TungShiHuangTung-Shi Huang


Poultry Science Department


1993 Ph.D.University of Florida-Food Science and Human Nutrition Department
1981 M.S.1981 National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan-Plant Pathology
1978 B.S.National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan-Plant pathology

Professional Experience

08/12 – present Professor, Poultry Science, Auburn University
08/10 – 08/12 Associate Professor, Poultry Science, Auburn University
08/07 – 08/10 Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University
08/02 – 08/07 Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University
09/99 – 08/02 Research Associate Fellow, Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University
09/96 – 08/99 Self employee, development of plant tissue culture-Asian lily
01/94 – 10/96 Postdoctoral Associate, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida
07/82 – 07/87 Assistant Researcher- Taoyuan District Agricultural Improvement Station, Taiwan

professional affiliations

Institute of Food Technologists
International Association for Food Protection
Alabama Association for Food Protection
Chinese American Food Society
National Academy of Inventors

My major research is in the area of food safety including the development of rapid detection and disinfection of foodborne pathogens. The rapid detection of foodborne pathogens includes developing special procedures for sample preparation, immunoassay, molecular biological assay and detection of Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7, and Salmonella in foods. I am also working on the development of biosensors through collaboration with other chemists and engineers at Auburn University for guarding our food supply system. In the disinfection of foodborne pathogens, I am focusing on non-thermal sterilization treatments, such as recombinant proteins, chlorine dioxide, electrolyzed water, N-halamine, and ultrasonication either individually or in combination to eliminate microorganisms in foods in order to increase food quality and shelf life. I am also working on the research of applying edible mushroom extract in foods for improving safety and quality.

recent courses taught

FDSC 4290 Professional Development in Food Science
FDSC 5450/6450 Food Analysis and Quality Control
FDSC 5640/6640 Food Product Development
FDSC 5770/6770 Food Plant Sanitation

select publications

  1.  Xiaoyan Fan, Suehong Ren, T. S. Huang, Yuyu Sun. 2016. Cytocompatible antibacterial fibrous membranes based on poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) and quaternarized N-halamine polymer. RSC Advances 6(48):42600-42610.
  2.  Zhiming Jiang, Buket Demir, R. M. Broughton, Xuehong Ren, T. S. Huang, and S. D. Worley. 2016. Antimicrobial silica and sand particles functionalized with an N -halamine acrylamidesiloxane copolymer. Journal of Applied Polymer Science DOI: 10.1002/app.43413.
  3.  Ying Liu, Jing li, Lin li, Stuart McFarland, Xuehong Ren, Orlando Acdvedo, T. S. Huang. 2016. Characterization and Mechanism for the Protection of Photolytic Decomposition of N-Halamine Siloxane Coatings by Titanium Dioxide. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b12601
  4.  Xiaoli Cheng, Rong Li, Xiaolin Li, Malik Muhammad Umair, Xuehong Ren and T. S. Huang. 2016. Preparation and characterization of antimicrobial cotton fabrics via N-halamine chitosan derivative/poly (2-acrylamide-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid sodium salt) self-assembled composite films. Journal of Industrial Texiles. DOI: 10.1177/1528083715612232.
  5.  Xiaolin Li, Ying Liu, Yin Liu, Jinmei Du, Rong Li, Xuehong Ren, Tung-Shi Huang. 2015. Biocidal activity of N-halamine methylenebisacrylamide grafted cotton. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics 10(2): 147-154.
  6.  Buket Demir, Idris Cerkez, S. D. Worley, R. M. Broughton, and Tung-Shi Huang. 2015. N‑Halamine-Modified Antimicrobial Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabrics for Use against Airborne Bacteria. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(3): 1752-1757.
  7.  Ying Liu, Jing Li, Xiaoli Cheng, Xuehong Ren, and Tung-Shi Huang. 2015. Self-assembled antibacterial coating by N-halamine polyelectrolytes on a cellulose substrate. J. Mater. Chem. B. 3: 1446–1454.
  8.  Zhiming Jiang, Le Fang, Xuehong Ren, and Tung-Shi Huang. 2015. Antimicrobial modification of cotton by reactive triclosan derivative. Fibers and Polymers 16(1): 31-37.
  9.  Rong Li, Qianyuan Jiang, Xuehong Ren, Zhiwei Xie, and Tung-Shi Huang. 2015. Electrospun non-leaching biocombatible antimicrobial cellulose acetate nanofibrous mats. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 27: 315-321.
  10.  Yin Liu, Zhiming Jiang, Jing Li, Ying Liu, Xuehong Ren, and Tung-Shi Huang. 2015. Antibacterial functionalization of cotton fabrics by electric-beam irradiation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. DOI: 10.1002/app.42023.
  11.  Zhiming Jiang, Yin Liu, Rong Li, Xuehong Ren, and T. S. Huang. 2015. Preparation of antibacterial cellulose with a monochloro-s-triazine-based N-halamine biocide. Polymers for Advanced Technologies. DOI: 10.1002/pat.3691.
  12.  Xiaolin Li, Yin Liu, Zhiming Jiang, Rong Li, Xuehong Ren and T. S. Huang. 2015. Synthesis of an N-halamine monomer and its application in antimicrobial cellulose via an electron beam irradiation process. Cellulose. 22: 3609-3617.
  13.  Liu, Y., J. Li, X. Cheng, X. Ren, and T. S. Huang. 2015. Self-assembled antibacterial coating by N-halamine polyelectrolytes on a cellulose substrate. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3: 1446–1454.
  14.  Tzou, Y. M., T. S. Huang, K. W. Huggins, B. A. Chin, A. H. Simonne, and N. K. Singh. 2011. Expression of truncated tobacco osmotin in Escherichia coli: purification and antifungal activity. Biotechnology Letters 33: 539-541.
  15.  Guntupalli, R., R. S. Lakshmanan, J. Hu, T. S. Huang, J. M. Barbaree, V. J. Vodyanoy, and B. A. Chin. 2007. Rapid and sensitive magnetoelastic biosensors for the detection of Salmonella typhimurium in a mixed microbial population. Journal of Microbiological Methods 70:112-118.
  16.  Huang, T. S., C. Xu, K. Walker, P. West, S. Zhang, and J. Weese. 2006. Decontamination efficacy of combined chlorine dioxide with ultrasonication on apples and lettuce. Journal of Food Science 71(4): M134-M139.
  17.  Kim, S.-H., T. S. Huang, T. A. Seymour, C. I. Wei, S. C. Kempf, C. R. Bridgman, D. Momcilovic, R. A. Clemens, and H. An. 2005. Development of immunoassay for detection of meat and bone meal in animal feed. Journal of Food Protection 68(9): 1860-1865.
  18.  Huang, T. S., Y. Tzeng, Y. K. Liu, Y. C. Chen, K. R. Walker, R. Guntupalli, and C. Liu. 2004. Immobilization of antibodies and bacterial binding on nanodiamond and carbon nanotubes for biosensor applications. Diamond and Related Materials 13: 1098-1102.