Research activities:

  • Value-added biochemical and bioenergy production: metabolic engineering/synthetic biology/biotechnology
  • Water pollution control: wastewater treatment, reclamation and reuse using both biological and physicochemical approaches
  • Environmental molecular biology: microbial genomics, genetics and transcriptomics
  • Bioremediation: biodegradation and biotransformation of emerging environmental contaminants
  • Environmental-friendly materials development for environment and bioenergy applications Subject Areas

Subject Areas: 

  • Food and Biological Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Metabolic Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering for the Nexus of Energy Environment and Health


  • Bioprocess engineering Metabolic engineering Synthetic biology Applied and industrial microbiology Biofuels and biochemicals Bioremediation Waste management Wastewater treatment Environmental molecular biology Pathogen control
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2012
MS, University of Science and Technology of China, Environmental Engineering, 2006
BS, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Environmental Engineering, 2003
biological engineering environmental engineering biomedical materials metabolic engineering molecular microbiology environmental microbiology biofuel bioenergy synthetic biology biochemicals lignocellulosic biomass hydrogen production clostridium
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers