Yang Hu takes new post with Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science
Yang Hu, an expert in agricultural and biological engineering, has been named a research assistant professor in renewable bioproducts with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new post on Dec. 1.
Hu indicated that he is interested in continuing his research efforts in developing multifunctional renewable bioproducts. One of his primary goals here at Tech is to work to continue the growth and success of the research opportunities in renewable bioproducts from industries and federal government, as well as explore next-generation bio-based products and cutting-edge technologies to develop bioproducts.
He will be based at Tech's Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute. The 110,000-square-foot facility is equipped and staffed to conduct research and development activities ranging from small-scale testing through large-scale manufacturing. Located six miles east of the main campus, its fundamental objective is to foster greater use of the natural fibers and increase textile manufacturing in Texas.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Hu worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Tech institute. He also served as an associate research fellow with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenzhen, China, and a biomaterials engineer at Trellis Earth Products in Wilsonville, Oregon. He worked as a college lecturer at the Wuhan Bioengineering Institute in Wuhan, China.
Hu received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Huazhong Agricultural University-Wuhan, China. His master's degree in processing engineering of agricultural products is from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences-Beijing, China. His doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering is from Pennsylvania State University-University Park. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society for Biomaterials, American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Eric Hequet, Department Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org