Zhiyou Wen

Zhiyou Wen
Zhiyou Wen


Contact Information

Office: 1436 Food Sciences Building
Phone: (515) 294-0426
Fax: (515) 294-6261
Email: wenz@iastate.edu


B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology
Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 2001

Zhiyou Wen joined the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition as an associate professor in August 2010. He is also an affiliate of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm as well as professor-in-charge of the Fermentation Facility. Zhiyou came to the United States in 2002 for postdoctoral training at Washington State University, and then joined Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as an assistant professor in 2005.

Research Areas

Bioprocess engineering; fermentation for functional foods and non-food products; algal culture development; biofuels and value-added products from microalgae; anaerobic digestion of food and animal wastes

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