Herb Scher, Ph.D

UC Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering BAE Faculty Herb Scher

Position Title
Professional Researcher

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
3037 Bainer Hall


Protection and controlled release of bioactive ingredients (Cells, enzymes and pharmaceuticals) via W/O emulsions, spray dry matrix particles and solid forms coated by a hybrid spray system.


Selected Publications

Strobel, S.A., Allen, K., Roberts, C., Jimenez, D., Scher, H.B., & Jeoh, T. (2018). Industrially – Scalable Microencapsulation of Plant Beneficial Bacteria in Dry Cross-Linked Alginate Matrix. Industrial Biotechnology, 14(3), 138-147.

Strobel, S.A., Scher, H.B., Nitin, N., & Jeoh, T. (2016). In situ cross-linking of alginate during spray-drying to microencapsulate lipids in powder. Food Hydrocolloids, 58, 141 – 149.

Fernández, L., Scher, H., Jeoh, T., & VanderGheynst, J.S. (2015). Room-temperature storage of microalgae in water-in-oil emulsions: influence of solid particle type and concentration in the oil phase. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 1-10.

Fernández L.E., Cheng Y-S, Scher H, & VanderGheynst J.S. (2014). Managing the cultivation and processing of microalgae to prolong storage in water-in-oil emulsions. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(12), 5427-5433.

VanderGheynst J.S., Guo H-Y, Cheng Y-S, & Scher H. (2013). Microorganism viability influences internal phase droplet size changes during storage in water-in-oil emulsions. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 36(10), 1427-34.

Santa-Maria, M., Scher, H., & Jeoh, T. (2012). Microencapsulation of Bioactives in Cross-Linked Alginate Matices by Spray Drying. Journal of Microencapsulation, 29(3), 286 – 295.