Dupeng Liu, Ph.D.

Senior Process Engineer

Dupeng plans, leads, and executes process development and piloting related projects in collaboration with R&D sponsors to support ABPDU’s mission.  His research at ABPDU focuses on biomass conversion and bioproduct recovery/upgrading.  He has extensive expertise in chemical engineering spanning a wide variety of process design, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and economic and environmental impact analysis. Prior to ABPDU, Dupeng worked at the Archer-Daniels-Midland company responsible for high value-added chemicals synthesis and biomass-derived renewable plastics process development. During his graduate work at the University of Kansas, he developed novel processes for C3 and C8 olefins hydroformylation using homogenous metal complex catalysts.


  • Ph.D. in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum