Ruey-Shin Juang Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Chang Gung University Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan Taiwan Biography
Biography of Ruey-Shin Juang
Dr. Juang is a professor at the Chang Gung University (CGU), Taiwan. Before joining CGU in February 2014, he has worked at the Yuan Ze University, Taiwan since August 1989. Dr. Juang has published more than 300 SCI papers. He is now an Associate Editor of Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, an Editorial Board Member of Separation and Purification Technology, and the Editor-in-Chief of Membrane Water Treatment, which are all SCI indexed. Dr. Juang is also the Founding Editor of this journal. His research covers sciences and technology of separation processes, and their applications in biochemical and environmental engineering.
T.C. Ling University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Biography
Biography of T.C. Ling
Tau Chuan LING is currently a full professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council, United Kingdom (CEng) and has been a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) since 2011. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University, United Kingdom. He has more than 20 years of research experience in downstream processing and bioprocess engineering. To date he has published more than 130 ISI cited articles in international journals.
E. J. Alameda Department of Chemical Engineering University of Granada Spain Biography
Biography of E. J. Alameda
E.J. Alameda was graduated from the University of Granada in 1975. She obtained her PhD in 1980 and became full professor of Chemical Engineering in the Science Faculty at the same University in 1996. She was head of the Chemical Engineering Department (1997-2012). At present, she also directs the “Surfactants, Enzymes and Emulsions” research group. Her main research areas are: enzymes, kinetic enzymatic , biodegradation and toxicity of surfactants, emulsions, and the physical chemistry and applications of surfactants. She has nearly 36 years of experience in the research. She has published over 130 papers in different fields. She has participated or is participating in 18 research projects awarded by public institutions. Principal Investigator of 9 of the 18 projects. She has presented more than 100 communication in different national and international conferences. She has 6 national patents and 1 International presented. She has directed 13 doctoral theses and she has conducted 10 research contracts with companies, in 9 of which she has been responsible researcher.
Y.H. Wei Yuan Ze University Taoyuan Taiwan Biography
Biography of Y.H. Wei
Yu Hong Wei is Professor of Graduate School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at Yuan Ze University. His contributions to academia and bioindustry are numerous, including the fermentation processes development on biosufactants (such as surfactin), biopolymers (PHA) and biofuels (ethanol), and environmental engineering. He has authored more than 50 papers and book chapters and earned many awards and honors, including the Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize 2010. The main contribution Dr. Wei made is in the application of molecular biology methods and biochemical engineering techniques to production of many novel compounds. Some of these products are now developed by local industrial partners.
H.G. Park Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) Daejeon Korea Biography
Biography of H.G. Park
Dr. Hyun Gyu Park is a Professor at the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from KAIST in 1996. During the past 14 years after he joined the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at KAIST, he has published about 130 international papers in the prestigious journals including Angewandte, Nucleic Acid Research, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, ChemComm, Analytical Chemistry, and Biosensors and Bioelectronics. and holds 50 international or domestic patents. His research interests include nucleic acid bioengineering, microarray technology, electrochemical technology for biosensing, and nanobiotechnology. Now, he is serving as an editorial board member of Biotechnology Journal.
F.G. Ochoa Universidad Complutense Madrid, 28040 Spain Biography
Biography of F.G. Ochoa
Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid since 1973. Currently,
Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid.
He was Co-Director of the Master in Biotechnology of the U. Complutense, 1988-1995, as well as Director and
Co-Director of Summer Courses of the U.C.M. and teacher training and update courses
of Secondary, between 1991 and 2001.
He has made stays in various European universities: Erlangen (Germany), Swansea (Kingdom)
Kingdom), Wageningen (Holland), Manchester (United Kingdom), Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Tucumán
R. Ghosh McMaster University Hamilton, ON Canada Biography
Biography of R. Ghosh
Raja Ghosh is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and holds Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering at McMaster University, Canada. His research interests are primarily in the area of membrane science and technology as applied to separation and purification of protein biopharmaceuticals such as monoclonal antibodies. He has authored two books, Protein Bioseparation Using Ultrafiltration and Principles of Bioseparations Engineering, has published more than 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and several chapters in edited books. Dr Ghosh obtained his doctorate degree in Engineering Science from University of Oxford, United Kingdom and worked there as Departmental Lecturer of Chemical Engineering.
V.K. Thakur School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Pullman, WA USA Biography
Biography of V.K. Thakur
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur is currently a Research Lecturer in Manufacturing at the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing. His former appointments include being a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, U.S.A, (2013-2016); Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (October 2009-2012), and a visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU–Taiwan. He did his post doctorate in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science (2009) at the National Institute of Technology.
M.A.Z. Coelho Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of M.A.Z. Coelho
She is a professor at the School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and responsible for the Laboratory of Enzymology since 1995. In the scope of the research, she develops works related to Bioprocess Engineering in order to increase productivity of study systems, such as biological macronutrient removal, enzymes, cell growth, among others. As tools, different operational strategies, descriptive models of the system, optimization and development of monitoring methods through simplified systems of analysis and digital processing of biological images are adopted.
N.P. Guerra University Of Vigo Ourense Spain Biography
Biography of N.P. Guerra
Dr. Pérez Guerra is an associated professor at the University of Vigo (Spain) where he teaches “Biochemistry” and “Air Quality Analysis”. He obtained a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Vigo in 1999. Dr. Pérez Guerra has authored 55 scientific papers and 16 book chapters, and coedited the book “Probiotics: Production, Evaluation and Uses in Animal Feed”. He has a great experience in the design, analysis and mathematical modelling of fermentation processes aimed to obtain high-added value products (distilled alcoholic beverages, functional foods and probiotics beverages).
Editorial Board Members
D. Cascaval Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Lasi Lasi Romania Biography
Biography of D. Cascaval
Dr. Dan Cascaval is an Professor in the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania.
His research Interests are Bioreactors: rheology of fermentation broths, efficiency and distribution of mixing into the stirred bioreactors, optimization of mixing, oxygen and substrate mass transfer, improvement of oxygen transfer by using oxygen-vectors, bioreactors with mobile/stirred beds of immobilized cells for biosolvents production or wastewater treatment, Bioseparation (applied for individual or selective separation of antibiotics, amino acids, carboxylic acids, vitamins, solvents):
Physical and reactive extraction, synergetic extraction, extraction and transport through liquid membranes, (free and facilitated pertraction) and direct extraction from fermentation broths.
J.S. Chang National Cheng Kung University Tainan Taiwan Biography
Biography of J.S. Chang
Dr. Jo-Shu Chang is a University Chair Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Irvine in 1993. His research interests cover biochemical engineering, environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology with a recent focus on microalgae-based CO2 reutilization, biofuels production, and biorefineries. He plays an important role in Taiwan’s biomass energy R&D and policy making. He also serves as executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). He recently became fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2015 and has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards. He has published nearly 350 SCI-indexed journal papers with a total citation of over 10,000 times. He also authored seven books and owns more than 40 patents.
J.P. Chen Chang Gung University Kwei-San Taoyuan Taiwan Biography
Biography of J.P. Chen
Dr. Jyh-Ping Chen is currently working as Professor in Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Chang Gung University. His research interests are Biomaterials , Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicine, Drug and Gene Delivery ,Biomedical Nanotechnology, Biochemical Engineering. He has done PhD in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1988.
Y. Chen Tongji University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Y. Chen
Yinguang Chen received his Ph.D. degree Jiangnan University in 1999. Then, he worked as a Postdoc in Tongji University, University of Central Florida, and Virginia Tech from 1999 till 2003 before joining the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University. In 2003 he received the professor position. His research interests focus on the environmental microbial technology. Currently, he is the editorial board member of several Chinese and English Journals.
C.C. Chien Yuan Ze University Chung-Li Taiwan Biography
Biography of C.C. Chien
Dr. Chih-Ching Chien has received his PhD in Microbiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs during the period of 1997. Currently, he is working as Deputy Manager and researcher, Biomedical Engineering Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan and Postdoctoral Associate, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests is Applied and environmental microbiology and biotechnology.
A. D'Annibale University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis Viterbo Italy Biography
Biography of A. D'Annibale
Dr. D’Annibale obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Microbiology at Imperial College at Wye (University of London, UK) in 2002. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy). He has published 87 papers on peer-reviewed journals (Hirsch index 27) and is co-inventor of 2 U.S. Patents. His main research topics include: (i) biological degradation of recalcitrant molecules and xenobiotics (ii) purification and characterization of lignin-modifying enzymes (iii) cell and enzymes immobilization (iv) wastewater treatment and (v) upgrading of agro-industrial wastes.
A. Gargouri Centre de Biotechnologie de Sfax Route Sidi Mansour, B.P Tunisia Biography
Biography of A. Gargouri
Prof. Gargouri is currently Laboratory head at Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax (CBS) • Lab. Valorisation de la Biomasse et Production des protéines chez les Eucaryotes Sfax, Tunisia. His research interests are Enzyme Biotechnology, Fungal Genetics and genome analysis and Prevalence of factor V Leiden in south Tunisian blood donors.
M.N. Gupta Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India Biography
Biography of M.N. Gupta
Dr. Gupta obtained his doctorate from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and did his post doctoral work at University of Minnesota and MIT. He has more than 300 publications with h-index of 50. He has edited 3 books.
Dr. Gupta is the founding and former Editor-in-Chief of sustainable chemical processes [springer open].
J. Li Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA USA Biography
Biography of J. Li
Dr. Jingbo Li is currently working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher with focus on metabolic engineering for bio-fuel production. He obtained his PhD from Aarhus University, Denmark with specialty in lipid technology. He received 3 awards from the American Oil Chemists’ Society due to his excellence during his PhD study. He has strong interests in developing green and sustainable technologies for bio waste valorization.
D.Q. Lin Zhejiang University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of D.Q. Lin
Dong-Qiang Lin, graduated from Zhejiang University in 1992 and then obtained the PhD. Degree in 1997. He has published more than 160 papers and three books, and was authorized 28 patents. He got several technical awards, such as the First Award of Technology Progress (Education Ministry of China), Second Award of Technology Progress (Zhejiang Province, China), Second Award of Natural Science (Zhejiang Province, China) and First Award of Technology Progress in High Education (Education Committee of Zhejiang Province of China). In recent year he focused on novel bioseparation technology, separation materials, computer simulation and bioprocess design.
K. Ma University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON Canada Biography
Biography of K. Ma
Dr. Ma obtained his PhD from Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. He was a Max-Planck-Institute fellow and worked as a research associate at the University, and a postdoctoral fellow and then an assistant research scientist and a graduate faculty at the University of Georgia, United States. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Ma's research focuses on physiology, enzymology and alcohol metabolism of hyperthermophiles, a group of microorganisms growing optimally at 80°C and above or capable of growing at 90°C and above.
E. Malvessi University of Caxias do Sul Caxias do Sul Brazil Biography
Biography of E. Malvessi
Eloane Malvessi is graduated in Biological Sciences from University of Caxias do Sul. She obtained a master degree (MSc.) in Biotechnology from University of Caxias do Sul and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
She is currently researcher and Adjunct Professor at University of Caxias do Sul. Has experience in Applied and Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocess Technology with emphasis on biochemical processes, mainly in the following areas: production of enzymes, organic acids, ethanol and butanediol.
She has manuscripts in international scientific journals and coordinates projects about the production of organic acids and sorbitol and pectinolytic enzymes. She is revising the national and international scientific journals.
G. Mannina Università di Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of G. Mannina
Giorgio Mannina is Professor of Sanitary-Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace, Materials Engineering (DICAM) of the Polytechnic School of the University of Palermo and member of the board of professors of the PhD program in Civil, Environmental, Materials and, from the academic year 2006/2007, teacher of the course of Environmental Sanitary Engineering and of the Laboratory of Sanitary-Environmental Modeling. In 2002 he graduated in Civil Engineering - Hydraulics (cum laude) at the University of Palermo.
KSMS Raghavarao Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore India Biography
Biography of KSMS Raghavarao
Dr. Raghavarao serves as Head of Food Engineering at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. Dr. Rao is Senior Principal Scientist of CFTRI, Mysore. Dr. Rao is Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Richcore Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. He holds Ph.D. (Tech) from University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT), Mumbai and B.Tech. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Research work is basically the application of principles of Chemical Engineering for process and produce development in area of Food Process Engineering as well as Food and Biotechnology.
A.K. Ray University of Western Ontario London, ON Canada Biography
Biography of A.K. Ray
Professor Ajay K. Ray, Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at Western University (London, Canada), has made seminal research contributions in industrial process modeling and optimization; development of solar photocatalysis; and advancement of simulated moving bed technology for reactive separation. Dr. Ray has contributed to enhance engineering knowledge by devising innovative approaches to enhance process performance for applications in energy, environment, food and health, the key challenges facing the world. Dr. Ray is a prolific author, having written a text book on Engineering Mathematics and over 170 research articles in archival journals. The impact of his work is evident from high h-index and citations received. He has mentored over 80 graduate students. He is member of the editorial board of many journals, recipient of the Research, Teaching and Faculty Scholars award, CrayQuest award, Distinguished Speakers award, and Distinguished Alumni award from Calcutta University.
F. Sanromán University of Vigo Vigo Spain Biography
Biography of F. Sanromán
Professor M. Angeles Sanroman is the head of the Bioengineering & Sustainable Processes Group at the University of Vigo and member of ANEP-Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in the Technology Transfer Area. Currently, main research lines carried out are biodegradation of recalcitrant organic compounds, solid state fermentation, enzymatic technology, bioreactors design and advanced oxidation technologies. The results of these research works have been published in more than 230 papers, 5 patents, 20 chapters of books and more than 350 research communications. She has collaborated in more than 50 research and innovation projects.
M.-J. Syu National Cheng Kung University Tainan Taiwan Biography
Biography of M.-J. Syu
Dr. Syu holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. Currently Dr. Syu is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. She is also a managing editor of “Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers”. Her research fields include preparation of functional materials and fabrication of biosensors.
T. Tavares University of Minho Braga Portugal Biography
Biography of T. Tavares
Dr. Taveres is currently Executive Director at Chemical Engineering Laboratory (LEQ). She has completed PhD in Engineering Sciences from Universidade do Minho in 1991. Team led by Prof. Teresa Tavares wins the 2007 PNIA with a new "Chromium Recovery and Reuse Process ". New chromate or dichromate fixation technology in a synthetic zeolite, using a bacterial biofilm, allowing the recovery of chromium. It is a process of treatment of liquid effluents (chromium is a very toxic pollutant, present in the waste water of various industries), making the sustained reintroduction of a pollutant in the industrial process.
J.S. Torrecilla Complutense University of Madrid Avenida Complutense s/n Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J.S. Torrecilla
He is a Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UCM in 2000. After that, in 2005, he obtained his Advanced Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention Degree, specialized on Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Applied Psycho-Sociology.
F. Valero Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of F. Valero
Dr. Francisco Valero is full professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). His research career has been focused on Biochemical Engineering, especially in the fields of Bioprocess Engineering, Production of Recombinant Proteins in the cell factory Pichia pastoris, monitoring modelling and control of bioprocesses and Applied Biocatalysis (lipases). He is coordinator of the Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Biocatalysis Research group, cofounder of the Biotechnology company Bioingenium and treasurer of the Spanish Biotechnology Society (SEBIOT. He has experience as project manager for public and private projects (36). He has published over 110 scientific papers in refereed journals, 12 book chapters. and supervisor of 20 PhD Thesis.
T.S. Wong University of Sheffield Sheffield United Kingdom Biography
Biography of T.S. Wong
Dr. Wong has studied Chemical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) and graduated with first class honours in 2002. During his undergraduate study, he was awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) by California Institute of Technology (CalTech) and started working with Prof. Frances H. Arnold on directed protein evolution. He joined the research team of Prof. Sir Alan R. Fersht at Medical Research Council Centre for Protein Engineering (MRC CPE, University of Cambridge). My post-doctoral research encompassed characterizing proteins involved in cancers, ageing, and mutational diseases (particularly tumour suppressor p53 and mitochondrial DNA replisome) using advanced biophysical and structural approaches.