Jinwu Wang is an assistant research professor at Washington State University. His work for NARAincludes investigating lignin epoxide applications as adhesives for building and construction materials. He is also interested in investigating the extraction and purification of lignin from fermentation residual cakes using carbon dioxide produced during the fermentation process.

As a mechanical engineer, he designed machinery to reduce biomass size at SUFOMA Machinery Co., Ltd. and was an associate professor at the South China Agricultural University for a decade. He became a Weyerhaeuser research engineer for three years leading development in biomass drying and participated in development of lignin-modified phenol formaldehyde resin.

Jinwu received his master degree in wood science and technology from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctorate in civil engineering with an emphasis on polymer science from Washington State University.