Contact Information


Martin Liu

Ph.D. student

Research Background:

  • Residual carbohydrate analysis in plant protein isolates
  • Metallic nanoparticle synthesis for Fischer-Tropsch catalysis
  • Metallic nanoparticle catalysis of CO2 into short-chain hydrocarbons
  • Characterization of polysaccharides from plant-protein waste streams
  • Bioplastic packaging materials from food waste
  • Novel hemp-derived biomaterials
  • Cellulose as a novel encapsulant material
  • Chemical valorization of agricultural and food wastes
  • Fabrication of bioplastics and other bio-materials from plant waste

Current Research:

  • Hemp seed protein processing and extraction
  • Physicochemical and structural analysis of hemp seed protein constituents
  • Improvements of hemp seed protein functional properties in food and beverages


  1. 2018-Present

    Ph.D. in Food Chemistry

    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  2. 2014-2018

    B.Sc. in Chemistry

    University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA