M.S. - East China University of Science & Technology.
B.S. - East China University of Science & Technology.
Areas of Interest
Nanobiotechnology, biocatalysts for biotransformation, Bio-based and bio-active materials; biosensors
Our research explores biocatalysis engineered with nanoscale technology to embrace growing challenges faced in sustainability development, including environment protection and bioresource utilization, food safety and precise agriculture, green energy and health industries.
BBE 4401/5401: Bioproducts Engineering
BBE 4413/5413: Biological Processing Engineering
BBE 4502: Capstone Design
MT 3141: Bionanotechnology
We are interested in enzyme engineering and nanobiotechnology. Benefiting from the latest advances in enzymology and materials science, we explore novel biocatalysis and bioproducts for areas of bioresource utilization, environment protection, food safety, smart materials and health industry. Current research especially focuses on development of nanoscale bioactive structures for novel biocatalysis and biosynthesis, functional smart materials, biosensors, functional materials and biodegradation.
One current project explores novel biofilm reactors for non-liquid phase biodegradation (especially VOCs) and biosynthesis (including biofuels), to substantially reduce fresh water requirements in bioprocessing.
Y. Wang; S. Bayatpour; X. Qian; B. Frigo-Vaz; P. Wang. Activated carbon fibers via reductive carbonization of cellulosic biomass for adsorption of nonpolar volatile organic compounds. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 612: 125908, 2021.
G. Dai, W. Tze, B. Frigo-Vaz, N. Mancipe, H. Yang, M. Branciforti, P. Wang*. Nanofibrillated Cellulose-Enzyme Assemblies for Enhanced Biotransformations with In Situ Cofactor Regeneration. Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 191(4): 1369-1383, 2020
G. Dai, J. Hu, X. Zhao, Ping Wang*. A Clorimetric paper sensor for lactate assay using a cellulose-Binding recombinant enzyme. Sensors and Acuators: B Chemical. 238: 138-144, 2017.
Kumar, GS; Wee, Y; Lee, I; Sun, HJ; Zhao, XY; Xia, SX; Kim, S; Lee, J; Wang, P; Kim, J. Stabilized glycerol dehydrogenase for the conversion of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone. Chem. Eng. J., 276: 283-288, 2015.
Ping Wang,Nanoscale Engineering for SmartBiocatalysts with Fine-Tuned Propertiesand Functionalities. Topics in Catalysis. 55: 1107-1113, 2012
R. Naryayanan, B. L. Stottrup, P. Wang. Surface packing characterization of Langmuir monolayer anchored enzyme. Langmuir. 25(18), 10660-10665, 2009.
Bilal El-Zahab, Ping Wang*. Particle-Attached NADH for Methanol Production from CO2 Catalyzed by CoimmobilizedEnzymes.Biotechnology Bioengineering, 99(3), 508-514, 2008.
G. Zhu, Ping Wang*. Polymer-Enzyme Conjugates Self-Assemble and Catalyze Reactions at Oil-Water Interface. J. Am. Chem. Soc.126 (36), 11132-11133, 2004.
H. Jia, G. Zhu, Ping Wang*.Catalytic Behaviors Associated with Enzymes Attached to Nanoparticles: The Effect of Particle Mobility. Biotechnology and Bioengineering.84:406-414, 2003.
H. Jia, G. Y. Zhu, B. Vugrinovich, W. Kataphinan, D. H. Reneker, Ping Wang*. Enzyme-Carrying Polymeric Nanofibers Prepared via Electrospinning for Use as Unique Biocatalysts. Biotechnology Progress, 18: 1027-1032, 2002.
Ping Wang, M. S. Sergueeva, L. Lim, J. S. Dordick. Biocatalytic plastics as active and stable materials for biotransformations.Nature Biotechnology, 15:789-793, 1997.