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Tamara Hughes

Tamara joined the BMC Series in October 2019 and became the Editor for BMC Chemistry in June 2020. Tamara holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of York, focusing on enzymology, industrial biocatalysis and structural biology. Her BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry she received from the University of Cologne and she gained further research experience working with multiple groups at Trinity College Dublin. Before joining BMC series, Tamara worked as a Scientific and Deputy Managing Editor at an Oncology and Molecular Medicine academic publisher.

Sang Yup Lee

Dr.-Sang-Yup-Lee-KAISTDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

Jo-Shu Chang

Jo-Shu ChangProfessor Jo-Shu Chang is a distinguished professor and University Chair Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He received his PhD from University of California, Irvine and his research interests lie in biochemical engineering, environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology with a recent focus on microalgae-based CO2 utilization for biofuels and biorefineries. He is also interested in microalgae-based wastewater treatment and the use of microalgal feedstocks as aqualculture or livestock feeds. He has published over 400 refereed journal papers with over 20,000 citations and a h-index of 67. He also owns over 50 patents and some of them have already been commercialized. He has received many prestigious academic awards, including the 2014 Outstanding Scientist Award of the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop) and three-time Outstanding Research Awards issued by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan. In 2015 he became a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Huazhen Fang

Huazhen FangHuazhen Fang is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas, USA, where he leads the Information & Smart Systems Laboratory. He received the Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego (2014), M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, (2009), and B.Eng. from Northwestern Polytechnic University, China (2006). His research interests lie in control and estimation theory with application to energy storage system management, energy-aware system control and cooperative robotics. His work has been published in over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles and three U.S. patents. He has received the Wesley G. Cramer Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award and Miller Scholar Award at the University of Kansas and the awards of Outstanding Reviewer or Review of the Year from Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

Geoffrey Hammond

Geoffrey HammondGeoffrey Hammond is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath (UK), and was founder Director of University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I•SEE). He is a mechanical engineer with a multidisciplinary background, including environmental engineering and business management. His research interests are mainly concerned with the technology assessment of energy systems, industrial decarbonisation, and transition pathways to a low carbon future. He was the co-originator of the 'Inventory of Carbon and Energy' (ICE), now widely used internationally by practitioners for the calculation of the ‘carbon footprints’ for products and in construction. His publications in the field of sustainable energy and the environment have been awarded the Dufton Silver Medal, the George Stephenson Prize, the James Watt Medal, and the Baker Medal. He was awarded a higher doctorate degree [Doctor of Science (DSc)] by the University of Bath in 2019 in recognition of his published work in this area.  In parallel with his main post at the University of Bath, he held an Honorary Professorship in Sustainable Bioenergy at the University of Nottingham (2010-2016) in recognition of collaborative research. In recent years he has advised the UK Government’s the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Government Office for Science, and their independent Committee on Climate Change.

Yongheng Yang

Yongheng Yangreceived the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2014. In 2013, he spent three months as a Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M University, USA. Since the completion of the Ph.D. study, Dr. Yang has been with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, where he is now an Associate Professor. His current research is centered on grid integration of renewable energies, in particular, photovoltaics, power electronic converter design, analysis and control, and reliability in power electronics and systems.

Dr. Yang served as a Guest Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics and a Guest Editor of Applied Sciences. He is an Associate Editor of the CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications and an Editor of the Mathematical Problems in Engineering. Dr. Yang received the 2018 IET Renewable Power Generation Premium Award.