Yinjie Tang

Yinjie Tang


Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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PhD, University of Washington, 2004
MS, Tianjin University, 1999
BS, Tianjin University, 1997


Earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award


Bioremediation of toxic compounds and rational genetic engineering microbes of biofuel production


Yinjie Tang's research involves two fields including the bioremediation of toxic compounds such as heavy metals and aromatic compounds, and the analysis of cellular metabolic network using mass spectrometry based tools. His research provides important knowledge of cellular metabolic network for rational genetic engineering microbes of biofuel production.

In 2010, he earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award: "Development of 13C-assisted Metabolic Flux Analysis Tools for Metabolic Engineering of Cyanobacteria."


Professor Tang joined the School of Engineering & Applied Science faculty in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, Professor Tang worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His expertise is in analyzing and metabolic engineering of environmental microorganisms.

Professor Tang has served as the reviewer for over 30 journals in biotechnology and microbiology fields. He has also served in review panels for NSF, EPA and several private funding agencies. He received NSF CAREER and Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards in 2010 and earned a Department Chair’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2013. At Washington University, he has taught multiple classes including Process Control, Metabolic Engineering, International Experience, Fluid Mechanics, and Bioprocess Engineering.