James W Lee
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Old Dominion University, USA
Dr. James Weifu Lee is a senior scientist interested in bioenergetics and energy research. He has conceived a protons-electrostatics localization model that may provide a possible unified theory to help explain both the protons localization and delocalization coupling phenomena in many biological systems. He completed his PhD training at Cornell University. After completion of his PhD, Dr. Lee worked as a scientist on BioEnergy research at U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory for more than 15 years. With the understanding of bioenergetics, he developed a designer-algae synthetic biology approach for photoautotrophic synthesis of advanced biofuels such as hydrogen, ethanol, and butanol form water and carbon dioxide. In addition, he also co-initiated the approach of smokeless biomass pyrolysis for biochar soil amendment and carbon sequestration in relation to energy and environmental sustainability. Dr. Lee is currently serving as a Faculty and Assistant Director of VCERC at Old Dominion University.
Smokeless biomass pyrolysis, photobiological production of biofuels from water and carbon dioxide,biochar.