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.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

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)
  • Chang, P.R., Huang, J., and Lin, N. (2011). "Bio-nanocomposites with non-cellulosic biofillers.", in Mittal, V. (ed.) - Nanocomposites with biodegradable polymers: synthesis, properties and future perspectives, Oxford University Press, UK, Chapter 4, pp. 71-100.
  • Huang, J., Lin, N., Chen, Y., Chang, P.R., and Yu, J.H. (2011). "Soy protein-based polymer nanocomposites.", in Mittal, V. (ed.) - Nanocomposites with biodegradable polymers: synthesis, properties and future perspectives, Oxford University Press, UK, Chapter 11, pp. 261-282.

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.