Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire
B.E., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Dr. Yang joined WVU in 1982, after holding faculty positions at Edinburgh University
(UK), University of Queensland (Australia) and Cornell University (sabbatical leave),
and also working in petroleum industry. His research activities, both experimental
and theoretical, lie in the fields of biotechnology/bioengineering, reaction engineering,
and system analysis/modeling:
Biotechnology/Bioengineering: Renewable Bioresource Technology; Plant Cell and Tissue Culture; Membrane Bioreactors; Bioactive Substances from Plants; Electropermeabilization; Nonlinear Oscillations in Bioreaction Systems.
Reaction Engineering: Catalytic Membrane Reactors; Reactor Stability; Coal Gasification.
System Analysis/Modeling: Nonlinear Dynamics of Biochemical and Chemical Reaction Systems; Numerical Methods and Neural Networks.
Currently, Dr. Yang's research focuses on nanoparticles from green plants, renewable bioresource technology, hybrid neural networks, and controlled release of intra-cellular products from plants.
Plant Cell/Tissue Culture
Plant Molecular Farming
Renewable Bio-Resource Technology
Teaching InterestsChemical Reaction Engineering
Process Dynamics and Control
Special InterestsNanoparticles from living organisms
Enzymatic TMR process for biorefinery
Bioactive substances from plants
Hybrid artificial neural networks
Numerical methods for partial differential equations
Professional SocietiesAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Chemical Society
American Society of Engineering Education
American Society of Plant Biologists