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Food Materials & Innovations

Food Materials & Innovations

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Symposium Chair

Krassimir VelikovKrassimir Velikov
Program Director at NanoNextNL
Science Leader at Unilever, Netherlands

Key Speakers

Richard W. HartelCoalescence and Arrested Coalescence: Some Microscopic Observations and Practical Behavior Relevant to the Design of Ice Cream and Whipped Toppings
Richard W. Hartel
Professor, Food Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alejandro G MarangoniAlejandro G Marangoni
Canada Research Chair Food, Health and Aging
University of Guelph, Canada

Karin (C.G.P.H.) SchroënHow micro technology can be used in the design of food products
Karin (C.G.P.H.) Schroën
Personal Professor, Food Process Engineering Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Martin E. LeserMartin E. Leser
Expert in Colloid & Interface Science
Nestlé Research Center Lausanne, Switzerland

USDA Special Session - Novel Nano-Biomaterials in Agriculture and Food

Hongda ChenAn Update of Nano-biomaterials Research in Food and Agriculture System
Hongda Chen
National Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Kane JenningsAgricultural Nano-biomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion
Kane Jennings
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Kwang Cheol (KC) JeongEngineering and in vivo evaluation of chitosan-based nanoparticles as alternative antimicrobial agents to enhance food safety
Kwang Cheol (KC) Jeong
Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Gregory R. ZieglerProduction and Use of Biopolymer Nano-Fiber Fabrics
Gregory R. Ziegler
Professor of Food Science, Penn State University, Co Founder, Persea Naturals LLC

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday May 16

10:30Food Materials & Innovations I
1:30Food Materials & Innovations II
Food Materials & Innovations: Posters

Wednesday May 17

10:30USDA Special Session: Nanobiomaterials in Food & Agriculture
1:30USDA Special Session: Nano-biosensors & Nanomaterials for Agriculture, Food & Diagnostics

Symposium Program

Tuesday May 16

10:30Food Materials & Innovations I
Session chair: Krassimir Velikov, Unilever, Netherlands
10:30TBA (invited presentation)
K. Velikov, Unilever, NL
10:55TBA (invited presentation)
M. Leser, Nestle Research Center, CH
11:20How micro technology can be used in the design of food products (invited presentation)
K. Schroën, Wageningen University, NL
11:45Modelling Bovine Milk Casein Micelle Aggregation: Ultra Small Angle X-Ray Scattering, Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
D.A. Pink, F. Peyronel, E. Papp-Szabo, B. Quinn, A.G. Marangoni, St.Francis Xavier University, CA
12:05Modelling sugar (replacer) crystal dissolution in complex matrices
R. van der Sman, G. Frissen, Wageningen University & Research, NL
1:30Food Materials & Innovations II
Session chair: Krassimir Velikov, Unilever, Netherlands
1:30Coalescence and Arrested Coalescence: Some Microscopic Observations and Practical Behavior Relevant to the Design of Ice Cream and Whipped Toppings (invited presentation)
R. Hartel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
1:55Nanoscale Engineering of the Structure and Functionality of Fat and Oleogel Systems (invited presentation)
A.G. Marangoni, N.C. Acevedo, M.F. Peryonel, D.A. Pink, University of Guelph, CA
2:20Importance of Lipidic Nanostructures for Bioactive Delivery in Functional Foods to Improve Human Health
M.R. Mozafari, Australasian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, AU
2:40Organic Solvent Nanofiltration Membranes to Separate and Purify Fatty Acids
N.B. Bowden, University of Iowa, US
3:00Rapid authentication of edible oils by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry
T-T Ng, P-K So, B. Zheng, Z. Yao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Food Materials & Innovations: PostersExpo Hall D & E
Optimization and preparation of Methylcellulose edible film combined with of Ferulago angulata essential oil (FEO) nanocapsules for food packaging applications
A. Esmaeili, Islamic Azad University, IR
Preparation and Study of Microcapsules Loaded with Echium Oil, Phytosterols and Sinapic Acid
T.A. Comunian, M. Thomazini, I.A. Castro, I. C.F. Moraes, C.S. Favaro-Trindade, Universidade de São Paulo, BR
Thermomechanical properties of cellulose encapsulated herbal product in the presence of nanocellulose: Simulation & Rheology Experiment
L. Rakesh, Y. Zhang, Central Michigan University, US
Development and characterization of alginate-matrices as vehicle for delivery of iron microparticles
C. Valenzuela, E. Durán, O. Churio, Universidad de Chile, CL
Effect of a novel encapsulated oral iron supplement on iron status of neonatal piglets
C. Valenzuela, R. Antileo, Universidad de Chile, CL
Mechanical and Barrier properties of gelatin-modified Maranta arundinacea starch blend films
G.A. L. Makishi, E. Amorim, M.W. Gatti, C. Ditchfield, I.C. F. Moraes, University of Sao Paulo (FZEA/ USP), BR

Wednesday May 17

10:30USDA Special Session: Nanobiomaterials in Food & Agriculture
Session chair: Hongda Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
10:30An Update of Nano-biomaterials Research in Food and Agriculture System (invited presentation)
H. Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, US
10:55Agricultural Nano-biomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion (invited presentation)
G. K. Jennings, M. Robinson, F. Mwambutsa, E. Gizzie, M. Armbruster, C. Simons, and D. Cliffel, Vanderbilt University, US
11:20Engineering and in vivo evaluation of chitosan-based Nanoparticles as alternative antimicrobial agents to enhance food safety (invited presentation)
Z. Ma, A. Garrido Maestú and K.C. Jeong, University of Florida, US
11:45Production and Use of Biopolymer Nano-Fiber Fabrics (invited presentation)
G. R. Ziegler and L. Kong, The Pennsylvania State University, US
12:10Engineered Core-Shell Cu particles demonstrate strong potential for plant disease control
M. Young, A. Ozcan, M.E. Myers, J.H. Graham, S. Santra, University of Central Florida, US
1:30USDA Special Session: Nano-biosensors & Nanomaterials for Agriculture, Food & Diagnostics
Session chair: Hongda Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:30Session Chair Overview (invited presentation)
V. Bralts, Purdue University, US
1:55A Novel Flow Cytometry Based Methodology to Characterize the Microbiome in Animal Systems (invited presentation)
A.S. Dhoble, K.D. Bhalerao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
2:20Global Validation of the Nano-enabled Biosensor for Rapid Diagnosis and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases (invited presentation)
E.C. Alocilja, Michigan State University, US
2:45Scalable manufacturing of graphene-based biosensors functionalized with enzyme-nanoparticle bioconjugates for rapid, in-field pesticide monitoring
J.A. Hondred, S.R. Das, J.C. Breger, S.A. Walper, I.L. Medintz, J.C. Claussen, Iowa State University, US
3:05Nanoparticle-based enzymatic sensors – accessing enhanced activity
J.C. Breger, M.G. Ancona, S.A. Walper, C.W. Brown III, E. Oh, K. Susumu, J.N. Vranish, I.L. Medintz, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
3:25Label-free detection and photodynamic inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes using sensor-integrated packaging and food grade nanoparticles
P. Takhistov, P. Huynh, Rutgers University, US
3:45Biosensing for Determining the Microbial Safety of Environmental Waters
Y. You, S. Lim, S. Gunasekaran, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

Food products are complex multicomponent and structured edible materials. The food industry adds value to raw materials creating products that satisfy customer desires for taste, texture, quality, convenience and safety. There is an ongoing revolution in the industry: innovations in characterization methods, in processing technologies, and in our understanding and control of polymer physics, colloids, soft matter, and nano-scale behavior, are revolutionizing food production creating innovative new products to satisfy consumer desires and societal needs. This applications-focused symposium will highlight innovations in food materials and production from industrial, academic and government laboratories around the world.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Innovative Food Ingredients
  • Soft Matter & Colloids
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Innovations in Texturants
  • Strategies for Extending Shelf-Life
  • Microencapsulation Technologies for Flavors, Supplements & Nutraceuticals
  • Processing Innovation: Filtration, Emulsification
  • Innovations in Food Microstructure Design
  • Innovative Sweeteners
  • Packaging Innovations
  • Food Safety
  • Waste & Sustainability
  • Sensors & Analysis
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Food Biophysics

Participants of the Food Materials and Innovations Symposium interested in publishing a research article or a review paper are encouraged to contact Professor Qixin Zhong who edits Food Biophysics. Food Biophysics publishes research on physical and chemical studies of food structure, properties, and functions and their relationship to the molecular structure and properties of food materials. Biophysical studies of food involve research at the intersection of food chemistry, biology, and engineering. The topics of research include the structure of food molecules, biopolymers, and food materials on the molecular, microscopic, and mesoscopic scales; the molecular basis of structure generation and maintenance in specific foods or food processing operations; mechanisms of antimicrobial action; structure/function relationships in food biopolymers; novel techniques in food biophysics, including spectroscopic, thermal and rheological studies; glass transitions in biomaterials and their influence on chemical reaction rate, microbial growth, or sensory properties; and molecular mechanisms of taste and smell. Papers selected by Professor Zhong will receive the expedited peer-review.

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Platinum Sponsors
Lockheed Martin

Silver Sponsors

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Church & Dwight
Eastman Chemical
Lockheed Martin
Owens Corning
Sherwin Williams

Technology Development Partners
Business Sweden
Clemson University
Innovate Hawaii
Iowa State University
KYUNGPOOK National University
New Jersey Innovation Institute
SungKyunKwan University
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont

Supporting Partners
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
Diplomacy Matters
Explore Nano
Graphene Council
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
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