Zijun completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical engineering degree at University of New South Wales. Zijun studied her honours thesis about “Hydrolysis of whey protein with hybrid immobilized enzyme and membrane system” under the supervision of Prof. Vicki Chen. Before she started her PhD studies, she worked for CRC for polymers and UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology and as a UNSW research assistant for 18 months. Her previous research focused on the optimisation of paint coats, development of dye sensitized solar cells, protein analysis, membrane fabrication, membrane autopsy and membrane processes. For her PhD project, Zijun will be developing an efficient membrane process for wastewater treatment and microalgae harvesting via transverse vibration.