Fengen Wang Profile


Fengen Wang

Visiting Scholar, PhD Student

Fengen “Wayne” Wang is from Jinan in China, and is completing a dual-emphasis PhD in zootechnics and food science at Xinjiang Agricultural University (XAU), Ürümqi, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing.

His research career began in 2006, when he graduated from Shandong Normal University with a bachelor of engineering (BE) degree and joined the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) as a research associate. There, he started specializing in food safety by examining the presence of contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria in animal food products.

In 2009, he joined Shandong University to complete a master’s degree in analytical chemistry, and became interested in developing faster and more cost-effective tools for detecting contaminants in food samples. To explore new techniques, in 2014 he joined Auburn University in Alabama, United States, as a visiting scholar, and helped develop phage imprinted biosensors to detect and quantify foodborne bacterial pathogens.

After returning to China, he decided to expand his focus on the bacterial contamination of animal-source foods. Since starting his PhD in 2017, he has explored the impact of heat on antibacterial proteins such as lactoferrin and β-lactoglobulin in bovine milk to optimize milk sterilization. In 2019, he joined NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a visiting scholar for three months to receive training on the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antimicrobial resistant bacterial pathogens in food. Supervised by Sid Thakur, he developed a standard operating protocol for whole genome sequencing that can be implemented at SAAS where, after completing his PhD, he has continued collaborating with NC State to improve food security and the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in China.  


Wang F, Delannay C, Goindin D, Guan S, Deng L, Lu X, Fouque F, Vega-Rúa A, Picimbon JF. Cartography of odor chemicals and putative pheromones in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti: consequences for a new mosquito control technology. Sci Rep (In review)

Wang F, Horikawa S, Hu J, Wikle HC, Chen I, Du S, Liu Y, Chin BA. Detection of Salmonella Typhimurium on Spinach Using Phage-Based Magnetoelastic Biosensors. Sensors 2017; 17(2):386. (Pubmed)

Wang F, Deng L, Li X, Wang W, Wang L, Lyu K, Zhang S. Simultaneous determination of ten pesticide residues in forage grass using QuEChERS-gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Chinese Journal of Pesticide Science 2017; 19(1):68-75. (in Chinese)

Li H, Wang C, Zhu Q, Du H, Guan S, Wang F, Zhang W, Fan W, Chen Z, Yang G, Aboul-Enein HY. Reduction of matrix effects through a simplified QuEChERS method and using small injection volumes in a LC-MS/MS system for the determination of 28 pesticides in fruits and vegetables. Analytical Methods 2016; 8(25). (Article)

Du S, Horikawa S, Liu Y, Crumpler C, Chai Y, Hu J, Wang F, Chin BA. Rapid Detection of Pathogens by a 3D Biomolecular Filter and Automated Biosensor Measurement System. Ecs Transactions 2015; 69(38):17-24. (Article)

Liu Y, Horikawa S, Du S, Chai Y, Hu J, Wang F, Chin BA. Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Salmonella Typhimurium on Plastic Food Processing Plates by Using Wireless Biosensors. Ecs Transactions 2015; 69(38):33-40. (ResearchGate)

Wang F, Li R, Fang L, Li T. Residue Dynamics of Oxyfluorfen in Garlic and Soil. Shandong Agricultural Sciences 2014; (2): 119-124. (in Chinese)

Zhao C, Ding R, Huo L, Li H, Dong Z, Wang F, Yang G, Lu X, Aboul-Enein HY. Determination of pesticide residues in tea by gas chromatography/triple quadrupole mass spectrometry with solid-phase extraction. Journal of Aoac International 2014; 97(4). (Pubmed)

Li H, Huo L, Wang W, Chen Z, Ruiyan D, Fang L, Wang F, Lu X, Yang G, Aboul-Enein HY. The Determination of PAHs in Fish by GC-QqQ-MS/MS. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds 2013; 33(2):97-107. (Article)

Huo L, Li H, Zhao C, Wang W, Chen Z, Ding R, Dong Z, Wang F, Yang GS, Lu X, Aboul-Enein HY. The Determination of PCBs in Meat and Sea Food by GC-QqQ-MS/MS. Food Analytical Methods 2012; 5: 1481-1491. (ResearchGate)

Wang F, Yang G, Tan L. The Research Progress in Detecting Artificial Sweetener by Chromatography Technology. Shandong Agricultural Sciences 2011; (12): 93-96. (In Chinese)

Wang F, Chen Z, Wang W, Ding R, Du H, Huo L. The Effect of Different Solution pH on the Detection of Choramphenicol Extraction by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Shandong Agricultural Sciences 2011; (7): 102-104, 106. (In Chinese)

Zhang B, Ren F, Meng L, Fan Z, Wang F, Dong Z, Lu X. Study on Enrichment and Transfer of Mercury in Spring Wheat under Mercury Stress. Journal of Triticeae Crops 2011; 31(5): 965-968. (In Chinese)

Zhang B, Wang L, Meng L, Fan Z, Wang F, Dong Z, Zhao P, Lu X. Distribution, Enrichment, and Transfer of Cadmium in Spring Wheat under Cadmium Stress. Chinese Journal of Ecology 2010; 29(12): 2521-2524. (In Chinese)

Ding R, Chen Z, Li R, Wang F. Field Residue Decline Study of Metalaxyl-M in Potato and Soil. Chinese Journal of Pesticide Science 2008; 10(4): 450-454. (in Chinese) (Article)

 Wang W, Wang Y, Chen Z, Wu Y, Li H, Wang F. Determination of the Residue of Chloropicrin in Vegetables and Fruits by Gas Chromatography. Chinese Journal of Pesticide Science 2008; 10(4): 499-502. (in Chinese) (Article)

For a complete list of publications, please contact Wang at fwang23@ncsu.edu.

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