Agriculture Research Station
Virginia State University, USA
Yixiang Xu was born in Urumqi, Xingjiang, China. She attended the Southwest Agricultural University in Chongqing, China where she earned her B.E. specializing in Food Engineering in 1993 and MS specializing in Food Science and Technology in 1996. She was an Assistant Professor at the Ocean University of China from 1996 to 2001, and came to the United States in 2001. She earned her PhD in Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2005. She and her family moved to Virginia in 2010 where she is currently an assistant professor of Food Processing and Packaging at the Agricultural Research Station of Virginia State University.
• Novel Food Processing Technology to Improve Food Quality and Safety
• Novel Food Packaging for Shell-life Extension of Fresh Produce and Processed Products
• Physical and Engineering Properties of Food and Biological Materials
• Value-added Utilization of Food Industry Waste and Biomass