DIRECTOR

Dr. Yebo Li  (li.851@osu.edu, 330-263-3855, 330-202-3561) is a professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering (FABE), OSU/OARDC.  His research focuses on the development of innovative process for the production of biofuels and biobased products from renewable sources.   

 STAFF 

Ms.Zhe Liu (liu.884@osu.edu, 330-202-3533)  is a research associate in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU/OARDC. Zhe works with several PIs in the department and she manages Dr. Li's lab (BBRL) and works with students on protocol development, designs and carries out experiments. She has education background on chemistry (B.S.) and food science (M.S.) and research background on environmental chemistry and molecular biology.

Mr. Mike Klingman (klingman.5@osu.edu, 330-202-3531) is a design engineer with the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU/OARDC. He provides engineering support to the group to develop lab scale engineering systems for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts from renewable sources.  

Mrs. Mary Wicks (wicks.14@osu.edu, 330-202-3533) is a research associate with the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU/OARDC. Mary works closely with Dr. Li on proposal development and preparation of manuscript and project reports. She  is also the coordinator for the Ohio Composting and Manure Management Program.

 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS/VISITING SCHOLAR

Dr. Chang, Chun (Chang.1509@osu.edu joined BBRL as a visiting scholar in April 2015 from Zhengzhou University. He received his Ph.D. degress from Department of Chemcial Engineering, Zhejiang University. His primary research interests focus on biogased polyols and polyrethanes..

Dr. Ge, Xumeng (ge.162@osu.edu,330-202-3561) joined BBRL as a new postdoctoral researcher in January, 2013. Originally from Benxi (Liaoning Province, China), he received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering in 2005 from Dalian University of Technology. After working as a lecturer, he became an associate professor in 2008 where his research focused on the kinetics of ethanol fermentation with flocculating yeast as well as strategies for high-concentration ethanol fermentation. Dr. Ge came to the United States in 2009 to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (Arkansas State University)

Dr. Jiang, Yongmei  (jiang.1132@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) received her doctoral degree in Biochemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology. She is an associate professor in College of Life Science at Fujian Normal University. Her primary research interest focuses on the production of bioenergy from waste biomass. She joined Dr. Li's lab as a visiting scholar in Decmber 2014.

Dr. Luo, Xiaolan  (luo.252@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Li's lab. Xiaolan received her Ph.D. from Fudan University, China. She joined Dr. Li's group after one year postdoc research at the University of South Carolina.  She is currently working on a biopolymer project.

Dr. Wang, Feng  (wang.7281@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) joined BBRL as a visiting scholar in September 2014 from Hunan Agricultural University. His primary research interests focus on biomass and bioenergy.

Dr. Xu, Fuqing  (xu,467@osu.edu,330-202-3561)  is currently a postdoc researcher working on anaerobic digestion after he receives his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Zhang, Wenxian  (Zhang.5659@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a principal investigator in Engineering Research Center of Industrial Microbiology, Ministry of Education at Fujian Normal University. He has been studying the epigenetic regulation of biosynthetic processes of antitumor ganoderic acids. He joined the BBRL directed by Dr. Yebo Li as a visiting scholar in October 2014. His primary research interests focus on bioconversion to produce bioenergy.

 GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Mr. Borgemenke, Joshua P. (Josh) (borgemenke.2@buckeyemail.osu.edu) is a FABE M.S. student under Dr. Yebo Li's supervision. He joined Dr. Li's group in 2015. He received his B.S. degree from FABE, OSU.

Ms. Dang, Yu (dang.115@buckeyemail.osu.edu, 330-202-3561)  is a FABE Ph.D. Student under Dr. Yebo Li’s supervision. She joined Dr. Li's group in 2014 after receiving her bachelor degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Sichuan University, China. She received the University Fellowship for her graduate study at OSU. Her current research focuses on the production of biopolyols and polyurethanes from renewable sources.

Ms. Jiang, Danping  (Jiang.1343@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a joint training Ph.D. student between The Ohio State University and Henan Agricultural University. Her current research focuses on treatment of anaerobic digestion effluent.

Mr. Khalaf, Adam (adkhalaf.osu@gmail.com, 330-202-3561) is a FABE M.S. student under Dr. Yebo Li's supervision. He joined Dr. Li's group in 2014 after receiving his bachelor degree from FABE, OSU. He received the University Fellowship for his graduate study at OSU.

Ms. Lawson, Kathryn E. (Lawson.467@osu.edu) is a FABE Ph.D. student under Dr. Yebo Li's supervision. Kathryn was awarded four years of combination of university and college fellowships. She reeceived her bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering with a Biology Minor from Clarkson University. She will work on the conversion of waste streeams to fuels and chemicals.

Ms. Lin, Long  (lin.1132@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Science Program at The Ohio State University under Dr. Yebo Li’s supervision. Long received her B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science from Sun Yat-Sen University, China and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, respectively. She received the FAES Environmental Graduate Research Fellowship for her graduate study at OSU. Her current research focuses on solid state anaerobic digestion.

Mr. Sheets, Johnathon  (sheets.162@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a FABE Ph.D. student under Dr. Yebo Li’s supervision. John received his Bachelor degree from Miami University and M.S. from FABE.. He joined Dr. Li's group in 2011. His current research focuses on biofuels production from algae.

Ms. Vasco-Correa, Juliana (julianavasco@gmail.com, 330-202-3561) is a FABE Ph.D. student under Dr. Yebo Li’s supervision. Juliana joined Dr. Li's group in 2012 from Columbia where she received her M.S. in Biological Engineering. Her current research focuses on the biological conversion of miscanthus to fuels and chemicals. She received the 2012 Fulbright fellowship for her Ph.D. study at OSU.

Mr. Zhang, Lu  (zhang.4730@osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a Ph.D. student in the Food Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at The Ohio State University under Dr. Yebo Li’s supervision.  Lu joined Dr. Li's group in 2014 from Jilin University where she received his B.S. and M.S.

Ms. Zhao, Xiaoying  (zhao.1630@buckeyemail.osu.edu, 330-202-3561) is a FABE Ph.D. Student under Dr. Yebo Li's supervision. She joined Dr. Li's group in 2014 after working 2-years at Applied Chemistry Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received her B.S> and M.S. from Jilin University. Her current research focuses on the production of biopolyols and polyurethanes from renewable sources.

Students and Postdocs Graduated Since 2010

2014
Name Degree Current Empolyer and position
Liangcheng Yang Postdoc Illinois State University, Assistant Professor
Xinjie Tong M.S. Ohio State Unviersity, Ph.D. student
Siam Racharaks M.S. Yale University, Ph.D. student
Stephen park Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Postdoc
Fuqing Xu Ph.D. Ohio State University, Postdoc
2013
Yi Zheng Postdoc Clemson University,Assistant Professor
Shengjun Hu Ph.D.  JPMorgan Chase
Johnathon Sheets M.S. Ohio State University, Ph.D. student
Jia Zhao M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Ph.D. student
2012
Jian Shi Postdoc University of Kentucky,Assistant Professor
Ting Cai M.S. Rutegers University,Ph.D. student
Dan Brown M.S. Machine Concepts Inc,Design Engineer
Phil cherosky M.S. Ohio EPA
2011
Arnold Lubguban Postdoc
Caixia Wan Ph.D. University of Missour,Assistant Professor
Xiang Zhang M.S. Ohio State University
Lo Niee Liew M.S. quasar energy group, Lab manager
2010
Danqi Zhu M.S. Ohio State University