Food & Health
Food & Health
Northern Crops Institute Adds New Member to Technical Team
Friday, May 1, 2020
Northern Crops Institute (NCI), Fargo, ND has recently hired Dr. Minwei Xu as a Food Scientist.
Dr. Xu’s new role as NCI food scientist will use his experience in cereal and food chemistry, sensory and flavor analysis, emulsion, lipid oxidation, antioxidants, brewing, and fermentation to assist the technical team, and further the promotion of northern grown crops. He will also perform and direct laboratory testing, food processing, and the development of new products and processes that support NCI educational programs, technical service programs, and market development activities.
“I am a big fan of developing new food products based on their physicochemical attributes. It is of great significance to convert crops from the field into foods on the table,” said Dr. Xu.
Dr. Xu earned his Ph.D. in Cereal Science at North Dakota State University, focusing on the nutritional and functional attributes of pulse crops using germination. He earned his MSc. in Fermentation Engineering, Jiangnan University, China, and a B.S. in Bioengineering, Tianjin University of Technology. He has seven years of working experience, including five years of supervisory experience as a lab director in the area of food analysis.
In his free time, he enjoys fishing, stating that “fishing teaches self-reliance, bestows patience, and encourages travel.
Dr. Xu brings a considerable amount of experience and expertise to the technical team, and NCI.
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