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Boce Zhang


Boce Zhang
Boce Zhang, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone
    (978) 934-6282
  • Office
    Dugan Hall - 110J
  • Email

Research Interests

Food Safety; Food Microbiology; Food Safety Modernization Act.

  1. Monitoring and Inspection of Viable Pathogens in Food via Sensor Fusion, Machine Learning, and Omics.
  2. Preventive Control and Risk Mitigation Strategies for Water and Surface-Mediated Cross-Contamination.
  3. Toxic Use Reduction and Sustainable Food Production.

Education

  • Ph D: Nutrition and Food Science, (2012), University of Maryland - College Park, MD
  • BS: Chemistry, (2008), Tsinghua University

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Kanyuck, K., Bauchan, G., Mowery, J., Zavalij, P. (2016). Development of metal-organic framework for gaseous plant hormone encapsulation to manage ripening climacteric produce. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(25) 5164–5170.
  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Chen, H. (2016). Nanotechnology applications to improve food safety. Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulation
  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Zhou, B., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. (2015). A novel microfluidic mixer-based approach for determining inactivation kinetics of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in chlorine solutions. Food Microbiology, 49 152-160.
  • Lin, B., Luo, Y., Teng, Z., Zhang, B., Zhou, B., Wang, Q. (2015). Development of silver/titanium dioxide/chitosan adipate nanocomposite as an antibacterial coating for fruit storage. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 63(2) 1206-1213.
  • Li, Y., Liu, Y., Gao, T., Zhang, B., Song, Y., Terrell, J.L., Barber, N., Bentley, W.E., Takeuchi, I., Payne, G.F. (2015). Self-assembly with orthogonal-imposed stimuli to impart structure and confer magnetic function to electrodeposited hydrogels. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(19) 10587-10598.
  • Liu, Y., Kim, E., Lee, M.E., Zhang, B., Elabd, Y.A., Wang, Q., White, I.M., Bentley, W.E., Payne, G.F. (2014). Enzymatic writing to soft films: Potential to filter, store, and analyze biologically relevant chemical information. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(4) 480-491.
  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Pearlstein, A.J., Aplin, J., Liu, Y., Bauchan, G.R., Payne, G.F., Wang, Q., Nou, X., Millner, P.D. (2014). Fabrication of biomimetically patterned surfaces and their application to probing plant-bacteria interactions. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(15) 12467 - 12478.
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, B., Javvaji, V., Kim, E., Lee, M.E., Raghavan, S.R., Wang, Q., Payne, G.F. (2014). Tyrosinase-mediated grafting and crosslinking of natural phenols confers functional properties to chitosan. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 89 21 - 27.
  • Zhang, B., Feldman, A., Wang, Q. (2013). A novel insight in rapid allergen detection in food systems: From threshold dose to real-world concentration. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 186 597-602.
  • Teng, Z., Li, Y., Luo, Y., Zhang, B., Wang, Q. (2013). Cationic β-lactoglobulin nanoparticles as a bioavailability enhancer: protein characterization and particle formation. Biomacromolecules, 14(8) 2848-2856.
  • Teng, Z., Luo, Y., Wang, T., Zhang, B., Wang, Q. (2013). Development and application of nanoparticles synthesized with folic acid conjugated soy protein. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61(10) 2556 - 2564.
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, B., Gray, K.M., Cheng, Y., Kim, E., Rubloff, G.W., Bentley, W.E., Wang, Q., Payne, G.F. (2013). Electrodeposition of a weak polyelectrolyte hydrogel: remarkable effects of salt on kinetics, structure and properties. Soft Matter, 9(9) 2703-2710.
  • Zhang, B., Wang, Q. (2012). Development of highly ordered nanofillers in zein nanocomposites for improved tensile and barrier properties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(16) 4162 - 4169.
  • Zhang, B., Wang, Q. (2012). Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. Nanotechnology Research Methods for Foods and Bioproducts
  • Wang, Q., Zhang, B. (2012). Self-assembled nanostructures. Nanotechnology Research Methods for Foods and Bioproducts
  • Li, Y., Li, J., Xia, Q., Zhang, B., Wang, Q., Huang, Q. (2012). Understanding the dissolutionof α-zein in aqueous ethanol and acetic acid solutions. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 116(39) 12057 - 12064.
  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. (2011). Development of silver/α-lactalbumin nanocomposites: a new approach to reduce silver toxicity. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 38 502 - 509.
  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. (2011). Effect of acid and base treatments on structural, rheological, and antioxidant properties of α-zein. Food Chemistry, 124(1) 210-220.
  • Luo, Y., Zhang, B., Whent, M., Yu, L.L., Wang, Q. (2011). Preparation and characterization of zein/chitosan complex for encapsulation of α-tocopherol, and its in vitro controlled release study. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 85(2) 145-152.
  • Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. (2010). Development of silver−zein composites as a promising antimicrobial agent. Biomacromolecules, 11(9) 2366-2375.
  • Liu, W., Xie, Z., Zhang, B., Wang, Q., Yao, W., Gao, X., Yu, L.L. (2010). Effects of hydroxypropylation on the functional properties of psyllium. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(3) 1615 - 1621.
  • Liu, W., Zhang, B., Wang, Q., Xie, Z., Yao, W., Gao, X., Yu, L.L. (2010). Effects of sulfation on the physicochemical and functional properties of psyllium. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(1) 172 - 179.
  • Luo, Y., Zhang, B., Cheng, W., Wang, Q. (2010). Preparation, characterization and evaluation of selenite-loaded chitosan/TPP nanoparticles with or without zein coating. Carbohydrate Polymers, 82(3) 942-951.
  • Liu, W., Zhang, B., Wang, Q., Xie, Z., Yao, W., Gao, X., Yu, L. (2009). Effects of sulfation on the physicochemical and functional properties of psyllium. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(1) 172-179.
  • Zhuang, Z., Peng, Q., Zhang, B., Li, Y. (2008). Controllable synthesis of Cu2S nanocrystals and their assembly into a superlattice. Journal of The American Chemical Society, 130(32) 10482 - 10483.