Assistant Professor
office location:Building of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, Room 303
Research Interests:1. Development, characterization, and application of food packaging materials

2. Postharvest storage and preservation techniques

2018/09-2019/05: Wageningen University & Research, Plant Science Group, Visiting Scholar
2016/01-now: University of Science and Technology Beijing, Research Center for Bioengineering and Sensing Technology, Assistant Professor
2013/09-2015/12: University of Science and Technology Beijing, Research Center for Bioengineering and Sensing Technology, Postdoctor
2007/09-2013/07: Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Developmental Biology, Doctor of Philosophy
2003/09-2007/07: China Agricultural University, Food Science and Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Scientific research achievements

1. Subproject of National Key Research and Development Program of China, 402K (RMB), 2018/07-2020/12, Principal Investigator
2. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 220K, 2015/01-2017/12, Principal Investigator
3. Chinese Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 50K, 2014/01-2015/12, Principal Investigator
4. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 250K, Principal Investigator

Enrollment plan


Representative papers

1.Zhu Zhu, Tiantian Min, Xueji Zhang, Yongqiang Wen*. Microencapsulation of thymol in poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA): physical and antibacterial properties. Materials, 2019, 12, 1133. (IF=2.972)
2.Zhu Zhu, Ye Zhang, Yibo Zhang, Yanli Shang, Xueji Zhang, Yongqiang Wen*. Preparation of PAN@TiO2 nanofibers for fruit packaging materials with efficient photocatalytic degradation of ethylene. Materials, 2019, 12, 896. (IF=2.972)
3.Zhu Zhu, Yibo Zhang, Yanli Shang, Yongqiang Wen*. Electrospun nanofibers containing TiO2 for the photocatalytic degradation of ethylene and delaying postharvest ripening of bananas. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 2019, 12, 281-287. (IF=3.032)
4.Zhu Zhu, Yibo Zhang, Jia Liu, Yanli Chen, Xueji Zhang*. Exploring the effects of selenium treatment on the nutritional quality of tomato fruit. Food Chemistry, 2018, 252, 9-15. (IF=5.399)
5.Zhu Zhu*, Yanli Chen, Guoqing Shi, Xueji Zhang. Selenium delays tomato fruit ripening by inhibiting ethylene biosynthesis and enhancing the antioxidant defense system. Food Chemistry, 2017, 219, 179-184. (IF=5.399)
6.Guozheng Qin#, Zhu Zhu#, Weihao Wang, Jianghua Cai, Yong Chen, Li Li, Shiping Tian*. A tomato vacuolar invertase inhibitor mediates sucrose metabolism and influences fruit ripening. Plant Physiology, 2016, 172, 1596-1611 (Co-first author). (IF=6.305)
7.Zhu Zhu, Xueji Zhang*. Effect of harpin on control of postharvest decay and resistant responses of tomato fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2016, 112, 241-246. (IF=3.927)
8.Zhu Zhu*, Yanli Chen, Xueji Zhang, Miao Li. Effect of foliar treatment of sodium selenate on postharvest decay and quality of tomato fruits. Scientia Horticulturae, 2016, 198, 304-310. (IF=1.961)
9.Zhu Zhu, Li Zhang, Guoqing Shi*. Proteasome as a molecular target of microcystin-LR. Toxins, 2015, 7, 2221-2231. (IF=3.895)
10.Zhu Zhu, Ruiling Liu, Boqiang Li, Shiping Tian*. Characterisation of genes encoding key enzymes involved in sugar metabolism of apple fruit in controlled atmosphere storage. Food Chemistry, 2013, 141, 3323-3328. (IF=5.399)
11.Zhu Zhu, Shiping Tian*. Resistant responses of tomato fruit treated with exogenous methyl jasmonate to Botrytis cinerea infection. Scientia Horticulturae, 2012, 142, 38-43. (IF=1.961)
12.Zhu Zhu, Zhanquan Zhang, Guozheng Qin, Shiping Tian*. Effects of brassinosteroids on postharvest disease and senescence of jujube fruit in storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2010, 56, 50-55. (IF=3.927)

Postgraduate training


  • School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, USTB
  • 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing,100083