Xueyan Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Advisor of AIChE Student Chapter
Office Phone: (951) 552-8855 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 350 Office Hours:
|Ph.D.||Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering||University of Minnesota||2010|
|M.S.||Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering||University of Akron||2006|
|B.S.||Chemical Engineering||Tianjin University||1999|
Preparing Future Faculty Program, University of Minnesota, 2009
Engineering Christian Worldview (EGR101)
Introduction Engineering Design (EGR102)
Intro Math Engineering Application-Lab (EGR182-Lab)
Engineering Design & Documentation (EGR302)
Leadership Cohort (EGR304)
Chemicl Engineerng Thermodynamics (EGR372)
Material Engineering & Selection (EGR373)
Bioprocess Engineering (EGR400)
Chemical Engineering Lab (EGR477)
Courses taught at University of Minnesota
BBE 4713 Bioprocess Engineering
BBE 4401 Bioproducts Engineering
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Dr. Zhao's research interests are primarily in the interdisciplinary areas of chemical engineering and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Zhao has worked on research projects involving biofuel cells, biosensor, protein separation, and polymer-based coatings.
Dr. Zhao worked as lecturer in College of Continuing Education at University of Minnesota from 2010 to 2015.
Research, Presentations, & Publications
1. G. Dai, J. Hu, X. Zhao, P. Wang. A Colorimetric Paper Sensor for Lactate Assay Using a Cellulose-Binding Recombinant Enzyme. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, July 2016, 238, 138–144.
2. Kumar, G.; Wee, Y.; Lee, I.; Sun, H. J.; Zhao, X.; Xia, S.; Kim, S.; Lee, J.; Wang, P.; Kim, J. Stabilized glycerol dehydrogenase for the conversion of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone. Chemical Engineering Journal 2015, 276(15) 283–8.
3.Zhang L, Cao X, Wang L, Zhao X, Zhang S, Wang P. Printed microwells with highly stable thin-film enzyme coatings for point-of-care multiplex bioassay of blood samples. Analyst 2015 Apr 20.
4.Xia, S.; Zhao, X.; Frigo-Vaz, B.; Zheng, W.; Kim, J.; Wang, P. Cascade enzymatic reactions for efficient carbon sequestration. Bioresource Technology. 2015, 182:368-72.
5.Xia, S.; Frigo-Vaz, B.; Zhao, X.; Kim, J.; Wang, P. Biocatalytic Carbon Capture via Reversible Reaction Cycle Catalyzed by Isocitrate Dehydrogenase. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2014, 452(1):147-50.
6.Zhao, X.; Lu, X.; Tze, W.; Kim, J.; Wang, P. Cellulosic Carbon Fibers with Branching Carbon Nanotubes for Enhanced Electrochemical Activities for Bioprocessing Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5 (18), pp 8853–6.
7.Zhang, L.; Wu, S.; Buthe, A.; Zhao, X.; Jia, H.; Zhang, S.; Wang, P., Poly(ethylene glycol) Conjugated Enzyme with Enhanced Hydrophobic Compatibility for Self-Cleaning Coatings ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4 (11), 5981-7.
8.Tong, X.; El-Zahab, B.; Zhao, X.; Liu, Y.; Wang, P.; Enzymatic Synthesis of L-Lactic Acid from Carbon Dioxide and Ethanol with an Inherent Cofactor Regeneration Cycle. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2011, 108(2):465-9.
9.Zhao, X.; Kim, B. C.; Wang, P. et al. Highly Stable Enzyme Precipitate Coatings and Their Electrochemical Applications. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2011, 26(5), 1980-6.
10.Zhao, X.; Lu, X.; Tze, W. T.; Wang, P. A Single Carbon Fiber Microelectrode with Branching Carbon Nanotubes for Bioelectrochemical Processes. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2010, 25(10):2343-50.
11.Baskaya, F.; Zhao, X.; et al. Thermodynamic Feasibility of Enzymatic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2010, 162:391–398.
12.Kwon, K.; Youn, J.; Kim, J.; Park, Y.; Jeon, C.; Kim, B.; Kwon, Y.; Zhao, X.; et al. Nanoscale Enzyme Reactors in Mesoporous Carbon for Improved Performance and Lifetime of Biosensors and Biofuel Cells. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2010, 26(2):655-60.
13.Zhao, X.; Jia, H.; Kim, J.; Wang, P. Kinetic Limitations of a Bioelectrochemical Electrode using Carbon Nanotube-Supported Glucose Oxidase for Biofuel Cells. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2009, 104(6):1068-74.
14.Jia, H.; Zhao, X.; Kim, J.; Wang, P. Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrodes for Biofuel Cells Chapter 18 of Biomolecular Catalysis: Nanoscale Science and Technology.
15.Zhao, X. El-Zahab, B. Wang, P. et al., An Organic Soluble Lipase for Water-Free Synthesis of Biodiesel. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2007, 143, 236-243.
16.Fischback, M. Youn, J. Zhao, X. et al., Miniature Biofuel Cells with Improved Stability Under Continuous Operation. Electroanalysis, 2006, 18(19-20), 2016 – 2022.
17.Zhao, X. Tong, X. Sun, Y. Single-step purification of Lysozyme by an expanded bed with streamline SP. Journal of Process Engineering. 2004, 4(2), 103-108.
Church Membership & Activities
Dr. Zhao and her family attend Irvine Canaan Christian Community Church.
Community Service & Involvement
Student representative in faculty search committee in 2009
Chinese teacher from 2010-2012 and year of 2015
Outreach to local elementary school
Interests & Hobbies
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Proverbs 2:7
For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; Proverbs 2:10