Professor of Food Science and Technology
University of Chester
Professor Weili Li is an active food professional with academic and industrial experience. Weili has been leading the functional food research centre at University of Chester since Aug, 2017. She is conducting research and enterprise projects and supervising MPhil and PhD students, along with teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Her research interests focus on characterization of bioactive components and incorporating them into food products for adding health claims/benefits. Currently she is working on (1) Extraction, modification, characterization and bioactive properties of food components. (2) Development, incorporation and bioavailability improvement of nanoenmulsion for bioactive lipophilic components. (3) Functional food development for health and nutrition claims.