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Starch-based Renewable Materials

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Guest Editors

Songnan Li, Assistant Professor, Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology Development (Joint International Research Laboratory of Agriculture and Agri-Product Safety of the Ministry of Education), Yangzhou University, China
Dr. Li graduated from the South China University of Technology (China) with a doctor’s degree in 2020, and visited the Pennsylvania State University (U.S.) and the University of Alabama as Joint Doctoral Students supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council during 2019-2020. He is currently an assistant professor at the Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology Development (Joint International Research Laboratory of Agriculture and Agri-Product Safety of the Ministry of Education), Yangzhou University, China. His research interests focus on the development and application of functional materials based on grain and its by-products (mainly in starch). He has published more than 50 papers, including 22 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals as the first and/or corresponding author. Four of his research papers have been highlighted as Highly Cited Papers in the Web of Science. He is a youth editorial board member and the guest editor of several academic journals.

Liang Zhang, Associate Professor, College of Food Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, China
Dr. Zhang is currently an associate professor at College of Food Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University (China). She received her Ph.D. degree from South China University of Technology (China) in 2015. Her research interests focus on the modification of food carbohydrates and their based packaging materials, and food carbohydrates-based Pickering emulsions. She has presided over many projects, such as, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, Natural Science Foundation of Yangzhou and Suqian Industrial Guidance Program. She has published more than 50 papers, including 20 SCI papers as the first author, 2 patents for invention. She was selected in the “High Level Talent Support Program of Yangzhou University” and “Qing Lan Project of Yangzhou University”, and won the “Science and Technology Pioneer” of Yangzhou University.

Liping Yang, Associate Professor, School of Food Engineering, Anhui Science and Technology University, China.
Dr. Yang is currently an associate professor at College of School of Food Engineering, Anhui Science and Technology University (China). She received her Ph.D. degree from Anhui Agricultural University (China) in 2019. Her research interests focus on grain and oil and its by-products deep processing, analysis of starch function and structure, physical and/or chemical modification of starch and their applications. As the first and/or corresponding author, she has published 12 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals.

Summary

Starch is the second most abundant renewable biopolymer on earth after cellulose, and is widely used in food additives (e.g., nutrients and thickeners), cosmetic products (e.g., emulsifiers and stabilizers), engineered products (e.g., composite fibers and films), agricultural products (e.g., water-release materials and seed carriers), biomedical products (e.g., in drug delivery and tissue scaffold compositions), and paper products, bioplastics. The Special Issue “Starch-based Renewable Materials” covers research in the fundamental and applied science of starch. It focuses on recent progress and research studies of starch related to starch fabrication, starch modification, and starch-derived renewable materials as well as the application of starch and starch-derived materials in various fields. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:

1) Starch fabrication

2) Starch characterization

3) Starch modification

4) Starch-derived renewable materials

5) Application of starch and starch-derived materials

Both research and review articles on these topics are welcomed.


Keywords

Starch; Modified starch; Structural characterization; Renewable materials; Functional materials; Food; Cosmetic; Fibers and films; Delivery carriers; Paper products; Bioplastics

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