Special Issue "Nanotechnology for Food Safety"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Nanotechnology; Synthetic Biology; Food Safety; Parasitology; Bioengineering
Over recent decades, there has been a seismic shift in the understanding and development of nanotechnologies for numerous applications ranging from engineering to medicine. In the food industry, nanotechnologies have become commonplace in nearly all components of the industry, including packaging, production, ingredients, storage, and even sensors. In particular, nanotechnologies have demonstrated significant contributions to food safety through the development of antimicrobial packaging, sensors for detection of food-borne pathogens, advanced sterilization techniques, and antimicrobial ingredients. While there are still significant concerns about the consumption of engineered nanomaterials, natural nanomaterials in the form of plant and animal products, nanoemulsions, etc. have always been present in the food supply. In order to demonstrate the impact of nanotechnologies for food safety, it is important to delineate the numerous contributions of nanotechnology, in its various forms, to improve the safety of our food supply.
As such, I invite researchers developing nanotechnologies to increase the safety of our food supply to submit original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue, in order to provide the readers of Nanomaterials with an updated perspective on the state of the field. Research may include any aspect of nanotechnology related to food safety, including, but not limited to, antimicrobial packaging, nanosensors for detection of foodborne pathogens, antimicrobial nano-scale ingredients, or nanotechnology-derived sterilization techniques.
Dr. Scott Lenaghan
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- Advanced Processing
- Food Safety