Gao Jingfeng

Personal profile

Name: Gao Jingfeng

Gender: Male

Degrees: Doctor's degree

Title: Professor


Current Professional Societies

Member of International Water Association

Research Areas

Aerobic granular sludge,

Ammonia-oxidizing archaea,

Nutrient removal from wastewater,

Molecular ecology,

Antibiotic resistance genes,

Pharmaceutical and personal care products


Listed in the Beijing Science and Technology Nova Program (2006A10)

One of the 100 most influential international academic papers in China publications (2010)

Funded by the Beijing Talent Foundation of BJUT(2013-JH-L06)


As the corresponding author*

  1. Zhao Y, Gao J*, Wang Z, Dai H, Wang Y. Responses of bacterial communities and resistance genes on microplastics to antibiotics and heavy metals in sewage environment. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2021; 402: 123550.

  2. Wang Z, Gao J*, Zhao Y, Dai H, Jia J, Zhang D. Plastisphere enriched antibiotic resistance genes and potential pathogenic bacteria in sewage with pharmaceuticals. Science of The Total Environment. 2021; 768: 144663.

  3. Wang Z, Gao J*, Dai H, Zhao Y, Li D, Duan W, et al. Microplastics affect the ammonia oxidation performance of aerobic granular sludge and enrich the intracellular and extracellular antibiotic resistance genes. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2021; 409: 124981.

  4. Duan W, Gao J*, Wu Z, Dai H, Wang Z, Li D, et al. Enhanced removal of antibiotic resistance genes by nanoscale iron-cobalt particles modified with Ginkgo biloba L. leaf: Combining Illumina MiSeq sequencing and oligotyping analysis. Bioresource Technology. 2021; 321: 124453.

  5. Dai H, Gao J*, Li D, Wang Z, Duan W. Metagenomics combined with DNA-based stable isotope probing provide comprehensive insights of active triclosan-degrading bacteria in wastewater treatment. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2021; 404: 124192

  6. Zhang W, Gao J*, Duan W, Zhang D, Jia J, Wang Y. Sulfidated nanoscale zero-valent iron is an efficient material for the removal and regrowth inhibition of antibiotic resistance genes. Environmental Pollution. 2020; 263: 114508.

  7. Zhang D, Gao J*, Zhang L, Zhang W, Jia J, Dai H, et al. Responses of nitrification performance, triclosan resistome and diversity of microbes to continuous triclosan stress in activated sludge system. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2020; 92: 211-23.

  8. Wang Z, Gao J*, Li D, Dai H, Zhao Y. Co-occurrence of microplastics and triclosan inhibited nitrification function and enriched antibiotic resistance genes in nitrifying sludge. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2020; 399: 123049.

  9. Wang Y, Gao J*, Duan W, Zhang W, Zhao Y, Liu J. Inactivation of sulfonamide antibiotic resistant bacteria and control of intracellular antibiotic resistance transmission risk by sulfide-modified nanoscale zero-valent iron. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2020; 400: 123226.

  10. Li D-C, Gao J-F*, Zhang S-J, Gao Y-Q, Sun L-X. Emergence and spread patterns of antibiotic resistance genes during two different aerobic granular sludge cultivation processes. Environment International. 2020; 137: 105540.

  11. Li D-C, Gao J-F*, Zhang S-J, Gao Y-Q, Sun L-X. Enhanced granulation process, a more effective way of aerobic granular sludge cultivation in pilot-scale application comparing to normal granulation process: From the perspective of microbial insights. Science of the Total Environment. 2020; 707: 136106.

  12. Li D, Gao J*, Dai H, Wang Z, Duan W. Long-term responses of antibiotic resistance genes under high concentration of enrofloxacin, sulfadiazine and triclosan in aerobic granular sludge system. Bioresource Technology. 2020; 312: 123567.

  13. Li D, Gao J*, Dai H, Duan W, Wang Z, Zhou Z. Fates of intracellular and extracellular antibiotic resistance genes during a pilot-scale aerobic granular sludge cultivation process. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020: 127737.

  14. Jia J-X, Gao J-F*, Dai H-H, Zhang W-Z, Zhang D, Wang Z-Q. DNA-based stable isotope probing identifies triclosan degraders in nitrification systems under different surfactants. Bioresource Technology. 2020; 302: 122815.

  15. Gao J-F*, Duan W-J, Zhang W-Z, Wu Z-L. Effects of persulfate treatment on antibiotic resistance genes abundance and the bacterial community in secondary effluent. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020; 382: 121860.

  16. Duan W-J, Gao J-F*, Zhang W-Z, Wang Y-W, Liu J. Elimination of antibiotic resistance genes in waste activated sludge by persulfate treatment during the process of sludge dewatering. Bioresource Technology. 2020; 311: 123509.

  17. Duan W, Gao J*, Li D, Dai H, Wang Z, Zhang W, et al. Unravelling the roles of Ginkgo biloba L. for modification of nanoscale zero valent iron in persulfate system to remove antibiotic resistance genes by the tool of metabonomic analysis. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020: 128038.

  18. Dai H-H, Gao J-F*, Wang Z-Q, Zhao Y-F, Zhang D. Behavior of nitrogen, phosphorus and antibiotic resistance genes under polyvinyl chloride microplastics pressures in an aerobic granular sludge system. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020; 256: 120402.

  19. Dai H, Gao J*, Wang S, Li D, Wang Z. The key active degrader, metabolic pathway and microbial ecology of triclosan biodegradation in an anoxic/oxic system. Bioresource Technology. 2020; 317: 124014.

  20. Cui Y, Gao J*, Zhang D, Zhao Y, Wang Y. Rapid start-up of partial nitrification process using benzethonium chloride—a novel nitrite oxidation inhibitor. Bioresource Technology. 2020; 315: 123860.

  21. Pan K-L, Gao J-F*, Li D-C, Fan X-Y. The dominance of non-halophilic archaea in autotrophic ammonia oxidation of activated sludge under salt stress: A DNA-based stable isotope probing study. Bioresource Technology. 2019; 291: 121914.

  22. Gao J-F*, Wu Z-L, Duan W-J, Zhang W-Z. Simultaneous adsorption and degradation of triclosan by Ginkgo biloba L. stabilized Fe/Co bimetallic nanoparticles. Science of the Total Environment. 2019; 662: 978- 89.

  23. Gao J-F*, Liu X-H, Fan X-Y, Dai H-H. Effects of triclosan on performance, microbial community and antibiotic resistance genes during partial denitrification in a sequencing moving bed biofilm reactor. Bioresource Technology. 2019; 281: 326- 34.

  24. Fan X-Y, Gao J-F*, Pan K-L, Li D-C, Dai H-H, Li X. More obvious air pollution impacts on variations in bacteria than fungi and their co-occurrences with ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in PM2.5. Environmental Pollution. 2019; 251: 668- 80.

  25. Fan X-Y, Gao J-F*, Pan K-L, Li D-C, Dai H-H, Li X. Temporal heterogeneity and temperature response of active ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in winter in full-scale wastewater treatment plants. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019; 360(2019): 1542- 52.

  26. Pan K-L, Gao J-F*, Li H-Y, Fan X-Y, Li D-C, Jiang H. Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria dominate ammonia oxidation in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant revealed by DNA-based stable isotope probing. Bioresource Technology. 2018; 256: 152- 9.

  27. Pan K-L, Gao J-F*, Fan X-Y, Li D-C, Dai H-H. The more important role of archaea than bacteria in nitrification of wastewater treatment plants in cold season despite their numerical relationships. Water Research. 2018; 145: 552- 61.

  28. Fan XY, Gao JF*, Pan KL, Li DC, Zhang LF, Wang SJ. Shifts in bacterial community composition and abundance of nitrifiers during aerobic granulation in two nitrifying sequencing batch reactors. Bioresource Technology. 2018; 251: 99- 107.

  29. Fan X-Y, Gao J-F*, Pan K-L, Li D-C, Dai H-H, Li X. Functional genera, potential pathogens and predicted antibiotic resistance genes in 16 full-scale wastewater treatment plants treating different types of wastewater. Bioresource Technology. 2018; 268: 97- 106.

  30. Gao J-F*, Pan K-L, Li H-Y, Fan X-Y, Sun L-X, Zhang S-J, et al. Application of GelGreen™ in cesium chloride density gradients for DNA-stable isotope probing experiments. Plos One. 2017; 12(1): e0169554.

  31. Gao J-F*, Fan X-Y, Li H-Y, Pan K-L. Airborne bacterial communities of PM2.5 in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei megalopolis, China as revealed by Illumina MiSeq sequencing: A case study. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2017; 17(3): 788– 98.

  32. Fan XY, Gao JF*, Pan KL, Li DC, Dai HH. Temporal dynamics of bacterial communities and predicted nitrogen metabolism genes in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant. RSC Advances. 2017; 7(89): 56317- 27.

  33. Gao J-F*, Si C-Y, Li H-Y. Role of functional groups on protonated de-oiled soybean involved in triclosan biosorption from aqueous solution. RSC Advances. 2016; 6(71): 67319- 30.

  34. Gao J-F*, Li H-Y, Pan K-L, Si C-Y. Green synthesis of nanoscale zero-valent iron using a grape seed extract as a stabilizing agent and the application for quick decolorization of azo and anthraquinone dyes. RSC Advances. 2016; 6: 22526- 37.

  35. Gao J-F*, Fan X-Y, Wu G-X, Li T, Pan K-L. Changes of abundance and diversity of ammoniaoxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in three nitrifying bioreactors with different ammonia concentrations. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2016;57(45):21463-75.

  36. Gao J-F*, Fan X-Y, Pan K-L, Li H-Y, Sun L-X. Diversity, abundance and activity of ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in fine particulate matter. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:38785.

  37. Gao J-F*, Fan X-Y, Luo X, Pan K-L. Insight into the short-term effect of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on active ammonia oxidizing microorganisms in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant: a DNA-stable isotope probing study. RSC Advances. 2016;6(77):73421-31.

  38. Gao J-F*, Si C-Y, He Y. Application of soybean residue (okara) as a low-cost adsorbent for reactive dye removal from aqueous solution. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2015;53(8):2266-77.

  39. Gao J-F*, Luo X, Wu G-X, Li T, Peng Y-Z. Abundance and diversity based on amoA genes of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria in ten wastewater treatment systems. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014;98(7):3339-54.

  40. Gao J-F*, Luo X, Wu G-X, Li T, Peng Y-Z. Quantitative analyses of the composition and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in eight full-scale biological wastewater treatment plants. Bioresource Technology. 2013;138(0):285-96.

  41. He Y, Gao J-F*, Feng F-Q, Liu C, Peng Y-Z, Wang S-Y. The comparative study on the rapid decolorization of azo, anthraquinone and triphenylmethane dyes by zero-valent iron. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2012;179:8-18.

  42. Gao J-F*, Zhang Q, Wang J-H, Wu X-L, Wang S-Y, Peng Y-Z. Contributions of functional groups and extracellular polymeric substances on the biosorption of dyes by aerobic granules. Bioresource Technology. 2011;102(2):805-13.

  43. Gao J-F*, Wang J-H, Yuan Q, Yang C, Wang S-Y, Peng Y-Z. Utilization of agricultural waste chestnut shell for the removal of Reactive Brilliant Red K-2G from aqueous solution. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2011;36(1-3):141-51.

  44. Gao J-F*, Wang J-H, Yang C, Wang S-Y, Peng Y-Z. Binary biosorption of Acid Red 14 and Reactive Red 15 onto acid treated okara: Simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of two dyes using partial least squares regression. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2011;171(3):967-75.

  45. Gao J-F*, Zhang Q, Su K, Wang J-H. Competitive biosorption of Yellow 2G and Reactive Brilliant Red K-2G onto inactive aerobic granules: Simultaneous determination of two dyes by first-order derivative spectrophotometry and isotherm studies. Bioresource Technology. 2010;101(15):5793-801.

  46. Gao J-F*, Zhang Q, Su K, Chen R-N, Peng Y-Z. Biosorption of Acid Yellow 17 from aqueous solution by non-living aerobic granular sludge. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2010;174(1-3):215-25.

  47. Peng Y-Z, Gao J-F, Wang S-Y, Sui M-H. Use of pH as fuzzy control parameter for nitrification under different alkalinity in SBR process. Water Science and Technology. 2003;47(11):77-84.

  48. Peng Y-Z, Gao J-F, Wang S-Y, Sui M-H. Use pH and ORP as fuzzy control parameters of denitrification in SBR process. Water Science and Technology. 2002;46(4-5):131-7.

Personal statement

Gao Jingfeng is a professor and doctoral supervisor. He has been engaged in teaching for 20 years. He has presided on one project funded by the National Science and Technology (2017ZX07103-003), one by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology (Z181100005518002), four by the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing Municipality and four by National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than50 papers on international major journals indxed by SCI as well as more than 40 papers on Chinese core journals and translated one academic book.