Kang Wu

Kang Wu, Assistant Professor

Kingsbury W315
(603) 862-4388


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
B.S., Biochemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2003
Research Interests: 
  • Synthetic Biology, Protein Secretion, Biofuels, Bioremediation
Courses Taught: 
  • CHE 604: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHE 703:  Mass Transfer & Stagewise Operations
  • CHE 761/861:  Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE 916:  Diffusive Mass Transfer
Recent Publications: 
  • K. Wu and C. V. Rao. “Computational methods in synthetic biology: towards computer-aided part design.” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 16(3-4):318-22 (2012).
  • K. Wu, H. E. Walukiewicz, G. E. Glekas, G. W. Ordal, and C. V. Rao. “Attractant binding induces distinct structural changes to the polar and lateral signaling clusters in Bacillus subtilis chemotaxis.” Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286(4): 2587-2595 (2011).
  • K. Wu and C. V. Rao. “The Role of configuration and coupling in autoregulatory gene circuits.” Molecular Microbiology, 75: 513-527 (2010).
  • G. J. Nistala, K. Wu (co-first author), C. V. Rao, and K. D. Bhalerao. “A modular positive feedback-based gene amplifier.” Journal of Biological Engineering, 4(1): 4 (2010).
  • K. Wu and C. V. Rao. “Analysis of autoregulatory gene circuits utilizing divergent promoters.” Proceedings of the FOSBE Conference, Denver, CO, 153–156 (2009).