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Dr. Chenyu Du is a Reader in Chemical Engineering in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. He was awarded a BEng in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 2010. Then he completed his PhD in 2005 in the department of Chemical Engineering in Tsinghua University. In 2006, he moved to the University of Manchester as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on a platform chemical production from sustainable raw materials project (funded by EPSRC). In 2009, he joined a research and development company in London contributing to the development of the 2nd generation of biofuel. In June, 2010, he was appointed as lecturer in the University of Nottingham. He has been involved in the research pertaining to the Lignocellosic Conversion to Ethanol programme (LACE programme, funded by BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre). He was responsible for developing and directing a brand new MSc course on Sustainable Bioenergy. In January 2015, he moved to the University of Huddersfield, joining the newly established Chemical Engineering team.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fermentation
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Bioprocess development and simulation
  • Bio-separation
  • Biomass pretreatment

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Fermentation Chemical Compounds
Succinic Acid Chemical Compounds
Glycerol Engineering & Materials Science
formic acid Medicine & Life Sciences
Acids Engineering & Materials Science
Ethanol Engineering & Materials Science
Biosynthesis Chemical Compounds
Cell growth Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

A Brief Review on Bioethanol Production Using Marine Biomass, Marine Microorganism and Seawater

Greetham, D., Zaky, A., Makanjuola, O. & Du, C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. 14, p. 53-59 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

Optimisation of Fungal Cellulase Production from Textile Waste Using Experimental Design

Hu, Y., Du, C., Pensupa, N. & Lin, C. S. K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 118, p. 133-142 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

experimental design
Design of experiments

Recovery of Glucose and Polyester from Textile Waste by Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Li, X., Hu, Y., Du, C. & Lin, C. S. K., 24 Oct 2018, In : Waste and Biomass Valorization. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enzymatic hydrolysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Textile Waste Valorization Using Submerged Filamentous Fungal Fermentation

Wang, H., Kaur, G., Pensupa, N., Uisan, K., Du, C., Yang, X. & Lin, C. S. K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 118, p. 143-151 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The establishment of a marine focused biorefinery for bioethanol production using seawater and a novel marine yeast strain

Ahmed, A., Greetham, D., Tucker, G. A. & Du, C., 14 Aug 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 14 p., 12127.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
water footprint