20102023

Research Activity per Year

Overview

Research Interests

Biomass to low-cost and clean sugar

Biomass to high-yield and high-titer ethanol

Biomass to advanced fuel

Biomass to value-added chemicals and materials

Pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis

Sugar production via acid pretreatment

Furfural and HMF production via acid pretreatment

Alkaline pretreatment (deacetylation)

Mechanical refining

High-solids enzymatic hydrolysis

Kinetics and reaction mechanisms

Physical and chemical characterization

Pulping

Pulping chemical recovery

Experiment design and optimization

Reactor scale-up and validation

Laboratory and equipment design and construction

Aspen Plus process simulation and techno-economic analysis

Process design

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering in Polymer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Maine

Master, Chemical Engineering, University of Maine

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