302 Walters Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
These projects are available as MS and PhD thesis projects as well as to BPE498
Laboratory experiments may be conducted in the Bioprocess Engineering Lab
Graduate Research Topic
My work aims to improve enzymatic production of cellulases by to optimizing the fermentation conditions and substrate utilization for a given microorganism. This study uses wood extract produced during hot-water pretreatment as substrate to stimulate the enzymes yield. An increment in enzyme production would be a step in the right direction in the efforts to reduce the enzymatic cost and could help the biobased industry become more competitive.
Graduate Research Topic
Polyhydroalkanoates (PHAs) are biopolyesters produced by many bacteria as carbon and energy storage compound under nutrient limiting conditions. PHAs have attracted a wide research interest because of their applications in biodegradable plastics and medical uses. Recent developments show that PHA and its related technologies are forming an industrial value chain ranging from fermentation, materials, energy to medical fields. Though compared with the petroleum products, the cost of PHA production is still expensive. One solution for this problem is using inexpensive renewable carbon sources, such as plant oils, molasses, starch, whey, wood extract and other industiral wastes to make PHAs production more economical. Another solution is to find a more enviornmental friendly and more economical method to purify the PHA from cell mass.
there is a will, there is a way.
2000~2004,Dalian University of Technology. Bachelor 2004~2007, Chinese Academy of Science, Master 2009~present, SUNY-ESF, Ph.D
[J103] 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.
[J102] S Wang, J Ren, W Li, R Sun, S Liu 2013 “Properties of poly vinyl alcohol/xylan composite films with citric acid” Carbohydrate Polymers.
[J101] L. Hu, G.Zhao, X. Tang, Z. Wu, J. Xu, L. Lin, S. Liu 2013 “Catalytic conversion of carbohydrates into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over cellulose-derived carbonaceous catalyst in ionic liquid” Bioresource technology 148, 501-507.
[J100] Y Wang, A Ward, D. Nichol, S. Liu 2013 “Production and Properties of Nano-Crystalline Cellulose from Aspen Kraft Pulp” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 2 (3), 198-203.
[J99] S. Liu 2013 “Molecular Diffusion: Size Matters” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 2 (3), 212-224.
[J98] Y Wang, S. Liu 2013 “Enzymatic Recovery of Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from Burkholderia cepacia by Pancreatin and Characterization of Polymer Properties” Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery 2 (3), 163-170
[J97] S. Liu 2013 “Chemical Reactions on Surfaces During Woody Biomass Hydrolysis” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(2): 125-142.
[J96] M.P. Garver and S. Liu 2013 “Thermochemical and Biochemical Technologies for Biorefineries” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(2): 94-116.
[J95] H. Chen and S. Liu 2013 “Conversion of Distillers Grain to Chemicals, Liquid Fuel and Materials” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(2): 85-93.
[J94] Y. Wang and S. Liu 2013 “Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs): Biosynthesis, Production and Recovery” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(1):61-72.
[J93] J.P. Buyondo and S. Liu 2013 “Unstructured Kinetic Modeling of Batch Production of Lactic Acid from Hemicellulosic Sugars” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(1):40-45.
[J92] Y. Wang, Z. Liu, MAR Chatsko and S. Liu 2013 “Ethanol Fermentation by Escherichia Coli FBWHR Using Hot-Water Sugar Maple Wood Exact Hydrolyzate as Substrate: A Batch Fermentation and Kinetic Study” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(1):20-26.
[J91] J. Yan, N. Joshee and S. Liu 2013 “Kinetics of the Hot-Water Extraction of Paulownia Elongata Woodchips” J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 2(1):1-10.
[J90] L. Hu, G. Zhao, W. Hao, X. Tang, Y. Sun, L. Lin and S. Liu. 2012 “Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-derived Carbohydrates into Fuels and Chemicals via Furanic Aldehydes”, RSC Adv. 2:11184-11206.
[J89] J. Zhang, L. Lin and S. Liu. 2012 “Efficient Production of Furan Derivatives from a Sugar Mixture by Catalytic Process”. Energy & Fuels 26(7):4560-4567.
[J88] Y. Wang, Z. Sun, A. M. Shupe and S. Liu. 2012 “Influence of Oxygen Mass Transfer on the Fermentation Behavior of Burkholderia Cepacia for Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Production Utilizing Wood Extract Hydrolysate (WEH)”, J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(2):169-175.
[J87] S. Liu. 2012 “Utilization of Woody Biomass: Sustainability” , J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(2):123-139.
[J86] A.M. Shupe, D. Kiemle and S. Liu. 2012 “Quantitative 2D HSQC NMR Analysis of Mixed Wood Sugars in Hemicellulosic Hydrolysate Fermentation Broth”, J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(1):93-100.
[J85] J.P. Buyondo and S. Liu. 2012 “Processes and Bioreactor Designs for Butanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass”, J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(1):53-68.
[J84] L. Hu, G. Zhao, Y. Sun, L. Lin and S. Liu. 2012 “Catalytic Conversion of Glucose Into Fuels and Chemicals via 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural”, J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(1):44-52.
[J83] Y. Wang and S. Liu. 2012 “Butadiene Production from Ethanol”, J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(1):33-43.
[J82] S. Liu. 2012 “Woody Biomass Conversion: Sustainability and Water-Based Processes”, J. Bioproc. Eng. Biorefinery. 1(1):6-32.
[J81] L. Hu, Y. Sun, L. Lin and S. Liu. 2012 “Catalytic conversion of glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using double catalysts in ionic liquid”, J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 43(5): 718-723.
[J80] A. Shupe and S. Liu. 2011 “Effect of Agitation Rate on Ethanol Production from Sugar Maple Hemicellulosic Hydrolysate by Pichia Stipitis”. App. Biochem. Biotech. 1-8. doi:10.1007/s12010-011-9285-0.
[J79] Y. Wang Y. and S. Liu 2012 “Pretreatment Techonologies for Biological and Chemical Conversion of Woody Biomass”, TAPPI J. 11(1): 9-18.
[J78] S. Liu, H. Lu, R. Hu, A Shupe, L. Lin and B. Liang 2012 “A Sustainable Woody Biomass Biorefinery”, J. Biotech. Adv. 30(4): 785-810. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2012.01.013.
[J77] Z. Zhang, S. Liu and T. Tan 2012 “Biorefining: Thermochemical and Enzymatic Biomass Conversion”, J. Biotch. Adv., 30(4): 783-784.
[J76] Z. Sun and S. Liu. 2012 “Production of n-Butanol from Concentrated Sugar Maple Hemicellulosic Hydrolysate by Clostridia Acetobutylicum ATCC 824”, J. Biomass Bioenergy, 39: 39-47. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.07.026
[J75] A.M. Shupe and S. Liu. 2012 “Ethanol Fermentation from Hydrolyzed Hot-Water Wood Extracts by Pentose Fermenting Yeasts”, J. Biomass Bioenergy, 39: 31-38.
[J74] J. Zhang, L. Lin, H. Song, J. Zhuang, C. Pang, S. Liu. 2012 “Microfibrillated Cellulose from Bamboo and Its Properties”, J. Biomass Bioenergy. 39:78-83.
[J73] J. Zhang, L. Lin, S. Liu, Z. Zhang. 2012 “Conversion of D-xylose into Furfural with Mesoporous Molecular Sieve MCM41 as Catalysts and Butanol as the Extracting Phase”, J. Biomass Bioenergy, 39:73-77. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.07.028
[J72] H. Lu, R. Hu, A. Ward, T. E. Amidon, B. Liang, S. Liu. 2012 “Effect of Hot-Water Extraction on Soda Pulping of Aspen Woodchips”, J. Biomass Bioenergy. 39: 5-13.
[J71] S. Liu, L.P. Abrahamson, G.M. Scott 2012 “Biorefinery: Ensuring Biomass as a Sustainable Renewable Source of Chemicals, Materials, and Energy”, J. Biomass Bioenergy. 39: 1-4.