Yimin Zhu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, earned his doctorate at Stony Brook University. His doctoral work focused primarily on synthetic organic chemistry. He completed his postdoctoral training in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More recently, he worked as an Assistant Scientist at the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at UW-Madison, where he started his research on lignin, a major barrier against effective utilization of cellulosic biomass for liquid fuels. His primary area of research lies at the interface of organic chemistry and biochemistry. He plans to continue his work in bioenergy, with a concentration on chemistry and biochemistry of lignin and carbohydrate.
Organic chemistry and chemical biology
Lignin chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering
Synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry
Ph D, Organic Chemistry, Stony Brook University
MS, Physical Chemistry, Xiamen University
BS, Chemistry, Xiamen University