Dr Shashi Kant Bhatia, Associate Editor
Shashi Kant Bhatia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, and has more than ten years of experience in the area of biowastes valorization into bioplastic, bioenergy, and biochemicals. Dr. Bhatia has contributed extensively to the industrial press and served as an editorial board member and Associate Editor for several peer-reviewed journals, including Microbial Cell Factories. He has published more than 150 research and review articles on industrial biotechnology, bioenergy production, biomaterial, biotransformation, microbial fermentation, and enzyme technology in international scientific peer-reviewed journals, edited 4 books, and holds 12 international patents. He was selected to the Top 2% Scientist List of Stanford University. He earned an M.Sc and a Ph.D. in biotechnology at Himachal Pradesh University (India). He has qualified JNU combined biotechnology entrance, DBT-JRF, GATE, CSIR exams. Dr. Bhatia has worked as a Brain Pool Post Doc Fellow at Konkuk University (2014–2016), South Korea.
Prof Mingfeng Cao, Associate Editor
Mingfeng Cao is the Minjiang Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, the Director of the Institute of Bioengineering, and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Tan Kah Kee Innovation Laboratory at Xiamen Laboratory, China. He was awarded his PhD from Nankai University in 2011, and between 2011-2013 worked as a Research Associate at Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He completed postdoctoral studies at Iowa State University and was a Research Scientist at University of Illinois from 2018-2021. His research focuses on the development of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering strategies to establish microbial cell factories for value-added and green chemical production. Dr. Cao has published over 50 journal articles and filed more than 10 patents. He also serves as the Associate Editor for several peer-reviewed journals like Microbial Cell Factories and Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts.
Dr Ning He, Associate Editor
Ning He is now working as Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China. She was awarded her PhD in Fermentation Engineering from Jiangnan University in 2002. Between 2005 and 2006 she worked as a postdoctor at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in Germany, and had some experiences as a visiting scholar in 2016 and 2019 at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. Her research focuses on microbial manufacturing, including the development of technologies to enhance the efficiency of biological manufacturing processes, and analyzing the physiological characteristics and metabolic mechanisms of microbial cells. Dr. He has published over 100 journal articles and filed more than 20 patents. She also serves as the Associate Editor for Microbial Cell Factories.
Sachin Kumar, PhD, Associate Editor
Sachin Kumar is a Scientist in the Animal Nutrition Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. He received his Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India, and joined the Agricultural Research Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Dr. Kumar pursued post-doctoral training at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO) Agriculture and Food, Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Kumar served as an expert of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in the Expert Meeting on “Alternative and advanced feed practices to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials”. Dr. Kumar is working in the areas of rumen microbiology, nutraceuticals, and biotechnology. He has handled research projects of different sponsoring agency such as Indo-USA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DBT, DST, NASF, NDDB, ICAR, and NDRI, as principal and co-principal investigator. He has developed safe and eco-friendly probiotic technologies and filed a patent. He has also developed synbiotic formulations to enhance the growth of calves and to improve the gut health of neonatal calves. He has isolated, characterized and deposited about 130 novel microbial cultures form indigenous animals to national repository of ICAR. He has published 60 research papers and edited two books.
Prof Tae Seok Moon, Associate Editor
Prof. Moon is an EBRC council member, the Moonshot Bio founder, and the SynBYSS chair. He aims to solve global agricultural, environmental, manufacturing, and health problems through engineering biology. His research projects have been supported by Gates Foundation and 12 different US agencies (23 external grants), and he has secured >$10M (>$37M for the entire teams since 2012). These projects and his prior efforts have resulted in 83 publications, 155 invited talks, and 10 patents. His achievements have been recognized with awards, including a Langer Prize, a B&B Daniel I.C. Wang Award, an NSF CAREER award, an ONR Young Investigator Award, and a John Sluder Fellowship (MIT) to name some.
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