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Cheng, Jay J.

Professor Biological and Agricultural Engineering
919-515-7760 fax
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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 100 articles in refereed scientific journals, and more than 95 papers in national and international technical conferences. He is the editor of "Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes", a book published in 2010 and 2018 (2nd ed.) and considered as 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 more than 30 research projects. His program centers on international research collaborations demonstrated by over 70 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 the Journal of Biology. He has served on more than 20 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 more than 25 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 was a Fulbright Scholar awarded by the US Department of State in 2005/2006. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), International Water Association (IWA), Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers (AOC), and Chinese Association for Science and Technology in USA (CAST-USA).

Environmental Management | Bioenergy and Renewable Energy
Country(s) of experience:
Bulgaria | China-Peoples Rep | Ecuador | Germany | Hong Kong | Japan | Macedonia (FYROM) | Taiwan
Type(s) of International Experience:
Speaker at an international conference
Research Focus:

Biomass Energy Production; Animal Waste Management and Resource Recovery; Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Wastes for Biogas Production.

Bulgarian | English | Mandarin | Serbo-Croatian
Associate Professor
Year: 2005/2006
Description: Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria
Country: Bulgaria

Cultivation and biorefinery of high-lipid microalgae for biodiesel and DHA productions Research project
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2017
Funding Agency/Sponsor:
Institutional Partner: Peking University (PKU), China

Biological wastewater treatment for nitrogen removal Research project
01/01/2005 - 12/31/2006
Funding Agency/Sponsor:
Institutional Partner: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Bulgaria