Roger Ruan, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA
Professor Ruan received his Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois in 1991, became faculty at University of Minnesota in 1994, promoted to Associate Professor and appointed to Director of Undergraduate Studies in 1998, and Full Professor in 2001 and appointed to Director of Center for Biorefining in 2002. He has published over 350 papers in refereed journals, books, and book chapters, and holds 15 US patents. He has supervised over 80 graduate students, 100 post-doctors and other researchers; 10 of his students hold university faculty positions. He has received over 150 grants totaling more than $35 million for research.