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Prof Dr. Ximing Zhang | alternative protein | Best Researcher Award 

Deputy Director, Zhejiang University, China

Ximing Zhang is a distinguished professor at Zhejiang University, renowned for his expertise in Biosystems Engineering and Food Science. Located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, PRC, his academic endeavors encompass cutting-edge research and innovative teaching methodologies. With a profound commitment to advancing knowledge in his field, Professor Zhang serves as a beacon of inspiration for students and colleagues alike. His contributions transcend borders, enriching both local and global scientific communities. 🌱🔬📚 In the dynamic landscape of biosystems engineering and food science, his work stands as a testament to dedication and excellence, shaping the future of these vital disciplines.




Ximing Zhang earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University in 2015, following an M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2012. Prior to that, he completed his B.S. in Agricultural Bio-environment and Energy Engineering at Shenyang Agricultural University in 2010. 🎓🌾 His academic journey reflects a dedication to excellence in biosystems engineering education, with a focus on agricultural and biological applications. Through his rigorous academic pursuits, Professor Zhang has equipped himself with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle complex challenges in the field, making significant contributions to research and education.

Professional Positions

Ximing Zhang is a multifaceted professional, currently serving as CEO of Microfuture Food Biotechnology Co., Ltd. in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, since 2023. Concurrently, he holds the esteemed position of Professor at Zhejiang University’s College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, a role he has held since 2017. 🏢 Prior to his leadership roles, Zhang was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at Purdue University from 2015 to 2017. His diverse experiences span academia and industry, reflecting his commitment to advancing biosystems engineering and food science both in research and practical applications.

Honors, Activities, and Organizations

Ximing Zhang’s professional engagements extend beyond academia and corporate leadership, encompassing significant roles within prestigious organizations. He serves on the Committee of the China Cellular Agriculture Alliance and holds a board membership at AOCABFE. 🌐 Zhang’s affiliations with renowned societies such as the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and American Chemical Society (ACS) underscore his commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange. His contributions have been recognized through accolades such as the Purdue College of Engineering Travel Award and the Purdue Center for Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels Travel Award in 2014.

Research Interests

Ximing Zhang’s research portfolio encompasses cutting-edge projects at the intersection of bioprocessing and sustainable food production. 🌱 His work focuses on advancing cultivated meat technology, with a particular emphasis on scale-up methodologies. Zhang’s contributions include the development of innovative scaffold and microcarrier systems to support high-density cell culture, paving the way for efficient production processes. Additionally, he explores novel approaches for creating three-dimensional cultured meat alternatives by co-culturing microalgae and bacterial cellulose. Moreover, Zhang’s expertise extends to the realm of biofuels and chemicals, where he pioneers cellulosic biomass conversion technologies, driving forward the transition towards a more sustainable future.

Puiblications Top Notes

Enhancing foam stability with β-lactoglobulin nanoparticles: Insights into molecular-level interplay and stabilization mechanism” (2024), Food Hydrocolloids, Citation: 1

“The significance of biomass densification in biological-based biorefineries: A critical review” (2023), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Citation: 4

“Cell culture medium cycling in cultured meat: Key factors and potential strategies” (2023), Trends in Food Science and Technology, Citation: 2

“Preparation, characterization, and foaming properties of soy protein nanoparticles by the cross-linking reaction induced by microbial transglutaminase” (2023), Food Hydrocolloids, Citation: 5

“Efficient conversion of chitin into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural via a simple formylation step under mild conditions” (2023), Green Chemistry, Citation: 3

“Ultrasmooth and Uniform Starch Nanosphere with New Microstructure Formation via Microfluidization-Nanoprecipitation Control” (2023), ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Citation: 1

“Soy Protein Amyloid Fibril Scaffold for Cultivated Meat Application” (2023), ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Citation: 8

“Density Functional Theory Study of CO2 Hydrogenation on Transition-Metal-Doped Cu(211) Surfaces” (2023), Molecules, Citation: 1

“Green synthesis of cellulose formate and its efficient conversion into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural” (2023), Industrial Crops and Products, Citation: 4

Ximing Zhang | alternative protein | Best Researcher Award

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