Tatiana Koutchma, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph Research and Development Centre where she leads research in novel processing and food safety engineering and serves as a Graduate Faculty at University of Guelph. Previously, she has worked as a Research Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, National Center for Food Safety and Technology in Chicago, IL, and as a Research Associate in the Department of Food Science at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Tatiana’s activity focuses on application of novel processing technologies to enhance microbial safety and functionality of foods and feed, addresses issues of chemical safety including regulatory approvals, validation and technology transfer. Tatiana initiates, directs and performs integrated fundamental and applied research, interacts extensively with international government agencies and collaborates with industry and academia partners.
Tatiana is an active promoter of novel food processing and science-based regulations to professional community. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Food Process Engineering, Food Science and Technology International, Member of the Editorial Board of Food and Bioprocess Technology and Beverages. Also, Tatiana served on the Board of Directors of Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA), National Advisory Committee of Food Processing Council HR of Canada, Process Innovation Advisory Board of PepsiCo; Global Harmonization Initiative as Canadian Ambassador and a Leader of Emerging Technologies Group. She is a co-founder and chair of UV for Food Working Group of International UV Association (IUVA); authored and co-authored 6 books, 14 book chapters, and more than 75 publications in peer reviewed and trade journals. She is an invited speaker of numerous international venues and delivers training for industry and government professionals.
Tatiana has been a member of IFT since 1998 and active participant in the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division (NPD). Since then she has served as a speaker, short courses presenter, reviewer, scientific sessions and workshops organizer, panelist, member at large of NPD, and Chair Elect. Tatiana is a current Chair of NPD and a lead in food engineering track of Annual Meeting Scientific Program Advisory Panel (AMSPAP).
Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering, Moscow State University of Food Production