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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.

Department(s): 

Food Science

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

Jochen Weiss

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: 

Food Biotechnology Research Labs

Specialized laboratory for plant tissue culture and plant transformation research

Department(s): 

Food Science

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

Kalidas Shetty

Resources: 

Laminar flow hoods, Chemical fume hoods, Plant growth incubators, Microbial growth incubators, Fluorometer, Analytical balances, pH meters, microcentrifuges

Availability: 

Private

Research: