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Shijie Liu

Shijie Liu
Associate Chair and Professor

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

Hanchi ChenHanchi Chen
hchen23@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)

Chenhui LiangChenhui Liang
cliang@syr.edu

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

Zheng LiuZheng Liu
lzheng08@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: PBE Sustainable Engineering Management

Abigail McNinchAbigail McNinch
armcninc@syr.edu

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

Stephanie PerkinsStephanie Perkins
stperkin@syr.edu

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

Emma PutmanEmma Putman
eeputman@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

Yang WangYang Wang
ywang52@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (PBE )

Yipeng XieYipeng Xie
yixie@syr.edu

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

Jipeng YanJipeng Yan
jyan02@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Liu
  • Area of Study: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Previous Graduate Study: Beijing Forestry University (Pulp and Paper Produ)

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 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 Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery
  • Executive editor, Journal of Biobased Materials and BioEnergy, 2009
  • 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

 

[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.

 


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