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  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sampling, Monitoring and Analysis
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Development in Hong Kong


2011 Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2005 MPhil in Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
2003 B. Eng. (Hons) in Environmental Science, Liaoning University, China



2014 - Present Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Science and Technology, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2012 - 2013 Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
2011 - 2012 Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
2005 - 2006 Lecturer, Shenyang University, China


2006 – 2011 Post-graduate scholarship (2006-2011), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1999 – 2003 Excellent academic scholarship awards (1999-2003), Liaoning University



  • Ng KFC, Shen XY, Lu XY,  Lee PKH; Diversity and Abundance of Ammonia Oxidizers in Aquarium Biofilters. Proceedings of the 112th General Meeting of ASM. June 16-19, 2012 San Francisco, California, USA
  • Lu XY, Patrick K.H. Lee. Biotransformation of food waste into methane using anaerobic digestion sludge International Conference on Applied Energy July 5-8, 2012, Suzhou, China.
  • Lu XY, Zhang T and Fang HHP. Effect of two non-ionic surfactants on anoxic biodegradation of PAHs in marine sediment. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology May 31- June 3, 2010 Hong Kong.
  • Lu XY, Zhang T and Fang HHP. Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in polluted marine sediment by denitrification. Proceeding of the Micropol & Ecohazard 2009 6th IWA/GRA Specialized Conference on Assessment and Control of Micropollutants/Hazardous Substances in Water June 8-10, 2009 San Francisco, California, USA.


  • Nanotechnology for Green Energy and Environment
  • Bioenergy and Biofuel Generation from Waste
  • Biotransformation of Recalcitrant Organic Compounds
  • Sediment Remediation


  • Wang B, Tang YY, Lu XY, Fung SL, Wong, KY, Au WK, Wu PF. Rectangular Co3O4 with micro-/nanoarchitectures: charge-driven PDDA-assisted synthesis and excellent lithium storage performance. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (2016) 4911-4923.
  • Wang B, Lu XY, Tang YY, Ben WW. General polyethyleneimine-Mediated synthesis of ultrathin hexagonal Co3O4 nanosheets with reactive facets for lithium ion batteries. ChemElectroChem. 3 (2016) 55-65 (Front Cover)
  • Wang B, Lu XY, Tang YY. Synthesis of snowflake-shaped Co3O4 with high-aspect-ratio as high capacity anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3 (2015) 9689-9699.
  • Wilkins D, Rao S, Lu XY, Lee PKH. 2015 Effects of sludge inoculum and organic feedstock on active microbial communities and methane yield during anaerobic digestion. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1114
  • Wang B, Lu XY, Tang YY. 2015 Synthesis of snowflake-shaped Co3O4 with high aspect-ratio as high capacity anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 3, 9689-9699
  • Wubulihairen M,, Lu XY, Lee PKH, Ning Z. 2015. Development and laboratory evaluation of a compact swirling aerosol sampler (SAS) for collection of atmospheric bioaerosols. Atmospheric Pollution Research 4, 556-561
  • Wilkins D, Lu XY, Shen Z, Chen, J, Lee PKH. 2015. Pyrosequencing of mcrA and archaeal 16S rRNA genes reveals diversity and substrate preference of anaerobic digester methanogen communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81, 604-613
  • Wang B, Lu XY, Yu LK, Xuan J, Leung MKH Guo H. 2014. Facile synthesis of TiO2 hollow spheres composed of high percentage reactive facets for enhanced photocatalytic activity. CrystEngComm. 16, 10046-10055
  • Wang B, Zhang H, Lu XY, Xuan J, Leung MKH. 2014. Solar photocatalytic fuel cell using CdS–TiO2 photoanode and air-breathing cathode for wastewater treatment and simultaneous electricity production. Chemical Engineering Journal. 253, 174-182
  • Guo H, Lu XY , Pei Y, Chua H, Wang B, Wang K, Yang Y, Liu Y. 2014. Synthesis and Characterization of hierarchical TiO2 microspheres composed of nanorods: effect of reaction conditions on nanorod density. RSC Advances. 4, 37431-37436
  • Wang B, Lu XY, Xuan J, Leung MKH. 2014. Facile synthesis and photocatalytic disinfection of boron self-doped TiO2 nanosheets. Materials Letters. 115, 57-59.
  • Lu XY, Shen ZY, Lee PKH. 2013. Substrates variation triggered the emergent of different active bacterial and archaeal assemblages during biomethane production. Bioresource Technology 148, 517-524  (featured by the website 'Renewable Energy Global Innovations' as a key scientific article)
  • Wang B, Karthikeyan R, Lu XY, Xuan J, Leung MKH. 2013. Hollow carbon fibers derived from natural cotton as effective sorbents for oil spill cleanup. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research.52,18251-18261
  • Wang B, Karthikeyan R, Lu XY, Xuan J, Leung MKH. 2013. High photocatalytic activity of immobilized TiO2 nanorods on carbonized cotton fibers. Journal of Hazardous Materials.263, 659-669
  • Wang B, Leung MKH, Lu XY, Chen SY. 2013. Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of boron and fluorine codoped TiO2 nanosheets with reactive facets. Applied Energy. 112, 1190-1197.
  • Lu XY, Li Bing, Zhang T, Fang HHP. 2012. Enhanced anoxic bioremediation of PAHs-contaminated sediment. Bioresour. Technol. 104, 51-58.
  • Lu XY, Zhang T, Fang HHP. 2011. Bacteria-mediated PAH degradation in soil and sediment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 89, 1357-1371.
  • Lu XY, Zhang T, Fang HHP, Leung KMY, Zhang G. 2011. Biodegradation of naphthalene by enriched marine denitrifying bacteria. Internatinal Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 65, 204-211.