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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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Research Output 2008 2018

1 Citations

Valorisation of textile waste by fungal solid state fermentation: An example of circular waste-based biorefinery

Hu, Y., Du, C., Leu, S. Y., Jing, H., Li, X. & Lin, C. S. K. 1 Feb 2018 In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 129, p. 27-35 9 p.

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2 Citations

A new HPLC method for simultaneously measuring chloride, sugars, organic acids and alcohols in food samples

Zaky, A. S., Pensupa, N., Andrade-eiroa, Á., Tucker, G. A. & Du, C. 1 Mar 2017 In : Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 56, p. 25-33 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sugar Alcohols
Sugar Acids
organic acids and salts

Proline as a Formic Acid Stress Protectant during Fermentation of Glucose to Ethanol by Saccharomyces spp.

Du, C., Oshoma, C. E., Phister, T. G., Powell, C. D. & Smart, K. A. 1 Aug 2017 In : Industrial Biotechnology. 13, 4, p. 209-216 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

formic acid
12 Citations

Selection of yeast strains for bioethanol production from UK seaweeds

Kostas, E. T., White, D. A., Du, C. & Cook, D. J. Apr 2016 In : Journal of Applied Phycology. 28, 2, p. 1427-1441 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ethanol production
7 Citations

Development of an estimation model for the evaluation of the energy requirement of dilute acid pretreatments of biomass

Mafe, O. A. T., Davies, S. M., Hancock, J. & Du, C. 1 Jan 2015 In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 72, p. 28-38 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
energy requirements