Bin Bian, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests

Bin Bian's research focuses on exploring the potential of microbes for waste stream management and resource recovery through membrane-based microbial electrochemical systems. He is also interested in developing novel strategies and platforms for organic waste treatment and obtaining value-added products in return.

Selected Publications

  • Resistance assessment of microbial electrosynthesis for biochemical production to changes of delivery methods and CO2 flow rates, B. Bian, J.J Xu, K.P. Katuri, P.E. Saikaly. Bioresource Technology, 2021, 319, 124177
  • Efficient solar-to-acetate conversion from CO2 through microbial electrosynthesis coupled with stable photoanode, B. Bian, L. Shi, K.P. Katuri, J.J Xu, P. Wang, P.E. Saikaly. Applied Energy, 2020, 278, 115684
  • Microbial electrosynthesis from CO2: challenges, opportunities and future perspectives in the context of circular bioeconomy, B. Bian, S. Bajracharya, J.J. Xu, D. Pant, P.E. Saikaly. Bioresource Technology, 2020, 302, 122863
  • Porous nickel hollow fiber cathodes coated with CNTs for efficient microbial electrosynthesis of
    acetate from CO2 using Sporomusa ovata, B. Bian, M.F. Alqahtani, K.P. Krishna, D.F. Liu, S. Bajracharya, Z.P. Lai, K. Rabaey, P.E. Saikaly. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, 17201
  • 3D printed porous carbon anode for enhanced power generation in microbial fuel cell, B. Bian, D. Shi, X.B. Cai, M.J. Hu, Q.Q. Guo, C.H. Zhang, Q. Wang, X.L. Sun, J. Yang. Nano Energy, 2018, 44, 174 


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA, 2020
  • ​M.Sc., Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2015
  • B.Eng., Materials Science & Engineering, Southeast University, Nanking, China, 2013

Professional Profile

2021- Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia 


  • ​People's Choice Award, TAQADAM Startup Accelerator, KSA, 2019
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship, Canada, 2013
  • Guanghua Scholarship, China, 2012

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Microbial Electrochemistry Carbon capture and utilization Energy recovery Organic waste management Electrochemical membrane bioreactors