Education and Career
Dr. Du completed a post doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2004 and works as a full academic staff member in Tsinghua University now. She received the Tsinghua University Postdoctoral Excellence Award in 2004. She has more than 20 journal and conference publications.
Dr. Du's research field of activity is biocatalysis and biotransformation of renewable resources, especially in the field of biodiesel production using biological approaches.
Publication and patents
 Du W, Li W, Liu DH, Dai NM. Improved methanol tolerance during Novozym435-mediated methanolysis of SODD for biodiesel production. Green Chemistry, 2007, 9(2): 173-176 .
. Wei Li, Wei du, Dehua Liu. Optimization of whole cell-catalyzed methanolysis of soybean oil for biodiesel production using response surface methodology. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic,45 (2007) 122–127
 Li LL, Du W, Liu DH, Wang L, Li ZB. Lipase-catalyzed transesterification of rapeseed oils for biodiesel production with a novel organic solvent as the reaction medium. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 2006, 43 (1-4): 58-62.
 Du W, Xu YY, Liu DH, Li ZB. Study on acyl migration in immobilized lipozyme TL-catalyzed transesterification of soybean oil for biodiesel production. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 2005, 37 (1-6): 68-71.
 Zeng J, Du W, Liu XY, Liu DH, Dai LM. Study on the effect of cultivation parameters and pretreatment on Rhizopus oryzae cell-catalyzed transesterification of vegetable oils for biodiesel production. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 2006, 43 (1-4): 15-18.
 Wang L, Du W, Liu DH, Li LL, Dai NM. Lipase-catalyzed biodiesel production from soybean oil deodorizer distillate with absorbent present in tert-butanol system. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 2006, 43 (1-4): 29-32.
 Xu YY, Du W, Liu DH. Study on the kinetics of enzymatic interesterification of triglycerides for biodiesel production with methyl acetate as the acyl acceptor. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 2005, 32 (5-6): 241-245.
 D Wei, Xu YY, Jing Z, Liu DH. Novozym 435-catalysed transesterification of crude soya bean oils for biodiesel production in a solvent-free medium. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, 2004, 40(2): 187-190.
 Du W, Xu YY, Liu DH, Zeng J. Comparative study on lipase-catalyzed transformation of soybean oil for biodiesel production with different acyl acceptors. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 2004, 30 (3-4): 125-129.
 Du W, Xu YY, Liu DH. Lipase-catalysed transesterification of soya bean oil for biodiesel production during continuous batch operation. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, 2003, 38(2): 103-106.