This project will investigate the effectiveness of encapsulation of selected bioactives in the alginate microgel matrix. It will use the patented encapsulation technique developed by UQ's Professor Bhesh Bhandari. We'll investigate the physico-chemical interactions of active molecules with the gel matrix molecules. We'll also research the stability, rheological properties and release kinetics of concentrated gel matrix. The depth and total research activities will depend on the total course unit that you're enrolled in.

Location: St Lucia

Expected outcomes: knowledge and skills on evaluating the encapsulation process and performance of the product

Supervisors: Professor Bhesh Bhandari

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details

Project members

Professor Bhesh Bhandari

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences