208 Kaufert Lab
University of Minnesota
2004 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Ph.D. Tufts University
M.S. East China University of Science & Technology
B.S. East China University of Science & Technology
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.
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.