Chemical Engineering Faculty - Qinghua (Peter) He

Qinghua (Peter) He
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088
Tel: (334) 724-4318
Fax: (334) 727-8996
Email: qhe@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Education

    2005        Ph.D.      Chemical Engineering    The University of Texas at Austin             
    2002        M.S.       Chemical Engineering    The University of Texas at Austin             
    1996        B.E.        Chemical Engineering     Tsinghua University, P. R. China    

Academic Experience

    2011 -  present      Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University
    2006 -  2011          Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University

Industrial Experience

    2005 - 2006           Senior Development Engineer, Spansion LLC
    2004 - 2005           Development Engineer II, Advanced Micro Devices Inc

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Member, American Chemistry Society (ACS)
  • Member, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE+Internet)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to participate in sixth National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium, October 27-30, Irvine, CA.
  • Associate Editor, ISA Transactions, 2014-2017
  • Young Researcher Travel Award, FOCAPO/CPC, 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Performance Award in Research, Tuskegee University, 2009
  • Key Contributor Award, Spansion, 2006
  • Chancellor's list, 2004 - 2005
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship, First Prize, Tsinghua University, 1995
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship, Second Prize, Tsinghua University, 1994
  • Xinghua Fellowship, Tsinghua University, 1993

Research Interests:

  1. Renewable energy:  biofuels education in chemical engineering; biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass; batch and continuous biomass gasification; bioreactor design; fermentation process modeling and control

  2. Cancer research: cancer informatics; cancer health disparities assessment; cancer biomarker identification

  3. Smart and sustainable manufacturing: general process modeling, monitoring, optimization and control; semiconductor manufacturing processes; pulping processes

USPTO Patents 

  1. Wang J. & He Q.P., Enhanced state estimation method based on information credibility, US Patent # 8,515,567, issued on August 20, 2013.

  2. He, Q.P., Wang, J. & Bode, C.A. (2007), “Method and apparatus for fast disturbance detection and classification”, US Patent # 7,299,154, issued on November 20, 2007

  3. Wang, J.& He, Q.P., A process monitoring framework based on statistics patterns, US Provisional Patent Application # 61/296,302, filed January 18, 2010.

  4. Wang, J., He, Q.P., Galicia H., Hodges, R.E, Krishnagopalan, G.A and Cullinan, H.T., A subspace identification based dynamic soft sensor approach for digester control, US Provisional Patent Application # 61259462, filed on November 13, 2009.

  5. Wang J. & He Q.P., Enhanced state estimation method based on information credibility, US Patent # 8,515,567, issued on August 20, 2013. 

  6. Lansford, C. & He, Q.P., “Integrated circuit wafer system with control strategy”, U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/615,583, filed Dec. 20, 2006.

  7. Kadosh, D. & He, Q.P., “Process Control System Employing First-Principles Model Lookup Table” U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/312,786, filed Nov. 11, 2005

Selected Publications

Book Chapters
  1. He, Q.P., Wang, J. & Qin, S.J. (2010), An alternative stiction modeling approach and comparison of different stiction models, in Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops – State of the Art and Advanced Methods, Jelali, M. and Huang, B. (Eds.), Springer, pp37-60

  2. He, Q.P. & Qin, S.J. (2010), Curve fitting for detecting valve stiction, in Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops – State of the Art and Advanced Methods, Jelali, M. and Huang, B. (Eds.), Springer, pp149-164

Peer-reviewed journal articles  

  1. Liang M., Kim M.H., He Q.P. & Wang J. (2014), Impact of pseudo-continuous fermentation on the ethanol tolerance of Scheffersomyces stipitis, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol. 116 (3), 319-326. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2013.03.016

  2. Wang J., He Q.P. and Edgar T.F. (2014), State estimation for integrated moving average processes in high-mix semiconductor manufacturing, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 53 (13), pp 5194–5204, DOI: 10.1021/ie401537d. 

  3. He Q.P. & Wang J. (2014), Valve Stiction Quantification Method Based on a Semiphysical Valve Stiction Model, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53 (30), pp 12010–12022.

  4. Liang M., He Q.P. & Wang J. (2014), Elucidating Xylose Metabolism of Scheffersomyces stipitis by Flux Balance Analysis Integrated with Principal Component Analysis, Advanced Chemical Engineering Research, 3(1):8-17.

  5. Liang, M., Damiani, A., He, Q.P., & Wang, J. (2013). Elucidating xylose metabolism of Scheffersomyces stipitis for lignocellulosic ethanol production. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2(1), 38-48.

  6. Otali, D., He, Q.P., & Grizzle, W. E. (2013). The Effect of Antigen Retrieval on Cells Fixed in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin Followed by Transfer to 70% Ethanol. PloS one, 8(12), e82405.

  7. Liang M., Kim M.H., He Q.P. & Wang J. (2013), Impact of pseudo-continuous fermentation on the ethanol tolerance of Scheffersomyces stipitis, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 116(3): 319-26.

  8. Otali, D., He, Q.P., Stockard, C. R., & Grizzle, W. E. (2013). Preservation of immunorecognition by transferring cells from 10% neutral buffered formalin to 70% ethanol. Biotechnic & Histochemistry, 88(3-4), 170-180.

  9. Galicia, H.J., He, Q.P., Wang, J. (2012), Comparison of the performance of a reduced-order dynamic PLS soft sensor with different updating schemes for digester control, Control Engineering Practice, 20(8), 747–760.


  10. Zhou, J., Jones, J., Wang, H., Hardy, S., Austin, D., He, Q.P., Turner, T., Wells, A., Grizzle, W.,  Yates, C. (2012) Nuclear Kaiso Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancers and Promotes Migration and Invasiveness of Prostate Cancer Cells, The Journal of Pathology, under review.

  11. Grunda, J.M., Steg, A.D., He, Q.P., Steciuk, M.R., Parker, S.B., Johnson, M.R., Grizzle, W.E. (2012) Differential expression of breast cancer-associated genes between stage- and age-matched tumor specimens from African- and Caucasian-American Women diagnosed with breast cancer, BMC Research Notes, 5:248.

  12. Liang, M., He, Q.P. & Wang, J. (2012), Pseudo-continuous operation: an effective way to improve ethanol tolerance of Pichia stipitis in hexose/pentose fermentation, Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, under review.

  13. Wang, H., Jones, J., Turner, T., He, Q.P., Hardy, S., Grizzle, W.E., Welch, D., & Yates, C. (2012), Clinical and Biological Significance of KISS1 Expression in Prostate Cancer, The American Journal of Pathology, Vol. 180(3):1170-8.

  14. Galicia, H., He, Q.P., Wang, J. (2011), A reduced order soft sensor approach and its application to a continuous digester, Journal of Process Control, Vol. 21(4), 489-500

  15. He, Q.P., Wang, J., Mobley J.A., Richman, J. & Grizzle W. E. (2011), Self-Calibrated Warping for Spectrum Alignment, Cancer Informatics, Vol. 10, 65-82

  16. He, Q.P. & Wang, J. (2011), Statistics Pattern Analysis - A New Process Monitoring Framework and Its Application to Semiconductor Batch Processes, AIChE journal, 57(1), 107–121

  17. Wang J., He, Q.P. (2010), Multivariate process monitoring based on statistics pattern analysis, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 49 (17), 7858-7869

  18. He, Q.P. & Wang, J. (2010), Large-scale Semiconductor Process Monitoring Using a Fast Pattern Recognition Based Method, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 23(2),194-200

  19. Wang, J., He, Q.P. and Qin, S.J. (2010), Stability analysis and optimal tuning of EWMA controllers: Gain adaptation vs. intercept adaptation, Journal of Process Control, Vol. 20 (2), 134-142, nominated for the Annual Best Paper Award.

  20. Wang, J., He, Q.P. & Edgar, T.F. (2009), State estimation in high-mix semiconductor manufacturing, Journal of Process Control, Vol. 19, 443-456.

  21. He, Q.P. & Wang, J. (2007), Fault detection using k-nearest neighbor rule for semiconductor manufacturing processes (invited), IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 20(4), 345-354.

  22. He, Q.P., Wang, J., Pottmann, M. & Qin, S.J. (2007), A Curve fitting method for detecting valve stiction in oscillating control loops, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 46 (13), 4549 -4560.

  23. Wang, J. & He, Q.P. (2007), A Bayesian approach for fast disturbance detection and classification in microelectronics manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 20(2), 126 – 136.

  24. Bode, C.A., Wang, J., He, Q.P. & Edgar, T.F. (2007), Run-to-run control and state estimation in semiconductor manufacturing (invited), Annual Reviews in Control, Vol. 31(2), 241 – 253.

  25. He, Q.P., Wang, J. & Qin, S. J. (2005), A new fault diagnosis method using fault directions in Fisher discriminant analysis, AIChE Journal, Vol. 51(2), 555 – 571.

  26. Wang, J., He, Q.P., Qin, S.J., Bode, C. & Purdy, M. (2005), Recursive least squares estimation for run-to-run control with metrology delay and its application to STI etch process, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 18(2), 309 – 319.

  27. He, Q.P., Qin, S.J. & Toprac, A.J. (2003), Computationally efficient modeling of wafer temperatures in a low pressure chemical vapor deposition furnace. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 16 (2), 342 – 350.

  28. Wang, J., Liu, Z., Luo, J., He, Q.P., Ding, F. & Yuan, N. (2000). Determination of zeta-potential by measuring electroosmotic flux in an alternating electric field and its application in the study of membrane fouling. Separation Science and Technology, 35(8), 1195 – 1206.

  29. Yin, G., He, Q.P., Liu, Z., Ding, F. & Yuan. N. (1999) Isolation and characterization of biliproteins and polysaccharides from Spirulina. Fine Chemicals (China), 16(2), 10 – 13.

  30. Wang, J., Liu, Z., He, Q.P., Luo, J. & Yuan, N. (1999). Characterization of membrane fouling process using zeta-potential. Huagong Xuebao (China), 50(5), 687 – 691.

  31. Mu, F., Fan, Y., He, Q.P., Wang, Q., Hu, H., Ding, F. & Yuan, N. (1998). Gas holdup and liquid circulation velocity of the external-loop airlift reactor. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Chinese Universities (China) 12(4), 345 – 349.

Current financial support:

  • TUES: Integrating biofuels education into chemical engineering curriculum to prepare competent engineers and researchers for renewable and sustainable energy solutions

    SourceNSF-DUE

  • Educate chemical engineers for renewable and sustainable fuels and chemicals

    Source:  P&G

  • Optimization and control of a coculture system in a novel bioreactor for ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass
    Source:  DOT – Sun Grant 
  • Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems

    Source: USDA-AFRI
  • 1 U54 CA118623: Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/UAB Comp Cancer Center Partnership
    Source: NIH/NCI
  • Intelligent Control Solution for Smart Manufacturing and Energy Reduction in Pulp Mills
Source: Alabama Innovation Fund
    • IGERT: Integrated Biorefining for Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals

    Source: NSF - IGERT
    • An Integrated Systems Engineering Approach to the Modeling of Cellular Dynamics and Bioreactors

       Source: NSF-CBET

    Expired financial support:

    • Collaborative Research: GOALI: A New Advanced Process Control Framework for Next-Generation High-Mix Semiconductor Manufacturing

      Source: NSF-CBET