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Graduate Faculty

Jianzhong Sun, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Graduate faculty for Ph.D. and M.S. students

Director, Biofuels Institute of Jiangsu University, P. R. China

Vice dean, School of the Environment, Jiangsu University, P. R. China

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, USA

Education background

Ph.D. Major: Entomology/minor: Statistics/microbiology, Louisiana State University, USA, 2002

M.S., Entomology/Ecology, Nanjing Agricultural University, P. R. China, 1985

B.S., Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, P. R. China, 1982

Working Experience

2009–Present,   Distinguished professor, Director of Biofuels Institute of Jiangsu University, Vice

Dean of School of the Environment, Zhenjiang, 212013, Jiangsu, P. R. China,

Adjunct Professor in Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State

University, USA


 2004 – 2009,   Assistant/associate professor, Costal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi

State University and Graduate faculty of Ph.D. student, Dept. of Entomology and

Plant Pathology of Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA

 2002 – 2003,   Postdoctoral associate at Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University,

USA

 1998 – 2002,   Ph. D. student at the Dept. of Entomology of Louisiana State University, Louisiana,

USA

 1996 – 1997,   Visiting scholar at the Dept of Entomology of Louisiana State University,

Louisiana, USA  

 1992 – 1996,   Associate professor in Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), Nanjing,

P. R. China.

 1991 – 1992,   Visiting scholar in Dept. of Entomology, Auburn University, Alabama, USA

 1985 – 1991,   Assistant professor in Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, P. R.

China.

Research interests

•   Biological conversion of lignocellulosic biomass for fuels and chemicals.

•   Advanced lignocellulolytic system development for novel bioreactors via processing bionics

•   Dedicated bioenergy crop development via cell wall modification and bioengineering

•   Advanced technology development for biomass-based plastics and other relevant bio-products

Contact

E-mail: jzsun1002@ujs.edu.cn  or jzsun1002@hotmail.com  Tel: +86-0511-88796122

Website: http://biofuels.ujs.edu.cn

Weilan Shao, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Graduate faculty for Ph.D. and M.S. students

Education background

Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Georgia, USA, 1993

M.S., Plant pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University, 1985

B.S., Plant protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, 1982

Working experience

2012-present, Distinguished professor, Jiangsu University, China

2002-2012, Distinguished professor, Nanjing Normal University, China

2000-2002, Distinguished professor, Wuxi University of Light Industry, China

1997-1999, Research associate, Scripps Research Institute, USA

1994 -1997, Post-doc., UW, UCSD


Research Interests

•   Molecular microbiology and pathway engineering for cellulosic ethanol fermentation

•   Methodology of gene cloning, expression and regulation

•   Biological enzyme engineering for lignocellulose degradation

 Contact

E-mail: weilanshao@gmail.com  Tel: +86-0511-88796122 or +86-025-85891836

Website: http://biofuels.ujs.edu.cn

Yang-Chun Yong, Ph.D.


Professor, Graduate faculty for M.S. students

Education Background

Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 2009

B.S. in Bioengineering, Huazhong Agricultural University, 2004


Working experience

2012 -Present, Professor , Jiangsu University

2010-2012, Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2009-2010, Lecturer, Huazhong Agricultural University


Research Interest

1. Electron based biorefinery—eBiorefinery: To Power and Feed the World with Waste! (Microbial fuel cell (extracellular electron transfer mechanism; nanostructured electrode; electrochemical active biofilm); Microbial electrosynthesis (CO2 capture & transformation); Microbial synthesis of functional nanomaterials).

2. Intelligent Microbiology—iMicrobe: To Delight and Reprogram the Life with Microbe! (Intelligent microbe & microbial intelligence).

3. Biosensors (Whole cell biosensors for high-throughput, high sensitive, high selective detection/quantification of pollutants & toxins).


Contact:  E-mail: ycyong@mail.ujs.edu.cn Tel: +86-511-8878 6708 (Office).

        http://wwwsub.ujs.edu.cn/www3/bioeng/pub/cms/facultystudents/CF/70.html

Daochen Zhu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate faculty for M.S. students

Education Background

Ph.D. in Microbiology, Kobe University, Japan, 2008

M.S. in Fermentation engineering, Dalian Polytechnic  University. China.

2004

B. S. in Food Science, Shandong Polytechnic University. China. 2000

Working experience

2009-present, Associate Professor, Jiangsu University, P. R. China

2008-2009, Research Scientist, Kellogg’s Co. Ltd. US A & P. R. China

Research Interest

•   Microbial degradation of lignin and unbiodegradable organic compounds

•   Microbial species in extreme environment

•   Microbial utilization of biomass resources for biofuel

Contact

                   E-mail: dczhucn@hotmail.com. Tel: +86-13862457021 (Cell Phone).