Our food safety engineering laboratory emphasis on multidisciplinary team oriented
research that integrate basic engineering principles with microbiology and chemistry
concepts in solving practical problems of industrial interest. 

Our current research focus is on high-pressure pasteurization and sterilization of foods. 

Our team investigate combined pressure-thermal resistance of surrogate organisms for
process validation. 

We evaluate combined pressure-thermal effects on various food products and evaluate
product quality. We develop kinetic models for bacterial inactivation and estimate thermo
physical properties of foods under pressure. 

Emerging Technology

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Nonthermal Processing Technologies for Food (with HQ Zhang, G Barbosa-Canovas, P Dunne, D Farkas, and J Yuan) (2011)
 

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Preserving Foods through High-Pressure Processing (with D Farkas and E Turek), Food Technology (2008)

By destroying pathogenic and spoilage organisms while keeping food chemistry basically intact, high-pressure technology enables...

 

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High-pressure Food Processing (with D Farkas), Food Science and Technology International (2008)

High pressure processing (HPP) of foods offers a commercially viable and practical alternative to heat...

 

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Effect of High Pressure and Irradiation Treatments on Hydration Characteristics of Navy Beans (with Raghupathy Ramaswamy and S.K. Sastry), International Journal of Food Engineering (2007)

The effects of high-pressure (33, 400 and 700 MPa for 3 min at 24 and...

 

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Evaluation of the instrumental quality of pressure-assisted thermally processed carrots (with LT Nguyen, and NK Rastogi, ), Journal of Food Science (2007)
 

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Combined pressure-thermal inactivation kinetics of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens spores in mashed egg patties (with S Rajan, J Ahn, and AE Yousef), Journal of Food Protection (2006)
 

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Opportunities and challenges in high pressure processing of foods (with NK Rastogi, K.S.M.S Raghavarao, K Niranjan, and D Knorr), Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (2007)
 

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Effect of High Pressure and Irradiation Treatments on Hydration Characteristics of Navy Beans (with Raghupathy Ramaswamy and S.K. Sastry), International Journal of Food Engineering (2007)

The effects of high-pressure (33, 400 and 700 MPa for 3 min at 24 and...

 

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Thermal conductivity of selected liquid foods at elevated pressures up to 700 MPa (with R Ramaswamy and SK Sastry), Journal of Food Engineering (2007)
 

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Compression heating of selected fatty food substances during high pressure processing (with V., Rasanayagam,; E Ting; C. E Sizer; C. Anderson; and C Bush), J. Food Science (2003)