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Expert in Applied Food Engineering, ingredient delivery technology for functional food applications

Expert ID: 731117 California, USA

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With more than 20 years experience of research, teaching, and industrial services internationally. Expert has worked with fortified and functional foods. She has provided organizations with manuscripts and assessments.

Expert has work with others in the collegiate realm within food engineering.

Assisted nutrition company with rice study.Worked to help license health product.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical/Food Engineering Institution: University of Toronto, Canada
Year: 2005 Degree: M.A.Sc Subject: Chemical/Food Engineering Institution: University of Toronto, Canada
Year: 1997 Degree: M. Eng. Subject: Biochemical Engineering Institution: Dalian University of Technology, China
Year: 1990 Degree: B. Eng. Subject: Food Engineering Institution: Dalian Polytechnic University, China

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: Human Nutrition & Food Science Responsibilities: Teach courses in Food Engineering, Unit Operations in Food Processing, Industrial Food Processes, Intro to Food Science & Technology.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Tennessee State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Agriculture Sceince Responsibilities: Taught food science and technologies.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: University of Toronto, Canada Title: Lecturer & Post-Doc Fellow Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities: Taught Food Engineering.
Years: 2002 to 2008 Employer: University of Toronto, Canada Title: Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 2001 Employer: Dalian Polytechnic University, China Title: Lecturer & Research Engineer Department: Food Engineering Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Ultra Rice technology transfer.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: China Summary: Ultra Rice technology transfer.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Country / Region: China Summary: Microencapsulation and delivery systems/technologies based on polysaccharides extracted from marine algae.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
International Society of Food Engineering, IUFoST, International Bioencapsulation Group, Nantes, France, Chinese American Food Society (CAFS), USA, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers (CSChE), Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) and Professional Engineer licensed in China.
Professional Appointments
USDA Research proposal reviewer (2010 USDA NIFA SBIR grant programs)
IFT annual conference program reviewer (2010-present)
Editorial Board committee: Bioencapsulation Group
SCIFTS scholarship committee chair
IFT Food Processing & Packaging subpanel committee member;
Manuscript reviewer for:
• Journal of Microencapsulation
• Journal of Food Science
• LWT – Food Science and Technology
• Carbohydrate Polymers
• Biomacromolecule
• Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
• Food and Nutrition Bulletin
• Cereal Chemistry
Awards / Recognition
Team member of 2009 Tech Award Laureate - Ultra Rice Technology;
Team member of 2010 Tech Award Laureate - Double fortified salt technology;
University of Toronto - open fellowship;
Best teacher of the Year (1993, China)
Publications and Patents Summary
16 peer-reviewed publications;
one monograph (book)
two book chapters
6 conference abstracts or proceedings;
15 oral or poster presentations;
13 technical reports.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Multiple cases.
Training / Seminars
Microencapsulation and applications in foods - short course or workshops
Marketing Experience
The current research work in Expert’s group focuses on process/product development based on microencapsulation and nanotechnology. Specifically, the group is intended to develop novel ingredient technologies for effective delivery of micronutrients and nutraceuticals through fortified and/or functional foods. Furthermore, it is our interest to explore engineering solutions for converting fundamental advances in nanotechnology into successful industrial scale processes (process scale-up and commercialization). Based on understanding of engineering processes, we propose to incorporate innovative ingredient technologies into food systems of post-harvest production, processing, distribution, and consumption, leading to novel, value-added functional food products containing essential micronutrients and desired nutraceuticals for enhanced nutrition benefits. We therefore look into opportunities to partner with local/regional food industry for process scale up and proof-of-concept determination.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is an active member of several professional societies, including Institute of Food Technologists of USA (IFT), Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST), and Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). She served for IFT’s Certified Food Scientist Program Ad Hoc Group, and is currently serving in its Food Processing & Packaging Subpanel for a second 2-year-term. She is also an editorial board committee member for International Bioencapsulation Innovations, a France-based scientific community.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Chinese Native speaker of Chinese.

Fields of Expertise

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