Dr. Jianquan Luo

Doctoral supervisor

State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering
Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address: No.1 North Second Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, 100190, Beijing, China

Research Areas

Membrane separation and enzymatic catalysis


09/2009 – 10/2012        University of Technology of Compiegne, Compiegne, France

                                      Ph D in Chemical Engineering

09/2005 – 12/2010        Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

                                       Integrated Master-Ph D in Biochemical Engineering

09/2001 07/2005        Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China

                                      B Eng in Biological Engineering


Work Experience

12/2014 – Present         Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, Beijing, China

                                      Professor (Hundred Talents Program), NKLBE

11/2012 – 12/2014        Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

                                       Hans Christian Ørsted postdoc position, DTU Chemical Engineering

12/2010 – 10/2012        University of Technology of Compiegne, Compiegne, France

                                       Postdoc, Department of Industrial Process Engineering 

Teaching Experience
  • Membrane separation science and technology
    Biorefinery and biofuel
    Laboratory Experiments



1.  Yang Cao, Xiangrong Chen, Shichao Feng, Yinhua Wan, Jianquan Luo*,Nanofiltration for decolorization: membrane fabrication, applications and challenges, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 59 (2020) 19858-19875

2.     Shiwei Guo, Yinhua Wan, Xiangrong Chen*, Jianquan Luo*, Loose nanofiltration membrane custom-tailored for resource recovery, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 127376

3.     Huiru Zhang, Anil U. Mane, Xiaobin Yang, Zijing Xia, Edward F. Barry, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan, Jeffrey W. Elam, Seth B. Darling*, Visible-Ligh-Activated Photocatalytic Films toward Self-Cleaning Membranes, Advanced Functional Materials, 30 (2020) 2002847

4.     Xianhui Li, Sheng Tan, Jianquan Luo*, Manuel Pinelo*, Nanofiltration for separation and purification of saccharides from biomass, Front. Chem. Sci. Eng.,

5.     Jiacheng Huang, Jianquan Luo*, Xiangrong Chen, Shichao Feng, Yinhua Wan*, How Do Chemical Cleaning Agents Act on Polyamide Nanofiltration Membrane and Fouling Layer? Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 59 (2020) 17653-17670

6.     Huiru Zhang, Qiming He, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan, Seth B Darling*, Sharpening nanofiltration: Strategies for enhanced membrane selectivity, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 12 (2020) 39948-39966

7.     Yukun Li, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua WanBiofouling in sugarcane juice refining by nanofiltration membrane: Fouling mechanism and cleaning, Journal of Membrane Science 612 (2020) 118432.

8.     Jianquan Luo, Siqing Song, Hao Zhang, Huiru Zhang, Jinxuan Zhang, Yinhua Wan, Biocatalytic membrane: Go far beyond enzyme immobilization, Engineering in Life Sciences, 20 (2020) 441–450.

9.     Jingyu Wang, Jianquan Luo*, Yulin Ren, Ziran Su, Shiwei Guo, John M. Woodley, Yinhua Wan*, From molasses to syrup: Engineering ultrafiltration membrane surface to improve invertase reusability, Journal of Membrane Science 610 (2020) 118287.

10.  Fangfang Zhou, Jianquan Luo*, Siqing Song, Yinhua Wan*, Nanostructured Polyphenol-Mediated Coating: a Versatile Platform for Enzyme Immobilization and Micropollutant Removal, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 59 (2020), 2708−2717.

11.  Qian Wu, Jinxin Fan, Xiangrong Chen, Zhenzhou Zhu*, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan, Sandwich structured membrane adsorber with metal organic frameworks for aflatoxin B1 removal, Separation and Purification Technology, 246 (2020) 116907

12.  Shiwei Guo, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan, Shichao Feng*, Jianquan Luo*, Custom-Tailoring Loose Nanofiltration Membrane for Precise Biomolecule Fractionation: New Insight into Post-Treatment Mechanisms, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12(2020) 13327-13337

13.  Ziran Su, Jianquan Luo*, Xianhui Li, Manuel Pinelo*, Enzyme Membrane Reactors for production of oligosaccharides: A review on the interdependence between enzyme reaction and membrane separation, Separation and Purification Technology, 243(2020) 116840

14.  Mingbo Ji, Xianhui Li, Maryam Omidvarkordshouli, Sigyn Björk Sigurdardóttir, John M. Woodley, Anders Egede Daugaard, Jianquan Luo*, Manuel Pinelo*, Charge exclusion as a strategy to control retention of small proteins in polyelectrolyte-modified ultrafiltration membranes, Separation and Purification Technology, 247 (2020) 116936

15.  Enrico Mancini, Seyed Soheil Mansouri, Krist V. Gernaey, Jianquan Luo*, Manuel Pinelo*, From second generation feed-stocks to innovative fermentation and downstream techniques for succinic acid production, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (2020) 1829-1873

16.  Weifeng Cao, Weilei Cao, Fei Shen, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Changsheng Qiao,  Yinhua Wan. A sustainable pH shift control strategy for efficient production of β-poly(L-malic acid) with CaCO3 addition by Aureobasidium pullulans ipe-1, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2020 (104) 8691–8703

17.  Weifeng Cao, Weilei Cao, Fei Shen, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Changsheng Qiao,  Yinhua Wan. Membrane-assisted β-poly(L-malic acid) production from bagasse hydrolysates by Aureobasidium pullulans ipe-1, Bioresource Technology 295 (2020) 122260

18.  Zhongyuan Ren, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan*, Enzyme-Like Metal−Organic Frameworks in Polymeric Membranes for Efficient Removal of Aflatoxin B1, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11(2019) 30542-30550

19.  Qiangjian Yang, Jianquan Luo*, Shiwei Guo, Xiaofeng Hang, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan, Threshold flux in concentration mode: Fouling control during clarification of molasses by ultrafiltration, Journal of Membrane Science 586 (2019) 130-139.

20.  Fangfang Zhou, Jianquan Luo*, Benkun Qi, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan, Horseradish Peroxidase Immobilized on Multifunctional Hybrid Microspheres for Aflatoxin B1 Removal: Will Enzymatic Reaction be Enhanced by Adsorption? Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58 (2019), 11710-11719.

21.  Sushuang Li, Jianquan Luo*, Xiaofeng Hang, Shiguang Zhao, Yinhua Wan*, Removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by nanofiltration membranes: Rejection and fouling mechanisms, Journal of Membrane Science 582 (2019) 264–273.

22.  Huiru Zhang, Hao Zhang, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan, Enzymatic Cascade Catalysis in a Nanofiltration Membrane: Engineering the Microenvironment by Synergism of Separation and Reaction, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11 (2019) 22419-22428.

23.  Jianquan Luo*, Shiwei Guo, Xiufu Qiang, Xiaofeng Hang, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan*, Sustainable utilization of cane molasses by an integrated separation process: interplay between adsorption and nanofiltration, Separation and Purification Technology, 219 (2019) 16–24.

24.  Mingbo Ji, Jianquan Luo*, Jiang Wei, John Woodley, Anders Egede Daugaard, Manuel Pinelo*, Commercial polysulfone membranes pretreated with ethanol and NaOH: effects on permeability, selectivity and antifouling properties, Separation and Purification Technology, 219 (2019) 82–89.

25.  Hao Zhang, Jianquan Luo*, Sushuang Li, John M. Woodley, Yinhua Wan*, Can graphene oxide improve the performance of biocatalytic membrane? Chemical Engineering Journal, 359 (2019) 982-993.

26.  Xiufu Qiang, Jianquan Luo*, Shiwe Guo, Weifeng Cao, Xiaofeng Hang, J. Liu*, Yinhua Wan, A novel process for molasses utilization by membrane filtration and resin adsorption, Journal of Cleaner Production 207 (2019) 432-443

27.  Kaixuan Yan, Xiaofeng Hang*, J Liu*, Jianquan Luo, Yinhua Wan, Preparation of hypophosphorous acid by bipolar membrane electrodialysis: process optimization and phosphorous acid minimization, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58 (2019) 21855−21863.

28.  Weifeng Cao, Weilei Cao, Fei Shen, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Changsheng Qiao, Yinhua Wan*, Membrane-assisted β-poly(L-malic acid) production from bagasse hydrolysates by Aureobasidium pullulans ipe-1, Bioresource Technology 295 (2020) 122260.

29.  Cuijing Liu, Daisuke Saeki, Liang Cheng, Jianquan Luo, Hideto Matsuyama, Polyketone-based membrane support improves the organic solvent resistance of laccase catalysis, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 544 (2019) 230-240.

30.  Lanfang Liu, Jianquan Luo, Yinhua Wan, Xiangrong Chen, Yuanpeng Wu, MusselInspired Membrane Adsorber with Thiol Ligand for Patulin Removal: Adsorption and Regeneration Behaviors, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 304 (2019) 1800790.

31.  Mingbo Ji, Xiangrong Chen*, Jianquan Luo, Yinhua Wan*, Improved blood compatibility of polysulfone membrane by anticoagulant protein immobilization, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 175 (2019) 586-595.

32.  Junfeng Wang, Wenjuan Fang, Jianquan Luo, Ming Gao, Yinhua Wan, Suojiang Zhang, Xiangping Zhang, Ah-Hyung Alissa Park, Selective separation of CO2 using novel mixed matrix membranes based on Pebax and liquid-like nanoparticle organic hybrid materials, Journal of Membrane Science 584 (2019), 79-88

33.  Shiwei Guo, Jianquan Luo*, Qiangjian Yang, Xiufu Qiang, Shichao Feng, Yinhua Wan*, Decoloration of Molasses by Ultrafiltration and Nanofiltration: Unraveling the Mechanisms of High Sucrose Retention, Food and Bioprocess Technology, 12 (2019) 39-53

34.  Weifeng Cao, Yujue Wang, Fei Shen, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Changsheng Qiao, Yinhua Wan, Efficient β-poly(l-malic acid) production from Jerusalem artichoke by Aureobasidium pullulans ipe-1 immobilized in luffa sponge matrices, Bioresource Technology 288 (2019) 121497.

35.  Yujue Wang, Weifeng Cao, Jianquan Luo, Benkun Qi, Yinhua Wan*, One step open fermentation for lactic acid production from inedible starchy biomass by thermophilic Bacillus coagulans IPE22, Bioresource Technology 272 (2019) 398-406.

36.  M. Kamran Khan, Jianquan Luo*, Zhaoshuai Wang, Rashid Khan, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan*, Alginate dialdehyde meets nylon membrane: A versatile platform for facile and green fabrication of membrane adsorbers, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6 (2018) 1640-1649

37.  Zhongyuan Ren, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan*, Highly permeable biocatalytic membrane prepared by 3D modification: Metal-organic frameworks ameliorate its stability for micropollutants removal, Chemical Engineering Journal 348 (2018) 389–398.

38.  Ziran Su, Jianquan Luo*, Manuel Pinelo, Yinhua Wan*, Directing filtration to narrow molecular weight distribution of oligodextran in an enzymatic membrane reactor, Journal of Membrane Science 555 (2018) 268–279

39.  Shiwei Guo, Jianquan Luo*, Yuanyuan Wu, Benkun Qi, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan*, Decoloration of sugarcane molasses by tight ultrafiltration: Filtration behavior and fouling control, Separation and Purification Technology 204 (2018) 66–74

40.  Yujue Wang, Weifeng Cao, Jianquan Luo, Yinhua Wan*, Exploring the potential of lactic acid production from lignocellulosic hydrolysates with various ratios of hexose versus pentose by Bacillus coagulans IPE22, Bioresource Technology 261 (2018) 342–349

41.  Weifeng Cao, Yujue Wang, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Yinhua Wan*, Simultaneous decolorization and deproteinization of α,ω-dodecanedioic acid fermentation broth by integrated ultrafiltration and adsorption treatments, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 41 (2018) 1271-1281.

42.  M. A. A. Shahmirzadi, S. S. Hosseini*, Jianquan Luo, I. Ortiz, Significance, evolution and recent advances in adsorption technology, materials and processes for desalination, water softening and salt removal, Journal of Environmental Management 215 (2018) 324-344

43.  Haifeng Yu, Bin Liu, Jianquan Luo, Weifeng Cao, Changsheng Qiao, Yinhua Wan*, Toward understanding the key enzymes involved in β-poly (L-malic acid) biosynthesis by Aureobasidium pullulans ipe-1, Engineering Life Science, 18 (2018) 379-386

44.  Weifeng Cao, Yujue Wang, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Yinhua Wan*, Improving α, ω-dodecanedioic acid productivity from n-dodecane andhydrolysate of Candida cells by membrane integrated repeated batch fermentation, Bioresource Technology 260 (2018) 9–15

45.  Sushuang Li, Jianquan Luo*, Jinxin Fan, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan*, Aflatoxin B1 Removal by Multifunctional Membrane Based on Polydopamine Intermediate Layer, Separation and Purification Technology, 199 (2018) 311-319

46.  Zhibo Zhang, Jan Muschiol, Yuhong Huang, Sigyn Björk Sigurdardóttir, Nicolas von Solms, Anders E. Daugaard, Jiang Wei, Jianquan Luo, Bao-Hua Xu, Suojiang Zhang*, Manuel Pinelo*, Efficient ionic liquid-based platform for multi-enzymatic conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol, Green Chemistry, 20 (2018) 4339-4348.

47.  Zhibo Zhang, Bao-hua Xu, Jianquan Luo, Nicolas Von Solms, Hongyan He, Yaqin Zhang, Manuel Pinelo*, Suojiang Zhang*, Ionic Liquids as Bifunctional Cosolvents Enhanced CO2 Conversion Catalysed by NADH-Dependent Formate Dehydrogenase, Catalysts 8 (2018) 304-317.

48.  Jianquan Luo*, Shiwei Guo, Yuanyuan Wu, Yinhua Wan*, Separation of Sucrose and Reducing Sugar in Cane Molasses by Nanofiltration, Food and Bioprocess Technology, 11 (2018) 913–925

49.  Huiru Zhang, Jianquan Luo*, Sushuang Li, Yuping Wei, Yinhua Wan*, Biocatalytic Membrane Based on Polydopamine Coating: A Platform for Studying Immobilization Mechanisms, Langmuir, 34 (2018) 2585-2594

50.  Shichao Feng, Yuanyuan Wu, Jianquan Luo, Yinhua Wan*, AgBF4/[emim][BF4] supported ionic liquid membrane for carbon monoxide/nitrogen separation, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 29 (2019)  31-39

51.  Benkun Qi, Yuanyuan Wu, Shiwei Guo, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan*, Refinement of Cane Molasses with Membrane Technology for Clarification and Color Removal, Journal of Membrane Science and Research 3 (2017) 303-307

52.  Xuqu Hu, Paiqing Wu, Xingyi Wang, Haicheng Zhang, Jianquan Luo*, Three dimensional numerical study of flow characteristics and membrane fouling evolution in an enzymatic membrane reactor, Journal of Hydrodynamics 30 (2018), 851–858

53.  Zhiwei Chen, Jianquan Luo*, Xiaofeng Hang, Yinhua Wan*, Physicochemical characterization of tight nanofiltration membranes for dairy wastewater treatment, Journal of Membrane Science, 547 (2018) 51-63

54.  Xiaotong Cao, Jianquan Luo*, John M. Woodley, and Yinhua Wan*, Mussel-inspired co-deposition to enhance bisphenol A removal in a bifacial enzymatic membrane reactor, Chemical Engineering Journal, 336 (2018) 315-324.

55.  Sushuang Li, Jianquan Luo*, Yinhua Wan*, Regenerable biocatalytic nanofiltration membrane for aquatic micropollutants removal, Journal of Membrane Science, 549 (2018) 120-128.

56.  Weifeng Cao, Yujue Wang, Jianquan Luo, Junxiang Yin, Yinhua Wan*, Role of oxygen supply in α, ω-dodecanedioic acid biosynthesis from n-dodecane by Candida viswanathii ipe-1: Effect of stirring speed and aeration, Engineering Life Science, 18 (2018) 196-203

57.  Benkun Qi, Jianquan Luo, Yinhua Wan*, Immobilization of cellulase on a core-shell structured metal-organic framework composites: Better inhibitors tolerance and easier recycling, Bioresource Technology, 268 (2018) 577-582

58.  M. Kamran Khan, Jianquan Luo*, Rashid Khan, Jinxin Fan, Yinhua Wan*,Facile and green fabrication of cation exchange membrane adsorber with unprecedented adsorption capacity for protein purification, Journal of Chromatography A, 1521 (2017) 19–26

59.  Jinxin Fan, Jianquan Luo*,Yinhua Wan*, Aquatic micro-pollutants removal with a biocatalytic membrane prepared by metal chelating affinity membrane chromatography, Chemical Engineering Journal, 327 (2017) 1011-1020

Research Interests

*  Biocatalytic Membrane

F  Bio-inspired multifunctional membrane fabrication

F  Biocatalytic membrane for advanced wastewater treatment  

F  Biocatalytic membrane for peptides and oligosaccharides production

F  Enzymatic membrane reactor for biorefinery

F  Enzyme immobilization in polymeric membrane

*  Membrane Filtration

F  Applications of MF, UF, NF, RO, FO, MD and PV to bio-separation, desalination, food application and wastewater treatment

F  Flux decline control, fouling mechanisms, modeling

F  Integrated membrane filtration for sugarcane juice and molasses refining

F Fractionation of salts by nanofiltration

F  Wastewater reclamation and bioenergy production by integrating NF  with bioreactor  


1.      Jianquan Luo, Bio-inspired multifunctional membrane for aquatic micro-pollutants removal, AFOB Summer Forum 2016, August 16-19, 2016, Qingdao, China: oral presentation

2.      Jianquan Luo, Polydopamine meets porous membrane: a versatile platform for facile preparation of membrane adsorbers, The 10th Conference of Aseanian Membrane Society, July 26-29, 2016, Nara, Japan, oral presentation

3.      Jianquan Luo, Refining sugarcane juice by an integrated membrane process, The 10th Conference of Aseanian Membrane Society, July 26-29, 2016, Nara, Japan, oral presentation


5.      Jianquan Luo, Sofie T. Morthensen, Anne S. Meyer, Manuel Pinelo. Filtration behavior of casein glycomacropeptide (CGMP) in an enzymatic membrane reactor: threshold flux based on fouling resistance, 15th Nordic Filtration Symposium, Lund, Sweden, September 9-10, 2014: oral presentation.

6.      Jianquan Luo, Anne S. Meyer, Gunnar Jonsson, Manuel Pinelo. Fouling-induced enzyme immobilization in membranes: configurations, mechanisms and applications, ICOM2014, Suzhou, China, July 20-25, 2014: oral presentation.

7.      Jianquan Luo, Anne S. Meyer, Gunnar Jonsson, Manuel Pinelo. Fouling-induced enzyme immobilization in a membrane reactor, 11th International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors, Porto, Portugal, July 7-11, 2013: Poster.

8.      Jianquan Luo, Luhui Ding, Michel Y. Jaffrin, Fouling behavior of dairy wastewater in shear-enhanced nanofiltration process, The 11th World filtration congress, Graz, Austria, April 16-20, 2012: oral presentation.

9.      Jianquan Luo, Luhui Ding, Yinhua Wan, Michel Y. Jaffrin, A new interpretation of “critical flux” for shear-enhanced nanofiltration process, ICOM2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23-29, 2011: oral presentation.

10.  Jianquan Luo, Xiangrong Chen, Yi Su, Fei Shen, Yinhua Wan, Influence of highly concentrated salt on retention of organic solutes by nanofiltraion polymeric membranes, The 5th Sino-US Joint Conference of Chemical Engineering, pp 247. Beijing,China, October 12-16, 2009: poster.

11.  Jianquan Luo, Shaoping Wei, Yi Su, Fei Shen, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan, Desalination of iron dextran by nanofiltration: Concentration polarization in concentrated saline solution, YABEC2008, pp 15. Tokyo,Japan, November 29-December 1, 2008: poster.

12.  Jianquan Luo, Shaoping Wei, Yi Su, Fei Shen, Xiangrong Chen, Yinhua Wan, Recovery of iminodiacetic acid (IDA) from its acidified solution by nanofiltration, Proceedings of the 5th Chinese National Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Annual Meeting, pp 798-799. Xi’an,China, October 29-31, 2008: oral presentation.

13.  Jianquan Luo, Xiangrong Chen, Yi Su, Zhanfeng Cui, Yinhua Wan, Desalination of soy sauce by nanofiltration: effects of operation modes, Proceedings of Engineering With Membranes 2008, pp 412-413.Algarve,Portugal, May 25-28, 2008: poster.

14.  Jianquan Luo, Shouliang Yi, Yi Su, Xiangrong Chen, YinHua Wan, Study on concentration of butanol by pervaporation, Proceedings of the 6th National congress on membranes and membrane processes, pp 139-140. Tianjin, China, April 19-21, 2008: oral presentation.



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