概要

Name: Marcos Antonio das Neves
Affiliation: Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Specialty: Appropriate Technology and Sciences for Sustainable Development
Field of Research:  Food Micro / Nanotechnology, Microchannel Emulsification, Nanomaterials, Nanobioscience
Position: Assistant Professor
Degree:

Ph.D.(agriculture)

Degree earning University : Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences,Tsukuba University(September 2006)
Starting Date: November 1,2011
Mentor: Professor Mitsutoshi Nakajima,Professor Tomohiro Takigawa
Laboratory: http://www.bres.tsukuba.ac.jp/~enveng/members/marcos/marcos.html

Development of technology for production of micro/nanoscale antioxidant food materials

Food micro / nanotechnology

画像1food materials containing antioxidant bioactive compounds (e.g. carotenoids or PUFAs), can be formulated into nanoemulsions (figure on the left) or microcapsules, using high pressure homogenization or emulsification-evaporation, among others, in order to improve the bioavailability. Their application as functional foods or in Drug Delivery Systems (DDS) is highly expected.

Microchannel (MC)emulsification

画像2is a promising and advanced technique for producing monodisperse emulsions (e.g. oil-in-water; figure on the right) by forcing a to-be-dispersed phase through a MC array into a continuous phase. Monodisperse advanced materials produced by MC emulsification have attracted a great deal of interest for various applications, including foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, electronics, and optics.