Professional Experiences:
2015 - Now     Associate Professor,  Zhejiang University
2011 - 2015    Lecturer,  Zhejiang University

2010 - 2011    Postdoctoral Fellow,  Kansas State University
2009 - 2010    Research Assistant II,  The University of Hong Kong

Education Background:
2005 - 2009    PhD,  The University of Hong Kong
2008 - 2008    Visiting Graduate Scholar, National University of Singapore (Apr to Sep)         
2007 - 2007    Visiting PhD Student, Åbo Akademi University (Feb to Jun) 

2002 - 2005    MSc,  Zhejiang University
1998 - 2002    BSc,  Shandong Agricultural University

Selected Publications:

10) Kong XL, Zhou X, Sui ZQ, Bao JS (2016) Effects of gamma irradiation on physicochemical properties of native and acetylated wheat starches. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 91, 1141-1150.

9) Kong XL, Chen YL, Zhu P, Sui ZQ, Corke H, Bao JS (2015) Relationships among genetic, structural and functional properties of rice starch. J. Agric. Food Chem. 63, 6241-6248.

8) Kong XL, Zhu P, Sui ZQ, Bao JS (2015) Physicochemical properties of starches from diverse rice cultivars varying in apparent amylose content and gelatinization temperature combinations. Food Chem. 172, 433-440.

7) Kong XL, Kasapis S, Bao JS (2015) Viscoelastic properties of starches and flours from two novel rice mutants induced by gamma irradiation. LWT-Food Sci. Technol. 60, 578-582.

6) Kong XL, Kasapis S, Bao JS, Corke H (2012) Influence of acid hydrolysis on thermal and rheological properties of amaranth starches varying in amylose content. J. Sci. Food Agric. 92, 1800-1807.

5) Kong XL, Kasapis S, Bertoft E, Corke H (2010) Rheological properties of starches from grain amaranth and their relationship to starch structure. Starch-Starke 62, 302-308.

4) Kong XL, Corke H, Bertoft E (2009) Fine structure characterization of amylopectins from grain amaranth starch. Carbohydr. Res. 344, 1701-1708.

3) Kong XL, Bao JS, Corke H (2009) Physical properties of Amaranthus starch. Food Chem. 113, 371-376.

2) Kong XL, Bertoft E, Bao JS, Corke H (2008) Molecular structure of amylopectin from amaranth starch and its effect on physicochemical properties.  Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 43, 377-382. 

1) Kong XL, Xie JK, Wu XL, Huang YJ, Bao JS (2005) Rapid prediction of acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, and acid detergent lignin of rice materials by near-infrared spectroscopy.  J. Agric. Food Chem. 53, 2843-2848. 

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Food Biophysics; Food Science; Cereal Science; Starch Chemistry