Professor, Chemical Engineering
Professor, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Approved Graduate Faculty for CEMR MS and PhD committees
|Dr. Yang joined WVU in 1982, after holding faculty positions at Edinburgh University (UK), University of Queensland (Australia) and Cornell University (sabbatical leave), and also working in petroleum industry. His research activities, both experimental and theoretical, lie in the fields of biotechnology/bioengineering, reaction engineering, and system analysis/modeling:|
Biotechnology/Bioengineering: Renewable Bioresource Technology; Plant Cell and Tissue Culture; Membrane Bioreactors; Bioactive Substances from Plants; Electropermeabilization; Nonlinear Oscillations in Bioreaction Systems.
Reaction Engineering: Catalytic Membrane Reactors; Reactor Stability; Coal Gasification.
System Analysis/Modeling: Nonlinear Dynamics of Biochemical and Chemical Reaction Systems; Numerical Methods and Neural Networks.
Currently, Dr. Yang's research focuses on nanoparticles from green plants, renewable bioresource technology, hybrid neural networks, and controlled release of intra-cellular products from plants.
|»||B.E., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University|
|»||M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire|
|»||Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University|
|Research Focus Areas|
|»||Plant Cell/Tissue Culture|
|»||Plant Molecular Farming|
|»||Renewable Bio-Resource Technology|
|»||Chemical Reaction Engineering|
|»||Process Dynamics and Control|
|»||Nanoparticles from living organisms|
|»||Enzymatic TMR process for biorefinery|
|»||Bioactive substances from plants|
|»||Hybrid artificial neural networks|
|»||Numerical methods for partial differential equations|
|»||American Institute of Chemical Engineers|
|»||American Chemical Society|
|»||American Society of Engineering Education|
|»||American Society of Plant Biologists|