Dr. Jiacheng Shen joined the Department of Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, North Dakota State University in January 2014 as a Research Specialist under the supervision of Dr. Igathinathane Cannayen. He is located off-campus at NGPRL, USDA-ARS, Mandan, ND and belongs to the NDSU research group. Dr. Shen’s current project is the utilization of flood affected woody biomass and was funded by North Dakota Forest Service, wherein educational material, workshops, and demonstrations will be developed and delivered. His previous experience involved bio-fuel production from lignocelluloses materials using both biochemical and chemical methods (bio-ethanol, levulinic acid as an intermediate of jet fuel, bio oil, and biogas (methane)). He holds PhD in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), USA, MSc in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada, MSc in Environmental Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada, and BSc from Tianjin University, China.