University of Minnesota
BioTechnology Institute
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Bo Hu

Research Interests

Anaerobic digestion and nutrient management
Bioconversion and bioprocess development
Synthetic ecology and cell immobilization
Microbial eletrochemical systems
Bio-based materials and biomass utilization

Educational background

Ph.D. - Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University. 2007.
M.S. - Biochemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology. 2003.
B.A. - Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology. 2000.


BBE 2002: Introduction to Engineering Design
BBE 3033: Material and Energy Balance in Energy Systems
BBE 4502: Capstone Design

Selected Publications

Mi Yan, Gaurav Kandlika, Larry Jacobson, Chuck Clanton, Bo Hu, 2014, Lab Simulation to Determine the Factors Affecting Swine Manure Foaming, Trans of ASABE (In press)

Yan Yang, Mi Yan, Bo Hu, 2014, Endophytic Fungal Strains of Soybean for Lipid Production, Bioenergy Research, 7(1), 353-361

Jianguo Zhang, Bo Hu, 2012, A Novel Method to Harvest Microalgae Via Co-Culture of Filamentous Fungi to Form Cell Pellets, Bioresource Technology, 114:529-535

Jianguo Zhang, Bo Hu, 2012, Solid-State Fermentation of Mortierella isabellina for Lipid Production from Soybean Hull, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 166(4):1034-1046

Chunjie Xia, Jianguo Zhang, Weidong Zhang, Bo Hu, 2011, A New Cultivation Method for Bioenergy Production: Cell Pelletization and Lipid Accumulation by Mucor circinelloides, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 4:15

Tamarys Heredia-Arroyo, Wei Wei, Roger Ruan, Bo Hu, 2011, Mixotrophic Cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris and its Potential Application for the Oil Accumulation from Non-sugar Materials, Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(5): 2245-2253

Tamarys Heredia-Arroyo, Wei Wei, Bo Hu, 2010, Oil accumulation from waste via heterotrophic/mixotrophic Chlorella protothecoides,Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 162 (7): 1978-1995

Bo Hu

Bo Hu
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
BioTechnology Institute
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