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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Dr. Yu Wang

Associate Professor - Food Science

Program Emphasis

Research focuses on food chemistry and quality, emphasizing the flavor (aroma and taste) of fruits, herbs and other agricultural commodities. Usage of citrus by-products for flavor modulation and health benefit is also an interest of mine. Extension responsibility includes working with growers and processors to improve quality, particularly flavor of citrus products.


Flavor Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry

Dr. Yu Wang


Phone: (863) 956-8673

  • Program Members
  • Publications
  • Past Positions

    Flavor Chemist 2014, Mars Chocolate Inc, Hackettstown, NJ

    Humboldt Researcher 2010-2013, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

    Post Doctoral Researcher 2009-2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

  • Education

    Ph.D. 2008 Food Chemistry- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

    M.S. 2005 Food Chemistry-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    B.Eng. 2003 Food Engineering-Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China

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