Welcome Prof. Roger Ruan, University of Minnesota, USA to be the TPC!

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Prof. Roger Ruan, University of Minnesota, USA


Professor Ruan’s research focuses on various aspects of value-added processing, sustainable development, renewable energy and environment, and food engineering. His current interests are in catalytic microwave assisted pyrolysis and gasification of biomass and solid wastes for energy fuels, chemicals, and materials production, catalytic nonthermal plasma synthesis of nitrogen fertilizer, intermittent vacuum assisted thermophilic anaerobic digestion and algae and hydroponics system for complete waste utilization.

Professor Ruan is a fellow of ASABE and a fellow and IFT. He has published over 500 papers in refereed journals, two books, and 20 book chapters, and holds 18 US patents. He is also a top cited author in the area of agricultural and biological sciences with an h-index of 66, i10-index of 287, and over 18,000 citations (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=seJPiQkAAAAJ&hl=en). He has supervised over 75 graduate students, 150 post-doctors, research fellows, and other engineers and scientists, and 21 of his Ph.D. students and many post-doctors hold university faculty positions. He has received over 180 projects totaling over US$45 million in various funding for research, including major funding from USDA, DOE, DOT, DOD, and industries. He has served as guest editor or editorial board member of Bioresource Technology, Renewable Energy, Engineering, J. of Applied Catalysis 7 Chemical Engineering, J. of Food Process Engineering, J. of Food Process Engineering, The Open Plasma Physics Journal, and Associate Editor of Transactions of ASABE, Engineering Applications in Agriculture, and Transactions of CSAE, and Chairman of Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, etc.

Professor Ruan has given over 300 keynote lectures, invited symposium presentations, company seminars, and short courses, and has been a consultant for government agencies, and many local, national, and international companies and agencies in bioprocess engineering, food engineering, and renewable energy and environment areas. He has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses, including Renewable energy technologies, Biological process engineering, Managing water in food and biological systems, Instrumentation and control for biological systems, Food process engineering, and Engineering principles and applications, etc.