Food Engineering division

Food Engineering Division

The Food Engineering Division specializes in sustainable engineering and technology for food production and processing, with a focus on ensuring healthy, high-quality, safe, and secure food supplies.


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Food Engineering division

Food Engineering Podcast Program

Our podcast program is a must-listen for anyone interested in the latest developments in food engineering. We invite renowned food engineers to discuss hot topics, such as microplastics, sustainable packaging, and the future of food processing.

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Food Engineering eMentoring Program

Our mentorship program is designed to provide support and guidance to students and young professionals who are just starting out in the field of food engineering. Through our program, mentees have the opportunity to connect with experienced mentors who can offer advice on career paths, job search strategies, and professional development.

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Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • Outstanding Volunteer
    The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipient is José I. Reyes De Corcuera.

  • Outstanding Service
    The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Bala Balasubramaniam.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Particle Dynamics of Coffee Beans in a Drum Roaster Measured Using Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT), Mark Al-Shemmeri, University of Birmingham, UK (First Place)

  2. Machine-learning prediction models for rheological characteristics of fresh noodles from thermo-mechanical features of wheat flours, Hyukjin Kwon, Sejong University (Second Place)

  3. Influence of fat content and ultra shear technology on rheological behavior and stability of plant-dairy protein colloidal dispersions, Jerish Joyner Janahar, The Ohio State University (Third Place)

  4. Reduced-order equivalents of complex mechanistic models for product and process design, Debmalya Ghosh, Cornell University (Finalist)

  5. Pasting and rheological (steady and dynamic) behavior of Marjoram (Majorana hortensis) Fortified Rice Flour (Swarna Cv.), Siddharth Vishwakarma, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Finalist)  

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