Liceaga, Andrea M

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Innovation Title Categories Lead Inventor
Chia Seed Mucilage/Polyol Mixture as a Biofilm for Packaging
  1. Materials and Manufacturing
  2. Food and Nutrition
Liceaga, Andrea M
Improved Extraction Method for Separation of Mucilage from Chia Seeds
  1. Food and Nutrition
Liceaga, Andrea M


Dr. Andrea Liceaga is an Associate Professor of Food Science and the Director of the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory at Purdue University. Dr. Liceaga earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Engineering and Food Processing Management at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico, and Master of Science in Food Microbiology and Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Liceaga received the Dr. Jack Long Undergraduate Teaching Award in Food Science in 2014, 2015, and 2018 as well as the Undergraduate Counselor Award in the Food Science Department at Purdue University in 2014 and 2015. Her research interests include bioactive peptides, entomophagy and insect protein applications; applications of emerging food proteins and peptides; development of value-added products from under-utilized resources; applied sensory evaluation of foods and beverages; Raman spectroscopy and microwave extraction systems.

For additional information, please visit Dr. Liceaga's webpage at or her laboratory webpage at