Xueyan Zhao, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office Phone: (951) 552-8855
E-mail: xzhao@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, 110F
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering University of Minnesota 2010
M.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Akron 2006
M.S. Biochemical Engineering Tianjin University 2004
B.S. Chemical Engineering Tianjin University 1999
  • Additional Education

    Preparing Future Faculty Program, University of Minnesota, 2009

  • Courses Taught

    MT3141 Bionanotechnology, University of Minnesota
    BBE 4713 Bioprocess Engineering, University of Minnesota
    BBE 4401 Bioproducts Engineering, University of Minnesota

  • 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.

  • Teaching Experience

    Dr. Zhao worked as lecturer in College of Continuing Education at University of Minnesota from 2010 to 2015.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    1.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.
    2.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.
    3.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.
    4.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.
    5.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.
    6.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.
    7.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.
    8.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.
    9.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.
    10.Baskaya, F.; Zhao, X.; et al. Thermodynamic Feasibility of Enzymatic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2010, 162:391–398.
    11.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.
    12.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.
    13.Jia, H.; Zhao, X.; Kim, J.; Wang, P. Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrodes for Biofuel Cells Chapter 18 of Biomolecular Catalysis: Nanoscale Science and Technology.
    14.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.
    15.Fischback, M. Youn, J. Zhao, X. et al., Miniature Biofuel Cells with Improved Stability Under Continuous Operation. Electroanalysis, 2006, 18(19-20), 2016 – 2022.
    16.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 has been an active church member and administrator in Minnesota Faith Chinese Lutheran Church. Currently, she and her family attend Riverside Mandarin Baptist Church.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    When working at University of Minnesota, Dr. Zhao served as student representative in faculty search committee in 2009.
    In community, she also served as Chinese teacher from 2010-2012 and year of 2015.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Dr. Zhao enjoys music, dancing, sports, and cooking with her son, and she is married to Xiaodong Tong and they have one son-Anthony.

  • Personal Philosophy

    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