Food Chemistry, Department of Food Science & Technology  

Address Room 2-211,Building A of Agriculture & Biology ,800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240,China



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Research Interests:
1. Food Chemical Quality and Safety
2. Food Lipids and Edible Oils
3. Aromas and Edible Essential Oils


Prof. Shimin Wu obtained his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in food chemistry in 2005 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. Ing.-habil. Ralf G. Berger, at the Institut für Lebensmittelchemie, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. Dr. Wu received many awards including DAAD scholarship (2003-2005) by the German Academic Exchange Service, SMC Excellent Young Scholarship (2008) by SJTU, Certificate of Appreciation (2014) by Leibniz Universität Hannover, ACS Membership Award (2015-2018) by the American Chemical Society, and National Excellent Scientific Member in Cereals & Oils (2018) by Chinese Cereals and Oils Association.


Prof. Wu is the commissioner of the National Technical Committee on Oilseeds and Oils of Standardization Administration of China, and the standing director member in the Subcommittee on Fermented Flour Products of Chinese Cereals and Oils Association. He is also the member of Expert committee for Food Safety Standardization, the member of Expert Committee for Food Safety Risk Assessment Administration, and the expert of Science Popularization for Food Safety in Shanghai.


Research interests in Prof. Wu’s group are food quality and safety based on modern food chemistry, foodomics, and food technologies, as well as multidisciplinary methods at molecular level, covering the spectrum from fundamental to applied research. His research firstly focuses on food lipids and aromas, especially on the stabilization, characterization, quality and function of lipids, edible oils, fried foods, spices and natural volatile flavors. The second major concern is undesirable chemical compounds, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), oxidized harmful molecules, pesticides and heavy metals in oils, oilseeds, fatty foods and edible aromatic plants and seeds, including their origin, determination, formation, migration, change, dietary exposure, risk assessment, green reduction/removal, inhibition and control.  As the first or corresponding author, Dr. Wu has published 82 peer-reviewed papers, 5 books/book chapters, and 15 patents.


Prof. Wu's lab warmly welcomes excellent graduates to join the team. We will help the students to obtain various international doctoral scholarships. Postdoctoral or young scholar programs are open at any time for the applicants who obtained PhD degree no more than ten years.


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Selected peer-reviewed papers in international journals (*:  corresponding author)


[1] Wu SM*, Gong GY, Yan K, Sun YQ, Zhang LM (2020). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in edible oils and fatty foods: Occurrence, formation, analysis, change and control. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, 93: 59-112.

[2] Gao Y, Wu SM* (2020). Development and evaluation of a novel oleogel system based on starch-water-wax-oil. Food & Function, in press.

[3] Sun YQ, Yan K, Wu SM*, Gong GY (2020). Occurrence, spatial distribution and impact factors of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in milks from nine countries. Food Control, 2020: 107197.

[4] Yan K, Wu SM*, Gong GY, Sun YQ (2020). A new approach of specific determination for 6-chlorobenzo[a]pyrene and 7-chlorobenzo[a]anthracene in six different oils. Food Chemistry, 126344.

[5] Sun YQ, Wu SM* (2020). Analysis of PAHs in oily systems using modified QuEChERS with EMRLipid clean-up followed by GC-QqQ-MS. Food Control, 106950,

[6] Grosse M*, Wu SM, Krings U, Berger RG (2020). Formation of decatrienones with a pineapple-like aroma from 1-13C-acetate by cell cultures of the birch polypore, Fomitopsis betulina. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68(6): 1678–1683.

[7] Gao Y, Wu SM* (2019). Thermal and oxidation stability of functional oleogels formed by edible wax/starch and Schisandra chinensis oil. Food & Function, 10: 80568068.

[8] Gong GY, Wu SM*, Wu XJ (2019). Effects of storage time and temperature on toxic aldehydes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in flavouring oil gravy during storage. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 116: 108510 (1-8).

[9] Sun YQ, Wu SM*, Gong GY (2019). Trends of research on PAHs in food: A review and bibliometric analysis from 1997 to 2017. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 83: 86–98.

[10] Teng C, Wu SM*, Gong GY (2019). Bio-removal of phenanthrene, 9-fluorenone and anthracene-9,10-dione by laccase from Aspergillus niger in waste cooking oils. Food Control, 2019, 105: 219–225.

[11] Gao Y, Wu SM* (2019). Comprehensive analysis of the phospholipids and phytosterols in Schisandra chinensis oil by UPLC-Q/TOF-MSE. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 221: 15–23.

[12] Gao Y, Wu SM*, Feng L, Cong RH, Xiao JY, Ma FL* (2019). Characterization of lignans in Schisandra chinensis oil with a single analysis process by UPLC-Q/TOF-MS. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 218: 158–167.

[13] Gao Y, Wu SM*, Feng L (2019). Rapid and direct determination of fatty acids and glycerides profiles in Schisandra chinensis oil by using UPLC-Q/TOF-MSE. Journal of Chromatography B, 1104: 157–167.

[14] Teng C, Wu SM*, Sun YQ, Gong GY (2019). Determination of parent and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in waste cooking oil and oil deodorizer distillate by GC-QQQ-MS. Journal of AOAC International, 102(6): 1884–1891.

[15] Jin XY, Wu SM*, Yu WJ, Xu XY, Huang MQ, Tang YF, Yang ZY (2019). Wine authentication using integration assay of MIR, NIR, e-tongue, HS-SPME-GC-MS, and multivariate analyses: A case study for a typical Cabernet sauvignon wine. Journal of AOAC International, 102 (4): 1174–1180.

[16] Gao Y, Wu SM*, Sun YQ, Cong RH, Xiao JY, Ma FL (2019). Effect of freeze dried, hot-air dried and fresh onions on the composition of volatile sulfocompounds in onion oils. Drying Technology, 2019, 37(11): 1427–1440. https://doi.10.1080/07373937.2018.1504062

[17] Gong GY, Wu SM*, Wu XJ (2018). Effects of light intensity on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and 4-hydroxy-trans-alkenals in palm oil during storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(42):11124–11132. https://10.1021/acs.jafc.8b04096

[18] Zhao X, Gong GY, Wu SM* (2018). Effect of storage time and temperature on parent and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in crude and refined vegetable oils. Food Chemistry, 239: 781–788.

[19] Gong GY, Zhao X, Wu SM* (2018). Effect of natural antioxidants on inhibition of parent and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Chinese fried bread youtiao. Food Control, 87: 117–125.

[20] Wu XJ, Wu SM*, Ji M, Yoong, JH (2018). Influence of red palm oil on the physicochemical and sensory qualities of flavouring oil gravy for instant noodles. RSC Advances, 8(2): 1148–1158.

[21] Wang T, Xu SS, Hu NT, Hu J, Huang D, Jiang WK, Wang S, Wu SM, Zhang YF, Yang Z* (2018). Microwave preparation and remarkable ethanol sensing properties of ZnO particles with controlled morphologies in water-ethylene glycol binary solvent system. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 255:1006–1014.

[22] Jiang XF, Huang RF, Wu SM*, Wang Q, Zhang ZH (2018). Correlations between 1H NMR and conventional methods for evaluating soybean oil deterioration during deep frying. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 12(2): 1420–1426.

[23] Jiang XF, Wu SM*, Yuan D, Cijilam (2018). Physicochemical properties, flavor intensity and oxidative stability of different camellia oils. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 11(5): 230235.

[24] Li G, Zhao X, Wu SM*, Hua HY, Wang Q, Zhang ZH (2017). Dietary exposure to aluminum in youtiao, a Chinese traditional fried food. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A, 34(6): 972–979.

[25] Zhao X, Wu SM*, Gong GY, Li G, Zhuang L (2017). TBHQ and peanut skin inhibit accumulation of PAHs and oxygenated PAHs in peanuts during frying. Food Control, 75: 99–107.

[26] Li G, Wu SM*, Zeng JX, Lin Wang L, Yu WJ (2016). Effect of frying and aluminum on the levels and migration of parent and oxygenated PAHs in a popular Chinese fried bread youtiao. Food Chemistry, 209: 123–130.

[27] Hua HY, Jiang XF, Wu SM* (2016). Validation and comparable analysis of aluminum in the popular Chinese fried bread youtiao by wavelength dispersive XRF. Food Chemistry, 207: 1–5.

[28] Hua HY, Zhao X, Wu SM*, Li G (2016). Impact of refining on the levels of 4-hydroxy-trans-alkenals, parent and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soybean and rapeseed oils. Food Control, 67: 82–89.

[29] Li G, Wu SM*, Wang L, Akoh CC (2016). Concentration, dietary exposure and health risk estimation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in youtiao, a Chinese typical fried food. Food Control, 59(1): 328–336.

[30] Jiang XF, Wu SM*, Zhou ZJ, Akoh CC (2016). Physicochemical properties and volatile profiles of cold-pressed Trichosanthes kirilowii seed oils. International Journal of Food Properties, 19(8): 1765–1775.

[31] Wu SM*, Shu FY, Huang DF (2016). Effects of packaging materials and types on postharvest nutritional quality of mini Pakchoi Brassica chinensis. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 9(6): 207–213.

[32] Jiang XF, Jin QZ, Wu SM, Wang XG* (2016). Contribution of phospholipids to the formation of fishy off-odor and oxidative stability of soybean oil. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 118(4): 603– 611.

[33] Wu SM*, Xu T, Huang DF (2015). Chemical compositions of the volatile extracts from seeds of Dendranthema nankingense and Borago officinalis. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 23(2): 253–259.

[34] Wu SM*, Xu T, Akoh CC (2014). Effect of roasting on the volatile constituents of Trichosanthes kirilowii seeds. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 22(3):310–317.

[35] Wu SM*, Wang L, Shu FY, Cao WM, Chen FX, Wang XG (2013). Effect of refining on the lignan content and oxidative stability of oil pressed from roasted sesame seed. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48(6):1187–1192.

[36] Wu SM*, Yu WJ (2012). Liquid-liquid extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in four different edible oils from China. Food Chemistry, 134(1): 597–601.

[37] Wu SM*, Mei J (2011). Analysis of the herbicide bispyribac-sodium in rice by solid phase extraction and high performance liquid chromatography. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 86(3): 314–318.

[38] Wu SM, Zorn H, Krings U, Berger RG* (2007). Volatiles from submerged and surface cultured beefsteak fungus Fistulina hepatica. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 22(1): 53–60.

[39] Wu ZY, Wu SM, Shi XM* (2007). Supercritical fluid extraction and determination of lutein in heterotrophically cultivated Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 30(2): 174–185.

[40] Krings U, Zelena K, Wu SM, Berger RG* (2006). Thin layer high vacuum distillation to isolate volatile flavour compounds of cocoa powder. European Food Research and Technology, 223(5): 675–681.

[41] Wu SM, Krings U, Zorn H, Berger RG* (2005). Volatile compounds from the fruiting bodies of beefsteak fungus Fistulina hepatica (Schaeffer: Fr.) Fr.. Food Chemistry, 92(2): 221–226.

[42] Wu SM, Zorn H, Krings U, Berger RG* (2005). Characteristic volatiles from young and aged fruiting bodies of wild Polyporus sulfureus (Bull.: Fr.) Fr. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 53(11): 4524–4528.



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