Fulai Liu

Fulai Liu

Professor

Education

1988 – 1992      B.Sc. China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

1998 – 2000      M.Sc. University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

2001 – 2004      Ph.D. Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 – 2008      Diploma in educational studies for Assistant Professors, Danish Pedagogical University

2019                 Certificate of Completion of Leading Research – a leadership course, University of Copenhagen

Employment

2020.5 –           Professor and group leader of Crop Stress Physiology, Crop Sciences Section, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 – 2020.4   Associate professor and group leader of Crop Stress Physiology, Crop Sciences Section, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004 – 2007      Assistant professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 – 2004      Ph.D. Student, Department of Agricultural Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 – 2001      Graduate research assistant, Institute of Vegetable and Fruit Science, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

1992 – 1998      Research assistant/associate, Institute of Soils and Fertilizers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

Research Specialization

  • Crop stress physiology
  • Agricultural water and nutrient management

Research and Scientific Leadership

  • Group leader of Crop Stress Physiology since 2016 (12 members presently).
  • PI or Co-PI for more than 30 national and international projects in the last 15 years with a total budget > 30 million DKK.

Below is a list of major projects:

Year

Sponsor and project title

PLEN share     mio DKK

2004-2009

SJVF (DFF, FTP now): Physiological basis for improving water use efficiency in crop plants under ‘Partial Root-zone Drying, PRD’ irrigation strategy (PI)

1.88

2005-2009

EU FP6-FOOD: Safe and high quality food production using low quality waters and improved irrigation systems and management (EU, SAFIR) (CO-PI)

5.46

2006-2010

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri – FødevareErhverv: Jordbær – Ny vandingsteknik (PRD-vanding) med henblik på bedre smag og holdbarhed samt reduceret vand- og pesticidforbrug (PI)

0.39

2009-2012

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri – FødevareErhverv: Bæredygtig fremtid for dansk konsumfrugt (PI)

1.58

2009-2011

DANIDA: The potential of bambara groundnut genetic resources (PI)

2.85

2010

DFF EU-START: Manipulation the regulators: Sustaining crop production by modulating phytohormonal balance for a future drier climate (SUSCROP) (PI)

0.15

2010-2013

DANIDA: Sustainable food production through irrigated intensive farming systems in West Africa (SIFA) (CO-PI)

0.90

2010-2013

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri – FødevareErhverv: Øget vandudnyttelseseffektivitet i kartofler ved præcisionsforædling og genmodifikation (PI)

2.38

2012-2015

Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC): Interactive effect of biochar application and deficit irrigation on water and nutrient use efficiencies in tomatoes (PI)

1.96

2014-2019

DANIDA: Integrated water, energy-from-biomass, soil, organics, and crop (WEBSOC) management strategies tailored to Ghanaian farming communities (PI)

0.45

2014-2015

SDC postdoc stipend: Effect of reduced irrigation regimes on phosphorus use efficiency of potato (PI)

0.75

2015-2017

Villum Foundation Block Stipend: Sustainable grain yield and quality of wheat crops for a future warmer and drier climate (PI)

1.73

2017

Climate-KIC Nordic: Ideation Workshop (PI)

0.07

2015-2018

SDC: The effect of biochar on P bioavailability in acidic, alkaline and iron oxide rich soils (PI)

1.50

2017-2020

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB): PhD stipend to Sajid Shokat (PI)

0.15

2012-

SDC: Water and Environment MSc programme (PI)

3.45

2018

Chr. Hansen A/S: Magellan 3

0.51

2018-2022

Innovation Fund Denmark: Bac4Crop – A platform for efficient launching of plant beneficial bacterial products for climate resilient crop production (CO-PI)

6.26

2019-2022

SDC: Effects of elevated CO2 on source and sink dynamics of cereals in response to combined drought and heat stress (PI)

1.50

2020-2023

EU H2020: Smart Protein for a Changing World. Future-proof alternative terrestrial protein sources for human nutrition encouraging environment regeneration, processing feasibility and consumer trust and acceptance (PI)

1.97

 

 

Fellowships

  • 1998-2000: DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Fellowship
  • 2001-2004: KVL Ph.D. Stipend

Committees

  • 2008 – Member of Assessment Committee for Ph.D. thesis at Hunan Agricultural University
  • Since 2010 – Evaluator for NSFC (National Scientific Foundation of China) proposals
  • 2011 – Chair of Assessment Committee for Ph.D. thesis at University of Copenhagen
  • 2012 – 2019 Head of Education Program for Water and Environment in the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC)
  • 2012 – Member of Scientific Committee for the 12th International Symposium on the Processing Tomato
  • 2013 – Member of Assessment Committee for Ph.D. thesis at Danish Technical University
  • 2014 – Member of Assessment Committee for a Ph.D. thesis at Aarhus University.
  • 2015 – External Examiner for Ph.D. thesis at University of Western Australia.
  • 2015 – Evaluator for a research proposal (Understanding cold-tolerance of C4 photosynthesis to improve yield) submitted to NOW, the Netherland
  • 2015 – External Examiner for Ph.D. thesis at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • 2016 – External Examiner for Ph.D. thesis at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • 2016 – Chairman of Assessment Committee for PhD thesis at PLEN, University of Copenhagen
  • 2017 – External Examiner for Ph.D. thesis at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • 2017 – Evaluator for a research proposal (Ecological relevance of stomatal density and size) submitted to Czech Science Foundation
  • 2017 – Evaluator for a proposal submitted to DAAD programme P.R.I.M.E., Germany
  • 2018 – Chairman of Assessment Committee for Ph.D. thesis at University of Copenhagen
  • 2018 – Member of Assessment Committee for a postdoc position in crops – beneficial microbial interaction at PLEN, University of Copenhagen
  • 2018 – Chairman of evaluation committee for an assistant professor position in applied statistics at PLEN, University of Copenhagen
  • 2018 – Evaluator for a research proposal (MemoCrop) submitted to ANR, France
  • 2019 – Chairman of Assessment Committee for Ph.D. thesis at PLEN, University of Copenhagen
  • 2019 – Member of evaluation committee for an associate professor position in plant nutrition in protected production at Aarhus University
  • Since 2019 – Member of Ph.D. Committee at PLEN, University of Copenhagen
  • 2020 - Chairman of Assessment Committee for Ph.D. Thesis at PLEN, University of Copenhagen

Editorial Functions

  • Since 2014 – Member of editorial board for Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Since 2017 – Associate editor for Frontiers in Plant Science

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