5. 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:7.539, Q1).

  6. 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:10.652, Q1).

  7. 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:9.038, Q1).

  8. 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.

  9. 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:9.038, Q1)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Aijie Wang*, Dan Cui, Haoyi Cheng, Yuqi Guo, Nanqi Ren. Nitrobenzene removal in an up-flow bio-electrochemical reactor. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology. 2012. 44: 250-254.

  14. Hong-ChengWang, DanCui, Jing-Long Han Hao-Yi Cheng, Wen-Zong Liu, Yong-Zhen Peng, Zhao-Bo Chen, Ai-Jie Wang. A2O-MBR as an efficient and profitable unconventional water treatment and T reuse technology: A practical study in a green building residential community. Resources, Conservation & Recycling. 2019, 150: 104418. (SCI, IF: 8.086,Q1).

  15. Hong-Cheng Wang; Dan Cui; Bo Zhang; Li-Hui Yang; Yang-Cheng Ding; Shu-Sen Wang; Hao-Yi Cheng, Ai-Jie Wang. Increasing the bio-electrochemical system performance in wastewater treatment: reduced electrode spacing for improved hydrodynamics. Bioresource Technology.2017, 245:962-969 (SCI, IF: 7.539,Q1).

  16. Minhua Cui, Dan Cui, Lei Gao, Ai-Jie Wang*, Hao-Yi Cheng*. Minhua Cui, Dan Cui, Lei Gao, Ai-Jie Wang*, Hao-Yi Cheng*. Azo dye decolorization in an up-flow bioelectrochemical reactor with domestic wastewater as acost-effective yet highly efficient electron donor source.Water Research. 2016. 105: 520-526 (SCI, IF:9.13,Q1).

  17. Minhua Cui, Dan Cui, Lei Gao, Haoyi Cheng, Aijie Wang.* 2016. Efficient Azo Dye decolorization in a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) with Built-in Bioelectrochemical System. Bioresource Technology. 2016, 218: 1307-1311 (SCI, IF: 7.539,Q1).

  18. Minhua Cui, Dan Cui, Lei Gao, Haoyi Cheng, Aijie Wang*. Analysis of electrode microbial communities in an up-flow bioelectrochemical system treating azo dye wastewater. Electrochimica Acta. 2016. 220: 252–257 (SCI, IF: 6.215, Q1).

  19. Liming Yang, Zhenglin Chen, Dan Cui, Xubiao Luo, Bin Liang, Lixia Yang, Tian Liu, Aijie Wang*, Shenglian Luo*. Ultrafine palladium nanoparticles supported on 3D self-supported Ni foam for cathodic dechlorination of florfenicol. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019, 359: 894–901 (SCI, IF: 10.652, Q1).

  20. Bin Huang#, Hong-Cheng Wang#, Dan Cui, Bo Zhang, Zhao-Bo Chen, Ai-Jie Wang*. Treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater containing β-lactams antibiotics by a pilot-scale anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR). Chemical Engineering Journal. 2018, 341: 238-247 (SCI, IF 10.652,Q1).

  21. Hong-Cheng Wang, Hao-Yi Cheng*, Dan Cui, Bo Zhang, Shu-Sen Wang, Jing-Long Hana, Shi-Gang Su, Rui Chen, Ai-Jie Wang*. Corrugated stainless-steel mesh as a simple engineerable electrode module in bio-electrochemical system: hydrodynamics and the effects on decolorization performance.Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2017, 338: 287-295 (SCI, IF: 9.038, Q1).

  22. Deyong Kong, Hui Yun, Dan Cui, Mengyuan Qi, Chunyan Shao, Dichen Cui, Nanqi Ren, Bin Liang,*, Aijie Wang. Response of antimicrobial nitrofurazone-degrading biocathode communities to different cathode potentials. Bioresource Technology. 241 (2017) 951-958 (SCI, IF: 7.539,Q1).

  23. Weiwei Cai, Wenzong Liu, Dan Cui,Aijie Wang. Hydrogen production from buffer-free anaerobic fermentation liquid of waste activated sludge using microbial electrolysis system. RSC Advance. 2016. 6(45): 38769-38773. (SCI, IF:3.119).

Personal Statement

Dan Cui is an associate professor and supervisor for graduate sutents in the College of Environment and Life. 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 worked for the Beijing University of Technology in 2017 after completing her post-doctor research in the 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 the development of novel Bio-electrochemical Systems (BESs). She has presided over 8 projects, 2 of which were funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and one of which by the Beijing Natural Science Foundation. She has published more than 20 papers on international major journals indexed by SCI as the lead author or co-author and obtained 8 patents.