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Research of Hongfei Lin: Teaching

Teaching Experience

Washington State University, Assistant Professor (2016-Current)

University of Nevada, Reno Research Advisor (2010-2016)

Postdoc Fellow

Dr. Ji Su, Postdoc Fellow in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Value-added Carbon Management for Sustainability”; Jan. 2013-Mar. 2015

Graduate Students

  • Akkrum Nasr, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Bio-based products”; Aug. 2015-current
  • Kan Tang, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Towards carbon-negative chemical manufacturing”; Jul. 2015-current
  • Aimee Lu, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Value-added Carbon Management for Sustainability”; Aug. 2013-current
  • Xiaokun Yang, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Arid Lands Biofuels and Bioproducts”; Jan. 2013-current
  • Dr. Lisha Yang, PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Conversion of Drought-tolerant Plants in Arid Land into Transportation Fuels”; Jul. 2012-Aug. 2015
  • Ying Liu, MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Mechanistic Investigation of Partial Oxidation Of Cellulosic Biomass In Aqueous Phase”; Aug. 2011-Aug. 2013
  • Jason Strull, MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Project: “Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose to Carboxylic Acids Through Aqueous Phase Partial Oxidation”, Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2012

Undergraduate Students

  • Xinpei Zhou, Exchange undergraduate from China, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Jan. 2016 – current
  • Richard Mannschreck, Undergraduate summer intern, University of Nevada, Reno, Jun. 2016 – current
  • Emmy Tian, Undergraduate summer intern, University of California, Berkeley, Jun. 2015 – Aug. 2015
  • Isabelly Azevedo, Exchange undergraduate from Brazil, University of Nevada, Reno, Jun. 2015 – Aug. 2015
  • Gabriele Miranda Effgen de Souza, Undergraduate summer intern, Exchange undergraduate from Brazil, University of Nevada, Reno, Jun. 2015 – Aug. 2015
  • Marcus Vinicius Pereira, Exchange undergraduate from Brazil, University of Nevada, Reno, Jan. 2015 – Aug. 2015
  • Elli Tian, Undergraduate summer intern, Johns Hopkins University, May 2014 – Aug. 2014
  • Reed Liu, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012 UNR General Undergraduate Research Award, Jan. 2013 – May 2014
  • Sarah Carl, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012-2013 NSF EPScoR UROP scholarship, 2013 McNair Scholar, Jan. 2012 – May 2014
  • Justin Donat, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012-2013 NSF EPScoR UROP scholarship, Jan. 2012 – May 2014
  • Emily Truong, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012 NSF EPScoR UROP summer scholarship, Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2013
  • Nolan Nicholson, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012 UNR General Undergraduate Research Award, Jan. 2012 – Aug. 2013
  • Zachary Karmiol, Undergraduate student in Materials Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012 UNR General Undergraduate Research Award, Jan. 2011 – Jul. 2012
  • Kelsey Plank, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. Oct. 2011 – Jul. 2012
  • Morgan Vonnahme, Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2011 NSF EPScoR UROP summer scholarship, Nov. 2010 – Aug. 2011

Awards and Grants Related to Teaching

  • Project title: “Catalytic partial oxidation of lignin model compounds in aqueous media”, University of Nevada, Reno, Undergraduate Research Award (Student: Reed Liu), Amount: $1,500, June 2013 – August 2014.
  • Project title: “Production of lactic acid from hemicellulose over modified zirconia catalysts”, NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award (Student: Sarah Carl), Amount: $3,900, November 2012 – May 2013.
  • Project title: “Conversion of lignin into vanillin over bi-functional heterogeneous catalysts”, NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award (Student: Justin Donat), Amount: $3,900, November 2012 – May 2013.
  • Project title: “Kinetic study of the aqueous phase partial oxidation of cellulosic biomass”, University of Nevada, Reno, Undergraduate Research Award (Student: Nolan Nicholson), Amount: $1,500, September 2012 – May 2013.
  • Project title: “Catalytic depolymerization of hemicellulose”, NSF EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award (Student: Emily Truong), Amount: $4,500, June 2012 – August 2012.
  • Project title: “Sustainable jet fuel from the energy crop on the arid lands”, University of Nevada, Reno, Undergraduate Research Award (Student: Zachary Karmiol), Amount: $1,200, June 2011 – May 2012.
  • Project title: “Catalytic depolymerization of cellulose over supported gold catalysts for biofuel production”, NSF EPSCoR Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award (Student, Morgan Vonnahme), Amount: $4,500, June-August, 2011.

Thesis committee member: (2010-current)

  • Robert Liebherr, graduated in Dec. 2011, MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • Cody Wagner, graduated in Jul. 2012, MS in Chemical
  • Uddin Helal, graduated in May 2013, MS in Chemical Engineering
  • Bowen Yu, graduated in May 2013, MS in Chemical Engineering
  • Cheng Zhu, graduated in Dec. 2015, MS in Civil Engineering
  • Mohammad Toufiqur Reza, graduated in May 2013, PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • Joan Lynam, graduated in May 2015, PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • Helal, graduated in Dec 2015, PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • Bishnu Neupane, expected graduated in May 2016, PhD in Environmental Chemistry
  • Danil Kaliakin, expected graduated in May 2017, PhD in Chemistry
  • Ahmadvand , expected graduated in May 2018, PhD in Chemistry
  • Mayer, expected graduated in May 2017, PhD in Biochemistry
  • Travis Garcia, expected graduated in May 2018, PhD in Biochemistry
  • Travis Cournoyer, expected graduated in May 2018, PhD in Chemistry
  • Spencer Knutson, expected graduated in May 2019, PhD in Chemistry

Instructor: (2010-current)

  • Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering (Undergraduate Level), Spring 2016
  • Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design (Graduate Level), Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2015
  • Transport Phenomena II (Junior Level), Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014
  • Process Control (Senior Level), Co-instructing, Spring 2014
  • Separation Processes (Senior Level), Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • Reaction Engineering (Senior Level), Fall 2015
  • Applications in Chemical Engineering (Sophomore Level), Spring 2016