Research in Sustainable Food Processing and Packaging

PI, Professor Yanyun Zhao

In the Zhao research lab we aim to increase the sustainability of food processing and packaging through technology innovations by focusing on four research areas:

  • Reducing food loss and waste throughout the food supply chain
  • Developing environmentally-friendly food packaging solutions
  • Upcycling food processing byproducts
  • Studying energy efficiency and eco-friendly food processing techniques  

Through these facets of research, we hope to innovate, inspire, and affect change for the good of the planet.