Mengshi Lin



Professor of Food Science

Division of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (FNES)

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Establish rapid, novel and noninvasive instrumental methods for the characterization of safety and quality attributes of agricultural and food products. Expertise in food safety and nanotechnology.

Research Interest:

  • Develop applications of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for the detection and classification of chemical and biological contaminants in foods.
  • Develop novel and rapid sensing and instrumentation systems for the detection and classification of foodborne pathogens by vibrational spectroscopy.
  • Utilize nanomaterials (gold & silver nanoparticles, nanocellulose) for hybrid and composite food packaging materials.
  • Explore additive manufacturing techniques for 3D and 4D food printing.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Washington State University

Courses taught

  • FS 1020: World Food and You (coteach with Dr. Mustapha)
  • FS 4980/7360: Food Quality Assurance
  • FS 4311/7311: Investigation of Food Properties
  • FS 8470: Advanced Food Technology