USW hired Dr. Ting Liu, Sep. 1, 2016, as Technical Specialist to provide technical support and training to demonstrate the performance qualities of U.S. wheat in production of baked goods and traditional Chinese wheat based products. Liu works from USW’s Beijing office and will regularly travel across China and the region to visit customers and provide baking assistance and technical service.
“Ting provides additional depth to the Beijing office and has the technical expertise that this position requires,” said Jeff Coey, Assistant Regional Vice President for China and Taiwan. “She is a great communicator and has already become a valued asset, translating technical documents and accompanying a recent trade team mission from the United States.
A native of Zhejiang province in east China, Liu received a doctoral degree in food science from the University of Minnesota (UMN) Twin Cities. She was advised by Dr. Gary Hou, Wheat Marketing Center technical director and wheat foods specialist, and UMN Professor Dr. Len Marquart, on developing whole wheat flour tortillas by using U.S. HRW, HRS and hard white (HW) wheat. Liu published four peer-reviewed technical papers and has presented research results at the annual meetings of both the AACC International and the Institute of Food Technologists. She remains actively involved in the AACC International Milling & Baking Division.
Liu is interested in both the scientific and culinary sides of baking, and in her brief time at USW has already attended baking training courses held by Hou and fellow USW colleagues Roy Chung and Shu-ying Yang. Her responsibilities include baking demonstrations, technical seminars and popularizing research results.
“We are very pleased to have Liu with us to represent USW at Chinese and regional conferences, and provide the technical support our customers need,” said Coey.
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