Research Affiliates

Affiliates of the Alliance represent a wider range of research expertise and interested.

Dr. Jeyam Subbiah, Professor, Biological Systems Engineering

Dr. Subbiah is an expert in multiphysics modeling of food processes for improving food quality and safety. Improving safety of low moisture foods using radiofrequency processing, extrusion, and gaseous technologies. Pulsed electric field for enhancing extraction of bioactives from fruits, vegetables, and food processing wastes for chemoprevention. Hyperspectral and multispectral imaging for predicting food quality.

Dr. Jayne Stratton, Food Processing Center, Food Science and Technology

Dr. Stratton is part of the Technical Advisory Committee, Director of Better Process Control School, Process Authority Review of Acidified Foods and quality control assistance to small processors. Her research interests include food safety microbiology, rapid detection methods for pathogens (Listeria, E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella), evaluation of interventions for the reduction of pathogens in various food and pet food matrices.

Dr. Bing Wang, Risk Assessment, Food Science and Technology

Dr. Wang is a human health risk analyst, particularly applying risk assessment approach in addressing food safety issues. Her primary research interests center around human health risk assessment, epidemiology and research synthesis methodologies.

Dr. Andreia Bianchini, Food Science and Technology,

Areas of interest include applied research on the evaluation of ingredients, assessment of processes, and development of strategies to reduce/prevent contamination of final products with mycotoxins and bacterial pathogens; the development of quality control mechanisms; and HACCP assistance focusing on food, dairy and feed products. Extension activities include technical advice and training, as well as preparation of guidelines, protocols, standard operating procedures and related technical documents for improvement of safety and quality of food and pet food processes.

Dr. Mark Wilkins, Biological Systems Engineering

Research interests include food processing and bioprocessing, with particular emphasis on development of biofuels and bioproducts from lignocellulosic biomass and cereal grains.  Research topics include enzyme production and utilization, fermentation, lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment for subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis, and integration of pretreatment technologies with storage and harvesting of grasses.

Dr. Jody Redepenning, Chair, Department of Chemistry

The area of new material systhesis is Dr. Redepenning's key research interest. Of the two main areas he is focused on, one involves the use of electrochemistry to construct magnetic tunneling junctions. The other is focused on the preparation of composite biomaterials.

Dr. Rajib Saha, Chemical Engineering

Dr. Saha is a interested in genome-scale and community models. His works involes system-level analysis of 'omics' data and developing genetic toolkits for understnading metabolic pathways.

Dr. Shudipto Dishari, Chemical Engineering

As an expert in polymers, Dr. Dishari's lab works on nanomaterials, thin films and membranes and developing or reconfiguring materials to achieve novel functionalities.

Dr. Siamak Nejati, Chemical Engineering

Polymer science, membrane-based separation processes, challenges in the Water-Energy-Food-Environment and nanotechnology are areas of Dr. Nejati's expertise.

Reseach collaborations with experts working in relevant fields are welcome. Contact Dr. Anandappa with your interests (