Yinjie Tang, Associate Professor

Director, Chemical Engineering 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 because of the spam filter.  So feel free to call my office if you do not receive my response. 

 

 

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The Tang Lab characterizes environmental microorganisms and develops models for bioprocesses.

We also engineer microbial metabolisms for feedstock utilization and chemical production.

Our research focuses on:

1. New pathways or metabolic topologies in nonmodel species.

2. Genome to phenome mapping (including channeling).

3. Carbon/energy balancing under genetic or environmental stresses.

4. Artificial intelligence to improve metabolic model predictions.  

5. Engineering bacteria and yeasts for manufacturing valuable chemicals.

 

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Short Bio: I did my BS and MS in chemical engineering at Tianjin University. My MS thesis was on riboflavin fermentation and purification (advisor Xue-Ming Zhao). My PhD research at University of Washington was on kinetic modeling of marine sediment remediation (advisor Barbara Krieger-Brockett). During my postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (advisor Jay Keasling), I focused on microbial metabolisms for bio-productions and bioremediation. After joining Washington University in 2008, my lab has been working on metabolic engineering of microalgae, metabolic analysis of nonmodel microbes, and bioreactor fermentation development.

I have taught a number of courses, including Process Dynamics and Control, Fluid Mechanics, Bioprocess Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, International Experience in Bioenergy, and Advanced Energy Laboratory (I received a Department Chairís Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2013).