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Shijie Liu

Shijie Liu

Professor and Associate Chair

302 Walters Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6885/470-6501

Email: sliu@esf.edu

Research Interests

  •  Bioenergy, biomaterials, sustainability
  • Bioengineering: metabolic pathway and kinetics, fermentation
  • Chemical Kinetics: surface reactions, chemical pulping, bleaching, chemical treatment
  • Mass transfer: Membrane separation, multiscale diffusion, dispersion, convective transport
  • Fluid Particle Systems: Fluid transport in porous media, slurry/suspension flow
  • Process optimization: Physical/mathematical modeling, optimization
  • Fiber properties: Morphological and chemical properties
  • Applied Mathematics: Numerical analysis, volume averaging 
 

Graduate (and Undergraduate) Research Projects

These projects are available as MS and PhD thesis projects as well as to BPE498

  • Biofuels: Ethanol, Butanol, Biogas, Biodesiel
  • Biochemicals: Fumrc acid, Lactic acid, Hydroxl acids, Acetic acid,Furfural 
  • Bioplatics: PHA, PLA
  • Catalyts: Cellulase, hemcellulase, hydrolytlc enzymes
  • Separation: Xylose
  • Biomass conversion: petreatment, hot-water extraction, acid hydrolysis, enzyme hydrolysis
  • Chemical pulping of woodchips and/or agricultural woody biomass

Laboratory experiments may be conducted in the Bioprocess Engineering Lab

  • Walters Hall 204, ESF main campus
  • CNY BA 1100, CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Hanchi ChenHanchi Chen
hchen23@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Wei DaiWei Dai
wdai100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Guoyu DongGuoyu Dong
gudong@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Michael GarverMichael Garver

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Previous Graduate Study: Syracuse University (Electrical Engineeri)

Ying GuoYing Guo
yguo127@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Jiaqi HuangJiaqi Huang
jhuang42@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Paper Science and Engineering

Chao LiuChao Liu
cliu17@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Xiaolin QuXiaolin Qu
xqu100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Zhijun TanZhijun Tan
zhtan@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Peifeng TangPeifeng Tang
petang@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Yipeng XieYipeng Xie
yixie@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Yang XingYang Xing
yxing100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Bioprocess Engineering

Courses

  • BPE 230 China Experience
  • BPE 336 Transport Phenomena Lab
  • BPE 421 Bioprocess Kinetics and Systems Engineering
  • BPE 438 / 638 Introduction to Biorefinery Processes
  • BPE 440 Bioprocess Kinetics and Systems Engineering Lab
  • BPE 621 Bioreaction Engineering
  • BPE 640 Experimets and Data Analysis
  • BPE 498 Bioprocess Enineering Research Experience
  • BPE 650 Advanced Cataysis and Surface Reactions
  • BPE 658 Advance Biocatalysis
  • BPE 798 Indvidual Studies in Bioprocess Engineering

Education

  • Ph. D. Chemical Engineering. University of Alberta, Edmonton 1992.
  • B. Sc. Chemical Engineering. Chengdu University of Science & Technology (now Sichuan University), P.R. China. 1982.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, SUNY ESF, 2011 - to date.
  • Associate Professor, SUNY ESF, 2007 - 2011.
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 2005 - 2007.
  • Senior Engineer, Alberta Research Council, 2005.
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta. 1996 - 2005.

Activities

  • Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy
  • Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery
  • Programing Chair, Forest Bioproductc Division, AIChE
  • Chair, TAPPI Nonwood Fibers Committee, 2008-2010
  • Vice Chair, TAPPI Nonwood Fibers Committee, 2007-2008
  • Chair, PAPTAC Nonwood Fibres Committee, 2004 – 2007
  • Vice Chair, PAPTAC Nonwood Fibres Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Nonwood Symposium Co-Chair: PAPTAC PAPERWEEK, Montreal, Canada 2004, 2005, 2006

Professional Societies

  • AIChE – 2005 - to date (American Institute of Chemical Engineers, USA): Forest Products Division; Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division.
  • Society for Biological Engineering – 2005 - to date
  • Tappi - 2001 - 2012 (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, USA)
  • PAPTAC – Since 2001 (Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada)
  • CSChE – 1996 – 2005 (Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers)
  • APEGGA – Since 1994 (The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta)
  • Appita – 2003 - 2006.

Sample Publications

Google Scholar

Bioprocess Engineering

Journal of Bioprocess Engineering & Biorefinery

 

[J148]  Y Jiang, W Chen, Y Sun, Z Li, X Tang, X Zeng, L Lin, S Liu 2016 One-pot conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates into 5-[(formyloxy) methyl] furfural: A novel alternative platform chemical. Industrial Crops and Products. 83: 408–413.

[J147]  W Hao, W Li, X Tang, X Zeng, Y Sun, S Liu, L Lin. 2016 Catalytic transfer hydrogenation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethyl furfural to the building block 2, 5-bishydroxymethyl furan. Green Chemistry. 18: 1080-1088.

[J146]  Y Liu, H Lu, K Ampong-Nyarko, T MacDonald, LL Tavlarides, S Liu, B Liang. 2016 “Kinetic studies on biodiesel production using a trace acid catalyst”, Catalyst Today. 264(15):55–62

[J145]  Y Xing, L Bu, D Sun, Z Liu, S Liu, J Jiang. 2015. “High glucose recovery from direct enzymatic hydrolysis of bisulfite-pretreatment on non-detoxified furfural residues”. Bioresource technology 193: 401-407.

[J144]  S Liu. 2015 “A review on protein oligomerization process”, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 16(13): 2731-2760.

[J143]  Y Xie, S Liu. 2015 Purification and concentration of paulownia hot water wood extracts with nanofiltration. Separation and Purification Technology 156: 848-855.

[J142]  P Zhao, H Lu, S Liu, Y Li, B Liang. 2015 Effect of Carbon Dioxide on the Liquid Hot-Water Treatment of Lignocellulosics, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 9(3): 334-341.

[J141]  Y Wang, C Liang, S Liu. Ethanol production from hot-water sugar maple wood extract hydrolyzate: fermentation media optimization for Escherichia coli FBWHR. Aims Press, 2015.

[J140]  LH Fu, SM Li, J Bian, MG Ma, XL Long, XM Zhang, SJ Liu. 2015 Compare study cellulose/Mn3O4 composites using four types of alkalis by sonochemistry method. Carbohydrate polymers 115, 373-378.

[J139]  H Chen, S Liu. 2015 “A Kinetic Study of DDGS Hemicellulose Acid Hydrolysis and NMR Characterization of DDGS Hydrolysate”. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 177(1): 162-174.

[J138]  W Hao, X Tang, X Zeng, Y Sun, S Liu, L Lin. 2015 “Catalytic Conversion of Glucose to Levulinate Ester Derivative in Ethylene Glycol” BioResources 10 (3), 4191-4203.

[J137]  X Tang, Z Li, X Zeng, Y Jiang, S Liu, T Lei, Y Sun, L Lin. 2015 “In Situ Catalytic Hydrogenation of Biomass‐Derived Methyl Levulinate to γ‐Valerolactone in Methanol” ChemSusChem. 8(9):1601-1607.

[J136]  L Hu, L Lin, Z Wu, S Zhou, S Liu 2015 “Chemocatalytic hydrolysis of cellulose into glucose over solid acid catalysts” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 174: 225-243.

[J135]  S Liu 2015 “Cooperative adsorption on solid surfaces” Journal of colloid and interface science 450: 224-238.

[J134]  X Tang, X Zeng, Z Li, W Li, Y Jiang, L Hu, S Liu, Y Sun, L Lin . 2015 “In Situ Generated Catalyst System to Convert Biomass‐Derived Levulinic Acid to γ‐Valerolactone” ChemCatChem 7 (8): 1372-1379.

[J133]  S Liu 2015 “A synergetic pretreatment technology for woody biomass conversion” Applied Energy 144, 114-128.

[J132]  Y Jiang, Z Li, X Tang, Y Sun, X Zeng, S Liu, L Lin 2015 “Depolymerization of Cellulolytic Enzyme Lignin for the Production of Monomeric Phenols over Raney Ni and Acidic Zeolite Catalysts” Energy & Fuels 29 (3), 1662-1668.

[J131]  J Yan, S Liu 2015 “Hot Water Pretreatment of Boreal Aspen Woodchips in a Pilot Scale Digester” Energies 8 (2), 1166-1180.

[J130]  S Liu. 2015 “A mathematical model for competitive adsorptions” Separation and Purification Technology 144, 80-89.

[J129]  W Ge, D Li, M Chen, X Wang, S Liu, R Sun 2015 “Characterization and antioxidant activity of β-carotene loaded chitosan-graft-poly (lactide) nanomicelles” Carbohydrate polymers 117: 169-176

[J128]  J Yan, D Kiemle, S Liu. 2015 “Quantification of xylooligomers in hot water wood extract by 1 H–13 C heteronuclear single quantum coherence NMR”. Carbohydrate polymers 117: 903-909.

[J127]  G Han, Y Han, X Wang, S Liu, R Sun. 2014. “Synthesis of organic rectorite with novel Gemini surfactants for copper removal” Applied Surface Science 317: 35-42.

[J126]  S Liu  2014 “A Kinetic Model on Polyauxie: E. coli FBWHR in Hot-Water Wood Extract Hydrolysate Media” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 3 (2): 122-131.

[J125]  H Yu, S Liu 2014 “Metabolic Engineering of Butanol-Producing Strains and Its Kinetic Model” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 3 (2): 85-99.

[J124]  W Li, Y Sun, L Lin, S Liu 2014 “Efficient Isomerization of Glucose Into Fructose with Modified HY Zeolite by Sodium Aluminate” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 3 (2), 132-138.

[J123]  W Wang, J Ren, H Li, F Peng, R Sun, S Liu. 2014 “Catalytic Conversion of Xylose to Furfural Using AlCl3-Dominant Catalysts in a Homogeneous System”. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 8 (4): 437-443.

[J122]  S Liu 2014 “A Visit on the Kinetics of Surface Adsorption” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 3(2): 100-114.

[J121]  X Tang, X Zeng, Z Li, L Hu, Y Sun, S Liu, T Lei, L Lin 2014 “Production of γ-valerolactone from lignocellulosic biomass for sustainable fuels and chemicals supply” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 40: 608-620.

[J120]  W Wang, J Ren, H Li, F Peng, R Sun, S Liu 2014 “Catalytic Conversion of Xylose to Furfural Using AlCl3-Dominant Catalysts in a Homogeneous System” Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 8 (4), 437-443.

[J119]  L Lin, S Liu 2014 “Special Section for the 4th International Conference on Biorefinery–Toward Bioenergy” Energy & Fuels 28 (7), 4241-4241.

[J118]  MP Garver, H Yu, S Liu 2014 “Intracellular Transport Mechanisms in Clostridium difficile, a Human Pathogen” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 3 (1), 1-22.

[J117]  S Liu 2014 “Ethanol: A Smart Choice of Product in Sustainable Biorefinery of Plant Biomass” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 3 (1), 40-49.

[J116]  X Tang, Y Sun, X Zeng, W Hao, L Lin, S Liu 2014 “A novel process for the extraction of ethyl levulinate by toluene with less humins from the ethanolysis products of carbohydrates” Energy & Fuels. 28(7), 4251–4255.

[J115]  W Wang, H Li, J Ren, R Sun, J Zheng, G Sun, S Liu 2014 “An efficient process for dehydration of xylose to furfural catalyzed by inorganic salts in water/dimethyl sulfoxide system” Chinese Journal of Catalysis 35 (5), 741-747.

[J114]  X Cao, L Zhong, X Peng, S Sun, S Li, S Liu, R Sun 2014 “Comparative study of the pyrolysis of lignocellulose and its major components: Characterization and overall distribution of their biochars and volatiles” Bioresource technology 155, 21-27.

[J113]  L Hu, L Lin, S Liu 2014 “Chemoselective hydrogenation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural into the liquid biofuel 2, 5-dimethylfuran” 2014 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53(24), 9969–9978.

[J112]  L Hu, Z Wu, J Xu, Y Sun, L Lin, S Liu 2014 “Zeolite-promoted transformation of glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in ionic liquid” Chemical Engineering Journal 244, 137-144.

[J111]  D Yang, X Peng, L Zhong, X Cao, W Chen, X Zhang, S Liu, R Sun 2014 “‘Green’ films from renewable resources: Properties of epoxidized soybean oil plasticized ethyl cellulose films” Carbohydrate polymers 103, 198-206.

[J110]  L Hu, X Tang, J Xu, Z Wu, L Lin, S Liu 2014 “Selective transformation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural into the liquid fuel 2, 5-dimethylfuran over carbon-supported ruthenium” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53 (8), 3056-3064.

[J109]  S Wang, J Ren, W Li, R Sun, S Liu 2014 “Properties of polyvinyl alcohol/xylan composite films with citric acid” Carbohydrate Polymers 103, 94-99.

[J108]  Y. Wang, S. Liu 2014 “Production of (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid by Burkholderia cepacia from wood extract hydrolysates” AMB Express 4 (1), 1-10

[J107]  X Tang, H Chen, L Hu, W Hao, Y Sun, X Zeng, L Lin, S Liu 2014 “Conversion of biomass to γ-valerolactone by catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ethyl levulinate over metal hydroxides” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 147, 827-834.

[J106]  X Cao, L Zhong, X Peng, S Sun, S Li, S Liu, R Sun. 2014 “Comparative study of the pyrolysis of lignocellulose and its major components: Characterization and overall distribution of their biochars and volatiles”. Bioresour Technol. 155: 21-27. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.006.


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