Professor Shijie Liu
Director of Bioprocess Engineering Collaboration, International collaborations in Education and Research in Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY ESF
Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY), USA
Professor Shijie Liu’s topic is “Biocompatible Biodegradable and Recyclable Plastics from Woody Biomass” at the 6th International Conference on Biomass Energy (ICBE2018).
Education and Training
Post Doctorate Fellow, Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, 1992-1996.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 1992.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Chengdu University of Science and Technology (now Sichuan University), Chengdu, P.R.C., 1982.
Biomass conversion, bioprocess kinetics, adsorption.
Research and Professional Experience, Projects
Editor-in-Chief – Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. http://www.aspbs.com/jbmb
2005 to present – SUNY-ESF, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, Professor (2011 - ), Associate Professor (2007 - 2011), and assistant professor (2005 - 2007). Research focus on bioprocess engineering, hot-water extraction of woody biomass, hydrolysis of woody biomass and wood extracts, fermentation (ethanol, butanol, lactic acid and PHA), biodiesel, alkaline pulping of hot-water extracted woodchips, adaptation of fermentative organisms to wood extract / hydrolyzate media, kinetic analysis, chemical reaction engineering, and transport phenomena including membrane separation of wood extracts, purification of fermentable sugar stream. Kinetic and fermentation experiments have been performed under bench-scale (1 – 16 liter) reactors to 400 liter bioreactor / fermentor and 65 ft3 reactors, as well as pilot scale membrane separation units.
1996 to 2005 – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Assistant Professor. Oil Sands Slurry transport, mass transfer and flow in fluid-solid systems, chemical kinetics, chemical reaction and transport in biological systems, pulp and paper engineering.
1987 to 1996 – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. PhD students and post-doctorate fellow. As a postdoctorate fellow (1992-1996), Dr. Liu has been working in various projects including fluid-particle dynamics, oil-sand-water emulsion/suspensions, and packed bed.