College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to

Postgraduate Course

Y. Martin Lo

Y. Martin Lo, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of International Affairs Institute for Advanced Study Shenzhen University, China



1995, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

1993, M.S., The Ohio State University

1989, B.S., National Taiwan University

Working Experience:

Dr. Lo is currently working as Professor and Director of International Affairs at the Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University. He is also a Chair Professor at Dayeh University in Taiwan, and an Adjunct Professor at Ocean University of China and East China University of Science and Technology. Dr. Lo has been the CEO and President of Biointellipro LLC in Maryland, and was a Chair Professor and Minjiang Scholar at Fuzhou University. He started his academic career on the faculty at University of Delaware (1996-2001) and University of Maryland (2001-2014) consecutively, and has devoted significant efforts helping US government advance food safety and agriculture practices in countries such as Nigeria, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Nepal.

Honors and Awards:

Fellow, Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, Univ. of Delaware

Outstanding Advisor Award, Mortar Board Honor Student Society, Univ. of Delaware

Fellow, East Asia Science and Technology (EAST), Univ. of Maryland

Instructional Improvement Award, Univ. of Maryland

Excellence in Instruction Award, AGNR Alumni Association, Univ. of Maryland

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, AGNR Ag Council, Univ. of Maryland

The Extension Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta: Honor Society of Agriculture

Distinguished Lecturer, 2007 & 2008, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Select Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Distinguished Service Award, Chinese American Food Society (CAFS)

Lifetime Achievement Award, Chinese American Food Society (CAFS)

President’s Volunteer Service Award, Silver Medal Award, the White House, USA

Fellow, World Food Preservation Center (WFPC)

Outstanding Food Safety Research Award, UN Human Health Organization (HHO)

Research Interests:

Bioprocess Engineering, Food Processing, and Food Safety. Recent focus has been on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with sustainable eco-agriculture to consummate food safety source control.

Professional Affiliations:

Editor-in-Chief, Food Science and Nutrition (Wiley)

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation (Wiley), 2007-2016

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Food Process Engineering (Wiley)

Editorial Board Member, Marine Life Science and Technology (Springer)

Fulbright Specialist, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Dept. of State, USA

Process Authority, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA

Subject Matter Expert, Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), US Dept. of Agriculture

Global Ambassador, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)

Food Science Council Chairman, UN Human Health Organization (HHO)

Advisory Board, Nutrition and Education International (NEI)

Advisory Board, Can YA Love (CYL) Global Farming Community

Advisor, Asia Pacific Anti Additive Association

Advisor, Food Industry Research & Development Institute (FIRDI) Academy

Technical Advisor, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA)

Vice President, The Reed Center for Ecosystem Reintegration

Publications and Patents:

Over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals

Six book chapters, 3 US patents, and 1 China patent

Numerous invited speeches at international conferences

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Handbook for Bangladesh & Myanmar