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Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 2005


The overarching goal of Renzun Zhao’s research is to promote environmental sustainability by understanding the complex water-energy interrelationship and mitigating the environmental impacts by industrial activities, with emphasis on water/wastewater and solid/hazardous waste. His research has been sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), North Carolina DOJ, Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), Waste Management National Service, Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center (THWRC), etc. His research work has been published in journals such as Water Research, Chemical Engineering Journal, etc.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental engineering