Roger Ruan

Title: Microwave-assisted catalytic fast pyrolysis process and system for renewable energy production from solid wastes


Dr. Ruan is the Director of Center for Biorefining and Professor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota, and Fellow of ASABE. He has published over 450 papers in refereed journals, books, and book chapters, and holds 18 US patents. He is also a top cited author in the area of agricultural and biological sciences with h-index of 52 and over 10,000 citations. He has supervised over 80 graduate students, 110 post-doctors, research fellows, and other engineers and scientists, and many of his Ph.D. students and post-doctors hold university faculty positions. He has received over 170 grants totaling over $40 million in various funding for research, including major grants from USDA, DOE, DOT, DOD, and industries. He has served as editorial board member of Bioresource Technology, Renewable Energy, Engineering, etc. Professor Ruan has given over 290 keynote lectures, invited symposium presentations, company seminars, and short courses.

Research Interest

Renewable Energy, Biofuels

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