Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Wei, Na
Civil & Environmental Engr
Wei, Na
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Office: Benedum 708
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B.S. in Environmental Science, Sichuan University, 2006

Graduate in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2006-2011

MS in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2006-2011

PhD in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2006-2011

(1) waste-to-energy/value biotransformation; renewable bioenergy production

(2) biodegradation and treatment of emerging and/or persistent environmental contaminants

(3) Molecular and systems biology for value-added biotransformation; Metabolic Engineering; (4) Environmental molecular biology techniques; Microbial ecology

Wei, N., 2013, "Achieving water and energy sustainability by understanding and controlling microbial processes at molecular level.," Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Division, Brown University.

Wei, N., 2013, "Understanding and controlling microbial processes at molecular level for water and energy sustainability," Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Wei, N., Quarterman, J., Kim, S.R., Cate, J.H., and Jin, Y.S., 2013, "Enhanced biofuel production through coupled acetic acid and xylose consumption by engineered yeast," 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Wei, N., 2012, "Co-consumption of acetic acid and xylose for improved biofuel production by engineered yeast," Energy Bioscience Institute, UIUC.

Wei, N., Cate, J., and Jin, Y.S., 2012, "Simultaneous co-fermentation of mixed sugars: a promising strategy for producing cellulosic biofuels and chemicals," Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Vancouver, Canada.

Wei, N., Kim, S.R., and Jin, Y.S., 2012, "Simultaneous utilization of acetic acid and xylose for improved ethanol production under anaerobic condition by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae," 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC), New Orleans.

Wei, N., 2011, "Improving anaerobic xylose fermentation by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae using external redox sink.," Energy Bioscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2011, "The effect of acetate concentration on complete dechlorination chlorinated ethenes and other terminal electron accepting processes," 111st ASM General Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Wei, N., 2010, "Microbial reductive dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes under Fe(III) reducing conditions and microbial interactions," Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2010, "Effect of Fe(III) reduction on complete dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes and microbial community development," 110th ASM General Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2010, "Microbial community development during chlorinated ethene biodegradation under Fe(III)-reducing conditions," ISME 13, Seattle, WA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2009, "Complete reduction of chlorinated ethenes to ethene with concurrent Fe(III) reduction using acetate as electron donor," 109th ASM General Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2009, "Complete reduction of TCE by sediment that are not populated by Dehalococcoides," RemTEC Summit '09, Atlanta, GA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2009, "Effect of FE(III) reduction in the biodegradation of chlorinated ethenes," 26th AEHS International Conference on Contaminated Soil, Sediment, and Groundwater and Energy, Amherst, MA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2009, "Three novel, anaerobic cultures that degrade MTBE with Fe(III)/AQDS, sulfate and fumarate as electron acceptors, respectively," RemTEC Summit '09, Atlanta, GA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2008, "Anaerobic microbial cultures that use MTBE as the sole carbon and energy source," 108th ASM General Meeting, Boston, MA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2008, "Anaerobic MTBE and TBA biodegradation under shifting biogeochemical conditions: microbial community analysis and novel, anaerobic liquid enrichment cultures," 25th AEHS International Conference on Contaminated Soil, Sediment, and Groundwater and Energy, Amherst, MA.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2008, "Anaerobic MTBE and TBA metabolism: microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, and novel anaerobic cultures," 15th Annual IPEC Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Wei, N., and Finneran, K.T., 2007, "Anaerobic MTBE and TBA biodegradation under different terminal electron accepting processes," 24th AEHS International Conference on Contaminated Soil, Sediment and Groundwater, Amherst, MA.