Ty Johannes, PhD

Ty Johannes, PhD
Wellspring Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemical Engineering
918-631-2947 Keplinger Hall Room 3375

Education

PhD – University of Illinois MS – University of Illinois BS – Oklahoma State University

Research Interests

Dr. Johannes received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He teaches a wide range of courses including traditional chemical engineering course, biomedical engineering and the science of cooking. His research focuses on directed evolution, synthetic biology, and algae biofuels. Ty is a licensed professional engineer in Oklahoma.

Teaching Interests

Chemical Reactor Design
Biochemical Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Key, Katherine et al. “Assessing BTEX Biodegradation Potential at a Refinery Using Molecular Biological Tools.” Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 34.1 (2014): 35–48. Print.

  • Effects of Algae Extract on the Growth and Metabolism of E. Coli and S. Cerevisiae. Vol. 17, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 2014, pp. 14-18.
  • Noor-Mohammadi, Samaneh, Azadeh Pourmir, and Tyler Johannes. “Method for Assembling and Expressing Multiple Genes in the Nucleus of Microalgae.” Biotechnology letters 36.3 (2014): 561–566. Print.

  • Production and Characterization of Algae Extract from Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii. Vol. 17, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 2014, pp. 3–3.
  • Key, Katherine et al. “An In Situ Bioreactor for the Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater.” Remediation Journal 23.3 (2013): 55–84. Print.

  • Pourmir, Azadeh, Samaneh Noor-Mohammadi, and Tyler Johannes. “Production of Xylitol by Recombinant Microalgae.” Journal of biotechnology 165.3 (2013): 178–183. Print.

  • Zou, Yaozhong et al. “Crystal Structures of Phosphite Dehydrogenase Provide Insights into Nicotinamide Cofactor Regeneration.” Biochemistry 51.21 (2012): 4263–4270. Print.

  • Zou, Y., H. Zhang, J. Brunzelle, T. Johannes, R. Woodyer, J. Hung, N. Nair, H. Zhao, and S. Nair. Crystal Structures of Phosphite Dehydrogenase Provide Insights into Nicotinamide Cofactor Regeneration. Vol. 51, Biochemistry, 2012, pp. 4263–4270.
  • Pourmir, Azadeh, and Tyler Johannes. “Directed Evolution: Selection of the Host Organism.” Computational and structural biotechnology journal 2.3 (2012): 1–7. Print.

  • Hung, J., E. Fogle, H. Christman, T. Johannes, H. Zhao, and W. Metcalf. Investigation of the Role of Arg301 Identified in the X-Ray Structure of Phosphite Dehydrogenase. Vol. 51, Biochemistry, 2012, pp. 4254–4262.
  • Noor-Mohammadi, S., A. Pourmir, and T. Johannes. Method to Assemble and Integrate Biochemical Pathways into the Chloroplast Genome of Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii. Vol. 109, Biotechnology and bioengineering, 2012, pp. 2896–2903.
  • Johannes, T., M. DeSieno, B. Griffin, P. Thomas, N. Kelleher, W. Metcalf, and H. Zhao. Deciphering the Late Biosynthetic Steps of Antimalarial Compound FR-900098. Vol. 17, Chemistry & biology, 2010, pp. 57–64.
  • Nair, N., Z. Shao, H. Zhao, R. Sullivan, M. McLachlan, T. Johannes, and H. Zhao. Biobutanol from Yeast: A Synergistic Genome and Protein Engineering Approach. The 2008 AIChE annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.
  • Eliot, A., B. Griffin, P. Thomas, T. Johannes, N. Kelleher, H. Zhao, and W. Metcalf. Biosynthesis of the Potent Antimalarial Compound FR900098. Vol. 15, Chemistry & biology, 2008, p. 765.
  • Eliot, A., B. Griffin, P. Thomas, T. Johannes, N. Kelleher, H. Zhao, and W. Metcalf. Cloning, Expression, and Biochemical Characterization of Streptomyces Rubellomurinus Genes Required for Biosynthesis of Antimalarial Compound FR900098. Vol. 15, Chemistry & biology, 2008, pp. 765–770.
  • DeSieno, M., T. Johannes, and H. Zhao. Deciphering the Late Steps In FR900098 Biosynthesis. The 2008 Annual Meeting, 2008.
  • McLachlan, M., T. Johannes, and H. Zhao. Further Improvement of Phosphite Dehydrogenase Thermostability by Saturation Mutagenesis. Vol. 99, Biotechnology and bioengineering, 2008, pp. 268–274.
  • Choi, Y., T. Johannes, M. Simurdiak, H. Lu, and H. Zhao. Heterologous Production of Spectinabilin and Analysis of the Biosynthesis Gene Cluster. 한국생물공학회 학술대회, 2008, pp. 43–43.
  • Johannes, T., R. Woodyer, and H. Zhao. High-Throughput Screening Methods for Oxidoreductases. Protein Science Encyclopedia, 2008.
  • Johannes, T., R. Woodyer, and H. Zhao. Efficient Regeneration of NADPH Using an Engineered Phosphite Dehydrogenase. Vol. 96, Biotechnology and bioengineering, 2007, pp. 18–26.
  • Johannes, T., and H. Zhao. Directed Evolution of Enzymes and Biosynthetic Pathways. Vol. 9, Current opinion in microbiology, 2006, pp. 261–267.
  • Johannes, T., R. Woodyer, and H. Zhao. High-Throughput Screening Methods Developed for Oxidoreductases. Enzyme Assays, 2006, p. 77.
  • Woodyer, R., T. Johannes, and H. Zhao. Regeneration of Cofactors for Enzyme Biocatalysis. Enzyme technology, 2006, pp. 83–101.
  • Johannes, T., R. Woodyer, and H. Zhao. Directed Evolution of a Thermostable Phosphite Dehydrogenase for NAD (P) H Regeneration. Vol. 71, Applied and environmental microbiology, 2005, pp. 5728–5734.

Conference Proceedings

  • Hawrylak, P., W. Nichols, X. Li, T. Johannes, R. DeCook, K. Mongold, C. Cornell, L. Flint, and A. Singh. “HydroSense: A Self-Powered Wireless Device for Monitoring Water Usage in Hotel Showers”. Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2015 IEEE, 2015, pp. 314-20.

Book Chapters

  • Johannes, T., M. Simurdiak, and H. Zhao. “Biocatalysis”. Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing, 2006, pp. 101–110.

Technical Reports

  • Development of Green Fuels From Algae-The University of Tulsa. The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 2012.

Other

  • Johannes, T. Directed Evolution of Phosphite Dehydrogenase and Engineered Biosynthesis of FR-900098. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2008.
  • Zhao, H., W. Metcalf, T. Johnannes, and R. Woodyer. Oxidoreductase Comprising Enhanced Thermostability for Use As Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate Regenerative Tool. 2008.
  • Zhao, H., M. McLachlan, and T. Johannes. Engineered Phosphite Dehydrogenase Mutants. 2008.
  • ZHAO, H., R. WOODYER, W. METCALF, W. VAN DER DONK, and T. Johannes. ENGINEERED PHOSPHITE DEHYDROGENASE MUTANTS FOR NICOTINAMIDE COFACTOR REGENERATION. 2006.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Thesis
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Master's Project
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Process Component Design
  • Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Professional Affiliations

  • AIChE

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 Outstanding Teacher
  • Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Tau Beta Pi Teaching Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award