Yun Yin

Research Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • M.S., Food Science and Nutrition, Zhejiang University, 2010
  • B.S., Food Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2007

My research interests focus on identification of aroma and flavor compounds in food systems, characterization of aroma/flavor formation pathways, convenient synthesis of highly unstable odorants, and applying novel engineering solutions to existing difficulties in flavor manufacturing. My recent interests also extend to understanding the relationship between instrumental flavor analysis and sensory evaluation.

Yin Y., Cadwallader K.R.* (2019). Spray-chilling encapsulation of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline zinc chloride using hydrophobic materials: Storage stability and flavor application in food. Food Chemistry (accepted).

Yin Y., Cadwallader K.R.* (2018). Spray-chilling encapsulation of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline zinc chloride complex using hydrophobic materials: Feasibility and characterization of microcapsules. Food Chemistry, 265:173-181.

Yin Y., Cadwallader K.R.*, Fang M.C. (2014). A novel method for the stabilization of the potent odorant 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. Flavour Science: Proceedings of the 14th Weurman Flavour Research Symposium, 571-574, Queens’ College, Cambridge, UK., September 15-19, 2014.

Cadwallader K.R.*, Hausch B, Yin Y. (2015). Quest for stability of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline: The key odorant in aromatic rice and pandan.17th Food Innovation Asia Conference, Innovative ASEAN Food Research towards the World, Bangkok, Thailand, June 18-19, 2015.

Moran L., Yin Y., Cadwallader K.R.*, Padua G. (2014). Testing tools and physical, chemical, and microbiological characterization of microencapsulated systems. In “Microencapsulation in the Food Industry: A Practical Implementation Guide”, Eds. Gaonkar A.G. et al., 323-352.

Feng H.*, Yin Y., J. Tang. (2012). Microwave drying of food and agricultural materials: basics and heat and mass transfer modeling. Food Engineering Reviews, 4(2): 89-106. 

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