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Qin Xu

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Research Asst Professor Food Science
765.494.4183
NLSN Room 1257
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Education

Ph.D. 1996, Food Chemistry, Purdue University

M.S. 1991, Food Chemistry, Purdue University

B.S.: 1988, Food Science, Purdue University

Associate Degree: 1986, Biology, Beijing Teachers College, China

 

Research

   Biomass conversation and utilization

   Developing value-added agricultural materials

   Developing novel processing techniques that are environmental friendly and economically feasible

   Understanding the functionality and application of biomaterials

Patents

Chen, L. F., & Xu, Q. (2012). Environmentally friendly and economically feasible process of manufacturing ethanol from corn and other starchy raw materials. U.S. Patent No. China ZI 2007 1 0127839 1. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chen, L. F., & Xu, Q. (2010). Chen-Xu method for conversion of Cellulosic feed stock to ethanol. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Xu, Q., Chen, L. F., & Ferruzzi, M. (2006). Production of edible oil containing high levels of carotenoids from grains and oil seeds. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chen, L. F., Xu, Q., & Hamaker, B. (2004). Method for producing a material having an increased solubility in alcohol. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chen, L. F., Xu, Q., & Hamaker, B. (2003). Production of thermoplastic material from corn and thereon production of corn syrup. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chen, L. F., & Xu, Q. (2002). Chitosan and methods of producing same. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chen, L. F., Xu, Q., & Nelson, P. (2000). Improvement of food qualities by simultaneous heating/cooling and maceration of fruit and vegetable using a continuous high shear processor. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chen, L. F., Xu, Q., & Ni, J. (1999). Regeneration of natural cellulose from cellulose solution. U.S. Patent No. Invention Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Trinetta, V., Vaid, R., Xu, Q., Linton, R., & Morgan, M. (2012). Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat food processing equipment by chlorine dioxide gas. Food Control, 26, 357-362.

Moussa, M., Xu, Q., Chen, L. F., Campanella, O. H., & Hamaker, B. (2011). High-quality instant sorghum porridge flours for the West African market using continuous processor cooking. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 46, 2344-2350.

Xu, Q., & Chen, L. F. (1999). UV spectrum and structure of zinc-cellulose complexes in zinc chloride solution. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 71, 1441-1446.

Cao, N. J., Xu, Q., & Chen, L. F. (1996). Enzymatic hydrolysis of corn starch after extraction of corn oil with ethanol. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 57/58, 39-47.

Cao, N. J., Xu, Q., & Chen, L. F. (1995). Acid hydrolysis of cellulose in zinc chloride solution. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 51/52, 21-28.

Cao, N. J., Xu, Q., Gong, C. S., & Chen, L. F. (1994). Cellulose hydrolysis using zinc chloride as a solvent and catalyst. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 45/46, 515-520.

Xu, Q., & Chen, L. F. (1994). Characterization of cellulose film prepared from zinc-cellulose complexes. Biomass and Bioenergy, 6, 415-417.

Xu, Q., Chen, Y. J., Nelson, P. E., & Chen, L. F. (1993). Inhibition of the browning reaction by malto-dextrin in freshly ground apples. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 16, 407-419.