Xihui Kang, Ph.D.

Bioprocess Analytical Postdoctoral Scholar

Xihui Kang is a Bioprocess Analytical Postdoctoral Scholar in the deconstruction and analytic team. His research experiences include biomass pretreatment, characterization and biological conversion for advanced biofuels and biochemicals production (anaerobic digestion for biomethane production, two-stage anaerobic digestion for hydrogen and methane production, and ethanol fermentation), and biological carbon conversion for methane and acetic acid production under the Power-to-X concept.

Prior to joining ABPDU, Xihui worked as a postdoc researcher in the Circular Economy, Energy and Environmental Systems research group at University College Cork and participated in the Environmental Protection Agency-Ireland funded project. His work focused on developing efficient pretreatment methods for improved biomethane production from willow, the application of biochar (carbonaceous material) in anaerobic digestion for improved conversion efficiency of organic waste, and the bioconversion of CO2 into biofuels and biochemical with H2 under anaerobic digestion systems.

Xihui currently works on the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium project to characterize the feedstock with different analytic tools and understand how feedstock variability impacts the downstream bioconversion performance for valuable products.


  • Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering (Biological chemical industry professional), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • B.S. in Biological Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan Province, China

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Visiting research scholar, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Research Assistant, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences