Dr. Hanwu Lei

Dept. Biological Systems Engineering

Washington State University, USA



2006 Ph.D., Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

2003 M.Sc., Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

1992 B.Sc., Grain Science and Engineering, Wuxi University of Light Industry, China


  1. I. Cybulska, G. Brudecki, H. Lei**. 2014. Organosolv delignification of lignocellulosic materials, In Driving the Future: Advances in Cellulosic Ethanol and Advanced Drop-In Biofuels. Ed. B. Simmons. Future Science. in press.
  2. Q. Wang, H. Lei, L. Jiang, Q. Wen, W. Bai. Y. Zhong*. 2014. Optimization and evaluation of microencapsulation of star anise oleoresin. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, in press. doi:10.1111/jfpp.12193.
  3. S. Ren, H. Lei**, L. Wang, Q. Bu, S. Chen, J. Wu. 2014. Hydrocarbons and hydrogen-rich syngas production by biomass catalytic pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading over biochar catalysts. RSC Advances,4 (21), 10731 – 10737.doi: 10.1039/c4ra00122b.
  4. Y. Wei, H. Lei**, L. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Zhang, Y. Liu, S. Chen, B. Ahring. 2014. Liquid-liquid extraction of biomass pyrolysis bio-oil. Energy and Fuels, 28(2), 1207-1212. doi: 10.1021/ef402490s.
  5. H. Lei**, I. Cybulska, J. Julson. 2013. Hydrothermal pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass and kinetics. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, 3(4): 250-259. doi: 10.4236/jsbs.2013.34034.
  6. S. Ren, H. Lei**, L. Wang, Q. Bu, S. Chen, J. Wu. 2013. Thermal behavior and kinetic study for woody biomass torrefaction and torrefied biomass pyrolysis by TGA. Biosystems Engineering, 116, 4, 420-426. doi: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2013.10.003.
  7. Q. Bu, H. Lei**, L. Wang, Y. Liu, J. Liang, Y. Wei, L. Zhu, and J. Tang. 2013. Renewable phenols production by catalytic microwave pyrolysis of Douglas fir sawdust pellets with activated carbon catalysts. Bioresource Technology, 142: 546-552. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.05.073.
  8. L. Wang, H. Lei**, J. Lee, S. Chen, J. Tang, B. Ahring. 2013. Aromatic hydrocarbons from packed-bed catalysis coupled with microwave pyrolysis of Douglas fir sawdust pellets. RSC Advances, 34, 3, 14609 – 14615. doi: 10.1039/C3RA23104F.
  9. S. Ren, H. Lei**, L. Wang, Q. Bu, S. Chen, J. Wu, J. Julson, and R. Ruan. 2013. The effects of torrefaction on compositions of bio-oil and syngas from biomass pyrolysis by microwave heating. Bioresource Technology, 135, 659-994. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.06.091.
  10. B. Hu, W. Zhou, M. Min, Z. Du, P. Chen, X. Ma, Y. Liu, H. Lei, J. Shi, R. Ruan*. 2013. Development of an effective acidogenically digested swine manure-based algal system for improved wastewater treatment and biofuel and feed production. Applied Energy, 107, 255-263.doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.02.033.

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