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Jay Jiayang Cheng, Ph.D.

Professor Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Environmental Engineering & Bioenergy Processes 

Jay Cheng
Jay Cheng

Office: Room 275, Weaver Labs

Mail Address:
NC State University
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept.
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695 

Phone: (919) 515-6733
Fax: (919) 515-7760

Associate Faculty:
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Jay cheng with duckweed

Drs. Anne Stomp and Jay Cheng pose at a test facility where they were growing duckweed using animal wastewater.
photo courtesy of Roger W. Winstead, NCSU


Jay J. Cheng is a Professor of Biological and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. He works in the area of environmental engineering & bioenergy processes and his primary focus is on research and teaching.

His research and grants investigate bioenergy processes and waste treatments. Cheng's publication record has resulted in over 60 articles in refereed scientific journals, and more than 70 papers in national and international technical conferences. He is the editor of "Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes" a book published in 2010 and considered a standard reference and textbook in the area of bioenergy.

Cheng research program is well funded having secured over 6 million dollars as the principal investigator or co-investigator for 31 research projects. His program centers on international research collaborations demonstrated by over 50 key-note speeches and seminars in the US, China, Europe, and South America. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Engineering and is the present associate editor of the Journal of (Chinese) Biology. He has served on more than 15 national and international professional committees and is well recognized for his research work.

In addition to his research program Cheng teaches a course in "Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes" and he has mentored 16 graduate students. Cheng is an associate faculty member of NCSU Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and an adjunct faculty member of the Peking University - Graduate School of Environment and Energy in Shenzhen, China.

Cheng is a member of the society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE), International Water Association (IWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers (AOC), and Chinese Association for Science and Technology in USA (CAST-USA).

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