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Tong Wang

Title: Affiliate Professor
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Office: 3397 Food Sciences 536 Farm House Ln, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 5448
Email: tongwang@iastate.edu

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Research interests

Processing and value-added utilization of soybeans, corn, egg, and other agricultural products or by-products, primarily for their lipid components, with the following two areas of specialization:

Creating Smart Lipid Materials and Sustainable Lipid Processing:

  • Characterization of health-promoting lipids in oilseeds, agricultural co-products, and microbial biomass
  • Mechanism of lipid oxidation and stabilization
  • Synthesis of health promoting and functional lipids
  • Synthesis, evaluation, and application of vegetable oil-based coating and binding materials and biofuel and biolubricants 
  • Maximization of oil extraction and lipid class fractionation from corn fermentation by-products, microbial biomass, and dairy processing by-products

Egg and Dairy Product Quality and Value Enhancement:

  • Egg nutrient enhancement by feed formulation and egg quality monitoring by modified environment
  • Fractionation and characterization of egg yolk lecithin and special dairy polar lipids from waste streams for high-value infant formula and geriatric nutrition
  • Improving quality and functionality of egg and egg products

Awards and Honors

  • Endowed Jean Bacon Louis Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University (ISU), 2017
  • National Innovation Award, TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. 2017
  • AOCS Society Fellow, 2016
  • Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Research Poster Competition 1st Place (awarded to my PhD student), 2014, 2016
  • Iowa State University Mid-Career Achievement in Research, 2014
  • American Oil Chemists’ Society’s Timothy L. Mounts Award for Excellence of Research in Basic or Applied Edible Oils, 2013
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award, 2012
  • Women of Innovation in Research Innovation and Leadership, Technology Association of Iowa, 2009
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (ISU) Mission Award for Research, 2009
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Team Research Award, 2009
  • College of Agriculture Early Achievement in Research Award, 2004

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