My research goals are to understand and develop new bioprocesses for biofuels and bioproducts by exploring the interfaces between chemistry, engineering and biology. Specific research areas include 1) biomass pretreatment, catalysis, fermentation and product recovery; 2) ionic liquid as solvent, reaction media, catalyst, and material to enable cost effective and efficient cellulose/lignin valorization and other bioprocessing applications; 3) municipal, food and agricultural waste treatment and conversion; 4) upgrading of lignocellulosic biomass for BioAg applications. 

Keywords: Bioprocessing, Biofuels, Bioproducts, Fermentation, Sustainability, Ionic Liquid, BioAg.




Jian Shi, Ph.D.

Jian Shi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Food and Bioprocess Engineering

University of Kentucky, BAE
115 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 218-4321
Fax: (859) 257-5671

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