||Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3906
Ph.D. (1995) Tufts University
MS (1988) East China Univ. Sci. & Tech.
BS (1985) East China Univ. Sci. &
Broad range of fundamental and applied issues in the interdisciplinary
areas of biotechnology and polymer science. Ongoing research particularly
emphasizes biocatalysis, nanotechnology, biosynthesis of polymers, bioprocessing
for the production specialty chemicals, and biodegradation of organic pollutants.
National Science Foundation
- Nanoscale Explorative Research (NER):
Study of Bioactive Nanoparticles
US Department of Agriculture:
of Sugar-Containing Biodegradable Copolymer
National Science Foundation-
Technology for Sustainable Environment:
Novel Interfacial Biocatalysis
for Chemical Processing
National Science Foundation:
Biocatalysis for the Treatment of Heavily Contaminated Wastewater
American Chemical Society
- Petroleum Research Funds (Type G): Self-Assembling and Catalytic
Behaviors of Enzyme-Polymer Conjugates
MEDIA CITATIONS REGARDING MY RESEARCH:
US Patent 5,914,367. “Polymer-Protein Composites and Methods
for Their Preparation and Use," 6/29/99. With J. S. Dordick,
M. V. Sergeeva, and S. J. Novick
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:
R. Peters and R. Sikorski, “Just One Word: Plastics,” Science, Vol. 277,
Rebecca Rawls, “Industrial Applications Open Up For Polymer-linked Enzymes,”
Chemical & Engineering News, April 28, p27-28, 1997.
Robert F. Service, “Chemists Clean Ceramics and Coat Enzymes in Plastics
– Plastic Enzymes,” Science, Vol. 272, p196-197, 1996.
“New Route to Poly(hydroquinone) Utilizes Enzyme Catalysis,” Science/Technology
Concentrates, Chemical & Engineering News, January 8, p22, 1996.
Ping Wang, S. Dai, S.D. Waezsada, A. Tsao, and B.H. Davison, “Enzyme Activation
and Stabilization by Covalent Binding in Mesoporous Sol-gel Glass for Nonaqueous
Biocatalysis,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 74(3): 249-255,
2001. View Paper (PDF File)
Ping Wang, C. A. Woodward, E. N. Kaufman, “Poly(ethylene glycol)-modified
ligninase enhances pentachlorophenol biodegradation in water-solvent mixtures,”
and Bioengineering, 64(3), 290-197, 1999.
Paper (PDF File)
Ping Wang, N. S. Schneider, Nak-Ho Sung, “Sorption and diffusion of organic
vapors in two fluoroelastomers,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,
71(9):1525-1535, 1999. View Paper (PDF File)
Ping Wang, J. S. Dordick, “Enzymatic synthesis of unique thymidine-containing
polyphenols,” Macromolecules, 31(3), 941-943, 1998. View
Paper (PDF File)
Ping Wang, S. Amarasinghe, M. Arnold, J. Leddy, J. S. Dordick, “Enzmatically
prepared poly(hydroquinone) as a mediator for amperometric glucose sensors,”
39(1), 123-127, 1998. View Paper (PDF File)
Ping Wang, M. S. Sergueeva, L. Lim, J. S. Dordick, “Biocatalytic plastics
as active and stable materials for biotransformations,” Nature Biotechnology,
15, 789-793, 1997.
(This work was reported and discussed in C&EN, April
28, p27-28, 1997; Science, vol. 277, p1849, Sept. 19, 1997)
J. O. Rich, Ping Wang, B. D. Martin, N. Patil, M. S. Sergueeva, J. S. Dordick,
“Biocatalysis in organic solvents for the production of fine chemicals
and specialty polymers,” Chimia, 50, 423-429, 1996.
Ping Wang, J. Meldon, Nak-Ho Sung, “Heat-effects in sorption of organic
vapors in rubbery polymers,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,
59(6), 937-944, 1996.
Ping Wang, B. D. Martin, D. G. Rethwisch and J. S. Dordick, “Multienzymic
synthesis of poly(hydroquinone) for use as a redox polymer,” Journal
of the American Chemical Society, 117, 12885-6, 1995. (This
paper was reported as news in Science/Technology Concentrates, C&EN,
January 8, p22, 1996)
4200:225 Equilibrium Thermodynamics