Professor George Franks
The University of Melbourne
A/Professor Xuehua Zhang
Professor Regine von Klitzing
Technische Universität Berlin
University of Alberta
Professor Matt Golding
Matt Golding is Professor of Food Colloids within the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology and Fonterra-Primary Growth Partnership Chair in Food Materials Science. He also holds the role of Principal Investigator within the Riddet Centre of Research Excellence.
His teaching interests currently include the application and characterisation of ingredient and additive functionality in relation to food structure, material properties and product properties. His research interests are in the fields of hierarchical assembly of food materials and food structure design and how understanding how manipulation of product microstructure, particularly for soft solid and colloidal systems, can be employed to enhance food product performance. This capability extends to such diverse areas the role of food structure in product stability and quality, the relationship between food structure dynamics (oral processing) and sensory characteristics and the behaviour of food materials during digestion.
Prior to joining Massey University he was a programme leader with CSIRO Food Science Australia, managing research activities in the reduction and regulation of energy content within foods. He has also worked for Unilever R&D, managing its emulsions science base which was primarily concerned with the structuring of colloids such as emulsions and foams in soft solid food systems. He currently serves on two editorial boards, and is a member of both the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Professor Hongbo Zeng
University of Alberta
Hongbo Zeng is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in chemical engineering and polymer materials at Tsinghua University in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and obtained his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Jacob Israelachvili and Prof. Matthew Tirrell. Prof. Zeng’s research interests are in colloid and interface science, functional materials & nanotechnology, with a special focus on intermolecular and surface interactions in soft matter (e.g., polymers, biopolymers, surfactants, emulsions) and engineering processes (e.g., oil sands, petroleum, mineral processing, water treatment), and development of functional materials. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed research articles in top journals, 11 conference papers, 7 book chapters on the related topics, a book “Polymer Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication” (Wiley), and holds 9 patents. His publications have received over 3000 citations over the past 5 years. Prof. Zeng is leading a research lab on intermolecular forces and interfacial science with about 30 PhD/MSc students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Alberta. Prof. Zeng and his team have made important contributions to quantifying the interfacial interactions in oil production and mineral processing (e.g. stabilization and destabilization of water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions, bubble-mineral interaction in mineral flotation). These research studies have provided new insights into the basic understanding of the interaction mechanisms at oil/water/solid/gas interfaces in many related industrial processes. Based on these fundamental understandings, Prof. Zeng and his team have developed many novel functional materials (e.g. adsorbents, flocculants) to effectively address some of the challenging issues in the related industrial processes (e.g. wastewater treatment). Prof. Zeng and his team have also made original contributions to bioadhesion (e.g. wet adhesion mechanisms of marine mussel system) and polymer interactions. Based on the intermolecular and surface interaction mechanisms elucidated by him and his team, Prof. Zeng’s lab is leading the research in some of the related areas and has developed several innovative strategies for bio-inspired self-healing materials underwater, for example, based on polymer-metal ion coordination, cation-π interaction, and multiple hydrogen bonding. Prof. Zeng’s research is strongly supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Province of Alberta, and industry. He has received many awards for his work, such as the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2013), Martha Cook Piper Research Prize (2016), and The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award (2016).
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|Abstract submission closes 30 March 2017|
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|RACI Centenary Congress 23-28 July 2017|