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 85 articles in refereed scientific journals, and more than 90 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 33 research projects. His program centers on international research collaborations demonstrated by over 65 key-note speeches and seminars in the US, China, Europe, Japan, 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 25 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 24 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 –School of Environment and Energy in Shenzhen, China.
Cheng is a member of the American 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).
University of Cincinnati
St. Cyril & Methodius University
Jiangxi Institute of Technology, Nanchang, China
Bioenergy processes and waste treatments
- Effects of Co-occurring Species Present in Swine Lagoons on Adsorption of Copper on Eggshell
- Hess, B. J., Kolar, P., Classen, J. J., Knappe, D., & Cheng, J. J. (2019), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 13(4), 613–622. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41742-019-00203-x
- Microfibers generated from the laundering of cotton, rayon and polyester based fabrics and their aquatic biodegradation
- Zambrano, M. C., Pawlak, J. J., Daystar, J., Ankeny, M., Cheng, J. J., & Venditti, R. A. (2019), MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 142, 394–407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.02.062
- The co-existence of anammox genera in an expanded granular sludge bed reactor with biomass carriers for nitrogen removal
- Wu, Y., Wang, Y., De Costa, Y. G., Tong, Z., Cheng, J. J., Zhou, L., … Yu, K. (2019), APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 103(3), 1231–1242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-018-9494-3
- Evaluation of waste eggshells for adsorption of copper from synthetic and swine wastewater
- Hess, B. J., Kolar, P., Classen, J. J., Knappe, D., & Cheng, J. J. (2018), Transactions of the ASABE, 61(3), 967–976. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12599
- Textile Dye Decolorizing Synechococcus PCC7942 Engineered With CotA Laccase
- Liang, Y., Hou, J., Liu, Y., Luo, Y., Tang, J., Cheng, J. J., & Daroch, M. (2018), FRONTIERS IN BIOENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2018.00095
- Thermosynechococcaceae as a source of thermostable C-phycocyanins: properties and molecular insights
- Liang, Y., Kaczmarek, M. B., Kasprzak, A. K., Tang, J., Shah, M. M. R., Jin, P., … Daroch, M. (2018), ALGAL RESEARCH-BIOMASS BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS, 35, 223–235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2018.08.037
- Transcriptomic Profiling and Gene Disruption Revealed that Two Genes Related to PUFAs/DHA Biosynthesis May be Essential for Cell Growth of Aurantiochytrium sp.
- Liang, Y., Liu, Y., Tang, J., Ma, J., Cheng, J. J., & Daroch, M. (2018), MARINE DRUGS, 16(9). https://doi.org/10.3390/md16090310
- A comprehensive comparable study of the physiological properties of four microalgal species under different light wavelength conditions
- Zhong, Y., Jin, P., & Cheng, J. J. (2018), Planta, 248(2), 489–498. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-018-2899-5
- Concentration of docosahexaenoic acid from aurantiochytrium sp oil by urea complexation: Optimization of process parameters
- Wu, H. L., Cui, Y., Daroch, M., & Cheng, J. J. (2017), Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 11(3), 223–229. https://doi.org/10.1166/jbmb.2017.1657
- Improving methane yield from organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) with magnetic rice-straw biochar
- Qin, Y., Wang, H. S., Li, X. R., Cheng, J. J., & Wu, W. X. (2017), Bioresource Technology, 245, 1058–1066. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.047
- Aquatic Biodegradability of Non-woven disposable structures
- NCSU Nonwovens Institute(1/01/19 - 12/31/19)
- Pilot-scale Continuous Flow Microwave Pre-treatment of Switchgrass and Bermudagrass
- Biofuels Center of North Carolina(6/27/11 - 12/31/12)
- Genetically Engineered Switchgrass for Ethanol Production
- Agrivida(8/01/08 - 7/31/10)
- Growing duckweed on swine wastewater for ethanol production
- Biofuels Center of North Carolina(6/25/08 - 6/30/10)
- Effective strategies for biogas and nutrient management resulting from anaerobic digestion in covered swine lagoons
- US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(9/01/08 - 6/30/12)
- Conversion of Coastal Bermuda Grass into Bioethanol
- NC Biotechnology Center(5/01/07 - 4/30/10)
- Assigning Costs to Nutrient Reduction For Crop Agriculture, Animal Agriculture, and Urban Stormwater Management Practices
- Neuse River Compliance Association, Inc.(9/01/06 - 12/31/07)
- Genetically Engineered Switchgrass for Ethanol Production
- US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/01/08 - 6/30/11)
- Genetically Engineer Switchgrass to Reduce Lignin, Increase Cellulose, and Improve Ethanol Production
- Golden Leaf Foundation(1/01/06 - 12/31/08)