Dr. Yuan Yao's Staff

Dr. Yuan Yao
Position
Associate Professor
Email
yao1@purdue.edu
Phone
(765) 494-6317
Staff
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Miguel A. Alvarez Gonzales completed his B.S. in Food Science and Technology from the Department of Food Science and Technology at PanAmerican Agricultural School, Zamorano University. He is part of the team supervised by Dr. Yuan Yao. Previously, he worked on designing bioactive packaging materials for roll-to-roll manufacturing. Currently, he works on the characterization of carbohydrate polymers.

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Yezhi Fu received his B.S. degree in Food Quality and Safety and M. S. degree in Food Engineering both from China Agricultural University, Beijing. He started his research in Dr. Yao's group as a visiting student in 2014 and now is pursuing his Ph.D. degree. His research focuses on designing antimicrobial coating to improve the safety of fresh and fresh-cut produce, using cantaloupe as a model.

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Xingyun Peng received his B.S. degree in Food Science and Engineering from China Agricultural University, Beijing in 2011 and his M.S. degree in Cereal, Oil and Vegetable Protein Processing from the same university in 2014. He studied protein-oil interactions in soymilk processing during his M.S. program. He began his Ph.D. at Purdue in the fall of 2014 under the direction of Dr. Yao with his research focusing on novel properties of starches associated with food applications.

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