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Minliang Yang

Assistant Professor in Food Sustainability

Schaub Food Science Building, Room 339F

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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Techno-economic analysis (TEA)
  • Life-cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Food sustainability analysis
  • Biofuel and value-added bioproducts

Research Interests

Dr. Yang’s work mainly focuses on developing sustainability solutions for the global food system by applying system-level analysis, including machine learning, techno-economic analysis (TEA), and life-cycle assessment (LCA). In particular, she is interested in exploring the role of plant-based food and cellular agriculture in food sustainability and diverse strategies to mitigate life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions in food and bioprocessing.


Postdoc Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Joint BioEnergy Institute 2022

Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Iowa State University 2018

M.S. Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Iowa State University 2014

B.S. Food Science and Technology Henan University of Technology, Henan Province, China 2012