Fuzhong Zhang

314-935-7671
fzhang@seas.wustl.edu
Brauer Hall, Room 1022

PhD, University of Toronto, 2009
MS, McMaster University, 2005
BS, Peking University, 2003

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Affiliations

Fuzhong Zhang

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor

Expertise

Synthetic biology approaches to produce advanced biofuels, chemicals, and materials from sustainable resources

Research

Fuzhong Zhang’s research interests focus on developing synthetic biology approaches to produce advanced biofuels, chemicals, and materials from sustainable resources. Current research projects include: (1) developing dynamic regulatory systems for biosynthetic pathways; (2) engineering microbes to produce structure-defined biofuels and chemicals; (3) developing microbial factories for advanced materials; (4) engineering cyanobacteria for synthetic biology applications.

Biography

Fuzhong Zhang became a professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. He received his PhD at the University of Toronto and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the 2013 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2013 ORAU Junior Faculty Award, the 2014 NSF CAREER Award, the 2015 AFOSR YIP Award, and the 2015 HFSP Young Investigators Award.

Works to make the microbial production of biofuels more economically viable

In the News

 

 

Zhang wins $2 million NIH grant to study metabolite heterogeneity in bacteriahttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Zhang-wins-2-million-dollar-NIH-grant-to-study-metabolite-diversity-in-bacteria.aspxZhang wins $2 million NIH grant to study metabolite heterogeneity in bacteria
Synthetic biology enables protein origamihttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Synthetic-biology-enables-protein-origami.aspxSynthetic biology enables protein origami
In the media: WashU Engineers Study Sticky Mussels To Make Strong Waterproof Gluehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Wash-U-Engineers-Study-Sticky-Mussels-To-Make-Strong-Waterproof-Glue.aspxIn the media: WashU Engineers Study Sticky Mussels To Make Strong Waterproof Glue
The sticky science of underwater adhesiveshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/The-sticky-science-of-underwater-adhesives.aspxThe sticky science of underwater adhesives
In the media: NASA is Funding Research to Create 'Bacteria Factories' for Space Missions of the Futurehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/NASA-is-funding-research-to-create-bacteria-factories-for-space-missions-of-the-future.aspxIn the media: NASA is Funding Research to Create 'Bacteria Factories' for Space Missions of the Future
In the media: Creating Synthetic Silk from Microbeshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Creating-Synthetic-Silk-from-Microbes.aspxIn the media: Creating Synthetic Silk from Microbes
Bigger proteins, stronger threads: Synthetic spider silkhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Bigger-proteins,-stronger-threads-Biosynthetic-spider-silk-Fuzhong-Zhang-Biomacromolecules.aspxBigger proteins, stronger threads: Synthetic spider silk