Bin Yang

Washington State University, USA
Bin Yang

Dr. Bin Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Bioproduct, Sciences & Engineering Laboratory at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. He held the Fulbright Chair in Energy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (2019-2020). He is a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award of 2011. He has dedicated most of his career to the development of renewable energy technologies with particular emphasis on production of biofuels and chemicals from cellulosic biomass feedstocks and other sustainable resources.  His major research interests include understanding fundamental mechanism of bioprocessing technologies for the advanced biofuels, advancing cutting-edge technologies, and facilitating the commercialization process as well as improving our knowledge of emerging technologies to meet near and long-term needs worldwide. His current research focus on pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and conversion technologies that accelerate commercial application of biomass processing to cellulosic and lignin fuels and biobased products. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has five patents. He also serves as an advisory editor board member for leading biorefinery journals. Yang’s research has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Sun Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Seattle-based Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation.

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