Prof. Charles Xu
Dr. Chunbao Charles Xu, P.Eng
NSERC-FPInnovations Industrial Research Chair in Forest Biorefinery (2011-2016)
PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, 2004
PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Sci. & Tech. Beijing, 1998
BSc in Metallurgical Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, 1993
Dr. Charles Xu is a full Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Director of Industrial Bioproducts Laboratory of Western University, and was the NSERC/FPInnovations Industrial Research Chair in Forest Biorefinery between 2011 and 2016. Dr. Xu graduated from Anhui University of Technology (formerly East China Institute of Metallurgy) with a B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering in June 1993, and he earned two Ph.D. degrees, one in Metallurgical Engineering (1998) from University of Science and Technology Beijing, and the other in Chemical Engineering (2004) from The University of Western Ontario. He has acquired an international reputation in the field of biorefinery, particularly in the production of bio-energy, bio-fuels, bio-based chemicals and materials from forestry and agricultural wastes and residues. In the past 10 years, he has contributed to training of 110+ HQP (25+ PDF/research assistants, 60+ graduate students and 30+ BSc undergraduate students). He has co-edited/authored 2 Springer books on biorefinery, published 14 book chapters nearly 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In accordance to Google Scholar, his work has received a total citation of 5300+ with an H-index of 39 to date. His research has also resulted in 9 international patent (PCT) or US/Canadian provisional patents filed, and nearly 20 invention disclosures reported. He was the recipient of the Syncrude Canada Innovation Award in 2011 from CSChE, the 2014 Outstanding Profile Award in Professionals Sector from Fairchild Television, and more recently the 2015 VELUX Visiting Professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark, 2016 Visiting Erskine Fellowship at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and the 2016 Vanguard Award for License Agreement Signed from WORLDiscoveries. He has been serving as the co-editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (IJCRE) since 2011.