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Researcher: Junyong Zhu

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Areas of Expertise
  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Food and bioprocess
  • Machinery systems
  • Natural resources
  • Fibers
  • Mechanical and chemical pretreatments of lignocellulose for bioconversion
  • Fundamentals of nano-scale structure and activities
  • Enzyme access in lignocellulose bioconversion processes
  • Biomass feedstock characterization
  • Fiber resources, properties, characterization, processing, and modification
  • Secondary fiber recovery through waste paper recycling
  • Headspace gas chromatography and UV spectroscopy for process monitoring
  • Biorefinery process integration for efficient production of biofuel and bioproducts
  • Cellulose nanomaterials
  • Fiber production through mechanical and chemical pulping and paper recycling
Web Site Junyong Zhu's Department of Biological Systems Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,243,364 - Methods of pretreating lignocellulosic biomass with reduced formation of fermentation inhibitors, issued January 2016.
  • 9,074,231 - Reducing non-specific enzyme binding to enhance lignocellulose conversion, issued July 2015.
  • 8,835,141 - Methods for integrated conversion of lignocellulosic material to sugars or biofuels and nano-cellulose, issued September 2014.
  • 8,710,213 - Methods for integrating the production of cellulose nanofibrils with the production of cellulose nanocrystals, issued April 2014.
  • 7,945,098 - Method for characterizing the density and cross-section morphology of trees, issued May 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150354141 - Methods of pretreating lignocellulosic biomass with reduced formation of fermentation inhibitors, published December 2015.
  • 20140106407 - Reducing non-specific enzyme binding to enhance lignocellulose conversion, published April 2014.
  • 20130303750 - Methods for integrating the production of cellulose nanofibrils with the production of cellulose nanocrystals, published November 2013.
  • 20120316330 - Methods for integrated conversion of lignocellulosic material to sugars or biofuels and nano-cellulose, published December 2012.
Recent Publication(s)
  • High titer and yield ethanol production from undetoxified whole slurry of douglas-fir forest residue using pH-profiling in SPORL. Cheng J, Zhu J, Leu S, Gleisner R. Biotechnol. Biofuels. 2015 Feb 15;8(22). doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-205-3.

  • Using sulfite chemistry for robust bioconversion of Douglas-fir forest residue to high titer bioethanol and lignosulfonate: a pilot-scale demonstration. Zhu J, Chandra M, Gu F, Gleisne R, R Reiner, J Sessions, G Marrs, J Gao, D Anderson. Bioresource Technology. 2015 Mar;179(0):390-397. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.12.052.

  • Production of cellulose nanofibrils from bleached eucalyptus fibers by hyperthermostable endoglucanase treatment and subsequent microfluidization. Wang W, Mozuch M, Sabo R, Kersten P, J Zhu, Y Jin. Cellulose. 2015 Feb;22(1):351-361. doi: 10.1007/s10570-014-0465-2.

  • Effect of hot-pressing temperature on the subsequent enzymatic saccharification and fermentation performance of SPORL: Pretreated forest biomass. Zhang J, Laguna A, Clemons C, Wolcott M, R Gleisner, J Zhu. BioEnergy Research. 2015 Mar;8(1):464-470. doi: 10.1007/s12155-014-9530-9.


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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-231-9520
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biological Systems Engineering
Title Adjunct Professor
Other Appointments
USDA Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service
Address Line 1 USDA Forest Products Laboratory Bldg 33, Room 243
Address Line 2 One Gifford Pinchot Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53726
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering, China, 1983
Master's Degree M.S., Arizona State University, Mechanical Engineering, 1988
PhD Ph.D., University of California-Irvine, Engineering, 1991
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Lignin-Metal Complex Formation to Enhance Biofuel Production Processes

Woody Biomass Sulfite Pretreatment to Overcome Lignocellulose Recalcitrance for Biofuel Production