Prof. Bai

Prof. Feng-Wu Bai

Dalian University of Technology, China



2007 PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

1988 MSc, Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

1985 BSc, Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. Liu CG, Xue C, Bai FW, Lin YH. Redox potential control and its applications in micro-aerobic and anaerobic fermentations. Biotechnology Advances, submitted.
  2. Chen CY, Zhao XQ, Yen HY, Ho SH, Cheng CL, Chang JS, Bai FW. Microalgae-based carbohydrates for biofuels production. Biotechnology Advances, submitted.
  3. Zhao XO, Bai FW. 2012. Zinc and yeast stress tolerance: micronutrient plays a big role. Journal of Biotechnology 158: 176-183.
  4. Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2009. Yeast flocculation: New story in fuel ethanol production. Biotechnology Advances 27: 849-856.
  5. Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2009. Mechanism of yeast stress tolerance and its manipulation for efficient ethanol production. Journal of Biotechnology 144: 23-30.
  6. Bai FW, Anderson WA, Moo-Young M. 2008. Ethanol fermentation technologies from sugar and starch feedstocks. Biotechnology Advances 26: 89-105.
  7. Xue C, Zhao JB, Lu CC, Yang ST, Bai FW, Tang IC. High-titer n-butanol production by Clostridium acetobutylicum JB200 in fed-batch fermentation with intermittent gas stripping. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, in press.
  8. He LY, Zhao XQ, Bai FW. Engineering industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain with the FLO1-derivative gene isolated from the flocculating yeast SPSC01 for constitutive flocculation and fuel ethanol production. Applied Energy, in press.
  9. He LY, Zhao XQ, Ge XM. Bai FW. Identification and functional study of a new FLO10-derivative gene from the industrial flocculating yeast SPSC01. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, in press.
  10. Zhao XQ, Li Q, He LY, Li F, Que WW, Bai FW. Exploration of a natural reservoir of flocculating genes from various Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains and improved ethanol fermentation using stable genetically engineered flocculating yeast strains.Process Biochemistry, in press.
  11. Li Q, Zhao XQ, Chang AK, Zhang QM, Bai FW. 2012. Ethanol-induced yeast flocculation directed by the promoter of TPS1 encoding trehalose-6-phosphate synthase 1 for efficient ethanol production. Metabolic Engineering 14: 1-8.
  12. Yuan WJ, Chang BL, Ren JG, Liu JP, Bai FW, Li YY. 2012. Consolidated bioprocessing strategy for ethanol production from Jerusalem artichoke tubers by Kluyveromyces marxianus under high gravity conditions. Journal of Applied Microbiology 112: 38-44.
  13. Liu CG, Lin YH, Bai FW. 2012. Ageing vessel design and optimization for continuous very-high-gravity ethanol fermentation processes. Process Biochemistry 47: 57-61.
  14. Liu CG, Lin YH, Bai FW. 2011. A kinetic growth model for Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown under redox potential-controlled very-high-gravity environment. Biochemical,Engineering Journal 56: 63-68.
  15. Liu CG, Lin YH, Bai FW. 2011. Development of continuous redox potential-controlled fermentation process for ethanol production. Journal of Biotechnology 153: 42-47.
  16. Yu L, Wang H, Wang L, Bai FW. 2010. Rheological property of self-flocculating yeast suspension. Biochemical Engineering Journal 52: 50-54.
  17. Chen HX, Xiu ZL, Bai FW. 2010. Oxidative stress induced in Saccharomyces cerevisiae exposed to dielectric barrier discharge plasma in air at atmospheric pressure. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 38: 1885-91.
  18. Shen Yu, Ge XM, Bai FW. 2010. Application of oscillation for efficiency improvement of continuous ethanol fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae under very-high-gravity conditions. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 86: 103-108.
  19. Xue C, Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2010. Effect of the size of yeast flocs and zinc supplementation on continuous ethanol fermentation performance and metabolic flux distribution under very high concentration conditions. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 105: 935-944.
  20. Zhao XQ, Li WJ, Jiao WC, Li Y, Yuan WJ, Zhang YQ, Klenk HP, Suh JW, Bai FW. 2009. Streptomyces xinghaiensis sp. nov., a new actinomycete derived from marine sediment sample in Xinghai Bay, Dalian, Microbiology 59: 2870-74.
  21. Li F, Zhao XQ, Ge XM, Bai FW. 2009. An innovative consecutive batch fermentation process for very high gravity ethanol fermentation with self-flocculating yeast. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 84: 1079-86.
  22. Shen Y, Zhao XQ, Ge XM, Bai FW. 2009. Metabolic flux and cell cycle analysis indicating new mechanism underlying process oscillation in continuous ethanol fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae under VHG conditions. Biotechnology Advances 27: 1118-23.
  23. Zhao XQ, Xue C, Ge XM, Yuan WJ, Wang JY, Bai FW. 2009. Impact of zinc supplementation on the improvement of ethanol tolerance and yield of self-flocculating yeast in continuous ethanol fermentation. Journal of Biotechnology 139: 55-60.
  24. Bai FW, Ge XM, Anderson WA, Moo-Young M. 2009. Parameter oscillation attenuation and mechanism exploration for continuous VHG ethanol fermentation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 102: 112-121.
  25. Xue C, Zhao XQ, Yuan WJ, Bai FW. 2008. Improving ethanol tolerance of a self-flocculating yeast by optimization of medium composition. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24: 2257-2261.
  26. Yuan WJ, Zhao XQ, Ge XM, Bai FW. 2008. Ethanol fermentation with Kluyveromyces marxianus from Jerusalem artichoke grown in salina and irrigated with a mixture of seawater and freshwater. Journal of Applied Microbiology 105: 2076-83.
  27. Lei JJ, Zhao XQ, Ge XM, Bai FW. 2007. Ethanol tolerance and the variation of plasma membrane composition of yeast floc populations with different size distributions. Journal of Biotechnology 131: 270-275.
  28. Li Y, Zhao ZK, Bai FW. 2007. High-density cultivation of oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides Y4 in fed-batch culture. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 41: 312-317.
  29. Ge XM, Bai FW. 2006. Intrinsic kinetics of continuous ethanol fermentation using a self-flocculating fusant yeast strain SPSC01. Journal of Biotechnology 124: 363-372.
  30. Ge XM, Zhang L, Bai FW. 2006. Impacts of temperature, pH, divalent cations, sugars and ethanol on the flocculating of SPSC01. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 39: 783-787.
  31. Ge XM, Zhang L, Bai FW. 2006. Impact of the floc size distributions on observed substrate uptake and product formation rates. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 39: 289-295.
  32. Ge XM, Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2005. Online monitoring and characterization of flocculating yeast cell flocs during continuous ethanol fermentation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 90: 523-531.
  33. Chen LJ, Xu YL, Bai FW, Anderson WA, Moo-Young M. 2005. Observed quasi-steady kinetics of yeast cell growth and ethanol formation under very high gravity fermentation condition. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering 10: 115-121.
  34. Benchapattarapong N, Anderson WA, Bai FW, Moo-Young M. 2005. Rheology and hydrodynamic properties of Tolypocladium inflatum fermentation broth and its simulation. Bioprocess and Biosystem Engineering 27: 239-247.
  35. Xu TJ, Zhao XQ, Bai FW. 2005. Continuous ethanol production using self-flocculating yeast in a cascade of fermentors. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 37: 634-640.
  36. Bai FW, Chen LJ, Anderson WA, Moo-Young M. 2004. Parameter Oscillations in High Gravity Medium Continuous Ethanol Fermentation and Their Attenuation on Multi-stage Packed Column Bioreactor System. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 88, 558-566.
  37. Bai FW, Chen LJ, Zhang Z, Anderson WA, Moo-Young M. 2004. Continuous ethanol production and evaluation of yeast cell lysis and viability loss under very high gravity medium conditions. Journal of Biotechnology 110: 287-293.
  38. Wang Y, Shi WL, Liu XY, Shen Y, Bao XM, Bai FW, Qu YB. 2004. Establishment of a xylose metabolic pathway in an industrial strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biotechnology Letters 26: 885–890.
  39. Hu CK, Bai FW, An LJ. 2003. Enhancing ethanol tolerance of a self-flocculating fusant of Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Mg2+ via reduction in plasma membrane permeability. Biotechnology Letters 25: 1191–1194.
  40. Bai FW, Wang LP, Huang HJ, Xu JF, Caesar J, Ridgway D, Gu TY, Moo-Young M. 2001. Oxygen mass-transfer performance of low viscosity gas-liquid-solid system in a split-cylinder airlift bioreactor. Biotechnology Letters 23: 1109–1113.