Welcome to Nanotechnology and Biodelivery Laboratory
We are devoted to the fabrication and engineering of nanoparticles made with natural biomaterials, including carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, as well as nanoclays, for various applications in food safety, quality and functionality.
If you are interested in our research or have any questions about what we do, please feel free to contact Dr. Luo by email.
- IAFP – 2023Our lab attended the IAFP (International Association of Food Protection) 2023 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada! Our graduate students presented a total of 8 posters and everyone enjoyed the first international travel after the pandemic!Posted on July 22, 2023
- Pre-College Summer Course – 2023Every summer, Dr. Luo teaches a UConn Pre-College Summer course titled "Food Science and Technology", which is composed of in-class lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments to help students turn their knowledge of the principles of food science into practices as a food scientist.Posted on July 14, 2023
- Dr. Luo received 2023 CAHNR Excellence in Research AwardDr. Luo is the recipient of 2023 CAHNR Excellence in Research Award.Posted on May 22, 2023
- New Publication by Pingxu QinPingxu Qin published a review article in Journal of Agriculture and Food Research.Posted on January 12, 2022
- Dr. Luo Named to the World’s Highly Cited Researcher List, AgainDr. Luo is among six UConn professors who are recognized by the Web of Science as 2021 Highly Cited Researchers in the world.Posted on December 5, 2021
- Lab Alum Taoran Wang featured on UConn TodayDr. Wang is using her PhD in nutritional sciences to develop sustainable biopolymer innovations at plant-based leader, Beyond Meat.Posted on November 4, 2021
- USDA funding on Wastewater Treatment Featured on UConn TodayHigh-profile food recalls due to outbreaks of diseases like Salmonella shed light on a persistent problem for agriculture: contaminated irrigation water. Dr. Luo’s research, recently funded by USDA NIFA, will create biopolymer beads to clean wastewater for safer agricultural irrigation. Read the full story on UConn Today.Posted on September 29, 2021
- New Publication by Erika FlemingErika Fleming published a research article in Food Biophysics.Posted on September 23, 2021