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 .   




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)



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 



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




Department Chairís Award for Outstanding Teaching 2013


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.