Role of Materials Science in Food Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114483

Role of Materials Science in Food Bioengineering, Volume 19

1st Edition

Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114483
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd March 2018
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

  1. Potentials of food bioengineering: From fundamental to recent developments
    2. New Trends in Food Technology for Green Recovery of Bioactive Compounds from Plant Materials
    3. Different Bioengineering Approaches on Bioflavor Production
    4. Polyphenols and their encapsulation for food applications
    5. Microparticulate Systems for Rational Use of Macromolecular Therapeutic Ingredients in Foods
    6. Potential applications of cyclodextrin inclusion complexes, liposomes, and drug-in-cyclodextrin-in-liposomes in food industry and packaging
    7. Coacervation Technique as an Encapsualtion and Delivery Tool for Hydrophobic Biofunctional Compounds
    8. Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Allotropic Forms of Carbon in Food Packaging
    9. Food hydrocolloids as matrices for edible packaging applications
    10. Delivery System for Poor Water Solubility Nutrient
    11. Fabrication of functional electrospun nanostructures for food applications
    12. Application of Emulsion Technique for Microencapsulation of Lactobacillus plantarum in Alginate/Resistant Starch Beads
    13. Probiotic and Synbiotic Yogurt Production by Using Free or Alginate/Resistant Starch Microencapsulated Lactobacillus plantarum
    14. Aptamer based analytical strategies: A Promising Alternative for Food Safety Control
    15. bioactive peptides as functional food ingredients


The Role of Materials Science in Food Bioengineering, Volume 19 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering, presents an up-to-date review of the most recent advances in materials science, further demonstrating its broad applications in the food industry and bioengineering. Many types of materials are described, with their impact in food design discussed. The book provides insights into a range of new possibilities for the use of materials and new technologies in the field of food bioengineering. This is an essential reference on bioengineering that is not only ideal for researchers, scientists and food manufacturers, but also for students and educators.

Key Features

  • Discusses the role of material science in the discovery and design of new food materials
  • Reviews the medical and socioeconomic impact of recently developed materials in food bioengineering
  • Includes encapsulation, coacervation techniques, emulsion techniques and more
  • Identifies applications of new materials for food safety, food packaging and consumption
  • Explores bioactive compounds, polyphenols, food hydrocolloids, nanostructures and other materials in food bioengineering


Research scholars (PhD and Postdocs), Post graduate students and industry personnel working in the food engineering area, food science and pharmaceutical industries


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About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu Editor

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban Editor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; Department of Science and Engineering of Oxidic Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Qualifications and Experience: Assistant Professor – General Microbiology, Medical microbiology, Immunology, Immunopathology

Book Editor: Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting (Elsevier) - in press - 2016

Assistant Editor - Letters in Applied NanoBioScience (

Guest Editor - Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Bentham Science - Impact Factor 2014 = 2.511)

The contribution of Dr Holban on her research field is supported by the publication of 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals (35 in ‎ Web of Science / ISI indexed journals indexed journals), 34 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 24 were presented in International scientific meetings), 1 book, 5 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 30 of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields, focusing on their antimicrobial effect.

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania