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Carbohydrate Polymers – Technology and Product Innovation

The mission of the Carbohydrate Polymers group is to provide world-class excellence in carbohydrate polymer research and education. Our vision is to be the leader in graduate education related to cereal carbohydrates and conduct innovative research targeted for new technology development and commercialization.

Area of Emphasis

  • Starch chemistry, structure and functionality; Physical, chemical, and enzymatic modifications of starch and other biopolymers
  • Ingredient functionality in cereal foods
  • Carbohydrate nutrition, starch digestibility and dietary fiber
  • Emulsion, encapsulation and delivery technology
  • Biomass: structure in relation to digestibility and biofuel production
  • Uses of starch and other carbohydrates in food and industrial applications