Research Development division

Product Development Division

Provides a platform for science of food professionals to interact, inquire, collaborate, and develop new or improved food products, ingredients, processes and packaging.


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Tamanna Ramesh Product Development Division
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Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • 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 Dikshi Bawa.
  • 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 Rebecca Phillips.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Delivery of probiotics with a gel-based matrix using an integrated manufacturing protocol of encapsulation, 3D printing, and freeze-drying, Chih-Chun Kuo, The Ohio State University (First Place)
  2. The Effects of Fibrillar Whey Protein on the Rheological Properties and Microstructure of a Gluten-Free Dough, Shengyue Shan, The Ohio State University (Second Place)
  3. Evaluation of the physical and functional properties of a ready-to-eat breakfast food developed from cassava, sweet potato, bambara groundnut and maize flours, Pamela Owusu Osei, University of Ghana (Finalist)
  4. Assessment of Three Novel Flavors: Quinoa, Roselle, and Honey on the Properties of Plant-Based Yogurt Made from Macadamia Nut, Alexis Pipkin, McNeese State University (Finalist)
  5. Development of high-quality cereal bran-enriched bread by optimizing dough water content and microwave pre-baking, Yun Wu, North Carolina A&T State University (Finalist)

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