Chang, Peter, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9449
Fax: 306-385-9482
Email: peter.chang@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • processing & functional characterization of carbohydrates (starch, gum, fiber, etc.) and proteins from renewable agricultural material
  • Bioprocessing of plant based carbohydrates for value-added opportunities in food, bio-health products, and industrial uses
  • starch & polysaccharides
  • Integrated value-added processing  and utilization of bioresources
  • Processing & characterization of biomaterials (biocomposite, thermoplastic, nanocomposites, and biopolymer)
  • Biofuel and biomass conversion

Current Projects:

  • Creation of new opportunities for non-traditional markets through innovative fractionation and total utilization of biomass from carbohydrates-rich crops
  • Extraction, separation and purification processes for value added products

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, College of  Engineering

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

  • Chen, Z., Lin, N., Gao, S., Liu, C., Huang, J., and Chang, P.R. (2016). "Sustainable Composites from Biodegradable Polyester Modified with Camelina Meal: Synergistic Effects of Multicomponents on Ductility Enhancement.", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4(6), pp. 3228-3234. doi : 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00255
  • Li, M., Xiao, Y., Chen, Y., Ni, H., Cai, J., Wang, X.-M., Chang, P.R., Anderson, D.P., and Chen, Y. (2016). "Soy Protein-modified Waterborne Polyurethane Biocomposites with Improved Functionality.", RSC Advances, 6(16), pp. 12837-12849. doi : 10.1039/C5RA25758A
  • Wu, C., Chang, P.R., Ren, H., Li, J., Huang, J., and Yuan, H. (2016). "Fluorescent Labelled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Tracing Their Uptake Behavior by Plant.", Nano Reports, 2, pp. 1-6.
  • Zhao, Y.T., He, M., Zhao, L., Wang, S., Li, Y.P., Gan, L., Li, M., Xu, L., Chang, P.R., Anderson, D.P., and Chen, Y. (2016). "Epichlorohydrin-crosslinked hydroxyethyl cellulose/soy protein isolate composite films as biocompatible and biodegradable implants for tissue engineering.", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(4), pp. 2781-2795. doi : 10.1021/acsami.5b11152

2015

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2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Chang, P.R., Anderson, D.P., McIntosh, T.C., and Westcott, N.D. (2016). "Process for producing polysaccharide gum. Canadian Patent CA2658498 C (granted and issued 2016/04/12). Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Gatineau, QC." (Patent)

2013

  • Shang, W., Huang, J., Luo, H., Chang, P.R., Feng, J.-W., and Xie, G. (2013). "Erratum to: Hydrophobic modification of cellulose nanocrystal via covalently grafting of castor oil.", Cellulose, 20(6), pp. 3247. doi : 10.1007/s10570-013-0083-4

2012

  • Chang, P.R., Ma, X., Anderson, D.P., and Yu, J. (2012). "Recent Progress in Starch-Based Biodegradable Hybrids and Nanomaterials.", in Ahmed, J., Tiwari, B., Imam, S.H., and Rao, M.A. (eds.) - Starch-based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites: Chemistry, Processing, and Applications, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Chapter 15, pp. 301-323.
  • Ma, X., Chang, P.R., and Yu, J. (2012). "Plasticized starch.", in Ahmed, J., Tiwari, B., Imam, S.H., and Rao, M.A. (eds.) - Starch-based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites: Chemistry, Processing, and Applications, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Chapter 4, pp. 69-83.

2011

  • Chang, P.R., Anderson, D.P., McIntosh, T.C., and Westcott, N.D. (2011). "Process for producing polysaccharide gum.", published by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Washington, DC, USA Patent 7,910,339, March 22, 2011. (Patent)

2010

  • Pegg, R.B., Amarowicz, R., Chang, P.R., and Tyler, R.T. (2010). "Antioxidant Activity of Phenolic Compounds Recovered from Canola Meal Using Different Extraction Technologies.", 8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress: Oils, Fats and Lipids: Health & Nutrition, Chemistry & Energy, Munich, Germany, November 21-24, 2010. (Presentation)

2009

  • Fabunmi, O.O., Tabil, L.G., Panigrahi, S., and Chang, P.R. (2009). "Effects of Incorporating Polycaprolactone and Flax Fiber into Glycerol-Plasticized Pea Starch.", 2009 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV, USA, June 21-24, 2009, Paper # 096694, pp. 4985-4998.
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