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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, knowledge, and experience they need to develop their ability and succeed in 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

Graduate students and post-docs graduated/worked from my lab are now professors at internationally esteemed universities, and engineers and scientists in industries and government

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 for sustainable future

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

I am devoted to creating the scholarly learning and inclusive environment for student and post-doc success. My team and I have authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters


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 Science and Engineering; Jiangnan University, China


Professional Experience

Professor and Scientist

Department of Biological Systems Engineering,
Washington State University (2021-Present)

Associate Professor and Scientist

Department of Biological Systems Engineering,
Washington State University (2015-2021)

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)

Postdoctoral 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)

Dr. Hanwu Lei

Hanwu Lei

Ph.D., 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