TechConnect World 2020
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Nanotech 2020
 

Food & Agriculture: Materials & Innovations

Food Materials & Innovations

Symposium Chairs

Alex NormanAlex Norman
Associate Director of Materials Science
Modern Meadow

Key Speakers

Meng XueChemometric modeling for quality and process control in food industry
Meng Xue
Researcher, Ingredion Inc.

Vincent BuloneCreating Value Products in the Food Industry from Crop Waste and Biomass
Vincent Bulone
Professor, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Australia

Hongda ChenAn update of recent trends of nanotechnology R&D in food and agriculture
Hongda Chen
National Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Hang XiaoSafety concerns of foodborne Inorganic Nanoparticles: titanium dioxide nanoparticles adversely impact gut microbiota
Hang Xiao
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.

 
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Symposium Sessions

Monday June 29

10:30Frontiers in Agriculture Materials & Devices
1:30Food Materials & Innovations

Tuesday June 30

1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
3:45Discussion Panel: Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
4:00Agriculture & Food: Materials & Innovations - Posters

Symposium Program

Monday June 29

10:30Frontiers in Agriculture Materials & Devices
Enhancing agrichemical delivery and seedling development with biodegradable, tunable, biopolymer-based nanofiber seed coatings
T. Xu, C. Ma, Z. Aytac, X. Hu, K.W. Ng, J.C. White, P. Demokritou, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, US
TBA
TBA, Louisiana State University, US
New approaches to an old target: Improved fertilizers to increase harvest yields of key crops grown in the U.S.
J.M. Carter, E. Brown, N.B. Bowden, University of Iowa, US
Targeted Transport of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria by Soil Protists
L.M. Shor, C. Hawxhurst, J.L. Micciulla, D.J. Gage, D.J. Gage, University of Connecticut, US
E-Beam Treatment of Invasive Species
M. Geelhoed, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US
1:30Food Materials & Innovations
Creating Value Products in the Food Industry from Crop Waste and Biomass
V. Bulone, University of Adelaide, AU
Chemometric modeling for quality and process control in food industry
M. Xue, J. Medic, Ingedion Inc., US
An update of recent trends of nanotechnology R&D in food and agriculture
H. Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, US
Safety concerns of foodborne Inorganic Nanoparticles: titanium dioxide nanoparticles adversely impact gut microbiota
H. Xiao, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
Characterization of Nanoparticles in Silicon Dioxide Food Additives
S.A. Khan, M.E. Johnson, A.R. Montoro Bustos, K.E. Murphy, I.H. Strenge, T.R. Croley, US Food and Drug Administration, US
Antifreeze Proteins: Their New Roles and Potential Impact on Food Product Development
X. Wen, California State University Los Angeles, US

Tuesday June 30

1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
Session chair: Bill Goldner, USDA. Office of the Chief Scientist, US
Is there a need for a domestic supply of natural rubber?
H. Colvin, Colvin Consultants, US
Natural Rubber Production from Guayule: Toward a More Secure and Sustainable Future
C. McMahan, H. Colvin, D. Dierig, W. Goldner, G. Lester, K. Ogden, W. Orts, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Laboratory, US
Rubber root dandelion as a source of high quality natural rubber
K. Cornish, The Ohio State University, US
TBA
W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, US
Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guayule Rubber
J.C. Quinn, E. Sproul, H.M. Summers, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University, US
Testing of non-rubber extracts of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) as a bio-based urban insect repellents
M. Dehghanizadeh, A. Knagg, A. Romero, F.O. Holguin, C.E. Brewer, New Mexico State University, US
3:45Discussion Panel: Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
Session chair: Bill Goldner, USDA. Office of the Chief Scientist, US
C. McMahan, USDA Agricultural Research Service, US
K. Cornish, The Ohio State University, US
W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, US
H. Colvin, Colvin Consultants, US
B. Goldner, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist, US
4:00Agriculture & Food: Materials & Innovations - Posters
Cultured meat: just around the corner?
M. Dent, IDTechEx Ltd, UK
Stability of curcumin loaded nanoparticles compared to nanoemulsions under thermal processing and storage conditions as a food additive
T. Chuacharoen, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, TH
Will vertical farming revolutionize global agriculture?
M. Dent, IDTechEx, Ltd., UK
Biodegradable, non-toxic, antimicrobial zein nanofibers produced by electrospinning for sustainable food packaging applications
Z. Aytac, R. Huang, N. Vaze, T. Xu, M.B. Chan-Park, K.K. Parker, P. Demokritou, Harvard University, US
Production of Water Soluble Carbon Nanotubes-added Biofertilizer: Superfertilizer
N.A. Kizilbash, Northern Border University, SA
 
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