Feiping Zhao is an Associate Professor in the School of Metallurgy and Environment and a young scholar at Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Control & Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution. He has served as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry, and Young Editorial Boards of Rare Metals (JCR 1) and Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (JCR 1).
His research focuses on the environmental remediation and comprehensive utilization of non-ferrous resources. The scope of his work includes environmental functional adsorption materials, environmental photo/electrocatalyst materials, and advanced oxidation technology. Dr. Zhao aims to develop green and sustainable remediation technologies for the cleanup of contaminated water and soils, and the green recovery of resources from the wastes such as heavy metals and rare earth metals. Dr. Zhao is also conducting research on the field of the preparation of two-dimensional arsenene materials. He has successfully received as a principal investigator in higly competive calls for research funding including National Key R&D Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Provincial Natural Science Foundation of Hunan. Dr. Zhao has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed SCI journals, such as Environmental Science & Technology, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Green Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Separation and Purification Technology and so on. Having an h-index of 21, his publications have been cited over 1700 times (Google Scholar). In recognition of his research work, Dr. Zhao was presented with the ACS Top 1% Highest Cited Author 2015-2019. Additionally in 2020, Dr. Zhao was the recipient of Outstanding Youth Award in Rare Metal.
Feiping Zhao has taught courses to undergraduates such as Environmental Professional English, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, and to graduate students such as Academic Writing and Green Chemistry. He has supervised undergraduates in 3 National Undergraduates Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects, and 1 of them was rated as an "Excellent Project". Two of them won National Metallurgical Science and Technology Competition Awards. He has engaged in extensive and long-term collaboration with international universities and institutes in Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, and Germany.