SRS (Senior Research Scientist)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Tony Jin is a senior research scientist at the Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He received BS degree from Zhejiang Ocean University in China in 1981. He earned MS in Food Engineering and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Dr. Jin was a post-doctoral researcher at the Ohio State University and then pilot plant manager for four years. He also worked as a senior food technologist at Eagle Foods Inc. before joined USDA in 2005. Dr. Jin has over 30 years of professional experience in food engineering, food science and technology in academia, industry and government. His research focuses on nonthermal processing and advanced packaging technologies to enhance safety, improve quality, and extend shelf-life of foods. Dr. Jin has organized/chaired symposiums/sessions in multiple international conferences, authored/co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 15 proceeding publications, 10 invited book chapters, over 80 meeting presentations at national/ international conferences, and have 7 granted and pending US patents. He received two the most cited journal article awards, the distinguished Gold Medalist Award in Scientific Achievement and Bronze Medalist in Technical Accomplishment from the U.S. Federal Executive Board.
Development of antimicrobial and controlled released packaging systems and other non-thermal intervention technologies for enhancing safety, improving quality, and extending shelf-life of various foods. Special symposium: Innovative approaches to improve food quality and safety with nonthermal processing and active packaging.