Dongming Xie

Biomanufacturing Science and Engineering Lab (BioSEL)

The goal of BioSEL is to build biomanufacturing platforms for sustainable production of a series of high-value products from renewable and economical feedstocks. Advanced science and engineering tools including synthetic biology, fermentation engineering, bioprocess integration and intensification, and bioprocess modeling, optimization, and control strategies will be used to achieve our goal. Currently, our major research focuses are (1) metabolic engineering of the non-conventional yeast Yarrowia lipolytica for high-value products such as wax esters, carotenoids, and omega-3 fatty acids; (2) biodegradation and bioconversion of plastic wastes; and (3) fundamental science and engineering to achieve successful biomanufacturing at large scale. Please check the opportunities to work or study in BioSEL.