Wei Zhang serves as a biochemical engineer since 1989 and has strong research and teaching expertise in bioprocess engineering, marine bioproducts engineering, and industrial and pharmaceutical biotechnology including marine bioprocessing, molecular and integrated bioprocessing, microalgal biofuels and biorefinery, bioproduct discovery and development, membrane bioreactor, fermentation, and plant and animal cell culture. He obtained his Ph.D. from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China, and did his Postdocs at the University of Tokyo, Adelaide University, and Cambridge University. He joined Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA, Australia, in 1998. Since 2000, he has secured many national and international grants of over $ 18 million for 40 research projects. He has published 130 refereed Journal papers, 140+ conference presentations, 20+ industrial reports, seven Journal special issues, two conference proceedings, and two edited books. He is an Editorial Member of three international journals: Biotechnology Letters, Process Biochemistry, and Biofuels. Zhang is a winner of South Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Award in 2008. In 2007, he became the Founding Director of the Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development at Flinders University, which is his current position.
Biography Updated on 11 July 2014