Our PI’s

 

Valente Alvarez 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: alvarez.23@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 688-4961

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-valente-alvarez

 

 

 Bala Balasubramaniam 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: balasubramaniam.1@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 292-1732

Research interests: Food process design, development and validation of various clean food manufacturing technologies that satisfy consumer demand for minimally processed foods with health promoting nutrients preserved

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-vm-bala-balasubramaniam

 

 

Sheryl Barringer

The Ohio State University, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: barringer.11@osu.edu

Phone: (614)688-3642

Research Interests: Flavor volatiles. Coatings: electrostatic, nonelectrostatic, liquid and powder. Fruit and vegetable processing, especially tomatoes. Dielectric properties.

u.osu.edu/sherylbarringer

 

 

     

Juliana Leite Nobrega De Moura Bell 

University of California, Davis, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology

Email: jdemourabell@ucdavis.edu

Research interests: Development and application of environmentally friendly technologies to replace the incumbent technology for extracting and fractionating of major food components such as oil, protein, and carbohydrates

https://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/people/juliana-de-moura-bell

 

Gail Bornhorst 

University of California, Davis, Associate Professor and Engineer, Food Science and Technology

Email: gbornhorst@ucdavis.edu

Phone: (530) 752-9329

Research interests: Quantitative methods to understand material transport, breakdown, and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract to improve food safety and quality, increase consumer health benefits, and optimize food processing operations

https://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/people/gail-bornhorst

 

 

Katrina Cornish 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

Email: cornish.19@osu.edu

Phone: (330) 263-3982

Research interests: Bio-based Emergent Materials and Natural Rubber Biosynthesis & Production

https://hcs.osu.edu/our-people/dr-katrina-cornish

 

 

Monica Giusti 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: giusti.6@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 247-8016

Research Interests: My research has focuses on the study of polyphenolics, potent antioxidants abundant in fruits and vegetables, believed to contribute to the ability of fruits and vegetables to fight chronic diseases. We can make foods healthier without sacrificing sensory appeal. Anthocyanins, for example, are natural pigments that can replace synthetic dyes, improving visual appeal and making foods healthier.

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-monica-giusti

 

Dennis Heldman 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: heldman.20@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 292-5899

Research interests: Sustainability of the food system

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-dennis-heldman

 

 

Rafael Jimenez-Flores 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: jimenez-flores.1@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 292-1993

Research interests: Novel methods for dairy processing, characterization of the milk fat globule membrane, surface interactions of milk components and lactic acid bacteria, spore incidence in dairy processing plants, and biological activity of milk components

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-rafael-jimenez-flores

 

 

Rachel Kopec

The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Email: kopec.4@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 688-0954

Research interests: Lab uses model systems (foods and food processing, Caco-2 intestinal cells, animals) and actual humans in combination with analytical chemistry tools (LC-PDA, LC-MS/MS, untargeted metabolomics) to decipher nutrient/nutrient and nutrient-bioactive interactions. Lab group focuses on the interactions that occur with fat-soluble vitamins and phytochemicals (i.e. omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, chlorophylls). 

https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/directory/?id=kopec.4 

 

Nathalie Lavoine

North Carolina State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Biomaterials

Area of Expertise: Renewable nanotechnology, cellulose nanomaterials (nanocellulose), biopolymers, active and intelligent (food)-packaging, controlled release systems, barrier properties, mass and heat transport, sustainable materials processing.

Email: nmlavoin@ncsu.edu

Phone: (919) 513-3235

https://cnr.ncsu.edu/directory/nathalie-lavoine/

 

Farnaz Maleky 

The Ohio State University, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: maleky.1@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 688-1491

Research interests: New techniques for structuring and nano-engineering of lipids, and understanding their functional properties in food systems

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-farnaz-maleky

 

 

Nitin Nitin 

University of California, Davis, Professor and Engineer, Food Science and Technology

Email: nnitin@ucdavis.edu

Phone: (530) 752-6208

Research interests: Develop technologies for addressing key issues in areas of food safety and food for health initiatives, develop molecular imaging technologies from a single cell level to a whole body imaging

https://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/people/nitin-nitin

 

 

Melvin Pascall 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: pascall.1@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 292-0287

Research interests: Food packaging, antimicrobial packaging, food contact surface sanitization, food safety, food regulations

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-melvin-pascall

 

 

Deepti Salvi 

North Carolina State University, Assistant Professor, Food Engineering

Email: dsalvi@ncsu.edu

Phone: (919) 513-0176

Research interests: Food processing techniques such as cold atmospheric pressure plasma, high pressure processing, microwave processing, extrusion, ultraviolet processing to ensure food safety and quality; investigation of the role of physical properties of food to control excessive caloric intake and enhance nutrient absorption in human gastrointestinal tract; and numerical modeling of transport phenomena in biological and food engineering

https://fbns.ncsu.edu/faculty-directory/deepti-salvi/

 

 

KP Sandeep (CAPPS Site Director – NCSU)

North Carolina State University, Professor and Department Head, Food Science 

Email: kp_sandeep@ncsu.edu

Phone: (919) 515-2957

Research interests: Thermal/aseptic processing of particulate foods using conventional heat exchangers and microwaves

https://fbns.ncsu.edu/faculty-directory/k-p-sandeep/

 

 

 

Sudhir K. Sastry

The Ohio State University, Professor, Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering 

Email: Sastry.2@osu.edu

Phone: (614)292-3508

Research interests: Ohmic heating of foods; high pressure processing; produce peeling technology; electric field influence on enzymes; effect of electric fields on bacterial spores.

http://oardc.osu.edu/sastry 

 

 

Chris Simons 

The Ohio State University, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: simons.103@osu.edu

Phone:  (614) 688-1489

Research interests: Sensory science, chemical senses, food intake, consumer behavior

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-christopher-simons

 

Josip Simunovic 

North Carolina State University, Research Associate Faculty, Department of Food, Bioprocessing, & Nutrition Sciences 

Email: josip_simunovic@ncsu.edu

Phone: (919) 513-3190

Research Interests: Continuous flow thermal processing-foods and beverages; continuous flow microwave heating, pasteurization, sterilization of foods and biomaterials; Development and implementation of particle flow monitoring and validation equipment, tools and software for continuous flow sterilization processes of multi-phase/particle-containing foods packaged in aseptic packaging.

https://fbns.ncsu.edu/faculty-directory/josip-simunovic/

 

Ameer Taha 

University of California, Davis, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology

Email: ataha@ucdavis.edu

Phone: (530) 752-7096

Research interests: Using ‘omic’ methods to quantify oxidized lipids and lipid-like environmental toxins (such as pesticides and antibiotics) in the food supply, and to understand how they impact the brain

https://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/people/ameer-taha

 

 

Yael Vodovotz 

The Ohio State University, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology

Email: vodovotz.1@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 247-7696

Research interests: Functional foods, targeted delivery systems, physico-chemical properties of foods, food quality and stability, bioplastics

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-yael-vodovotz

 

Selina Wang (CAPPS Site Director – UC Davis)

University of California, Davis, Research Director Olive Center, Food Science and Technology

Email: scwang@ucdavis.edu

Phone: (530)752-5018

Research interests: Chemical quality, purity, and nutrition parameters that occur during fruit and vegetable post-harvesting, processing and storage.

selinawang.com

 

 

 

Ahmed Yousef 

The Ohio State University, Professor

Email: yousef.1@osu.edu

Phone: 614-292-7814

Research interests: Antimicrobial peptides, ozone, decontamination, foodborne pathogens, inactivation mechanisms

https://fst.osu.edu/our-people/dr-ahmed-yousef