Azlin Mustapha

Azlin Mustapha


Professor of Food Science

Division of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (FNES)

Director of Graduate Studies - Food and Hospitality Systems

Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Microbial food safety, Food pathogen detection, Novel antimicrobial agents, Nanomaterials

Azlin Mustapha’s research focusses on development of molecular, biological and analytical methods for food pathogen detection, and studying novel materials as antimicrobial agents. Specific examples include rapid PCR-based detection methods, applications of nanomaterials as antimicrobial agents and detection tools, and green syntheses of nanoparticles. In addition, her research also investigates the toxicity of nanomaterials and their application in food packaging and food contact surfaces.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Courses taught

  • F_S 1020, World Food and You
  • F_S 2172 Elements of Food Microbiology
  • F_S 4370/7370, Food Microbiology
  • F_S 4375/7375 Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • F_S 8404/8405 Advanced Food Microbiology & Biotechnology