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Ruihong Zhang

Ruihong Zhang

Professor
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of California
USA

Biography

Ruihong Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Dr. Zhang has more than 25 years of research and teaching experiences with bioenergy and biofuel production, waste treatment and environmental quality management and control. She has successfully transferred new technologies from her laboratories to commercial companies. She is now serving as Chief Technology Advisor for CleanWorld, a Sacramento based bioenergy company. She has over 300 scientific publications and seven patents. Dr. Zhang received her PhD degree of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. She then joined the faculty of Iowa State University in 1993 and the faculty of UC Davis in 1995. She conducted innovative research and technology development on the production of biofuels and biochemicals from food and agricultural wastes. Dr. Zhang received several prestigious awards, including the New Holland Young Researcher Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in 2003, Environmental Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2007, and Distinguished Career Award from Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers in 2010, Achievement Award from California Bioresources Alliance in 2013, and CleanTech Innovator of the Year from Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) in 2014.

Research Interest

Bioenergy and biofuel production, waste treatment and environmental quality management and control