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Ming-Hsu Chen

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 3247
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Ming-Hsu Chen is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University. Ming-Hsu holds a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and specializes in the area of functional carbohydrates, processing engineering, and industrial microbiology. Before joining the Lindemann group, Ming-Hsu gained research experience at the National Taiwan University, Academia Sinica and the University of Illinois studying carbohydrate binding proteins, oligosaccharide manufacture, cereal processing, and biofuel conversion. He is currently focused on identifying the interactions between food carbohydrate structure and gut microbial communities.


Selected publications:

Chen, M.-H., Kim, S. M., Raab, R. M., Li, X., & Singh, V. (2017). Heterologous expression of thermoregulated xylanases in switchgrass reduces the exogenous enzyme required for saccharification. Biomass Bioenerg. 107, 305-310.

Chen, M.-H., Swanson, K. S., Fahey, G. C. Jr., Dien, B. S., Beloshapka, A. N., Bauer, L. L., Rausch,K. D., Tumbleson, M. E., Singh, V. (2016). In vitro fermentation of xylooligosaccharides from Miscanthus x giganteus by human fecal microbiota. J. Agric. Food Chem. 64, 262-267.

Chen, M.-H., Bowman, M. J., Cotta, M. A., Dien, B. S., Iten, L. B., Whitehead, T. R., Rausch, K. D.,Tumbleson, M. E., & Singh, V. (2016). Miscanthus x giganteus xylooligosaccharides: purification and fermentation. Carbohydr. Polym. 140, 96-103.

Chen, M.-H., Rajan, K., Carrier, D. J., & Singh, V. (2015). Separation of xylose oligomers from autohydrolyzed Miscanthus x giganteus using centrifugal partition chromatography. Food Bioprod. Process. 95, 125-132.

Huang, H., Nasib, Q., Chen, M.-H., Liu, W., & Singh, V. (2015). Ethanol production from food waste at high solids content with vacuum recovery technology. J. Agric. Food Chem. 63, 2760-2766.

Chen, M.-H., Dien, B. S., Vincent, M. L., Below, F. E., & Singh, V. (2014). Effect of harvest maturity on carbohydrates for ethanol production from sugar enhanced temperate x tropical maize hybrid. Ind. Crop Prod. 60, 266-272.

Chen, M.-H., Bowman, M., Dien, B. S., Rausch, K. D., Tumbleson, M. E., & Singh, V. (2014). Autohydrolysis of Miscanthus x giganteus for the production of xylooligosaccharides (XOS): kinetics, characterization and recovery. Bioresour. Technol. 155, 359-365.

Chen, M.-H., Kaur, P., Dien, B., Below, F., Vincent, M., & Singh, V. (2013). Use of tropical maize for bioethanol production. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 29, 1509-1515.

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