https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Fuzhong-Zhang.aspx65Fuzhong Zhang<img alt="Fuzhong Zhang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Zhang_Fuzhong.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Associate ProfessorFuzhong Zhang - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Works to make the microbial production of biofuels more economically viable<div>​​PhD, University of Toronto, 2009</div><div>MS, McMaster University, 2005</div><div>BS, Peking University, 2003</div><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vzxeLyIAAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://livingsystems.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li></ul>http://zhang.eece.wustl.edu/<p>Francis Ahmann Career Development ​Associate Professor </p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Synthetic biology approaches to produce advanced biofuels, chemicals, and materials from sustainable resources<br/></p><h3><strong></strong>Research</h3><p>Fuzhong Zhang’s research interests focus on developing synthetic biology approaches to produce advanced biofuels, chemicals, and materials from sustainable resources. Current research projects include: (1) developing dynamic regulatory systems for biosynthetic pathways; (2) engineering microbes to produce structure-defined biofuels and chemicals; (3) developing microbial factories for advanced materials; (4) engineering cyanobacteria for synthetic biology applications.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Fuzhong Zhang became a professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. He received his PhD at the University of Toronto and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the <a href="/news/Pages/Zhang-receives-prestigious-DARPA-Young-Faculty-Award.aspx">2013 DARPA Young Faculty Award</a>, the 2013 ORAU Junior Faculty Award, the 2014 NSF CAREER Award, the 2015 AFOSR YIP Award, and the 2015 HFSP Young Investigators Award.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Zhang_F%20research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7671<br/><a href="mailto:fzhang@seas.wustl.edu">fzhang@seas.wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1022 </p>​​​<div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 7e1e000e-1468-4f37-bda1-efcac3dcfc57" id="div_7e1e000e-1468-4f37-bda1-efcac3dcfc57" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_7e1e000e-1468-4f37-bda1-efcac3dcfc57" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/New-pathways-better-biofuels.aspx">New pathways, better biofuels</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-a-better-biofuel.aspx">Engineering a better biofuel </a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Survival-of-the-hardest-working.aspx">Survival of the hardest working: Cells that work hard stay alive, lazy cells died</a>​</li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Zhang-wins-$350%2c000-award-from-Department-of-Defense.aspx">Zhang wins $348,600 award from Department of Defense </a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Zhang-honored-for-research-by-Biotechnology--Bioengineering-journal.aspx">Zhang honored for research by Biotechnology & Bioengineering journal</a>​<br/></li></ul>

 

 

Zhang wins $2 million NIH grant to study metabolite diversity in bacteriahttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Zhang-wins-2-million-dollar-NIH-grant-to-study-metabolite-diversity-in-bacteria.aspxZhang wins $2 million NIH grant to study metabolite diversity in bacteria
Synthetic biology enables protein origamihttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Synthetic-biology-enables-protein-origami.aspxSynthetic biology enables protein origami
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The sticky science of underwater adhesiveshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/The-sticky-science-of-underwater-adhesives.aspxThe sticky science of underwater adhesives
NASA is funding research to create 'Bacteria Factories' for space missions of the futurehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/NASA-is-funding-research-to-create-bacteria-factories-for-space-missions-of-the-future.aspxNASA is funding research to create 'Bacteria Factories' for space missions of the future
Creating Synthetic Silk from Microbeshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Creating-Synthetic-Silk-from-Microbes.aspxCreating Synthetic Silk from Microbes
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