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Lin Wei

Lin Wei 2024


Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator

Office Building

Raven Precision Agriculture Center



Mailing Address

Raven Precision Ag Building 210
Ag & Biosystems Engineering-Box 2100
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Lin Wei joined in South Dakota State University (SDSU) in June 2010 after he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has worked on developing biofuels, biomaterials and other bioproducts from various biomass feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and forest wastes, etc. using thermochemical technologies like gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, hydrothermal liquefaction, etc. Before came to SDSU, he received his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from China Agricultural University in Beijing and M.S. certificate of Mechanical Engineering from Guangxi University in China. He had not only offered multiple undergraduate courses, including Applications and Managements of Farm Machinery, Farm Machine Testing, Feed Processing Technologies, Principles of Mechanical Design, Mechanical Engineering Drawing, etc. but also conducted research on rice precision planting and avocado oil extraction in 3 different universities in China for 15 years. Later, he went to Louisiana State University to study agricultural robotics by integrating microprocessor, GPS, solar power battery, image processing, machine learning, etc. and University of California Davis to conduct research on food processing and food safety as a visiting professor. Along with inventing innovative technologies and equipment, Dr. Wei has been working with his research team to creatively apply thermochemical theories, catalysis sciences, and artificial intelligence (AI) in the research of bioenergy and biorefinery, food processing and food safety, precision agriculture and smart farming. He has authored or coauthored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and made more than 100 regional, national, and international presentations. In addition to taking the roles of faculty senator, committee member/chair, graduate coordinator, etc. at SDSU, he has been taking leaderships in multiple professional communities, including chair, treasurer, and secretary for the ASABE Renewable Power Generation Committee (ES-210), the IFT Great Plains subsection, USDA-S1075 Multi-State Project Committee, ISO-WG6 Gasification Committee, ASABE Solar Power Stove Committee and Biomass Gasification Committee, etc. He has served as the editor of Agricultural Engineering Journal for the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), associate editor for the Journal of the ASABE, and editorial member for a few of journals.
Currently, Dr. Wei and his research team are focusing on developing cost-effective technologies to produce different biomaterials and/or valued-added bioproducts, more specifically, biofuels, biopolymer nanocomposites, biochar-based smart fertilizers, etc. from various renewable resources, including agricultural residues, forest wastes, food processing byproducts and wastes, etc. They are also interested on employing effective sensor/biosensor and AI technologies to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of agriculture, foods, and bioproducts while minimizing environmental impacts to move forward the research to the era of agriculture digitalization and net-zero emission of circular bioeconomy. They intend to promote agriculture, food, and biorefinery industries by integrating cutting-edge research activities into college education. They have been exploring national and international collaborations on research, teaching and learning to train next generation workforces and professionals to help SDSU academic programs staying at the forefront of sciences and technologies while meeting today's needs.


Ph.D. Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University
M.S. Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University
M.S. Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, Guangxi University
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, China Agricultural University

Academic Interests

Agricultural Engineering, Precision Agriculture, Biomass Conversion and Bioenergy, Food Processing and Food Safety

Academic Responsibilities

Teaching Courses:
• ABE 792 Experimental Design and Project Management
• ABE 792 Renewable Energy Engineering
• ABE 343/343L, Engineering Properties of Biological Materials

Awards and Honors

• 2024 Outstanding Researcher of College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.
• 2022 Excellence as an associate editor for the ASABE Trans.
• 2022 Outstanding Research Award, Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, U.S.A.
• 2017 Excellence as an associate editor for the ASABE Trans.
• 2009 Best AOC Paper, ASABE Annual International Conference, USA.
• 2008 Best AOC Paper, ASABE Annual International Conference, USA.
• 2008 Best Poster Presentation Award, Annual Research Symposium of Graduate Student Association, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA.
• 2008 Best Poster Presentation Award, Annual Southern Bioproduct and Renewable Energy Conference, USA.
• 2006 Best Poster Presentation Award, Annual Southern Bioproduct and Renewable Energy Conference, USA.


Research Projects and Funding Awarded:
• Develop a biochar-based “soil building” material for carbon sequestration in soil to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of agricultural crop production (PI, $36,000 SD AES)
• Travel: Symposium on Science and Technology Driving the Bioeconomy (Co-PI, $18,000 NSF CBET)
• Extraction and delivery of bioactive compounds from fruit waste pomace using milk proteins (Co-PI, $60,000 USDA NC-Sun Grant).
• Develop nano-bubble technology for dairy processing effluent management (Co-PI, $22,000 SD WRI, USGS)
• Develop smart biochar-based control release nitrogen fertilizers to improve the sustainability of corn production (PI, $583,549, USDA).
• Investigate effects of smart control release nitrogen fertilizers on soil health for sustainable corn production (PI, $95,805 USDA NC-Sun Grant).
• Application of biosolid-based nitrogen control release fertilizers to improve nitrogen use efficiency of corn production and soil health in South Dakota (PI, $210,405, SD NREC).
• Develop biochar composite control release nitrogen fertilizer for sustainable corn production (PI, $58,000, USDA, NC-Sun Grant).
• Develop biosolid-based control release fertilizer to improve yield of corn production (PI, $25,000, SD GOED/EDA).
• Develop lignocellulosic nanocomposites from prairie cordgrass and corn stalks for smart packaging applications (PI, $100,000, USDA, NC-Sun Grant).
• Evaluating the Potential of Duckweed for Nutrient Capture and Use in Midwest Livestock Production (PI, $20,000, USGS, SD WRI).
• Optimize multifunctional catalysts for efficiently converting lignocellulosic biomass to advanced biofuels (PI, $50,000, USDA NC-Sun Grant).
• Major equipment for oil extraction research (PI, $30,000, DOT NC-Sun Grant).
• Catalytic fast Pyrolysis conversion of corn stover to drop-in quality hydrocarbons (PI, $32,000, DOT NC-Sun Grant).
• Evaluation of biomass and bioenergy production, environmental performance, and life cycle analysis of Prairie Cordgrass (Co-PI, $300,000, DOT NC-Sun Grant).
• Isolate angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory protein hydrolysates and peptides from defatted Camelina and Safflower meals (PI, $3, 000, SDSU)
• Oil extraction from oilseeds for renewable aviation fuel production (PI, $500, 000, DOT SD Oilseed)
• Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Agricultural and Forest Residues for Aromatic Fuel Additives (PI, $422,000, DOE NC-Sun Grant).
• Acquisition of a powder/thin film XRD for alternative energy research and education (Co-PI, $287,000, NSF-MRI).
• Evaluation of wastewater produced in biomass pyrolysis process (PI, $33,985, USGS).
• Torrefaction and pyrolysis of prairie cordgrass to fungible fuels (PI, $305,000, DOT NC-Sun Grant).
• Development of high value carbon-based adsorbents from thermochemically produced biochar (Co-PI, $600,000, USDA).
• Optimization of pyrolytic bio-oil production to maximize bio-char utility using selected biomass feedstocks. (Co-PI, $1, 000,000, USDA).
• Development of Renewable Jet Fuel from lignocellulosic Feedstocks (Sub-PI, $4, 687,000, DOD).


International Patent: Biochar based fertilizers and associated systems and methods. Application #:63/224,358
United States: A rotating fluidized bed catalytic pyrolysis reactor, Pub. No. US2014/00/3822 A1
China patent: A novel rice seeder. ID No.: ZL 99 21617.5
China patent: A novel rice planter. ID No.: ZL 9721408.8
China patent: A device for preventing lost functions of shaking parts in farm machines. ID No.: ZL 94211411.6 

Professional Memberships

• American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE)
• Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Creative Activities

Books or Chapters:
1) Xianhui Zhao, Kai Li, Meghan E. Lamm, Serdar Celik, Lin Wei and Soydan Ozcan*. 2021. Solid Waste Gasification: Comparison of Single- and Multi-Staged Reactors. Chapter in the book "Gasification" edited by Dr. Valter Silva. Press: IntechOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.96157
2) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, James Julson, Yinbin Huang, 2017. Investigated cold press oil extraction from non-edible oilseeds for future bio jet fuels production. Book, Chapter 10: Transportation and the Environment: Assessments and Sustainability, pp 265-298. Taylor & Francis Group, Apple Academic Press, New York. eBook ISBN 9781315365886. DOI

Recent Peer-reviewed Journal Publications (* corresponding author):
1) Manish Shrestha and Lin Wei*, 2024. Review: perspectives on the roles of real time sensing and IoT integration in smart agriculture. J. Electrochem. Soc. 171 027526. DOI
2) Robiul I. Rubel, Lin Wei*, Yajun Wu, Surbhi Gupta, Salman Alanazi, Abdus Sobhan, Augustina Osabutey, Xufei Yang. Greenhouse Evaluation of Biochar-Based Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizer in Corn Production. Agric Res. 2023,
3) Hu*, Z.; L. Wei. Review on Characterization of Biochar Derived from Biomass Pyrolysis via Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J. Compos. Sci. 2023, 7, 354.
4) Das, B.K.; Rubel, R.I.; Gupta, S.; Wu, Y.; L. Wei*; Brözel, V.S. 2022. Impacts of Biochar-Based Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers on Soil Prokaryotic and Fungal Communities. Agriculture, Vol. 12, 1706.
5) Sobhan, A.; Jia, F.; Kelso, L.C.; Biswas, S.K.; Muthukumarappan, K.; Cao, C.; Lin Wei*; Li, Y. 2022. A Novel Activated Biochar-Based Immunosensor for Rapid Detection of E. coli O157:H7. Biosensors, 12, 908.
6) Robiul Islam Rubel, Lin Wei*, 2022. Biochar‑Based Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizer Coatedwith Polylactic Acid. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. .
7) Sikander Ameer, Muhammad J. M. Cheema, Muhammad A. Khan, Muhammad Amjad, Mohsin Noor, Lin Wei*, 2022. Delineation of nutrient management zones for precise fertilizer management in wheat crop using geo-statistical techniques. Soil use and management.
8) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Lin Wei*, 2022. A biopolymer-based pH indicator film for visually monitoring beef and fish spoilage. Food Bioscience, Vol. 46, 101523.
9) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Lin Wei*, Ruanbao Zhou, and Nabin Ghimire, 2021. Development of a Biosensor with Electrically Conductive and Biodegradable Composite by Combinatory Use of Silver Nanoparticles, Novel Activated Biochar, and Polylactic Acid. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol.168, 107501. DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac29dd.
10) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Lin Wei * 2021. Biosensors and biopolymer-based nanocomposites for smart food packaging: Challenges and opportunities. Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Vol. 30, 100745.
11) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Lin Wei*, Ruanbao Zhou, and Hemachand Tummala. 2021. Development of a polylactic acid-coated nanocellulose/chitosan-based film indicator for real-time monitoring beef spoilage. Analytical Methods,DOI: Impact factor 2.596.
12) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Lin Wei*, Quinn Qiao, Md Tawabur Rahman & Nabin Ghimire. 2021. Development and characterization of a novel activated biochar-based polymer composite for biosensors, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, DOI: 10.1080/1023666X.2021.1921497 . Impact factor 1.905.
13) Zhisheng Cen, Lin Wei*, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Abdus Sobhan, Rachel McDaniel, 2021. Assessment of a biochar-based controlled release nitrogen fertilizer coated with polylactic acid. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. DOI: Impact factor 2.156.
14) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Sergio I. Martínez-Monteagudo*, 2020. Kinetic analysis of non-isothermal oxidation of bioactive milk Lipids. J Food Process Eng.; e13519. Impact factor 1.955.
15) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Lin Wei⁎ Trevor Van Den Top, Ruanbao Zhou, 2020. Development of an activated carbon-based nanocomposite film with antibacterial property for smart food packaging. Materials Today Communications DOI: Impact factor 2.678.
16) Abdus Sobhan, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Zhisheng Cen, Lin Wei⁎, 2019. Characterization of nanocellulose and activated carbon nanocomposite films’ biosensing properties for smart packaging. Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 225, 115189. Impact factor 7.182.
17) Shun Lu, Matthew Hummel, Zhengrong Gu*, Yan Gu, Zhisheng Cen, Lin Wei, Yue Zhou, Caizhi Zhang, Chi Yang, 2019. Trash to treasure: A novel chemical route to synthesis of NiO/C for hydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Vol. 44, Issue 31, pages 16144 – 16153.; Impact factor 4.229.
18) Wang Yang, Ran Yang, Juanjuan Li, Lin Wei, Jian Yang, 2018. Optimized tuber-lifting velocity model for cassava harvester design. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 10 (9), page168. Impact factor 0.848.
19) Zhongyi Ma, Lin Wei*, Wei Zhou, Litao Jia, Bo Hou, Debao Li, Yongxiang Zhao. 2018 Upgrading of fast pyrolysis bio-oil to drop-in fuel over Ru catalysts. Journal of the Energy Institute, pages 1 – 6. Impact factor 4.217.
20) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Muhammad Rabnawaz, 2018. Catalytic liquefaction of pine sawdust and in-situ hydrogenation of biocrude over bifunctional Co-Zn/HZSM-5 catalysts. Fuel, Vol. 223, pages 252–260, Impact factor: 4.908
21) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, James Julson, Muhammad Rabnawaz, 2017. Upgrading pyrolysis bio-oil through hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) using non-sulfided Fe-Co/SiO2 catalyst. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 150, pp 331–342. Impact factor: 5.589
22) Cheng, S., Lin Wei*, Julson, J., Muthukum, K., Kharel, P., 2017. Upgrading pyrolysis bio-oil to hydrocarbon enriched biofuel over bifunctional Fe-Ni/HZSM-5 catalyst in supercritical methanol. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 167, Pages 117-126.
23) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, James Julson, Parashu Ram Kharel, Yuhe Cao, Zhengrong Gu, 2017. Catalytic liquefaction of pine sawdust for biofuel development on bifunctional Zn/HZSM-5 catalyst in supercritical ethanol, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Vol. 126, Pages 257-266. Impact factor: 4.152
24) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Mustafa Alsowij, Flectcher Corbin, Eric Boakye, Zhengrong Gu and Douglas Raynie, 2017. Catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of biomass for bio-crude production using Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts. AIMS Environmental Science, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 417 – 430.
25) Cheng, S., Lin Wei*, Julson, J., Muthukum, K., Kharel, P., 2017. Upgrading pyrolysis bio-oil to biofuel over bifunctional Co-Zn/HZSM-5 catalyst in supercritical methanol. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.147, pages 19 – 28.
26) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, Shouyun Cheng, James Julson, 2017. Review of heterogeneous catalysts for catalytically upgrading vegetable oils into hydrocarbon biofuels. Catalysts, Vol.7, pp 83; doi:10.3390/catal7030083. Impact factor: 3.082
27) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Julson, J., Muthukum, K., Kharel, P., Boakye, E., 2017. Hydrocarbon bio-oil production from pyrolysis bio-oil using non-sulfide Ni-Zn/Al2O3 catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology,162,78-86. Impact factor: 3.956
28) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei∗, James Julson, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Parashu Ram Kharel, Yuhe Cao, Eric Boakye, Douglas Raynie, Zhengrong Gu, 2017. Hydrodeoxygenation upgrading of pine sawdust bio-oil using zinc metal with zero valency. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, pages 1 – 8. Impact factor: 2.848.
29) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, James Julson, Ethan Kadis, 2017. Converting Alkali Lignin to Biofuels over NiO/HZSM-5 Catalysts Using a Two-stage Reactor. Chem. Eng. Technol. Vol. 40 (6), Pages 1069-1077. DOI:10.1002/ceat.201600539. Impact factor: 2.385.
30) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Mustafa Radhi Alsowij, Fletcher Corbin, James Julson, Eric Boakye, Douglas Raynie, 2017. In situ hydrodeoxygenation upgrading of pine sawdust bio-oil to hydrocarbon biofuel using Pd/C catalyst. Journal of the Energy Institute. Vol.1, pp 1 – 9. Impact factor: 1.000
31) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, James Julson, 2016. Application, Deactivation, and Regeneration of Heterogeneous Catalysts in Bio-Oil Upgrading. Catalysts, Vol. 6, pp 195; doi:10.3390/catal6120195. Impact factor: 3.194
32) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, 2016. Development of a bifunctional Ni/HZSM-5 catalyst for converting prairie cordgrass to hydrocarbon biofuel. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 38:16, 2433-2437, DOI:10.1080/15567036.2015.1065298. Impact factor: 1.094
33) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, James Julson, 2016 Effects of cold press operating conditions on vegetable oil fatty acid profiles. International journal of green energy, Vol 13 (10), 990 – 999. Impact factor: 1.171
34) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, Shouyun Cheng, Ethan Kadis, Yuhe Cao, Eric Boakye, Zhengrong Gu, James Julson, 2016. Hydroprocessing of carinata oil for hydrocarbon biofuel over Mo-Zn/Al2 O3, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 196, PP 41–49. Impact factor: 8.326.
35) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, Shouyun Cheng, James Julson, Gary Anderson, Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, and Changling Qiu, 2016. Development of hydrocarbon biofuel from sunflower seed and sunflower meat oils over ZSM-5: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 8, 013109; doi: 10.1063/1.4941911. Impact factor: 3.326.
36) Yinbin Huang, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, Shouyun Cheng, James Julson, Yuhe Cao, Zhengrong Gu, 2016. Upgrading pine sawdust pyrolysis oil to green biofuels by HDO over zinc assisted Pd/C catalyst. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.115, pp 8–16. Impact factor: 4.801
37) Yinbin Huang, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, James Julson, Changling Qiu, Shanmugapriya Dharmarajan, John Kiratu, Douglas Raynie, Ashish Dubey and Qiquan Qiao, 2016. Biofuel production using Pd/Zn synergistically catalyzed hydrodeoxygenation applied at bio oil extracted in biomass pyrolysis process. Int. J. Energy Res. Vol.40; pp 1724–1730. DOI: 10.1002/er.3547. Impact factor: 2.529
38) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, Ethan Kadis, Yuhe Cao, James Julson and Zhengrong Gu, 2016. Hydrodeoxygenation of prairie cordgrass bio-oil over Ni based activated carbon synergistic catalysts combined with different metals. New Biotechnology, Volume 33, Number 4, pp 440 – 448. Impact factor: 3.199
39) Heidi Sieverding, Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei, James Stone (2016). Life cycle assessment of oilseeds for bio-jet production using localized cold-press extraction, Journal of Environmental Quality. Vol. 45 (3), pp 967 – 976. Impact Factor: 2.652
40) Lin Wei*, Yang Gao, Wangda Qu, Xianhui Zhao, Shouyun Cheng, 2016. Torrefaction of raw and blended corn stover, switchgrass and prairie grass. Trans. of ASABE, Vol. 59(2): pp 717-726. Impact Factor: 1.000
41) Cheng, S., Lin Wei*, Zhao X., 2016. Develop Bifunctional Ni/HZSM-5 Catalyst for Converting Prairie Cordgrass to Hydrocarbon Biofuel. Energy Sources, Part A. Vol. 38 (16), pp. 2433 – 2437. Impact Factor: 0.654
42) Shouyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, Kadis E, Julson J. 2016. Converting prairie cordgrass to hydrocarbon biofuel over Co-Mo/HZSM-5 using a two-stage reactor system. Energy Technology 4 (6), 706-713, Impact Factor: 3.719
43) Zhongyi Ma, Lin Wei*, Wei Zhou, Litao Jia, Bo Hou, Debao Li and Yongxiang Zhao. 2015. Overview of catalyst application in petroleum refinery for biomass catalytic pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading. RSC Advances, Vol. 5, pp. 88287 – 88297. Impact factor: 3.289
44) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, Shouyun Cheng, James Julson, 2015. Optimization of catalytic cracking process for upgrading camelina oil to hydrocarbon biofuel. Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 77, pp. 516–526. Impact Factor: 3.449
45) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, Shouyun Cheng, Yuhe Cao, James Julson, Zhengrong Gu, 2015. Catalytic cracking of carinata oil for hydrocarbon biofuel over fresh and regenerated Zn/Na-ZSM-5. Applied Catalysis A, General, DOI: Impact factor 4.403
46) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, Shouyun Cheng, Yinbin Huang, Yong Yu, James Julson, 2015. Catalytic cracking of camelina oil for hydrocarbon biofuel over ZSM-5-Zn catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 139, pp 117-126. DOI: Impact Factor: 3.847
47) Souyun Cheng, Lin Wei*, Xianhui Zhao, Yinbin Huang, Douglas Raynie, Changling Qiu, J. Kiratu, and Yong Yu, 2015. Directly catalytic upgrading bio-oil vapor produced by prairie cordgrass pyrolysis over Ni/HZSM-5 using a two-stage reactor. AIMS Energy, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 227-240. DOI: 10.3934/energy.2015.2.227. Impact factor: 1.156
48) Yinbin Huang, Lin Wei*, Za. Crandall, James Julson, Zhengrong Gu, 2015. Combining Mo–Cu/HZSM-5 with a two-stage catalytic pyrolysis system for pine sawdust thermal conversion. Fuel. vol. 150 pp. 656 – 663. Impact factor: 3.611
49) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, James Julson, Qiquan Qiao, A. Dubey and Gary Anderson, 2015. Catalytic cracking of non-edible sunflower oil over ZSM-5 for hydrocarbon bio-jet fuel. New Biotechnology. DOI information: 10.1016/j.nbt.2015.01.004. Impact factor: 3.183
50) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, James Julson, Zhengrong Gu, and Yuhe Cao, 2015. Catalytic cracking of inedible camelina oils to hydrocarbon fuels over bifunctional ZSM-5-Zn catalysts. The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol. 32, issue 8, pp 1528-1541. DOI:10.1007/s11814-014-0299-5. Impact factor: 1.408
51) Yinbin Huang, Lin Wei*, J. Julson, Y. Gao, X. Zhao, 2014. Converting pine sawdust to advanced biofuel over HZSM-5 using a two-stage catalytic pyrolysis reactor, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Vol. 111, pp.148 – 155. Impact Factor: 3.652
52) Wang Yang, Juan Li, J.ian Yang, Lin Wei*, 2014. Numerical simulation of experienced farmer lifting tubers for bionic cassava harvester. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences. Nov. 3. DOI: 10.1007/s11814-014-0299-5.
53) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, James Julson, Yibin Huang, 2014. Investigated Cold Press Oil Extraction from Non-Edible Oilseeds for Future Bio-Jet Fuels Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, Vol. 4, pp. 199-214. Impact factor 1.73
54) Zhipeng Cai, S. Ji, J. He, Lin Wei, A. Bourgeois, 2014. Distributed and asynchronous data collection in cognitive radio networks with fairness consideration. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 25 No. 8. Impact Factor: 3.971
55) Xianhui Zhao, Lin Wei*, James Julson, 2014. First stage of bio-jet fuel production: non-food sunflower oil extraction using cold press method. AIMS Energy. Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 193-209. DOI: 10.3934/energy. 2014 impact factor 2.193.
56) Wangda Qu, Lin Wei*, James Julson, 2013. An exploration of improving the properties of heavy bio-oil. Energy & Fuels, Vol. 27 (8), pp. 4717–4722. Impact factor 2.835
57) Zhongyi Ma, Lin Wei*, Wangda Qu, James Juson, Qingwei Zhu, Xunzhang Wang, 2013. The effect of support on the catalytic performance for bio-oil upgrading. Advanced Materials Research. Vols. 608-609, pp. 350-355.
58) Lin Wei*, Lester O. Pordesimo, Agus Haryanto, James Wooten, 2011. Co-gasification of hardwood chips and crude glycerol in a pilot scale downdraft gasifier. Bioresource Technology, 102 (10), pp. 6266–6272. Impact Factor: 4.917
59) Lin Wei*, S. D. Filip To, Lester O. Pordesimo, William D. Batchelor, 2011. Evaluation of micro-scale electricity generation cost using biomass-derived syngas through modeling. International Journal of Energy Research, Vol.35, pp. 989 – 1003. Impact Factor: 2.529
60) Zhongli Pan, Griffiths G. Atungulu, Lin Wei, and Ronald Haff, 2010. Development of impact acoustic detection and density separations methods for production of high-quality processed beans. J. Food Eng. Vol. 97, pp. 292 – 300. Impact Factor: 3.199
61) Lin Wei*, Lester O. Pordesimo, C.W. Herndon, William D. Batchelor, 2009. Evaluation of micro-scale biomass synthetic gas production cost through modeling. Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 52 (5), pp.1649-1659.
62) Lin Wei*, J. Alex Thomasson, Mark R. Bricka, Ruixiu Sui, James Wooten, and Eugene Columbus, 2009. Syngas quality evaluation for biomass gasification with a downdraft gasifier. Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 52(1), pp. 21 – 37.
63) Lin Wei*, Lester O. Pordesimo, C. Igathinathane, and William D. Batchelor, 2009. Process engineering evaluation of ethanol production from wood through bioprocess and chemical catalysis. Biomass and Bioenergy. Vol. 33(2), pp. 255 – 266. Impact Factor: 3.249
64) Peilin Yang, Eugene P. Columbus, James Wooten, William D. Batchelor, Prashanth R. Buchireddy, Xuejun Ye, Lin Wei*, 2009. Evaluation of syngas storage under different pressures and temperatures. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 25(1), pp. 121 – 128.

Area(s) of Research

• Development and application innovative sensor/biosensor and AI technologies to improve precision agriculture, food processing, and food safety.
• Development and applications of biochar-based smart fertilizers in precision agriculture.
• Development and application of efficient cold-plasma technologies to improve food processing quality and safety.
• Development and application of biopolymer-based nanocomposites for smart packaging.
• Development and application of biomass pretreatment, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, and hydrothermal liquefaction technologies to produce biofuels, biomaterials, and/or bioproducts from various agricultural residues and forest wastes.
• Development and applications of effective catalyst systems in bio-refinery industries.