NTU Food Science & Tech.

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Ming-Hsu Chen
Professor
Job Title Assistant Professor
Name Ming-Hsu Chen
Office Tel No. 02-3366-1838
Email minghsuchen@ntu.edu.tw
Education Ph.D, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, USA
Research Expertise Food Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Process Design, Dietary Fiber Production, Gut Microbiome
2022 Nasir, A., Ahmad, W., Sattar, F., Ashfaq, A., Lindemann, S.R., Chen, M.-H., Van den Ende, W., Ӧner, E.T., Kirtel, O., Khaliq, S., Ghauri, M.A., Anwar, M.A., Production of a high molecular wight levan by Bacillus paralicheniformis, an industrially and agriculturally important isolate from the buffalo grass rhizosphere. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 115, 1101-1112.
2022 Ahmad, W., Nasir, A., Sattar, F., Ashfaq, I., Chen, M.-H., Hayat, A., Rehman, M., Zhao, S., Khaliq, S., Ghauri, M.A., Anwar, M.A., Production of bimodal molecular weight levan by a Lactobacillus reuteri isolate from fish gut., Folia Microbiologica, 67, 21-31.
2021 Zhao, S., Dien, B.S., Lindemann, S.R., Chen, M.-H.*, Controlling autohydrolysis conditions to produce xylan-derived fibers that modulate gut microbiota responses and metabolic outputs., Carbohydrate Polymers, 271, 118418.
2021 Romero, A.M., Yao, T., Chen, M.-H., Oles, R., Lindemann, S.R*., Fine carbohydrate structure governs the structure and function of human gut microbiota independently of variation in glycosyl residue composition., Nutrients, 13, 2924.
2020 Yao, T., Chen, M.-H., Lindemann, S.R., Structurally complex carbohydrates maintain diversity in gut-derived microbial consortia under high dilution pressure., FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 96, 1-16.
2020 Nasir, A., Sattar, F., Ashfaq, I., Lindemann, S.R., Chen, M.-H., Van den Ende, W., Ӧner, E.T., Kirtel, O., Khaliq, S., Ghauri, A., Anwas, M.A., 2020. Production and characterization of a high molecular weight levan and fructooligosaccharides from a rhizospheric isolate of Bacillus aryabhattai., LWT-Food Science and Technology, 123, 109093. 
2017 Chen, M.-H., Kim, S.M., Raab, R.M., Li, X., Singh, V., Heterologous expression of thermoregulated xylanases in switchgrass reduces the exogenous enzyme required for saccharification., Biomass & Bioenergy, 107, 305-310.
2016 Chen, M.-H., Swanson, K.S., Fahey, G.C.Jr., Dien, B.S., Beloshapka, A.N., Bauer, L.L., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V., In vitro fermentation of xylooligosaccharides from Miscanthus x giganteus by human fecal microbiota., Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64, 262-267.
2016 Chen, M.-H., Bowman, M.J., Cotta, M.A., Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Whitehead, T.R., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V., Miscanthus x giganteus xylooligosaccharides: purification and fermentation., Carbohydrate Polymers, 140, 96-103.
2015 Chen, M.-H., Rajan, K., Carrier, D.J., Singh, V., Separation of xylose oligomers from autohydrolyzed Miscanthus x giganteus using centrifugal partition chromatography., Food and Bioproducts Processing, 95, 125-132.
2015 Huang, H., Nasib, Q., Chen, M.-H., Liu, W., Singh, V., Ethanol production from food waste at high solids content with vacuum recovery technology., Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63, 2760-2766.
2014 Chen, M.-H., Dien, B.S., Vincent, M.L., Below, F.E., Singh, V., Effect of harvest maturity on carbohydrates for ethanol production from sugar enhanced temperate x tropical maize hybrid., Industrial Crops and Products, 60, 266-272.
2014 Chen, M.-H., Bowman, M., Dien, B.S., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., Singh, V., Autohydrolysis of Miscanthus x giganteus for the production of xylooligosaccharides (XOS): kinetics, characterization and recovery., Bioresource Technology, 155, 359-365.
2013 Chen, M.-H., Kaur, P., Dien, B., Below, F., Vincent, M., Singh, V., Use of tropical maize for bioethanol production., World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 29, 1509-1515.
2009 Chan, Y.-H., Chiang, M.-F., Tsai, Y.-C., Su, S.-T., Chen, M.-H., Hou, M.-S., Lin, K.-I, Absence of the transcriptional repressor Blimp-1 in hematopoietic lineages reveals its role in dendritic cell homeostatic development and function., Journal of Immunology, 183, 7039-7046.
Our current research focuses include:
  1. Food process engineering
  2. Functional carbohydrate development
  3. Gut microbiome and microbial engineering
Prospective students and researcher candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Chen at minghsuchen@ntu.edu.tw to inquire about open positions.
School Name Department Degree Duration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Ph.D. 2010.08 ~ 2015.05
National Taiwan University Institute of Microbiology and Biochemistry M.S. 2004.09 ~ 2006.06
National Taiwan University Department of Biochemical Science and Technology B.S. 2000.09 ~ 2004.06
Organization Title Department Job Title Duration
National Taiwan University Institute of Food Science and Technology Assistant Professor 2022.02 ~ Up to today
Nanyang Technological University School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor 2019.01 ~ 2022.02
Purdue University Department of Food Science/Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research Postdoctoral Research Associate 2017.08 ~ 2019.01
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Postdoctoral Research Associate 2015.04 ~ 2017.06
Academia Sinica Genomics Research Center Research Assistant 2008.08 ~ 2009.08
2014 Tau Beta Pi - The Honor Society of Engineering
2013 Gamma Sigma Delta - The Honor Society of Agriculture
2013 Alpha Epsilon - The Honor Society of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering
2006 The Deans' Award, College of Life Science, National Taiwan University