Early Career Investigator Award

Researcher wins award for nanotechnology applications in agri-food

Dr. Tianxi Yang

Congratulations to Dr. Tianxi Yang on receiving the Applied Sciences 2022 Early Career Investigator Award from MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).

Dr. Yang’s research is unique in that it is highly interdisciplinary – combining food science, analytical chemistry, material science and nanotechnology. As she strives to improve agricultural and food systems, she is focussing her current research under three major themes: novel nanosensors for food safety monitoring; smart nanomaterials to advance precision agriculture; and, sustainable packaging materials to improve food safety and quality.

To be eligible for the Early Career Investigator Award, candidates must have received their PhD within 10 years and made a significant contribution to the advancement of applied sciences. Dr. Yang received her PhD in Food Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2018, and joined LFS in February 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the Food, Nutrition and Health program.

Dr. Yang shares the Applied Sciences 2022 Early Career Investigator Award with Dr. Maria Rosa Iaquinta, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratories of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, at the University of Ferrara in Italy.

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