Wen, Fei | Faculty
Energy Sustainability and Policy | Renewable Energy |
Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Producing sustainable biofuels using engineered microbes. My group is interested in engineering microbes that are capable of converting lignocellulosic biomass to alternative biofuels, such as ethanol. The focus here is biomass-degrading enzyme activity engineering with the aim of identifying protein mutants that could break down biomass efficiently. Meanwhile, microbial metabolic engineering is employed with the aim of improving the biofuel yield and titer.