Zhaohui (Julene) Tong

Zhaohui (Julene) Tong

Associate Professor
RBI Lead: Waste Valorization in Food-Energy-Water

The Tong Lab tackles challenges in the interdisciplinary areas of bioresource engineering and sustainable chemistry. We develop innovative technologies for producing chemicals, materials, energy, and fuels from renewable resources.

Current research interests include:

  • Functional biomaterials for high-efficiency circular economy
  • Platform chemicals and hydrocarbon fuels from renewable resources
  • Sustainable process control and modeling
  • Nano-biomaterial synthesis and self-assembling
  • Polymer degradation and recycling


  • Materials and Nanotechnology

  • Energy and Sustainability



Office Location:
ES&T 2226


College of Engineering
Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Focus Areas:
  • Biochemicals
  • Biorefining
  • Energy
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

  • IRI Connection: