Yinming Du received his doctoral degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The Ohio State University. His PhD dissertation research is on metabolic engineering and process development for high-titer and high-yield n-butanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks by Clostridium tyrobutyricum. Prior to coming to OSU, he completed his Master’s degree in Biochemical Engineering from Zhejiang University. His MS dissertation research was on enhanced production of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) in Saccharomyce cerevisiae via non-directed mutagenesis and high-cell-density fermentation strategy. Then he worked in a national lab in China for two years on process development, optimization, and scale-up for cost-effective production of poly-gamma-glutamic acid (PGA) by Bacillus subtilis. Yinming Du received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Chemical Technology from Dalian University of Technology. Dr. Du’s research is mainly focused on fermentation process development for high-titer, high-yield, and cost-effective production of high value-added bio-based products.