Jason Zhang

 Jason  Zhang


  • Food Science and Technology


Degree Pursuing:



B.S., Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011

Research Adviser:

Michael O’Mahony


Jason’s research interests involve the study of human behavior and perception when evaluating stimuli, such as food. This multidisciplinary topic includes understanding of other fields, such as economics, marketing, and psychology. His objective is to understand the reasoning behind people’s decision-making and to better interpret their behaviors and perceptions, and thus, improving quality of communication, interactions, and transactions between people.

His current project involves advancing difference testing procedures in sensory science through new test procedures and understanding of why some tests perform better than others. Some of Jason’s work involves a self-specified testing procedure, which has been shown to offer advantages of a specified difference test that an unspecified test does not have.