Special Issue "Renewable Material from Agricultural Waste and By-Product and Its Applications"

Submission Deadline: 01 December 2021
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Guest Editors
Francisco Rodríguez Félix, Professor, Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA), University of Sonora, Mexico
Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Félix has received her Ph.D. (2009) degree from University of Sonora, Mexico. Currently, he is a full-time professor of the Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA), at the University of Sonora, Mexico, with expertise in micro and nano-materials science. Also, he is expert in techniques of characterization of materials as FT-IR spectroscopy, SEM, DRX, DSC-TGA, among others. Since December 2018, he was the coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Food Sciences and Technology until January 2020, at the University of Sonora, Mexico.

José Agustín Tapia Hernández, Professor, Department of Chemistry Biology, University of Sonora, Mexico
Dr. José Agustín Tapia Hernández received his MSc (2015) and PhD (2019) in Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA) at the University of Sonora. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry Biology at University of Sonora, Mexico. His area of research is micro and nano-materials, materials science and characterization of natural compounds with biological activity, for application in food and health areas. He is currently focused on the development of metal nanoparticles with antimicrobial and anticancer activity obtained from agri-food waste material.

Summary

This special issue aims to publish high-quality articles focused on renewable materials obtained from agricultural waste and by-products with application in the areas of food, health and agriculture. Materials obtained from straw, bagasse, peel for obtaining proteins, polysaccharides, lignin, starch, cellulose and derivatives, prolaminsare are of interest to this issue, but are not limited. Among the applications is the manufacture of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanofibers), materials in general and for tissue engineering, release systems, encapsulation of nutraceuticals, pigments, drugs and antioxidants, manufacture of solar cells, wound dressing, edible films and packaging, coatings, food sensors, among others. 


Keywords
Renovable materials, biopolymers, agricultural by-product, waste, cellulose and derivatives, lignin, starch, proteins, prolamins, polysaccharides, material science, nanomaterials, nanofiber, nanoparticles, food, health, agriculture applications.