Dr. Bin Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Bioproduct, Sciences & Engineering Laboratory at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. He earned his B.S. (’86) in Microbiology and M.Sc. (’93) in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in China. He received his Ph.D. (’96) degree in Food Engineering from South China University of Technology, China. Prior to joining WSU, he was an Associate Research Engineer with the Center for Environmental Research and Technology at the University of California, Riverside and was once a Research Scientist in the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. He held post doctoral positions at the Huazhong Agricultural University (China) and the University of British Columbia (Canada). He has dedicated most of his career to the development of renewable energy technologies with particular emphasis on production of biofuels and chemicals from cellulosic biomass feedstocks and other sustainable resources. His major research interests include understanding fundamental mechanism of bioprocessing technologies for the advanced biofuels, advancing cutting-edge technologies and facilitating the commercialization process as well as improving our knowledge of emerging technologies to meet near and long term needs worldwide. He has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, made more than 80 presentations, many invited, written over 9 technical reports, and 5 patents. He is a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award of 2011. He also serves as an advisory editor board member for Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining, Recent Patents on Food Nutrition & Agriculture, Biofuels, and AIMS Energy.