Photo Credit: Dr. Shyam S.Sablani
|Dr. Gustavo Barbosa-Cánovas||Dr. Shyam S. Sablani||Dr. Juming Tang|
Our food engineering scientists develop advanced thermal and non thermal processing techniques in order to produce safe and nutritious food. These same researchers foster close collaboration with the food industry to optimize existing products and to develop new foods using emerging technologies and processes.
In order to heat food more uniformly and greatly reduce processing time, biological systems engineering researchers utilize state-of-the-art microwave technology and methods.Food engineers develop innovative packaging materials to improve the safety, quality and shelf-life of foods for promotion of food security. New polymers and polymer nanocomposites are being evaluated for the applications of advanced sterilization technologies. In addition, our scientists continue to develop novel non thermal technologies in order to preserve qualities such as texture, color, shape, and taste. They are also exploring alternative non thermal processing methods, such as high hydrostatic pressure, ultra violet light and pulsed electric fields, for use on fresh produce, dairy and egg-based products.
USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowship with a competitive stipend for Ph.D. studies in Food Engineering. Fall 2012 through Fall 2013 semesters. Download brochure (PDF)
June 13, 2012 (VSH)
Annual Award Ceremony broadcast statewide. [more]
Shyam Sablani Food Safety Management efforts featured in WSUToday.[more]
Juming Tang 2012 ASABE International Food Engineer recipient. [more]
Wenjia Zhang wins poster competition at IMPI46. [more]
Juming Tang Radio Frequency Research featured in WSU magazine. [more]
BSysE students Win PLACE packaging design competition. [more]
BSysE Students Win Poster Competition at Lewistion IFT. [more]
Manuel Garcia-Perez & Shi_Shen Liaw: CougsCARE Team place 2nd in this years Hydrogen Student Design Competition. [more]
Our 2012-2011 academic year graduates. [more]
Manuel Garcia-Perez NSF Career Award Recipient [more]
Juming Tang Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering
Yang Jao, Fermin Resurreccion, Sumeet Dhawan, Rajat Tyagi & Wenjia Zhang win IFT awards [more]
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