The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (ATP3 lead organization) is delighted to welcome Professor Shuguang Deng to Arizona State University, where he assumes a tenured position in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Deng comes to ASU from New Mexico State University, where he held the Bob Davis Endowed Professorship position in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Deng earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, he has 12 years of industrial R&D experience within the energy industry. His current research portfolio focuses on researching advanced materials for sustainable energy and clean water; development of efficient processes for biomass extraction and conversion to bioenergy and bio-products; and applications of adsorption technology in environmental protection (e.g., water treatment, carbon dioxide capture and utilization). He has published 145 peer-reviewed papers and is the recipient of 16 patents in applications, ranging from renewable energy to nanomaterials development and catalysis.
Deng and Peter Lammers (ATP3 Chief Scientist) re-unite at ASU after seven years of collaborations at NMSU on projects related to energy and co-product extraction from algal biomass. At ASU, they will continue their collaboration on the DOE-funded “Realization of Algae Potential” project and other waste-to-energy projects. Deng’s presence brings additional expertise to strengthen the research capabilities of the AzCATI testbed site.