Xinyi (Abby) E | Professor of PracticePhoto of Xinyi (Abby) E

MBA. - 2022, Kansas State University
Business Administration
Ph.D. - 2013, University of Kentucky
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
M.S. - 2010, Kansas State University
Grain Science
B.S. - 2007, China Agricultural University
Food Technology

Contact information

0046 Seaton Hall

Professional experience

Xinyi E received her bachelor’s degree in food technology from China Agriculture University in 2007. She received her master’s in grain science from Kansas State University in 2010 and her doctorate in biosystem and agricultural engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2013. She also received an MBA from Kansas State University in 2022. She is currently responsible for designing and teaching the curriculum for the biomanufacturing program in the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering within the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Prior to this position, she was director of agriculture technology at PureLine, leading the team to develop application strategies with fumigation technology for food and agricultural industry. She also worked with clients and provided solutions to food safety-related problems in their production processes.

Before working for PureLine, she had a three-year postdoctoral experience focusing on integrated pest management for stored agricultural products, including fumigation, contact insecticides, trapping systems, insect-resistant food packaging systems, etc.

During her doctoral program, she studied the inorganic nutrient recycling pathways in the micro-algae based carbon dioxide mitigation bioreactor.

Academic highlights

She has published nine peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Stored Products Research; the Journal of Economic Entomology, Insects; the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Biological Engineering; and the Journal of Biochemical Technology.

She is one of several researchers who first published the efficacy of chlorine dioxide fumigation to control stored-product insects in both lab and small commercial scales.