Lingyun Chen

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
lingyun.chen@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0038
Address
318M Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, Wuhan University, China

Area of Expertise

Biopolymers, proteins; polysaccharides; biopolymer interactions, structure-function relationships, biopolymeric networks (nano-/microparticles; fibers; hydrogels, films), functional foods, biodegradable materials

Major Awards and Recognitions

2014-2024 Canadian Research Chair (Tier 2) in Plant protein, Structure Function & Nutraceutical Delivery

2020-2021 Killam Annual Professors

2021 Innovation Awards by TEC-Edmonton

Editors

Co-Editors-in-Chief, Sustainable Food Proteins 

Editorial Advisory Board: Trends in Food Science & Technology


Research

Research Interests 

Dr. Chen's research has been focused on plant protein structures underlying its functional properties. The generated knowledge has been applied to develop plant protein ingredients of improved functionalities, texture and nutritional properties for food applications. The concept of designing functional organization from molecular level, has also led to fabrication of biodegradable materials based biopolymers (hydrogels, microgels, fibers, films, micro- and nano-particles) with multiple functions (self-healing, adhesive, 3D printing) for nutraceutical delivery, biomedical and environmental applications. Dr. Chen has more than 200 publications in leading journals in food and biomaterials areas, and more than 50 invited presentations at international and national conferences. 

Dr. Chen's lab has various analytical tools to characterize protein/polysaccharide structures, intermolecular interactions, and functional properties (emulsifying, foaming, gelling), as well as the equipment to study biopolymer material particle size, rheological and mechanical properties. 

Courses

AFNS 503 - Processing of Milk and Dairy Products

Technological principles of milk treatment and processes for fluid milk products; concentrated, dried, sterilized and fermented dairy products; cheese, butter and ice cream. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 403. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


AFNS 532 - Advanced Food Protein Chemistry and Technology

Chemistry and technology of food protein purification, modification, structure and functional properties. Food related proteins from animal and plant sources will be discussed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


NU FS 201 - Physical Principles of Food Structure and Functionality

Theory and application of the principles of physics important to understanding food structure and physical functionality. Topics include food materials science, flow, mechanical and physical properties of foods. Physics concepts examined include mechanics, temperature, heat and thermodynamics. Labs are problem solving sessions. Prerequisite: CHEM 102.


NU FS 403 - Processing of Milk and Dairy Products

Technological principles of milk treatment and processes for fluid milk products; concentrated, dried, sterilized, and fermented dairy products; cheese, butter and ice cream. Prerequisite: NU FS 374.


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Featured Publications

Tailoring codirectional Zn2+ pathways with biomaterials for advanced hydrogel electrolytes in High-Performance zinc metal batteries

Cai, W., Zhang, G., Li, G., Chen, L.

Chemical Engineering Journal, 149390. 2024 March;


Abouzar Karimi, Pankaj Bhowmik, Trent C. Yang, Anusha Samaranayaka, Lingyun Chen

Food Hydrocolloids 152, 109922. 2024 March;


Zhang, S., Han, J., Chen, L.

Food Hydrocolloids, 144, 109002. 2023 March;


Zhu, P., Huang, W., Chen, L.

Food Hydrocolloids, 125, 107373. 2022 March;


Chu, Y.; Wismer, W.; Zeng, H.; Chen, L.

Food Hydrocolloids, 129, 107670. 2022 March;


Huang, W., Cheng, S., Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Chen, L.,* Zhang, L.

Advanced Functional Materials, 2009189. 2021 March;


Sun, C., Wang, Z., Zheng, H., Chen, L., Li, F.

Journal of Hazardous Materials, 420, 126599. 2021 March;


Babi, O., Wang, Z., Liu, G., Martine, E.C., Chen, L., van der Hurk, S.

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 159, 46-56. 2020 March;


Walia, N., Chen, L.

Food Chemistry, 305, 125475. 2019 March;


Liu, G., Huang, W., Babii, O., Gong, X., Tian, Z., Yang, J., Wang, Y., Jacobs, R.L., Donna, V., Lavasanifar, A., Chen, L.

Nanoscale,10, 10629-10640. 2018 March;


Huang, W., Wang, Y., Huang, Z., Wang, X., Chen, L.*, Zhang, Y., Zhang, L.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 41076-41088. 2018 March;