Department of Animal and Food Sciences adds food chemist Chen
Huaigiong Chen, an expert in food chemistry and microbiology, has been named a visiting assistant professor in food sciences with Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new research post on July 1.
She indicated she is interested in continuing her research efforts on the fabrication, characterization and application of food-grade delivery systems of bioactive food components such as antimicrobials, antioxidants and additives.
One of her primary goals at Tech is to develop a research in food delivery systems that is able to corporate with other faculty members in animal and food sciences.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Chen served as a post-doctoral research associate, graduate research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee's Department of Food Science and Technology. She also worked as a graduate research assistant at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union's Institute of Medicinal Plant Development in Beijing, China.
Chen received her bachelor's degree in biological science from Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China, and her master's degree in pharmacognosy from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. Her doctorate in food science and technology is from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Recent honors for Chen include AgResearch Travel Awards at the University Of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture (2013-2016), and a Danisco Knowledge Award at the Food Product Innovation Competition (2012). She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Written by Norman Martin
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