Auburn’s Chin to speak on new methods for safe food supplies

Published: Feb 22, 2010 10:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334-844-3447

Bryan Chin, professor of materials engineering at Auburn University, will host a seminar, "Biomaterials and Biosensors to Improve Food Safety," on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in 104 Textile Engineering Building. His presentation is hosted by the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.

Chin will discuss the development of new materials to construct biosensors that can better detect pathogens in liquids, such as milk and juice, as well as fresh vegetables, such as spinach and tomatoes. He will show how these methods decrease the number of American illnesses due to food-borne contaminants.

Chin earned a bachelor's degree in materials engineering from Auburn and master's and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University. His research interests include environmental degradation of materials, mechanical lifetime prediction, time dependent deformation, sensor development and adaptive materials.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes