Qiang Hu, Institute of Hydrobiology, China
Dr. Qiang Hu is Director of SDIC Microalgal Biotechnology Center at China Electronic Engineering Design Institute, a part of the State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC). He also is a Professor and Director of the Center for Algal Biotechnology and Biofuels in the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, China. Prior to these positions, Dr. Hu was Professor and co-Director of the Laboratory for Algae Research and Biotechnology and co-Director of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University. He has over 30 years of experience in fundamental and applied research on algae on topics ranging from photosynthesis, biosynthesis of lipids and carotenoids, growth physiology of high-density algal culture, photobioreactor system design, and applications of algal mass culture technology for biofuels and chemicals, and for environmental bioremediation. He is an Associate Editor of Phycologia and Algae and an editorial board member of Journal of Applied Phycology and Algal Research.