Hi, welcome to my personal website! I’m Shiqiang (Nick) Zou, a third year Ph.D. student in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Working at Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy Lab (EBBL), my research mainly focuses on nutrient-energy-water (NEW) recovery from all types of wastewater through innovative membrane-based technologies, such as Forward Osmosis (FO) and Bioelectrochemical System (BES), to sustainably address some major challenges in 21st century, i.e. water scarcity, nutrient depletion with increasing food demands, and energy shortage. During my leisure time, I’d like to watch movie in Frank Theaters, get together with my friends, and enjoy the fantastic football game at Lane Stadium. As a Hokie, I really cherish the spirit of “Ut Prosim (That I may serve)”, and actively engage in volunteer services to help build a better community.
Before coming to VT, I earned my dual master degrees from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Peking University (PKU), both are top 3 universities in Asia (rank 2nd and 5th according to the newest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, respectively). Stepping out of Asia is a great and rewarding experience for me, and I will definitely enjoy being a Hokie for the years ahead!