DIC Wang Group Member

Daniel I.C. Wang
Institute Professor of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room: 16-429
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Phone: (617) 253-2126
Fax: (617) 253-4122
E-mail: dicwang[at]mit[dot]edu


Personal Information and Interests

Education:
B.S., Chemical Engineering
MIT, 1959

M.S., Biochemical Engineering
MIT, 1961

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, 1963

Professional Experience:
1963 - 1965Process Development Engineering, United States Army
1965 - 1970Assistant Professor of Biochemical Engineering, M.I.T.
1970 - 1974Associate Professor of Biochemical Engineering, M.I.T.
1974-presentProfessor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, M.I.T.
July 1971Visiting Professor, National Politechnical Institute & University of Mexico, Mexico City
March 1972 Visiting Lecturer, Group Training Course in Fermentation Technology,Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
January 1975Visiting Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, ICAIT, Guatemala City, Guatemala
December 1978isiting Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, Centro de Investigation de Estudio Avanzado, Mexico City, Mexico
September 1989Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
February 1990Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
October 2000Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore (3-year appointment)
December 2002 Visiting Lecturer, Catholic University, Valparaiso, Chile
October 2003Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Honors and Awards:

  • U.S. Army Commendation Medal (1965)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Nutrition and Food Science M.I.T. (1972, 1976), Department of Chemical Engineering (1989)
  • Science Appreciation Award, National Science Council, Republic of China (1977)
  • Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1981)
  • Founding Director, Biotechnology Process Engineering Center, NSF ERC, MIT (1985-1998)
  • M.J. Johnson Award, American Chemical Society (1985)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985)
  • Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering (1985)
  • Institute Lecturer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1986)
  • National Academy of Engineering (1986)
  • L.T. Pirkey Centennial Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin (1987
  • D.L. Katz Lecturer, University of Michigan (1987)
  • Braverman Memorial Lecturer, Technion Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel (1987)
  • Distinguished Engineering Award, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (1989)
  • Eminent Scholar, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (1989)
  • Sherman Fairchild Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (1990)
  • David Perlman Memorial Lecture Award, American Chemical Society (1991)
  • Founding Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (1992)
  • Academia Sinica, Republic of China (1992)
  • International Institute of Biotechnology (1993)
  • William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1994)
  • Asia-Pacific Distinguished Biochemical Engineering Award (1994
  • Institute Professor, MIT (1995)
  • Amgen Award of Biochemical Engineering (1995)
  • Honorary Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (1996)
  • Frontiers of Biotechnology Lecturer, MIT, Cambridge, MA (1999)
  • Ashton Hall Cary Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2000)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (2000)
  • Temasek Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2000-2006)
  • Taiwan Semi Conductor Corporation Professor, Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (2002)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Biochemical Engineering, Catholic University, Valparaiso, Chile(2002)

Plenary and Keynote Lectures:

  • Plenary Lecturer, International Conference of Separations for Biotechnology, Reading, England (1987)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Biotech '88, Hanover, West Germany
  • Distinguished Lecturer in Biotechnology, National Science Council, Taiwan, Republic of China (1989)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Society of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, Japan, Fukuoka, Japan (1990)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 2nd Asia-Pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference, Kjungju, Korea (1990)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering, Seoul, Korea (1990)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Biotech '90, Hanover, West Germany (1990)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 2nd International Biochemical Engineering Conference, Stuttgart, Germany (1990)
  • Plenary Lecturer, International Agro-Biotech Conference, Ferrara, Italy (1991)
  • Inaugural Address, Rice University, Houston, TX (1991)
  • Plenary Lecture, 3rd Asia-Pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference, Yokohama, Japan (1992)
  • Nelson Distinguished Lecturer, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1992)
  • Plenary Lecturer, New Zealand Biotechnology Association Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand (1993)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology Conference, Torino, Italy (1993)
  • Distinguished Centennial Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1993)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 3rd Asia-Pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference, Singapore (1994) Plenary Lecturer, Fourth JICST/NTIS Conference, Boston, MA (1994)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 4th Pacific Rim Biotechnology Conference, Melbourne, Australia (1995)
  • Distinguished Lindsay Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (1995)
  • Distinguished Merck Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ (1995)
  • Keynote Lecturer, International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI (1995)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Cell Culture Engineering V, San Diego CA (1996)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Recovery of Biological Products VIII, Tucson, AZ (1996)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Chinese American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL (1996)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 4th Asia-Pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference, Beijing China (1997) Opening Lecturer, Biochemical Engineering Conference X, Canada (1997)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Cell Culture Engineering VI, San Diego, CA (1997)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Biochemical Engineering X, Kananaski, Canada (1997) Keynote Lecturer, 2nd International Symposium on Bioprocess Engineering, Mazatlan, Mexico (1997)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Biotechnology Innovation Center, Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (1997)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Cell Culture Engineering VII, San Diego, CA (1998)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Strategic Review Board, Ministry of State, Taipei, Taiwan (1998)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 2nd U.S. Biotech Symposium, Washington, DC (1999)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Biochemical Engineering XII, Engineering Foundation Conferences, Sonoma, CA (2001) Keynote Lecturer, Society of Industry Microbiology and American Chemical Society, Long Beach, CA (2001)
  • Taiwan Semi Conductor Corporation Professor Lecture, Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (2002)
  • Keynote Lecturer, 7th Biochemical Engineering Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (2002)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Trend in Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria (2002)
  • Keynote Lecturer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New Orleans, LA (2003) Keynote Lecturer, International Symposium on Biological and Biochemical Engineering, Beijing, China (2003)
  • Keynote Lecturer, Singapore Biological Manufacturing Conference, Singapore (2004)
  • Keynote Lecturer, International Society for Biological and Bioprocess Engineering Conference, Shanghai, China (2004)

Past and Present Editorial Boards:

  • Editorial Board, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 1990-present
  • Editor-In-Chief, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 1983-1990.
  • Editorial Board, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 1971-1983
  • Editorial Board, Comprehensive Biotechnology, 1980-present
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Biotechnology, 1980-present
  • Advisory Board, Applied Biochemistry and Bioengineering, 1982-present
  • Advisory Board, World Scientific Publishing in Life Sci., 1986-present
  • Advisory Board, Newton Science Magazine, 1986-present
  • Advisory Board, Genetic Engineering News, 1988-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Solid-Phase Biochemistry, 1974-1980
  • Editorial Board, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 1971-1981
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Food Science, 1977-1979
  • Editorial Board, Biotechnology Science, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1988-present
  • Editorial Board, Biotechnology and Bioprocess J., 1994-1996


Research Description

Past and Present Research Interests:

  • Mass Transfer in Fermentation Processes
  • Recovery Processes: Membrane and Chromatography
  • Enzyme Technology and Engineering
  • Mammalian Cell Cultures
  • Quality of Recombinant Glycoproteins
  • Computer Control in Fermentation Processes
  • Cellulosic Biomass Degradation and Utilization
  • Biopolymer Production
  • Protein Purification and Refolding
  • Protein Stabilization and Formulation