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Peiqiang Yu Professor and Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Chair

Research Area(s)

  • Ruminant nutrition (dairy and beef)
  • Synchrotron applications
  • Feed chemistry
  • Feed processing and treatment
  • Nutrient modeling


Animal and Poultry Science

Areas of specialization

  • Ruminant Nutrition (Dairy and Beef)
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Feed Science
  • Molecular (Micro) Spectroscopy
  • Synchotron Applications
  • Nutrition Biochemistry and Modeling


M.Sc. (Wageningen)
Ph.D. (University of Melbourne)

Selected Recent Publications

X. Huang, C. Christensen, P. Yu*. 2015. Effects of Conditioning Temperature and Time during the Pelleting Process on Feed Molecular Structure, Pellet Durability Index, Metabolic Features of Co-Products from Bio-Oil Processing in Dairy Cows.  Journal of Dairy Science (USA) (Impact Factor=2.573 in 2014; 5-Year Impact Factor=3.071), 98, 4869-4881 (DOI:10.3168/jds.2014-9290) (As supervisor, PI and corresponding author) [Note: J DAIRY SCI:  Rank: #2 of 55 journals in AGRICULTURE, DAIRY & ANIMAL SCIENCE in 2014 Journal Citation Reports (JCR)]  

L. Yang, P. Yu*. 2015 Synchrotron-Based and Globar-Sourced Molecular (Micro)spectroscopy Contributions to Advances in New Hulless Barley (with Structure Alteration) Research on Molecular Structure, Molecular Nutrition and Nutrient Delivery. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (USA) (Impact Factor =5.176 in 2014; 5-Year Impact Factor=6.028), In Press (DOI: 10.1080/ 10408398.2013.876386) (*My role: as supervisor, PI and corresponding author).  [Note: CRIT REV FOOD SCI:  Rank: #2 of 123 journals in FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY in 2014]  

K. Thedoridou, X. Zhang, S. Vail, P. Yu*. 2015. Magnitude Differences in Bioactive Compounds, Chemical Functional Groups, Fatty Acid Profiles, Nutrient Degradation and Digestion, Molecular Structure, and Metabolic Characteristics of Protein in Newly Developed Yellow-Seeded and Black-Seeded Canola Lines. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (USA) (Impact Factor=2.912 in 2014; 5-Year Impact Factor=3.269), 63, 5476–5484 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b01577)   (*My role: as supervisor, PI and corresponding author).    [Note: J AGR FOOD CHEM: Rank: #2 of 56 journals in AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY in 2014 ]

G.Q. Yu, P. Yu*. 2015. Combining Vibrational Spectroscopy with Chemometric Techniques for the Study of Response and Sensitivity of Molecular Functional Groups Mainly Related to Lipid Biopolymer to Processing Applications. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Germany: IF=3.426 in 2014; 5-Year Impact Factor=3.565), 407: 7245-7253 (DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-8883-z) (*My role: as supervisor, PI and corresponding author). [Note: ANAL BIOANAL CHEM:  Rank: #13 of 74 journals in CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL in 2014]  

P. Yu*, I.H. Gamage, X. Zhang. 2014. New Approaches and Recent Advances on Characterization of Chemical Functional Groups and Structures, Physiochemical Property and Nutritional Values in Feedstocks and By-Products: Advanced Spectroanlytical and Modeling Investigations. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews (USA, IF=4.475), 49,585–602 (DOI:10.1080/05704928.2013.879064

Chen L., X. Zhang, P. Yu*. 2014. Impact of Ethanol Bioprocessing on Association of Protein Structures at a Molecular Level to Protein Nutrient Utilization and Availability of Different Co-Products from Cereal Grains as Energy Feedstocks. Biomass & Bioenergy (England: Impact Factor=3.394 in 2015; 5-Year Impact Factor=4.237), 69, 47-57 (DOI: 10.1016/ j.biombioe.2014.06.014) (*My role: as co-supervisor, PI and corresponding author). [Note: BIOMASS BIOENERG: Rank: #2 of 12 journals in AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING in 2014]

Honors in Scientific Publications:

Top-100 most highly cited paper, ranked by the Web of Science, in Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) since the beginning of 2012 [JDS 97: 446-457, doi:10.3168/jds2013-7298]

Top-100 most highly cited paper, ranked by the Web of Science, in Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) since the beginning of 2010 [JDS 93: 3773-3783, doi:10.3168/jds2010-3143]

Selected Book Chapters:

Yu,P.. Book Chapter: Synchrotron Soft X-Ray and Infrared Microspectroscopy Contributions to Advances in Feed Chemistry and Feed Science Technology, In: Current Microscopy Contributions to Advances in Science and Technology, Microscopy Book Series Volume - Number 5:  Volume 2 ISBN (13): 978-84-939843-6-6; Editor: A. Méndez-Vilas, Formatex Research Center, Spain.

Yu, P. Book Chapter. Hydroxycinnamic Acids in Barley Seed and Barley Hull as Feeds: Interrelationship among Structure, Biodegration, and Nutrition in Ruminants, In: Agricultural Research Updates; Volume 12; ISSN 2160-1739; ISBN: 978-1-63483-6; Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. USA

N. Khan, K. Theodoridou, P. Yu*. Book Chapter. Role of Fiber in Dairy Nutrition and Health, In: Dietary Fiber: Production Challenges, Food Sources and Health Benefits; ISBN 978-1-63463-655-1; Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. USA

G.Q. Yu, Z. Niu, P. Yu*. Book Chapter. Nutrition-Structure Interactions in Green-Type and Yellow-Type Peas (Pisum Sativum): Molecular Functional Groups Mainly Related To Lipid Biopolymer, In: Pisum sativum: Cultivation, Functional Properties and Health Benefits; ISBN 978-1-63463-230-0. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. USA

Yu, P.*, X. Zhang. Book Chapter: Raman Microspectroscopy for Exploration of Feed Structure and Nutrition Interaction: Using Non-Invasive Techniques in Animal Nutrition, In: Microscopy: Advances in Scientific Research and Education, Microscopy Book Series Volume - Number 6: Volume 2 ISBN (13): 978-84-942134-4-1; Formatex Research Center, Spain.


Graduate courses:

ANSC 801  - Animal Experimentation (Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Animal Scientists)

ANSC 815  - Advanced Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism (Guest Lecture)

ANSC 996  - Research

ANSC 994  - Research