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Food Biophysics and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Capabilities of the Food Bionphysics and Nanotechnology (FBNL) include the formation and preparation of nanoparticles and nanofibers from food biopolymers using techniques such as electrospinning and ultrafiltration. The FBNL develops nanoscalar encapsulation systems, delivery mechanisms for bioactives and antimicrobials. Other areas of research interest include biofilm remediation, surfactant and detergents in foods, high-intensity ultrasonication. Off-campus clients may access FBNL instrumentation and expertise by arrangemeent with the Lab director. An informational brochure is available here: http://fcab.foodsci.umass.edu/UMASS%20Brochure.pdf

Contact: 

Jochen Weiss

E-Mail: 

Location: 

234 Chenoweth Laboratory

Resources: 

texture analyzer (Instron), dynamic surface tension and contact angle analyzer (Kruess), dynamic mechanical analyzer (Seiko), spiral plater (biotek), microplate array spectrophotometer (Biotek)

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Natural Resources and the Environment
Food Science