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DR. HANWU LEI Biofuels, Bioproducts & Thermochemical Catalysis Lab

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Brief Resume


Areas of Expertise

Education Efforts:

I am dedicated to helping students gain the skills and information they need to develop their ability and succeed in engineering discipline and professional life

I am devoted to developing and demonstrating integrative learning experiences for student success, and provide discipline knowledge and skills, ideas and concepts, questions and problems, tasks and projects, which interact with critical thinking and competencies

Research Efforts:

My research focuses on biofuels and bioproducts development, renewable energy technologies, and cost-effective biomass conversion technologies with clear reaction mechanisms and methodologies

My research investigates the mechanisms responsible for the generation of fuel components and high value chemicals and bioproducts from lignocellulose biomass and municipal solid waste, and address fundamental and applied questions in conversions at the molecular, reactor, and system levels

My research is to discover a rigorous set of guidelines and a conversion platform for the issues involved in the formulation of a discipline of conversion and catalysis design


Education

Ph.D. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities

M.S. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities

B.S. in Grain Engineering; Wuxi University of Light Industry, China


Professional Experience

Associate Professor and Scientist

Department of Biological Systems Engineering,
Washington State University (2015-Present)

Assistant Professor and Scientist

Department of Biological Systems Engineering,
Washington State University (2009-2015)

Assistant Professor, Bioprocessing Engineer, and Graduate Faculty

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering,
South Dakota State University (2007-2009)

Research Associate and Process Engineer

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006-2007)

Research Assistant

Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2001-2005)

Manager and Process Engineer

Producing and Technology Department
Sichuan Agricultural and Sideline Products Processing Technology Development Corporation, China (1995-2000)

Technical Supervisor and Engineer

Dongfeng Wheat Flour Mill, China (1992-1995)

Dr. Hanwu Lei

Hanwu Lei

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Email Dr. Lei

Phone: 509 372-7628
(Campus – 27628)

Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671

Curriculum Vitae


Slideshow:
Processes, Biofuels, and Bioproducts from Dr. Hanwu Lei’s Group