May 2019

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 – 2023
    Our 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 – 2023
    Every 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
  • USDA funding on Wastewater Treatment Featured on UConn Today
    High-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

Contact Us

Phone: (860) 486-2180
Address: ATL 206, 1392 Storrs Road,
Unit 4010, Storrs, CT 06269