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Shulin Chen, Ph.D.


Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Shulin Chen’s research emphasis is in the area of Bioenergy and Bioproducts Engineering. He leads a research team of over twenty scientists, graduate students, and visiting scholars working in the field of industrial biotechnology; developing bioconversion processes and systems for the production of biofuel, bioenergy, and bioproducts.

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My Research In the News

  • Shulin Chen named National Academy of Inventors senior member

    February, 2023 | WSU Insider

    Photo of Shulin ChenBiological Systems Engineering professor Shulin Chen has been honored as a  senior member of the National Academy of Inventors. He will be inducted formally at the Academy’s annual meeting in June in Washington, D.C.

    Chen has produced biochemicals from organic waste using microbial “cell factories,” yeasts that synthesize target biochemicals using metabolic pathways. His team also developed a method for extracting high-value products from potato peels, a waste by-product of potato processing. His method turns phytochemical and nutrient-rich waste into a revenue stream. Chen holds ten U.S. patents for his innovations.

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Shulin Chen, Ph.D.

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L.J. Smith Hall 253
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-6120

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