Green and Sustainable Food and Biomaterials Processing Technologies
Our goal is the development and assessment of novel and sustainable technologies for food, biomaterials and fuel processing.
- To maximize the value of agricultural commodities
- To reduce environmental impact
- Development of enzyme and whole-cell immobilization technologies to improve green processing
- High voltage atmospheric cold plasma disinfection and chemical synthesis
- Lipid modification for edible and industrial coatings
- Evaluation of packing materials for sustainability performance and safety
- Wastewater treatment by microalgae for high-value fertilizer production
- Biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass using a hybrid conversion platform
- Starch-based extrusion film
- Antimicrobial properties of bio-surfactant
- Egg function and processing technologies
- Sustainability and food systems
- Life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis
- Green nanocomposites from bacterial cellulose nanofibers
- Structure-function analysis of edible oleogels
Buddhi Lamsal, PhD: Bioprocessing, protein utilization, bio-surfactant, extrusion
Kurt Rosentrater, PhD: Life cycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, green processing
Xiaolei “Shelley” Shi, PhD: Food chemistry, characterization and functionality
Joey Talbert, PhD: Enzymes, biocatalyst, nanobiotechnology, immobilization
Keith Vorst, PhD: Recycled, packing, food, interaction, performance. Visit the Polymer and Food Protection website.
Tong Wang, PhD: Lipid based biomaterials, lipid extraction using green solvents
Zhiyou Wen, PhD: Microalgae, biomass, syngas, water quality
Chenxu Yu, PhD: Bionanotechnology and their applications
- Polymer and food protection consortium
- Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation district of Greater Chicago
- Modular genetics Inc.
- Bunge North America
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3397 Food Sciences
536 Farm House Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1054