Yao Olive Li
California State Polytechnic University
Olive is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition & Food Science at Cal Poly Pomona. With more than twenty years’ experience of research, teaching, and industrial services across the USA, Canada, and China, Olive has acquired a good overview of the field of Food Science & Engineering, and particularly strong expertise in a specialized area of novel food ingredient delivery technologies for applications in fortified and functional foods. This international, multidisciplinary background enables her to interact with professionals in a wide variety of related fields. Olive has also been selected to receive one of the IFT’s Prestigious Achievement Awards – W. K. Kellogg Award for International Food Security during 2014 IFT Annual Meeting.
Olive yao li\'s research areas include Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources by recycling and repurposing agro-food by products and wastes for value-added food or feed applications, microencapsulation and nanotechnology. Specifically she intends to develop novel ingredient systems/technologies for effective delivery of micronutrients and nutraceuticals through fortified and/or functional foods.