Department of Food ScienceRutgers University
Qingrong Huang is a Professor, Department of Food Science, Rutgers University at New Brunswick. 9/2008-8/2009 Cluster Coordinator, Nanotechnology Application to Foods Cluster, Center for Advanced Food Technology, Rutgers University 1/2008-present, Full member of Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences, UMDNJ/Rutgers University, and Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry-Rutgers 1/2003-present, Full member of Graduate Program in Bioresources Engineering-Rutgers University at New Brunswick. 9/2002-6/2008, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, Rutgers University at New Brunswick. 1/2000-8/2002, NIST ATP Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University/IBM Almaden Research Center Advisors: Drs. Curtis Frank and Robert Miller 2/1999-3/1999 Visiting Scientist, Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division, Argonne National Laboratory. 6/1998-1/2000, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Indiana-Purdue University, Advisor: Dr. Paul Dubin2 8/1993-5/1998, Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 9/1989-7/1993, Research Assistant, Laboratory of Polymer Physics, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2010 American Chemical Society Young Scientist Award finalist. Distinguished Speaker, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, November 19, 2009. Received 2007-2008. The Professor Endel Karmas Award for Excellence in Teaching Food Science, Department of Food Science, Rutgers University. Honorable Speaker for the Polymer Science Lecture Series, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May, 2007. Honorable Speaker for the Polymer Science Lecture Series, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May, 2006.
Food Nanotechnology and biopolymers, with specific research interest in: (1) structure and self-assembly of biopolymers; (2) development of nanoemulsion/nanoparticle-based, controllable, traceable, and targetable nutraceuticals/drug delivery systems; (3) nutraceutical/protein (including receptor proteins) interactions, protein/carbohydrate interactions; (4) chemical force microscopy/single molecular force spectroscopy; (5) small-angle neutron/x-ray scattering, dynamic light scattering, surface laser light scattering, rheology; and (6) DNA and antibody-based biosensors.