Haibo Huang

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

M.S., Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2009

B.S., Biosystems Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2007

My research focuses on developing and applying engineering technologies to improve food and bioprocesses for food, fuel, and other chemicals.  Research areas include integrated fermentation to improve fermentation yield and efficiency; sustainable processing of food and agricultural wastes via novel technologies; simulation and economic analysis of food and bioprocesses; sensing technologies for process monitoring and optimization.

Q. Jin, A. P. Neilson,  A.C. Stewart, S. F. O'keefe, Y.T. Kim, M. McGuire, G. Wilder, H. Huang*.  2018. An integrated approach for the valorization of red grape pomace: production of oil, polyphenols, and acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE). ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. (Accepted). 

Q. Jin, L. Yang, N. Poe, H. Huang*. 2018. Integrated processing of plant-derived waste to produce value-added products based on the biorefinery concept". Trends in Food Science & Technology. 74:119-131. 

A.H. Lee, A.P. Neilson, S.F. O’Keefe, J.A. Ogejo, H. Huang, M. Ponder, H.S.S. Chu, Q. Jin, G. Pilot, and A.C. Stewart, 2018. A laboratory-scale model cocoa fermentation using dried, unfermented beans and artificial pulp can simulate the microbial and chemical changes of on-farm cocoa fermentation. European Food Research and Technology, pp.1-9.

T. Saunders, J. Wu, R. Williams, H. Huang, M. Ponder*. 2017. ​ Inactivation of Salmonella and surrogate bacteria on cashews and macadamia nuts exposed to commercial propylene oxide processing conditions. Journal of Food Protection. 81(3):417-423.

H. Huang, S. Long, V. Singh*. 2016. Techno-economic analysis of biodiesel and ethanol co-production from lipid producing sugarcane. Biofuels, Bioproducts, & Biorefining. 10:299-315.

H. Huang, N. Qureshi, M.H. Chen, W. Liu, V. Singh*. 2015. Ethanol production from food waste at high solids content with vacuum recovery technology.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63(10): 2760-2766.

H. Huang, V. Singh*, N. Qureshi*. 2015. Butanol production from food waste: a novel process for producing sustainable energy. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 8: 147.

J. Shihadeh, H. Huang, K. Rausch, M. Tumbleson, V. Singh*. 2014. Vacuum stripping of ethanol during high solids fermentation of corn. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 173(2): 486-500.

H. Huang, W. Liu, V. Singh, S. Eckhoff*. 2012. Effect of corn maturity on dry-grind fermentation characteristics and DDGS composition.  Cereal Chemistry. 89(4): 217-221.

H. Huang, C. Ruan, J. Lin, M. Li, L. M. Cooney, W. F. Oliver, Y. Li*, A. Wang. 2010. Magnetic nanoparticles based magnetophoresis for efficient separation of E. coli O157:H7. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(3): 1015-1024 (Superior Paper Award). 

H. Huang, H. Yu, H. Rong, Y. Ying*. 2008. Near infrared spectroscopy for on/in-line monitoring of quality in foods and beverages: A Review. Journal of Food Engineering. 102 (2): 101-108. 

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