Loong-Tak Lim

Professor Loong-Tak Lim
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 extension 56586
Food Science Building - Room 122
Food Science Building - Lab 002


Dr. Loong-Tak Lim received his Doctoral degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph (1994-1999) and BSc. degree in Food Science from Acadia University (1990-1994).  He is the team leader of the Packaging and Biomaterial Group, focuses on research topics related to food packaging, electrospinning/electrospraying, encapsulation, biopolymer film/coating, and coffee technology. Prior to joining the University of Guelph in 2005 as a faculty member, he was with Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Bolton, Canada (1999-2005), working extensively with injection molding and single/two-stage injection stretch blow molding technologies, as well as packaging prototyping. At the University of Guelph, he teaches two undergraduate courses (Food Packaging and Food Engineering Principles), and co-teaches several other courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. Studies from his research group have contributed to the understanding of food-packaging interaction and development of better packaging to increase the shelf-life of food. Through studying and exploiting the fundamental properties of food and polymeric materials, his research group has developed methodologies to produce ultrafine fibers and films that open up a myriad of potential end-use applications, both in food and non-food areas.

Academic History

Ph.D.   University of Guelph (1999)
B.Sc.   Acadia University (1994)

Professor Loong-Tak Lim in his office

(Last update: 2 Feb 2020)

Selected articles in refereed publication

  1. X. Luo, L-T. Lim. 2020. An inkjet-printed sulfonephthalein dye indicator array for volatile amine detection. J Food Sci. (accepted on 3 Dec 2019; in press)
  2. D. Kringel, W. da Silva, B. Biduski, S. Waller; L-T. Lim, A. Dias, E. Zavareze, 2020. Encapsulation of orange essential oil into a β-cyclodextrin inclusion complex and zein to delay fungal spoilage in cakes. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation (accepted on 2 Feb 2020; in press).
  3. S. Ranjan, R. Chandrasekaran, G. Paliyath, L-T. Lim and J. Subramanian. 2020. Effect of hexanal loaded electrospun fiber in fruit packaging to enhance the post harvest quality of peach. Food Packaging and Shelf Life 23:100447
  4. U. Sonchaeng, R. Auras, S. Selke, M. Rubino, L-T. Lim. 2020. In-situ changes of thermo-mechanical properties of poly(lactic acid) film immersed in alcohol solutions. Polymer Testing 82:106320
  5. C. Gabiatti Jr, I.C.O. Neves, L-T. Lim, B. Bohrer, R.C. Rodrigues, C. Prentice. 2020. Characterization of dietary fiber from residual cellulose sausage casings using a combination of enzymatic treatment and high-speed homogenization. Food Hydrocolloids 100:105398
  6. A. Zaitoon, L-T. Lim, C. Scott-Dupree. 2019. Synthesis and characterization of ethyl formate precursor for activated release application. J. Agri Food Chem. 67:13914-13921
  7. X. Luo, L-T. Lim. 2019. Cinnamil- and quinoxaline-derivative indicator dyes for detecting volatile amines in fish spoilage. Molecules 24:3673
  8. A. Gowman, M.C. Picard, L-T. Lim, M. Misra, A.K. Mohanty. 2019. Fruit waste valorization for biodegradable biocomposite applications: a review. BioResources 14(4):10047-10092
  9. L.M. Fonseca, C.E. dos Santos Cruxen, G.P. Bruni, A.M. Fiorentini, E.R. Zavarezea, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias. 2019. Development of antimicrobial and antioxidant electrospun soluble potato starch nanofibers loaded with carvacrol. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 139:1182-1190
  10. M. Mohammadi, M.K. Heshmati, K. Sarabandi, M. Fathi, L-T. Lim, H. Hamishehkar. 2019. Activated alginate-montmorillonite beads as an efficient carrier for pectinase immobilization. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 137:253-260
  11. M. Nazari, H. Majdi, M. Milani, S. Abbaspour-Ravasjani, H. Hamishehkar, L-T. Lim. 2019. Cinnamon nanophytosomes embedded electrospun nanofiber: Its effects on microbial quality and shelf-life of shrimp as a novel packaging. Food Packaging and Shelf-life 21:100349
  12. L-T. Lim, A.C. Mendes, I.S. Chronakis. 2019. Electrospinning and electrospraying technologies for food applications. Adv. Food Nutr. Res. 88:167-234
  13. B. BiduskiD.H. Kringel, R. Colussi, H.C. dos Santos Hackbart, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias, E.R. Zavareze. 2019. Electrosprayed octenyl succinic anhydride starch capsules for rosemary essential oil encapsulation. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 132:300-307
  14. X. Wang, L-T. Lim, S. Tan, and Y. Fu. 2019. Investigation of the factors that affect the volume and stability of espresso crema. Food Res. Int. 116:668-675
  15. Y. HorimotoR. Tan, L-T. Lim. 2019. Enzymatic treatment of pork protein for the enhancement of iron bioavailability. Int. J. Food Sci. Nutri. 70:41-52
  16. L.M. Fonseca, J.P de Oliveira, P. D. de Oliveira, E.R. Zavareze, A.R. Dias, L-T. Lim. 2019. Electrospinning of native and anionic corn starch fibers with different amylose contents. Food Res. Int. 116:1318-1326
  17. L.M. Fonseca, F.T. da Silva, M.D. Antunes, S.L.M.E. Halal, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias. 2019. Aging time of soluble potato starch solutions for ultrafine fibers formation by electrospinning. Starch 1800089:1-7
  18. J.B. Moreira, L-T Lim, E.R. Zavareze, A.R.G. Dias, J.A.V. Costa, M.G. Moraisa. 2019. Antioxidant ultrafine fibers developed with microalga compounds using a free surface electrospinning. Food Hydrocolloids 93:131-136
  19. V.Z. Pinto, V.G. Deon, K. Moomand, N.L.Vanier, D. Pilatti-Riccio1, E.R. Zavareze, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias. 2019. Characteristics of modified carioca bean starch upon single and dual annealing, heat-moisture-treatment, and sonication. Starch 1800173:1-7
  20. U. Sonchaeng, F. Iñiguez-Franco, R. Auras, S. Selke, M. Rubino, L-T. Lim. 2018. Poly(lactic acid) mass transfer properties. Prog. Polym. Sci. 86:85-121
  21. A. Jash, G. Paliyath, L-T. Lim. 2018. Activated releases of bioactive aldehydes from their precursors embedded in electrospun poly(lactic acid) nonwovens. RSC Advances 8:19930
  22. Q. Xiao, L-T. Lim. 2018. Pullulan-alginate fibers produced using free surface electrospinning. Int. J. Biol. Macromol.112:809-817
  23. B.S.B. Bamba, J. Shi, C.C. Tranchant, S.J. Xue, C.F. Forney, L-T. Lim. 2018. Influence of extraction conditions on ultrasound-assisted recovery of bioactive phenolics from blueberry pomace and their antioxidant activity. Molecules23:1685
  24. B.S.B. Bamba, J. Shi, C.C. Tranchant, S.J. Xue, C.F. Forney, L-T. Lim, W. Xu, G. Xu. 2018. Coencapsulation of polyphenols and anthocyanins from blueberry pomace by double emulsion stabilized by whey proteins: effect of homogenization parameters. Molecules 23:2525
  25. D.S. Samarawickrama, M.D.Y. Milani, P.S.D. Perera, H.D. Weeratunge, R.S.W. Wijeratnam, D.P. Dissanayake, I.G.N. Hewajulige, L-T. Lim, G. Paliyath, and J. Subramanian. 2018. The effects of hexanal incorporated composite material (HICM) made of banana fibre and polymers on extending the storage life of mango fruit (Mangifera indica L. var TEJC) in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agriculture 95:111-119.
  26. B. Biduski, W. Silva, R. Colussi, S. Halal, L-T. Lim, A. R.G. Dias, E. Zavareze. 2018. Starch hydrogels: The influence of the amylose content and gelatinization method. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 113:443-449
  27. J.B. Moreira, L-T. Lim, E. Zavereze, A.R.G. Dias, J.A.V. Costa and M.G. Morais. 2018. Microalgae protein heating in acid/base solution for nanofibers production by free surface electrospinning. J. Food Eng. 230:49-54
  28. M. Bahram-Parvar and L-T. Lim. 2018. Fresh-cut Onion: A Review on Processing, Health Benefits, and Shelf-life. Compr. Rev. Food Sci. Food Saf. 17:290-308
  29. A. Jash and L-T. Lim. 2018. Triggered release of hexanal from an imidazolidine precursor encapsulated in poly(lactic acid) and ethylcellulose carriers. J Mater. Sci. 53:2221-2235
  30. A. Cheema, P. Padmanabhan, A. Amer, M.J. Parry, L-T. Lim, J. Subramanian, G. Paliyath. 2018. Postharvest hexanal vapor treatment delays ripening and enhances shelf life of greenhouse grown sweet bell pepper (Capsicum annum L.). Post Harvest Biol. Technol. 136:80-89.
  31. Y. Zhang, L-T. Lim. 2018. Colorimetric array indicator for NH3 and CO2 detection. Sensors & Actuators: B. Chem.255:3216-3226
  32. Q. Xiao, L-T. Lim, Z. Zhao. 2017. Structure evolution of pullulan-alginate edible films during drying studied by low-field NMR. J. Food Process. Eng., e12636
  33. L. Prietto, V.Z. Pinto, S.L.M. El Halal, M.G. de Morais, J.A.V. Costa, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias, E.R. Zavareze. 2017. Ultrafine fibers of zein and anthocyanins as natural pH indicator. J. Sci. Food Agric. doi:10.1002/jsfa.8769
  34. H. Ahmadi, D. Radford, A. Kropinski, L-T. Lim, S. Balamurugan. 2017. Thermal-stability and reconstitution ability of Listeria phages P100 and A511. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02375
  35. M.D. Antunes, G. da Silva Dannenberg, A.M. Fiorentini, V.Z. Pinto, L-T. Lim, E. Zavareze, A.R.D. Dias. 2017.Antimicrobial electrospun ultrafine fibers from zein containing eucalyptus essential oil/cyclodextrin inclusion complex. Int. J. Biological Macrom. 104:874-882
  36. D. Radford, B. Guild, P. Strange, R. Ahmed, L-T. Lim, S. Balamurugan. 2017. Characterization of Antimicrobial Properties of Salmonella Phage Felix O1 and Listeria phage A511 Embedded in Xanthan Coatings on Poly(lactic acid) Films. Food Microbiology 66:117-128
  37. S. Huang, B. Guild, S.  Neethirajan, P. Therrien, L-T. Lim, K. Warriner. 2017. Antimicrobial coatings for controlling Listeria monocytogenes based on polylactide coatings modified with titanium dioxide and illuminated with UV-A. Food Control 73:421-425
  38. J. Yao, S. Zhang, L-T Lim, X. Chen. 2017. Investigation of isothiocyanate release from electrospun modified poly(L-lactic acid)/mustard powder composite fibers. Polymer Journal 49:449-456
  39. Y. Horimoto, L-T. Lim, 2017. Effects of different proteases on iron absorption property of egg white hydrolysates. Food Res. Int. 95:108-116.
  40. L. Prietto, T.C. Mirapalhete, V.Z. Pinto, J. F. Hoffmann, N.L. Vanier, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias, E. da Rosa Zavareze. 2017. pH-sensitive films containing anthocyanins extracted from black bean seed coat and red cabbage. LWT - Food Sci. Technol. 80:492-500. 
  41. Q. Xiao, L-T. Lim, Z. Zhao. 2017. Drying process of pullulan edible films forming solutions studied by low-field NMR. Food Chem. 230:611-617.
  42. X. Wang, L-T. Lim. 2017. Investigation of CO2 Precursors in Roasted coffee. Food Chem. 219:185-192.
  43. Y. Zhang, L-T. Lim. 2016. Inkjet-printed CO2 colorimetric indicators. Talanta 161:105-113.
  44. M. A. Rogers, Q. Feng, V. Ladizhansky, D. B. Good, A. K. Smith, M. Corridini, D. A. S. Grahame, B. C. Bryksa, P. D. Jadhav, S. Sammynaiken, L.-T. Lim, B. Guild, Y. Y. Shim, P.-G. Burnettd and M. J. T. Reaneyd. 2016. Self-assembled fibrillar networks comprised of a naturally-occurring cyclic peptide—LOB3, RSC Adv. 6:40765-40776.
  45. X. WangJ. William, Y. Fu, L-T. Lim. 2016. Effects of capsule parameters on coffee extraction in single-serve brewer. Food Res. Int. 89:797-805
  46. R. Dai, L-T. Lim. 2015. Release of Allyl Isothiocyanate from mustard seed meal powder entrapped in electrospun PLA-PEO nonwovens, Food Res. Int. 77:467-475. 
  47. K. Moomand, L-T. Lim, 2015. Effects of solvent and n-3 rich fish oil on physicochemical properties of electrospun zein fibres. Food Hydrocolloids 46:191-200.
  48. K. Moomand, L-T. Lim, 2015. Properties of encapsulated fish oil in electrospun zein fibres under simulated in vitro conditions. Food Bioprocess Technol. 8:431–444.
  49. A. Jensen, L-T. Lim, S. Barbut, M. Marcone, 2015. Development and characterization of soy protein films incorporated with cellulose fibers using a hot surface casting technique. LWT - Food Sci. Technol. 60:162-170. 
  50. V.Z. Pinto, N.L. Vanier, V.G. Deon, K. Moomand, S.L.M.E. Halal, E.R. Zavareze, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias. 2015.  Effects of single and dual physical modifications on pinhão starch. Food Chem. 187-98-105.
  51. V.Z. PintoK. Moomand, N.L. Vanier, R. Colussi, F.A.Villanova, E.R. Zavareze, L-T. Lim, A.R.G. Dias. 2015. Molecular structure and granule morphology of native and heat-moisture-treated pinhão starch. Int. J. Food Sci. Technol. 50: 282-289.
  52. S. Mihindukulasuriya and L-T. Lim. 2014. Nanotechnology development in food packaging: a review. Trend Food Sci. Technol. 40:149-167.
  53. X. Wang, L-T. Lim. 2014. A kinetics and modeling study of coffee roasting under isothermal conditions, Food Bioprocess Technol. 7:621-632.
  54. M. Verdugo, L-T. Lim, M. Rubilar, M. Rivas. 2014. Electrospun protein concentrate fibers from micro algae residual biomass, J. Polym. Environ. 22:373-383
  55. B. Harper, S. Barbut, M. Marcone, L-T Lim. 2014. Effect of various gelling cations on the physical properties of ‘wet’ alginate films, J. Food Sci. 79:E562-E567.
  56. Q. Xiao, Q. Tong, L-T. Lim. 2014. Drying process of pullulan edible films forming solutions studied by ATR-FTIR with two dimensional correlation spectroscopy, Food Chem. 150:267-273.
  57. R. Dai, L-T. Lim. 2014. Release of allyl isothiocyanate from mustard seed meal powder. J. Food Sci. 79(1):E47-E53
  58. R. Chan, L-T. Lim, S. Barbut, and M. F. Marcone. 2014. Extrusion and characterization of soy protein film incorporated with soy cellulose microfibers. Int. Polym. Process. 29(4):467-476.
  59. X. Wang, L-T. Lim, 2014. Effect of Roasting Condition on Carbon Dioxide Degassing Behavior in Coffee, Food Res. Int. 61:144-151.
  60. K. Moomand, L-T. Lim, 2014. Oxidative Stability of Encapsulated Fish Oil in Electrospun Zein Fibres, Food Res. Int. 62:523-532. 
  61. S. Alborzi, L-T. Lim, Y. Kakuda, 2014. Release of folic acid from sodium alginatepectin- poly(ethylene oxide) electrospun fibers under in vitro conditions", LWT – Food Sci. Technol. 59:383-388.
  62. J. Yao, L-T. Lim, Y. Li. 2014. Preparation and characterization of poly(lactic acid) with different molecular weights by thermal hydrolysis. Appl. Mechanics Mat. 440:19-24.
  63. R. Baba, C.J. Angammana, S.H. Jayaram, L-T. Lim. 2013. An IGBT-based pulsed power supply for fabricating noncontinuous nanofibers using electrospinning, IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl. 48:1801-1807.
  64. L. Zhan, J. Hu, L-T. Lim, L. Zhan, J. Hu, L-T. Lim, L. Pang, Y. Li, J. Shao. 2013. Light exposure inhibiting tissue browning and improving antioxidant capacity of fresh-cut celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce). Food Chem.141:2473-2478.
  65. B.A. Harper, S. Barbut, L-T Lim, M.F. Marcone. 2013. Characterization of ‘wet’ alginate and composite films containing gelatin, whey or soy protein, Food Res Int. 52:452-459.
  66. S. Mihindukulasuriya and L-T. Lim. 2013. Oxygen detection using UV-activated electrospun poly(ethylene oxide) fibers encapsulated with TiO2 nanoparticles. J. Mater. Sci. 48:5489-5498.
  67. S. Mihindukulasuriya and L-T. Lim. 2013. Heat sealing of LLDPE films: Heat transfer modeling with liquid presence at film-film interface. J. Food Eng. 116:532-540.
  68. S. Wang, M. Marcone, S. Barbut, and L-T. Lim. 2013. Electrospun Soy Protein Isolate-based Fibre Fortified with Anthocyanin-rich Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus) Extracts. Food Res. Int. 52:467-472.
  69. Q. Tong, Q. Xiao, L-T. Lim. 2013. Effects of glycerol, sorbitol, xylitol and fructose plasticisers on mechanical and moisture barrier properties of pullulan–alginate–carboxymethylcellulose blend films, Int. J Food Sci Technol. 48:870-878.
  70. S. Alborzi, L-T Lim, Y. Kakuda. 2013. Encapsulation of folic acid and its stability in sodium alginate-pectin-poly(ethylene oxide) electrospun fibers. J. Microencapsulation 30:64-71
  71. S. Mihindukulasuriya and L-T. Lim. 2012. Effects of liquid contaminants on heat seal strength of low-density polyethylene film. Packag. Technol. Sci. 25:271-284
  72. N. Wang and L-T Lim. 2012. Fourier Transform Infrared and Physicochemical Analyses of Roasted Coffee. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60:5446-5453.
  73. Y. Fu and L-T. Lim. 2012. Investigation of multiple-component diffusion through LLDPE film using an FTIR-ATR technique. Polym. Testing 31:56-67
  74. Q. Xiao, L-T. Lim, and Q. Tong. 2012. Properties of pullulan-based blend films as affected by alginate content and relative humidity. Carbohydrate Polym. 87:227-234
  75. Q. Xiao, Qunyi Tong, L-T Lim. 2012. Pullulan-sodium alginate based edible films: Rheological properties of film forming solutions. Carbohydrate Polym. 87:1689-1695.
  76. A.C. Vega Lugo and L-T. Lim. 2012. Effects of poly(ethylene oxide) and pH on electrospinning of whey protein isolate fibers. J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. 50:1188-1197
  77. S. Wang, M. Marcone, S. Barbut, and L-T. Lim. 2012. Fortification of dietary biopolymers-based packaging material with bioactive plant extracts. Food Res. Int. 49:80-91
  78. A. Negishi, L. Kreplak, T. E. Gillis, L-T Lim, D.S. Fudge. 2012. The production of fibers and films from solubilized hagfish slime thread proteins. Biomacromolecules 13:3475-3482
  79. B.A. Harper, S. Barbut, L-T. Lim, M. Marcone. 2012. Microstructure and textural investigation of various manufactured collagen sausage casings. Food Res. Int.49:494-500
  80. S. Wang, M. Marcone, S. Barbut, L-T Lim. 2012. The impact of anthocyanin-rich red raspberry extract on the properties of soy protein isolate films. J. Food Sci.77:C497-C505.
  81. N. WangY. Fu and L-T. Lim. 2011. Feasibility study on chemometric discrimination of roasted Arabica coffees by solvent extraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. J. Agric. Food Chem. 59:3220-3226.
  82. Y. Fu, L-T. Lim and Y. Kakuda. 2011. Chemometric analysis of gas chromatographic data – Investigation on enological parameters of bag-in-box white wine. J. Chemometrics 25:610-619.
  83. S. Alborzi, L-T Lim and Y. Kakuda. 2010. Electrospinning of sodium alginate-pectin ultrafine fibers. J. Food Sci.75:C100-C107.
  84. E. Baba, C.J. Angammana, S.H. Jayaram, L-T. Lim. 2010. Paper H2 - Electrospinning of alginate and poly-ethylene oxide blends using pulsed electric fields to fabricate chopped nanofibers. In: Proceedings of ESA Annual on Electrostatics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, June 22-24, 2010.
  85. A.C. Vega Lugo and L-T. Lim. 2009. Controlled release of allyl isothiocyanate using soy protein and poly(lactic acid) electrospun fibers. Food Res. Int. 42:933-940.
  86. Y. Fu, L-T. Lim and P. D. McNicholas. 2009. Changes on enological parameters of white wine packaged in bag-in-box during secondary shelf-life. J. Food Sci. 74(8):C608-C618.
  87. Y. Zhou and L-T. Lim. 2009. Activation of lactoperoxidase system in milk by glucose oxidase immobilized in electrospun polylactide microfibers. J. Food Sci.74(2):C170-C176.
  88. Y. Li, L-T. Lim and Y. Kakuda. 2009. Electrospun zein fibers as carriers to stabilize (-)-epigallocatechin gallate. J. Food Sci. 74(3):C233-C240.
  89. L-T. Lim, R. Auras and M. Rubino. 2008. Processing technologies for poly(lactic acid). Prog. Polym. Sci. 33:820-852.
  90. A.C. Vega Lugo and L-T. Lim. 2008. Electrospinning of soy protein isolate nanofibers. J. Biobased Mater. Bioenergy2:223-230.
  91. E. Reinoso, G.S. Mittal and L-T. Lim. 2008. Influence of whey protein composite coatings on plum (Prunus domestica L.) fruit quality. Food Bioprocess Technol. 1(4):314-325.
  92. Q. Tong, Q. Xian and L-T. Lim. 2008. Preparation and properties of pullulan-alginate-carboxymethylcellulose blend films. Food Res. Int. 41:1007-1014
  93. Y. Qin, M. Rubino, R. Auras and L-T. Lim. 2008. Impact of polymer processing on sorption of benzladehyde vapor in semicrystalline polypropylene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 110:1509-1514.
  94. Y. Qin, M. Rubino, R. Auras and L-T. Lim. 2007. Use of a magnetic suspension microbalance to measure organic vapor sorption for evaluating the impact of polymer conversion. Polym. Testing 26(8):1082-1089. 
  95. T. Pham, F. Thibault and L-T. Lim, 2004. Modeling and simulation of stretch blow molding of polyethylene terephthalate. Polym. Eng. Sci. 44(8):1460-1472.
  96. Z. Zhang, L-T. Lim and M.A. Tung. 2001. Aroma barrier and mechanical properties of EVOH and nylon 6,6 films as influenced by relative humidity. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 79:1949-1957.
  97. Y.C. Gao and L-T. Lim. 2000. Degeneration character of gels under cyclic loading and its constitutive relation. Mech. Res. Comm. 27(2):211-216.
  98. L-T. Lim, Y. Mine and M.A. Tung. 1999. Barrier and tensile properties of transglutaminase cross-linked gelatin films as affected by relative humidity. J. Food Sci. 64(4):616-622.  
  99.  L-T. Lim, I.J. Britt and M.A. Tung. 1999. Sorption and transport of water vapor in nylon 6,6 film. J. Appl. Polym. Sci.71:197-206. 
  100.  M.A. Tung, Z. Zhang, L-T. Lim and I.J. Britt. 1999.  Limonene permeation through EVOH and nylon 6,6 films as influenced by relative humidity.  In: Proceedings of the 6th Conference of Food Engineering (CoFE ’99), AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 443-448.
  101.  L-T. Lim, I.J. Britt and M.A. Tung. 1998. Sorption and permeation of allyl isothiocyanate in nylon 6,6 films as affected by relative humidity. J. Plastic Films Sheeting 14(3):207-225.
  102. L-T. Lim, Y. Mine and M.A. Tung, 1998. Transglutaminase Cross-linked Egg White Protein Films: Tensile Properties and Oxygen Permeability. J. Agric. Food Chem. 46(10):4022-4029.
  103.  L-T. Lim and M.A. Tung. 1997. Vapor pressure of allyl isothiocyanate and its transport in PVDC/PVC copolymer packaging film. J. Food Sci. 62(5):1061-1066.
  104.  L-T. Lim, J. Tang, J. He. 1995. Moisture sorption characteristics of freeze dried blueberries. J. Food Sci.60(4):810-814.

Book Chapters and Others

  1. L-T. Lim, M. Zwicker, and X. Wang. 2019. 4.22 Coffee: One of the most consumed beverages in the world. In: Comprehensive Biotechnology (3nd edition), Vol. 4, M. Moo-Young (Ed.). Elsevier: Pergamon, pp 275-285.
  2. L-T. Lim. 2019. 4.58 Active and Intelligent Packaging Materials (revised from 2nd edition). In: Comprehensive Biotechnology (3rd edition), Vol. 4, M. Moo-Young (Ed.). Elsevier: Pergamon, pp 688-702. 
  3. L-T. Lim. 2019. Applications of nanostructured and microstructured materials in postharvest packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables. In: Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology. G. Paliyath, J. Subramanian, L-T. Lim, K.S. Subramanian, A.K. Handa, and A.K. Mattoo. (eds.).  John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.
  4. L-T Lim. 2019. Gases and Vapors Used in Food. In: Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry, Vol. 1, pp. 114–120. Melton, L., Shahidi, F., Varelis, P. (eds.), Elsevier.
  5. B. GuildH.B. Tee, L-T. Lim. 2018. Chapter 20: Nanotechnology-based packaging materials for fresh and processed meats. In: Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing, 2nd edition, F. Toldrá and L.M.L. Nollet (eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  6. H. Ahmadi, Q. Wang, L-T. Lim, and S. Balamurugan. 2018. Encapsulation of Listeria phage A511 by alginate to improve its thermal stability. In: Bacteriophages, M. Clokie, A. Kropinski, R. Lavigne (eds.), Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1681, pp 89-95 Humana Press, New York, NY.
  7. L-T. Lim. 2015. Chapter 18: Encapsulation of bioactive compounds using electrospinning and electrospraying technologies. In: Nanotechnology and Functional Foods: Effective Delivery of Bioactive Ingredients, 1st edition. C. Sabliov, H. Chen and R. Yada (Ed.). John Wiley & Sons, 297-317.
  8. L-T. Lim. 2015. Chapter 8: Enzymes for food-packaging applications. In: Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality. R. Yada (Ed.).  Woodhead Publishing, 161–178.
  9. L-T. Lim. 2015. Chapter 12: Application of nano- and microncapsulated materials to Food Packaging. In: Nano- and Microencpsulation for Foods, 1st edition. H-S. Kwak (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, 301-323
  10. X. Wang and L-T Lim. 2015. Chapter 27: Physicochemical characteristics of roasted coffee. In: Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention. V.R. Preedy (Ed.), Elsevier, 247–254.
  11. L-T. Lim. 2014/2015. Current Developments in Food Packaging. Technical Articles SIFST. December 2014/January2015, 51- 55.
  12. S. Netramai, M. Rubino and L-T Lim. 2012. Chapter 21: Gas-based antimicrobials in active packaging. In: Antimicrobial Polymers. J.M. Lagaron, M.J. Ocio, and A. Lopez-Rubio. (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 459-488
  13. L-T. Lim. 2011. Nano-structure packaging technologies. In: Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables. A. Brody, H. Zhuang, and J. Han. (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons. 
  14. L-T. Lim. 2011. Active and intelligent packaging materials. In: Comprehensive Biotechnology 2nd edition, M. Moo-Young (Ed.). Elsevier, 629-644.
  15. L-T. Lim, K. Cink, and T. Vanyo. 2010. Processing of poly(lactic acid). In: Polylactic acid - Synthesis, Properties, Processing and Applications. R.A. Auras, L-T. Lim, and S.E.M. Selke. (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NY., 191-215.
  16. L-T. Lim. 2008. Advances in biodegradable packaging for foods. The International Review of Food Science and Technology 76-79
  17. L-T. Lim, Y. Mine, I. Britt, M.A. Tung. 2002. Chapter 9 - Formation and properties of egg white films and coatings. In: Protein-based Films and Coatings. A. Gennadios. (Ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., 233-252.


1) L-T. Lim and M. Rogers. 2019. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, Vol. 88: Food Applications of Nanotechnology. Elsevier Inc.   

2) G. Paliyath, J. Subramanian, L-T. Lim, K.S. Subramanian, A.K. Handa, and A.K. Mattoo. 2019. Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.

3) R. Auras, L-T. Lim, S.E.M. Selke, and H. Tsuji. 2010. Polylactic acid - Synthesis, Properties, Processing and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Contributions to practical applications of knowledge

  1. L-T. Lim; M. Nicholas; H. Godwin. Method and apparatus for testing aldehyde in a polyester polymer. Canadian Patent 2,454,728; US Patent 6,902,700; US Patent 6,835,573
  2. S.D.F. Mihindukulasuriya, L-T. Lim, G. Paliyath, J. Subramanian, and J.A. Sullivan. 2015. Methods to Encapsulate and Control Release of Volatile Organic Compounds for Increasing Shelf-Life of Perishable Products. U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/927650; PCT/CA2015/000027 (filed January 15, 2015)
  3. W. WangW. Huang, and L-T. Lim. 2016. Composition for controlled release of volatile compounds for antimicrobial active packaging. US Patent application 62/335,964.
  4. A. Zaitoon, C. Scott-Dupree, and L-T. Lim. 2019. Precursor compounds of ester compounds. US Patent application 62/855,255

Present team members

  • Amr Zaitoon (PhD.)           

  • Xiaoyu Luo (PhD.)

  • Liguo Zhang (PhD.)

  • Divya Ponnambalam (PhD.; co-advise)

  • Singam Suranjoy Singh (PhD.; co-advise)

  • Ayesha Jabeen (MSc., co-advise)

  • Caihua Shi (PhD.)

  • Matthew Zwicker (PhD.)

  • Dongning Yu (MSc.)

  • Yibo Xin (MSc.)

  • Zheng Zhang (MSc.)

  • Ramazan Onkollar (MSc.)

  • Dongning Yu (MSc.)

  • Xiuju Wang (Post-doc)

  • Yasumi Horimoti (Post-doc visitor)

  • Yuhong Jin (Visiting professor, Shandong Agricultural University)

  • Angie Katherine Homez Jara (Visiting MSc. Universidad del Tolima)

  • David Fernando dos Santos (visiting BSc. Federal Univerity of Fronteira Sul ) 

Past team members

  • Jessey Cowell (MSc.)

  • Caihua Shi (MSc.)

  • Tabrez Dulvi (MSc.)

  • Wenjun Song (MSc.)

  • Apratim Jash (MSc.)

  • Hanie Admadi (PhD.)

  • Felix Yip (Undergraduate)

  • Abdallah Omar (Undergraduate)

  • Brandon Guild (MSc.)           

  • Hans Bernard Tee (MSc.)

  • Wenjing Wang (MSc.)

  • Wenyu Wang (MSc.)

  • Yanan Zhang (MSc.)

  • Natalie Welc (MSc. FSQA)

  • Yang Qu (MSc. FSQA)

  • Joshua William (Summer student)

  • Sonu Mathew (Summer student)

  • Colin Jones (Summer student)

  • Dennis Cha (Summer student)

  • Xiuju Wang (Post-doc)

  • Yasumi Horimoti (Post-doc)

  • Kanwarjeet Kaur (Post-doc)

  • Maryam Bahramparvar (Post-doc)

  • Xiuju Wang (PhD.)

  • Khalid Moomand (PhD.)

  • Ruyan Dai (MSc.)

  • Suramya Mihindukulasuriya (PhD.; Post-doc)

  • Solmaz Alborzi (PhD.; Post-doc)

  • Gloria Wang (Summer student)

  • Ana Cristina Vega Lugo (MSc., PhD.)

  • Roc Chan (Summer student; MSc.)

  • Niya Wang (MSc.)

  • Alexander Jensen (Summer student; MSc.)

  • Nosakhare Uwaila-Obayagbona (MSc. FSQA)

  • Carly Warren (Summer Student)

  • Jason Kuhnow (Summer student)

  • Yucheng Fu (PhD.)

  • Sally Huynh (Summer student)

  • Yuting Zhou (MSc.)

  • Ying Li (MSc.)

  • Angie Lam (Summer student)

  • Clint Seukeran (MSc.)

  • Jennifer Harman (MSc.)

  • Matt Whitman (MSc. FSQA)

  • Grace Wong (MSc.)

Past visiting scholars

  • Fabiana Villela da Motta (Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte)

  • Bruna Böhmer Maas 2019 ELAP (PhD. Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)

  • Emeli Dayana Vargas Romero (MSc. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)

  • Kaiying Koh (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Charles Kwasi Ahenkorah (MSc., University of Ghana)

  • Claudio Gabiatti (PhD. Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande, Brazil)

  • Jie Li (PhD., Shandong Agricultural University, China) 

  • Guihua Xu (Professor, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China)

  • Qian Xiao (Professor, Hunan Agriculture University, China)
  • Laura Martins Fonseca (PhD., Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)

  • Dianini Hüttner Kringel (PhD., Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)

  • Barbara Biduski (PhD., Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)

  • Juliana Moreira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil)

  • Min Yi Loke (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Fatin Zafirah Bte Musa (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Camila B.M. Moreno (PhD, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile)

  • Linlin Wang (MSc., Jiangnan University, China)

  • Pei Woon Tan (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Wee Teng Tan (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Larissa C.D.S.V. Goncalves (BSc., Brazil Sci. Without Border internship, Brazil)

  • Julia Koury Marques (BSc., Brazil Sci. Without Border internship, Brazil)

  • Junyan Yao (Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

  • Chavin Ong (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Yee Qian Ong (Sci. Diploma, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Dineth Samarawickrama (MSc., Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka)

  • Vinicius Goncalves Deon  (BSc., Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)

  • Vânia Zanella Pinto - (PhD., Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)

  • Nelly Mateeva (Professor, Florida A&M University, USA)

  • Winter Walker (MSc., Florida A&M University, USA)

  • Raheja Anant  (PhD., IIT Madras, India)

  • Marcela Verdugo (PhD., Universidad de La Frontera, Chile)

  • Junyan Yao (Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)

  • Shilei Zhou (Scientist, Wahaha Ltd, China)

  • Liangying Xing (Scientist, Wahaha Ltd, China)

  • Qian Xiao (PhD., Jiangnan University, China)

  • Qunyi Tong (Professor, Jiangnan University, China)

  • Samuel Aw Cheong Soon (Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

  • Adriana Valencia (MSc., University of Sonora, Mexico)

  • Thilde Marboe (MSc., Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark)