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Dr Mo Li PhD, BFoodTech(Hons)

Research Officer

School of Food and Advanced Technology

I am a research officer working at the Massey AgriTech Partnership, College of Sciences. I completed my PhD in Postharvest Technology at Massey University. My research focuses on applying nondestructive optical techniques and advanced machine learning methods to solve industrial problems in the horticulture sector. My PhD focused on predicting kiwifruit storage potential by developing mathematical predictive models based on nondestructive measurements of the same fruit. I am particularly interested in visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, laser backscattering imaging and optical coherent tomography (OCT). I am also currently investigating the performance of consumer scale sensors for fruit quality prediction.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: RA2.12a, Riddet Complex A
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosphy - Massey University (2017)
  • Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Nondestructive techniques; Fruit Quality; Storage prediction; Machine learning; Data mining

Thematics

Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Biological Sciences (060000):
Engineering (090000):
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601): Horticultural Production (070600):
Plant Biology (060700): Plant Physiology (060705):
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage) (070605)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Li, M., Qian, Z., Shi, B., Medlicott, J., & East, A. (2018). Evaluating the performance of a consumer scale SCiO™ molecular sensor to predict quality of horticultural products. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 145, 183-192
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Li, M.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2017). Quantitative prediction of post storage ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit attributes using at harvest Vis-NIR spectroscopy. Journal of Food Engineering. 202, 46-55
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Verboven, P., Buchsbaum, A., Cantre, D., Nicolaï, B., Heyes, J., . . . East, A. (2015). Characterising kiwifruit (Actinidia sp.) near skin cellular structures using optical coherence tomography. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 110, 247-256
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Li, M.
Mohamed, S., Li, M., Flint, S., Palmer, J., & Fletcher, GC. (2012). Effect of water activity and temperature on the germination and growth of Aspergillus tamarii isolated from "Maldive fish". International Journal of Food Microbiology. 160(2), 119-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Flint, S., Li, M., Palmer, J.

Thesis

Li, M. (2017). Developing non-destructive techniques to predict ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit storability. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Li, M.Edited by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.

Conference

Li, M., Qian, Z., & East, AR.(2018). Does consumer-scale near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy provide opportunities for kiwifruit quality measurement?. Paper presented at the meeting of Acta Horticulturae
[Conference Paper]Authored by: East, A., Li, M.
Li, M., Qian, Z., & East, AR.(2017). Does consumer scale near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy provide opportunities for kiwifruit quality measurement?. . Porto, Portugal
[Conference Paper]Authored by: East, A., Li, M.
Li, M., Qian, Z., Shi, B., & East, AR. (2017, July). Assessing quality of horticultural products using a low-cost consumer scale near infrared (NIR) device. Presented at Plant Science Central Conference “Plants in a Changing Environment". Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2017). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify 'Hayward' kiwifruit firmness after storage. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1154 (pp. 1 - 7).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., East, AR., Heyes, JA., Verboven, P., Nicolaï, B., & Buchsbaum, A. (2016). Development of an optical coherence tomography image analysis method to characterise cellular structure of kiwifruit. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1119 (pp. 127 - 134).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Heyes, J., Li, M.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, October). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify 'Hayward' kiwifruit firmness after storage. Presented at V International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain. Wageningen, Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Li, M.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, July). Applying near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy at harvest to predict future storability of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit in cool storage. Presented at Plants for The Future. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, May). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify cv. ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit firmness after storage. Presented at Future Focus for Food - Symposium on Food Science, Nutrition and Physiology. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, October). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify cv. Hayward kiwifruit firmness after storage. Presented at Model-IT Symposium on Modelling for Horticulture. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, July). Applying near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy at harvest to predict future storability of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit in cool storage. Presented at Plants for the Future Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Verboven, P., Buchsbaum, A., Nicolai, B., Heyes, J., & Li, M. (2014, August). Development of an Optical Coherence Tomography Image Analysis Method to Characterise Cellular Structure of Kiwifruit. Presented at International Horticultural Congress. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Heyes, J., Li, M.

Other

Li, M. (2015). Characterising Kiwifruit (Actinidia sp.) Near Skin Cellular Structures using Optical Coherence Tomography. : OCTNews
[Internet publication]Authored by: Li, M.
Li, M. (2014, February). Visualisation and Characterisation of Cellular Structure of Kiwifruit Skin based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Image Analysis - Presentation at the PGP Theme 3 Expert Panel.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Li, M.
Li, M., Verboven, P., Buchsbaum, A., Nicolai, B., & Heyes, J. (2014, October). Visualisation and characterisation of cellular structure of kiwifruit skin based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) image analysis. In Palmerston North Plant Biology Series Meeting. Presented at BCC.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Heyes, J., Li, M.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Mandarin
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Teaching

138.301 Precision Agriculture Technologies 

284.342 Horticultural Productivity and Quality

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Zoe Yang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Use of laser backscattering imaging for quality detection in kiwifruit.
  • Leo Lai - Doctor of Philosophy
    Fruit Microtopography and its Relationship to Quality and storability

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