Yinjie Tang, Professor

  Director, EECE Undergraduate Program

  Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Department

  Washington University, Campus Box 1180, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

  Office Location: Brauer Hall, Room 1025 

  Phone: 314-935-3441

  Email: yinjie.tang  @AT@  wustl.edu

  Note: Your emails may be lost due to the spam filter.  So feel free to call my office .   

 

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Teaching

Process Dynamics and Control (EECE401, 2008~present)

Bioprocess Engineering (EECE506, 2013~present)

Metabolic Engineering (EECE596, 2009~2012); Fluid Mechanics (EECE301, 2013); International Experience in Bioenergy (ChE401, 2012)

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Research

1. Characterize metabolisms/pathways in microbial species

2. Engineer algae and nonmodel yeast for synthesis of biofuels and natural products

3. Develop metabolic models using machine learning and functional genomics

4. Optimize bioreactor/photobioreactor operations via Design of Experiments, Kinetic Modeling, and Process Control 

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Service

1. Undergraduate  Director; graduate committee; faculty search committee

2. Associate Editors (Microbial Cell Factories; Biotechnology for Biofuel); Guest or Section Editors (Frontiers in Microbiology; Current Opinion in Biotechnology)

3. Journal Reviewing Services (for over 20 journals)

4. Roundtable panelist: NSF, EPA Star Program; Ad hoc reviewers for DOE, NSF, BBSRC, MacArthur Fellows Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China; Israel Science Foundation; GIF German Israeli Foundation

5. External Academic Review of the Environmental Engineering and Science Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology

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Awards

NSF CAREER 2010

Department Chairís Award for Outstanding Teaching 2013

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Short Bio: Dr. Tang obtained BS (1997) and MS (1999) in chemical engineering at Tianjin University in China. His MS thesis was on riboflavin fermentation and purification (advisor Xue-Ming Zhao). He did his PhD at University of Washington (1999~2004), where his study focused on kinetic modeling of marine bioremediation processes (advisor Barbara Krieger-Brockett). His postdoc research was at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (advisor Jay Keasling). He has joined Washington University since 2008.