Dr.Nigel Larsen(Science Group Leader)website
BSc (Hons) (Massey), PhD (Massey)
email: larsenn@crop.cri.nz
Research Interests:
Development, supervision and research mentoring of new work in foods, materials and extracts from biological resources , particularly plant extracts; Physical and chemical properties of nano-composite materials, foods and food product intermediates; The effects of processing on the rheological and chemical properties of materials, foods and food product intermediates; Bridging the applications gap between fundamental science discovery and commercial products; Application of new technologies to food and materials research; Public attitudes towards emerging food technologies.

Selected Publications

J. Stanger, N. Tucker, A. Wallace, N. G. Larsen, M. P. Staiger, R. ReevesThe Effect of Electrode Configuration and Substrate Material on the Mass Deposition Rate of ElectrospinningJournal of Applied Polymer Science112 (3)1729–17372009paper
S. H. Mackintosh, S. J. Meade, J. P. Healy, K. H. Sutton, N. G. Larsen, A. M. Squires, and J. A. GerrardWheat glutenin proteins assemble into a nanostructure with unusual structural features Journal of Cereal Science49 (1)157-1622009paper