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 2022-2023 recipient is Ellen Bornhorst.

  • Outstanding Service
    The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Youngsoo Lee.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • First: Louis Colaruotolo, University of Guelph: Scouting Structural Features that Contribute to Component Instability in 3D Printed Food Matrices
  • Second: Yue Wang, University of Nebraska Lincoln: Development of a green integrated continuous extraction-reaction-particle formation process using supercritical carbon dioxide for value-added processing of tomato processing waste
  • Third: Aaron Dudley, Alabama A&M University: Hemp (Cannabis sativa L) extract Nanoencapsulation in PVA Nanofiber Inhibits Foodborne Pathogen Proliferation in Raw Chicken Breast Meat
  • Finalist: Conrad Kabus, Kansas State University: Starch-based 3D printing inks: Impact of particle size and degree of precooking on physico-chemical properties and performance
  • Finalist: Vedant Mundada, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Variable frequency direct-contact ultrasonic drying as a novel method for egg white dehydration
  • Finalist: Shyam Singh, The Ohio State University: Accelerated Inactivation of Bacterial Spores by Interaction of Electric Fields with Key Spore Components

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