Min Zhang

1995 …2023

Research Activity per Year


Research Interests

Using a systems biology approach to identify, analyze, and engineer pathways involved in bacterial, yeast, and fungal hydrocarbon and biochemical production

Biological upgrading of sugars

Directed microbial conversion/consolidated bioprocessing

Pentose sugar utilization

Hydrolysate toxicity

Metabolic engineering

Molecular biology

Microbial physiology

Systems biology

Fermentation development

Enzyme and protein engineering

Professional Experience

Scientist V, Task/Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Bioenergy Center, 2010–present

Senior Scientist I and II, Leader, Strain Development Team, NREL, 1997–2010

Staff Scientist, NREL, 1992–1997

Research Associate, University of Michigan, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1990–1992

Research Scientist, Institute for Biomedical Research, Suntory Limited, Osaka, Japan, 1989–1990

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Biochemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology

PhD, Engineering, Osaka University

Master, Engineering, Osaka University


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