Dr. Shijie Liu is a professor of bioprocess engineering at the State University of New York - College of Environmental Science
and Forestry (SUNY ESF), Syracuse, NY, USA. His contributions include volume averaging in porous media, kinetics of reactions
on solid surfaces, cooperative adsorption theory, the theory of interactive enzymes, and the kinetic modeling of polyauxic
growth / fermentation. Much of his childhood was spent in the country side of Sichuan Province in China, finished high school
in 1978 from Luxi High School, in a little town just a few kilometers away from his home of birth. He graduated from Chengdu
University of Science and Technology (now merged into Sichuan University) with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering in 1982.
His early career started in the chemical industrial city of Lanzhou, China before moving to Canada. He obtained his PhD degree
in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1992 under Prof. Jacob H. Masliyah. Since then, he worked in the
University of Alberta and Alberta Research Council before joining SUNY ESF in 2005. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications
today and maintains strong collaborations with colleagues in China from various universities. He taught a variety of courses
including transport phenomena, numerical methods, mass transfer, chemical kinetics, pulp and paper technology, colloids and
interfaces, chemical reaction engineering, bioreaction engineering, bioprocess kinetics and systems engineering, bioefinery
processes, advanced biocatalysis, advanced bioprocess kinetics, and bioprocess engineering. Dr. Liu currently serves as the
Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, as well as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Bioprocess
Engineering and Biorefinery.