Dr. Haotian Zheng

Assistant Professor, Department of FOOD, BIOPROCESSING & NUTRITION SCIENCES

Secretary: Dairy Foods Division Council, American Dairy Science Association

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Dairy Science

Editorial Board Member: BMC Chemistry by Springer-Nature

Journal Topics Board Member: Dairy by MDPI


Ph.D., Food Science, University of Otago, New Zealand (2014), Advisor: Dr. David Everett; Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores; Dr. Keith Gordon

M.S., Food Technology, Wageningen University, Netherlands (2010), Advisor: Dr. Harry Gruppen; Dr. Peter Wierenga

B.Eng., Food Science & Engineering, Northeast Agricultural University, China (2007)

Postdoctoral researcher
  1. Qihui Wu (PhD obtained from University of Melbourne)
PhD student:
  1. Yijing Shao (MS obtained from University of Idaho), research keywords: spectroscopy, UPLC, UHT milk (Lab time 2021-)
  2. Usman Amin (MS obtained from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan), research keywords: food hydrocolloid gel, emulsion, LAOS rheology, tangential flow filtration (MF/UF), spray drying (Lab time 2021-)
  3. Hanyu Shi (MS obtained from Wageningen University), research keywords: protein assemblies, protein functionality, ingredient characterization (Lab time 2022-)
  4. Evelyn Lin (BS & MS obtained from NC State), research keywords: protein gel, emulsion, LAOS rheology, interfacial characterizations (Lab time 2021-2023 MS; 2023-)
  5. Tyler Jarrard (MS obtained from BYU), research keywords: tangential flow filtration (ultrafiltration & microfiltration), enzymology, milk protein ingredients, spray drying (Lab time 2023Fall-)
  6. Zhoutai Teng (MS obtained from UMass-Amherst) (Lab time 2023-), research keywords: protein ingredient functionality
  7. Sophie Liang (MS obtained from Wageningen University), research keywords: liquid chromatography (for dairy ingredients)
MS student: 
  1. Haoyi An (BS obtained from NC State), research keywords: powder rheology, gel rheology, spectroscopy, interfacial studies (Lab time 2022-)
Research associate: 
  1. Lottie Pate (Undergraduate student, NC State)
Lab Alumni
  1. Bhavana Uppili (intern, 2020 summer)
  2. Nikhilesh Gore (temporary lab assistant, 2020-2021)
  3. Jonathan Strum (temporary lab assistant, 2020-2021)
  4. Chloe Brubaker (intern 2021 summer)
  5. Michelle Liang (intern 2021 summer)
  6. Zuri Kornegay (intern 2021 summer)
  7. Yueying Lin (NC State GEARS student 2021 summer)
  8. Siqing Xia (NC State GEARS student 2021 summer)
  9. Renyuan Li (NC State GEARS student 2021 summer)
  10. Xinyi Dai (NC State GEARS student 2021 summer)
  11. Yingying He (NC State GEARS student 2021 summer)
  12. Avinash Patel (Postdoc. Feb.2021 – Jan.2022)
  13. Andrew Christenson (MS 2020-2022), project key words: protein aggregates, Pickering emulsion, interfacial studies
  14. Yueyue Jiang (2022 summer intern from NC State)
  15. Nicolas Cheng (2022 summer intern from UC Davis; after lab position: Cornell Grad school)
  16. Sam Wang (2022-2023 research intern; after lab position: Virginia Tech, PhD)
  17. Min Feng (visiting scholar from Chongqing Technology and Business University, China): (2022-2023)

Zheng Lab 2022

2022 Nov. Lab Barbeque at Jordan Lake, Raleigh, NC


Zheng Lab 2021


Graduate students at Zheng Lab: Usman Amin (PhD student), Yijing Shao (PhD student), Evelyn Lin (MS student), Andrew Christenson (MS student)