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Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Office: 1337 Food Sciences Building, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 1776
Email: xshi@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Application of 3D printing on food materials, biopolymers, and pharmaceuticals using methods of material extrusion and fused deposition modeling
  • Using hydrocolloids and hydrogels as reference materials for food printing
  • Building relationship between rheological properties and printability to predict the suitability of a potential material for 3D printing
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis of peanut protein and other proteins from grain and legume to improve nutritional properties 
  • Thermal processing of peanut, nut, and oil seed for quality optimization