University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Go to the U of M home page

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Ping Wang, Professor

Ping Wang208 Kaufert Lab
University of Minnesota
2004 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 612-624-4792
Ping Wang's Research Group Web Page

Ph.D. Tufts University
M.S. East China University of Science & Technology
B.S. East China University of Science & Technology

Areas of Interest

We are interested in enzyme engineering and nanobiotechnology. Benefiting from the latest advances in enzymology, nanoscale technology and materials science, we explore novel biocatalysis for production of bioproducts and bioenergy. Current research includes enzymatic synthesis of biofuels, biopolymers and specialty chemicals, as well as various bioactive systems including biofuel cells, artificial cells, coatings and liquid membrane bioreactors.

Selected Publications

J. Kim, J. Grate, P. Wang. Nanoscale biocatalysts and their applications. Trend in Biotechnology. 26(11), 639-646, 2009.

W. Liu, S. Zhang and P. Wang. Nanoparticle Supported Multienzyme Catalysis with in situ Cofactor Regeneration. J. Biotechnol. 139: 102-107, 2009.

P. Wang. Multiscale Features in Recent Development of Biocatalyst Systems. Invited review. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 152(2), 343-352, 2009

S. Miao, S. Zhang, Z. Su, P. Wang. Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Oleic Acid- Based Polymers. Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry. 46, 4243-4248, 2008.

X. Tong, A. Trivedi, H. J. M. Zhang, P. Wang. Enzymic thin film coatings for bioactive materials. Biotechnology Progress. 24(3), 714-719, 2008.

Bilal El-Zahab, Ping Wang. Particle-Attached NADH for Methanol Production from CO_2 Catalyzed by Coimmobilized Enzymes. Biotechnology Bioengineering, 99(3), 508-514, 2008.

Courses Taught