Nanomaterials for Food Packaging and Food Quality Monitoring

Access to adequate, safe, and nutritious food is a fundamental requirement to maintain a minimum standard of living. Unfortunately, unsafe foods containing various harmful microbes and/or chemical substances are a common occurrence worldwide, resulting in a range of diseases and severe socio-economic impacts in low- and middle-income countries. Nanomaterials have emerged as a promising solution to revolutionize food packaging and quality monitoring, leading to improve food safety and longer shelf life for food products. This Topical Collection entitled Nanomaterials for Food Packaging and Food Quality Monitoring invites impactful research and review manuscripts dealing with nanomaterials and their implementation in food safety via packaging and quality control. Potential topics include but are not limited to the use of nanomaterials in smart/intelligent packaging, antimicrobial films/coatings, biobased packaging materials, edible and non-edible packaging, and food sensors. Research articles with a holistic mindset that also consider the translation of the lab to the bench will be favoured. We aim to focus on research that moves beyond the proof of concept stage and evaluate their platform under real-world conditions whilst considering scale-up, validation, stability, reproducibility, regulatory hurdles, as well as commercialization.


  • Rona Chandrawati

    Dr. Rona Chandrawati, Associate Professor, The University of New South Wales, Australia. Rona Chandrawati is a Scientia Associate Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Fellow at The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia. She obtained her PhD from The University of Melbourne in 2012 and was then a Marie Curie Fellow at Imperial College London before returning to Australia in 2015 to establish her research group. Her lab focuses on nanomaterials for sensors in food safety and health monitoring.

  • Federico Mazur

    Dr. Federico Mazur, Researcher, The University of New South Wales, Australia. Federico Mazur received his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Monash University (Australia) in 2015, Master of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) from The University of Sydney (Australia) in 2016, and PhD from The University of New South Wales (Australia) in 2021. His research focuses on developing nanoparticles for sensors and drug delivery.

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