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Xuanbo Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Xuanbo Liu
202-A HABB1 (0924)
1230 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061


  • Ph.D., Food Science, University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign, 2021
  • M.S., Food Science, China Agricultural University, 2017
  • B.E. Food Science and Engineering, China Agricultural University, 2015

Professional Appointments

2023 – Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2021 - 2023: Research and Development Manager, Zhejiang NHU Co. Ltd., Shaoxing, China

2019 - 2021: Part-Time Student Researcher, Abbott Laboratories, Green Oaks, IL


  • Upgrade agricultural and food by-products into high-value ingredients and bio-based chemicals, ensuring sustainability and economic viability through techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment
  • Develop advanced food-based structured delivery systems for bioactive components