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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Rándol J Rodríguez obtained his B.S. Degree from the Food Science Department of Zamorano University, Honduras. In the graduate program of Food Science Department of Purdue University, he works with Dr. Yao on the structure and function of carbohydrate nanoparticles. He is pursuing his Ph.D. Degree.

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Ying Xie received her M. S. degree in Processing and Storage of Agriculture Products from China Agricultural University, Beijing. She joined Dr. Yao's group and started her Ph. D. study in August 2012. Her Ph.D. research focuses on modified carbohydrate nanoparticles and their functional properties, with application in food and pharmaceutical areas.

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