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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

Directed Evolution
Synthetic Biology
Algae Biofuels

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

Professional Affiliations

  • AIChE

Awards & Honors

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