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 Graduate Students




Deily Karl Deily M.S. 1981

Research Area:

Respiration-permeation dynamics of fresh produce.

Affiliation: Cryovac, Duncan, SC

 Blank Head Carlos Anzueto1984

Research Area: Microatmosphere packaging

Affiliation: Osmosis Consultant, Guatemala

 Mulvaney Steven J. Mulvaney M.S. 1984, Ph.D. 1987

Research Area: Process modeling and evaluation of computer control of a retort for thermal processing.

Affiliation: Cornell University

 Blank Head Nadine Y. Nigogosyan M.S. 1985

Research Area: Rheology of comminuted meat batter

Affiliation: McCormick & Company, MD

 Hannes Hannes HafsteinssonPh.D. 1987

Research Area: Ultrasound attenuation in tissues

Affiliation: Technical University of Iceland & Project Manager at Matis, Iceland

 Blank Head Adam Benado Ph.D. 1987

Research Area: Mass transfer of fatty acids from liquids into supercritical carbon dioxide.

 Blank Head Betsy Tse M.S. 1988

Research Area: Cholesterol reduction in anhydrous milk fat through supercritical fluid extraction.

Affiliation: Odwalla, Inc., CA

 Blank Head Abigail Honer M.S. 1988Research Area: Design of a semi-continuous supercritical fluid extractor

Affiliation: M&M Mars, NJ

 Ziegler Greg Ziegler Ph.D. 1988

Research Area: Dynamic shear modulus of gels and their thermodynamic compatibility in aqueous environment.

Affiliation: Penn State University, PA

 Blank Head Carlos Aguilar-Salazar M.S. 1989

Research Area: Rheological behavior of semi-solid plant foods

 Blank Head Hitoshi Koide M.S. 1989

Research Area: Microcomputer-based variable control of a batch retort for optimization studies

Affiliation: Shikishima Baking Co., Nagoya, Japan

 Blank Head James A. Daniels Ph.D. 1990

Research Area: Supercritical fluid processing of fish oil Triglycerides,

 Blank Head John M. Mwangi Ph.D. 1991

Research Area: Heat transfer to particles in shear flow at high Reynolds numbers: Application to aseptic processing

Affiliation: Nestle, OH

 Blank Head Peter T. Kashulines Ph.D. 1991

Research Area: Phase equilibria, viscosity and diffusion in lipid/supercritical carbon dioxide systems

Affiliation: Master Foods, Hackettstown, NJ

 Blank Head Jacobo Fastag M.S. 1991

Research Area: Nonlinear trajectory optimization of conduction-heating foods in retort

Affiliation: David Michael & Co., Philadelphia, PA

 Blank Head Ioannis Samakidis M.S.1992

Research Area: Separation of fat from skim milk by microfiltration.

 Diefes Heidi A. Diefes M.S. 1992

Research Area: Rheological behavior of Mozzarella cheese

Affiliation: College of Eng., Purdue University, IN

 Blank Head Zer-Ran Yu Ph.D.1992

Research Area: Phase equilibrium and enzymatic esterification of fat in supercritical carbon dioxide

 Blank Head Sangbin Lim Ph.D. 1992

Research Area: Performance a Continuous Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Separation System Coupled with Adsorption.

Affiliation: Cheju National Univ., Korea

 Blank Head Deborah Drury M.S. 1994

Research Area: Performance Characteristics of Polymeric Film for Apple Packaging

 Shukla Archna Shukla Ph.D. 1994

Research Area: Physico-chemical and rheological properties of butter made from supercritically extracted milk fat.

 Blank Head Veronica Massacarua-Galindo M.S. 1994

Research Area:  Fractionation of Skim Milk by Microfiltration: Separation of Fat

 Blank Head Ricky Singh Ph.D. 1995

Research Area: Theoretical and experimental studies on cellular structure design of extrudate.

Affiliation: ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE

 Blank Head Priya Gopal M.S. 1995

Research Area:  Modification of polymeric membrane permeability to oxygen and carbon dioxide.

 Sanddep Singh Sandeep Singh M.P.S. 1996

Research Area: Separation of phosphocasein by ceramic membranes

 Yener Meryem Esra Yener Ph.D. 1996

Research Area: Viscosity and diffusion coefficient of lipid/supercritical carbon dioxide mixtures.

Affiliation: Middle East Technical Univ., Ankara, Turkey

 Srikatden Jaruk Srikatden M.S. 1996

Research Area: A new process for shelf-stable Mozzarella cheese.

Affiliation: Mead Johnson, Bangkok, Thailand

 Bhaskar Ajay R. Bhaskar M.S. 1992, Ph.D.1996

Research Area: Continuous supercritical fluid processing of milkfat:  modeling, fractionation and applications

Affiliation: Frito-Lay, Plano,TX

 Tosso Mariano E. Tosso M.S.1997

Research Area: Rheological properties of processed Mozzarella cheese

 Yildrim Ozgur Yildrim M.S. 1996

Research Area: Macromolecular changes in starch during high pressure extrusion

Affiliation: Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA

 Blank Head Francisco Sanchez-Diaz M.S. 1997

Research Area: Separation of whey proteins from milk by microfiltration

 Blank Head Pier Romero-Kotre M.S. 1997

Research Area: Concentration of conjugated linoleic acid from milkfat.

 Blank Head Tuan Q. Deng Ph.D. 1998

Research Area: Modeling of viscosity and diffusion coefficient of lipid and supercritical carbon dioxide mixture

Affiliation: Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 Blank Head Randy Brandsma Ph.D. 2000

Research Area: Mozzarella cheese from concentrated microfiltration retentate depleted of whey proteins and calcium

Affiliation: Schreiber Foods, Green Bay, WI

 Salanki Girish Solanki M.S. 2001

Research Area: Physico-chemical properties of skim milk microfiltration retentate

Affiliation: Ecolab, Minneapolis, MN

 Blank Head Praveen Vadi M.S. 2001

Research Area: Theoretical and experimental evaluation of a uniform trans-membrane microfiltration system

 Alavi Sajid Alavi Ph.D. 2002

Research Area: Process dynamics and material properties for supercritical fluid extrusion

Affiliation: Kansas State University

 Tutanathorn Han Tutanathorn M.S. 2002

Research Area: Flavor application and encapsulation by supercritical fluid extrusion

 Juneja Mukul Juneja M.S.2002

Research Area: Mozzarella cheese from concentrated retentate

Affiliation: Givaudan, Cincinnati, OH

 Schmitz Kristen Schmitz M.S. 2003

Research Area: Brittle-ductile characteristics of extruded snacks

 Jalali Rohit Jalali M.S. 2003

Research Area: Cross-flow microfiltration of skim milk

Current Affiliation: Rich Foods, NY

 Korat Andres Ardisson-Korat M.S. 2004

Research Area: Vatless manufacture of cheese from concentrated milk

Affiliation: Frito-Lay, Plano, TX

 Kalambur Sathya Kalambur Ph.D. 2005

Research Area: Starch-polycaprolactone nanocomposites by reactive extrusion

Affiliation: Frito-Lay, Plano, TX

 Blank Head Cindy Winoto M.S. 2005

Research Area: Process parameters and their influence on supercritical fluid extrudate properties

 Chen Jimmy (Kwan-Han) Chen Ph.D. 2005

Research Area: Behavior of controlled starch gelatinization in supercritical fluid extrusion

Affiliation: AGV Products Corporation, Taiwan

Tsai Wen-Chyan (Jacky) Tsai M.S. 2006

Research Area:

Solubility measurements of citrus-based flavorants in supercritical carbon dioxide.

Affiliation: Ph.D. Student, Cornell University

 deMesa Normall Jhoe deMesa M.S. 2006

Research Area: Bread dough leavening by supercritical fluid

 Blank Head Mayank Singh M.S. 2007

Research Area: Cross flow velocity, uniform trans membrane pressure and pH effect on permeate flux and energy consumption.

Affiliation: ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE

 Cho Ki Yul Cho Ph.D. 2008

Research Area: Physicochemical properties of supercritical fluid extrudates.

Affiliation: Kellogg, MI

 Blank Head Yankai Liu M.P.S. 2008

Research Area: Quality of supercritical fluid extruded rice

 Marcelo Philipina Arresto Marcelo Ph.D. 2008

Research Area: Process analysis and characterization of liquid whey protein isolate.

Affiliation: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 Blank Head Eileen Lam M.P.S. 2009

Research Area: Selected properties of extruded whey proteins

 Manoi Khanitta Manoi Ph.D. 2009

Research Area: Physico-chemical properties of whey protein concentrate made by reactive extrusion.

Affiliation: Naresuan University, Thailand

 Tulumundi Sreedath Tulamandi M.P.S. 2010

Research Area: Mechanical properties of films made from texturized whey protein.

Affiliation: Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai, India

 Blank Head Revathi Shanmugam M.P.S. 2010

Research Area: Supercritical fluid extruded puffed rice

 Blank Head Krishna Palaniswamy M.P.S. 2011

Research Area: Whey proteins texturization.

Affiliation: ITCOT Consultancy and Services, India

 Shah Keya Shah M.P.S. 2012

Research Area: Multi-stage supercritical extraction of oil from potato chips

Affiliation: Jogue, Inc. California

 Blank Head Mansa Rambabu M.P.S. 2012

Research Area: Two strategies for supercritical CO2 extraction of oil

Affiliation: Flying Foods

 Susmoko Supriyadi Susmoko M.P.S. 2012

Research Area: Expanded whey protein crisps by supercritical CO2 extrusion.

 Mustapha Nor Afizah Mustapha Ph.D. 2013

Research Area: Functionalization of whey protein by reactive supercritical fluid extrusion

Affiliation: University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

 Sun Zhenhua Sun M.P.S. 2013

Research Area: Value-added processing of fruit pomace by supercritical CO2 extrusion.

Affiliation: Grad student, Kansas State Univ.

 Yifan Yang Yifan Yang B.S. Food Science 2014

Research Areas: Mechanical properties of extruded products.

Jen Kang Jen Kang B.S Biological and Env. Eng 2014B.S. Candidate, Biological & Env. Eng

Research area: Cryogenic processing of ice cream.

 Michael Wagner - Copy Michael Wagner Ph.D. Candidate
Research Area: Controlled formation of lipid vesicles using supercritical carbon dioxide
Previous Affiliation:  B.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
 Simanta Hazarika - Copy Simanta Hazarika Visiting Assistant Professor
Previous Affiliation: Dept. of Physics, Darrang College, India
Research Area: Laser spectroscopy, cryogenic fluids
Samriddh Mudgal - Copy Samriddh Mudgal M.S. 2015
Research Areas:Molecular modification high intensity sweeteners.
Previous Affiliation: B.Tech. National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India

Adi Md Sikin - Copy

Adi Md Sikin Ph.D. Candidate
Research Areas: Processing of skim milk with supercritical fluids for the inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria surrogates.
Previous Affiliation: M.Tech. Univ. of New South Wales, Australia

Faiz-ul-Hassan Shah

Faiz-ul-Hassan Shah  Research Fellow
Research Areas: Thermal, Rheological and Nutritional Properties of Novel Extruded Foods
Previous Affiliation: National Institute of Food Science & Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Sugirtha Krishnamurt

Sugirtha “Sugi” Krishnamurt  M.Eng Chemical Engineering
Research Areas: Supercritical Fluid Extrusion Energy Balances and Scale-Up Design
Previous Affiliation: Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology -Trichy, India

Novita Putri

Novita “Novi” Putri M.S. Candidate
Research Areas: Supercritical fluid Extrusion using Apple Pomace
Previous Affiliation: B.S of Food Technology in Soegijapranata Catholic University, Indonesia

Natasha Tahilramani

Natasha Tahilramani M.S Candidate
Research Areas: Formulation and Analysis of Whey/Oil Emulsions
Previous Affiliation: Bachelor of Technology in Food Technology , Amity University, India

Basharat Dar

Basharat N. Dar Post Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Fellow
Research Areas: Super critical fluid extrusion
Previous Affiliation: Department of Food Technology, IUST, Awantipora, J& K, India

Ying Lu

Ying Lu  Visiting Scholar
Research Areas: Food Protein Processing and Nutrition
Previous Affiliation: Beijing University of Agriculture

Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong  B.S Candidate
Research Areas: Supercritical Fluid Extrusion

Vipul Saran

Vipul Saran  B.S Candidate
Research Areas: Fermentation and Dehydration of Potatoes
Previous Affiliation: Amity Institute of Food Science and Technology, Noida

Rick Hebb

Richard (Rick) Hebb Lab Technician III
Research Areas: Novel Ice Cream Production, 3D Printing, Supercritical Fluid Extrusion (SCFX), web master
Previous Affiliation: Chemistry B.S. Florida State University

Sarah Johnson Lab Technician III
Research Areas: Novel Ice Cream Production & Engineer, 3D design & Printing, web master
Previous Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Ragya Kapoor M.P.S. Candidate

Research Areas:Development of a new sustainable processing technique for the shelf life extension of dairy products

Previous Affiliation:

Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Food Technology, University of Delhi



Meena Sriram M.P.S. Candidate
Research Areas: Effect of extruder die design on protein functionality
Previous Affiliation: Integrated B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Master of Business Administration (Operations Major), NMIMS University, Mumbai


Visiting Faculty and Scientist


Name Home University Date (month/year)
Maria Babajimopoulos Chem. Eng., University of Thessaloniki, Greece

7/1982 & 7/1985

Evangelo D. Paneras FS&T,Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece 05/1985
Rajbir S. Mann N. D. R. I. Karnal, India 04/1986
Edith Klein Agronomique de Rennes, France 03/1986
Tien R. Muchtadi Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia 07/1990
Nana Muchlis Center Res. Spices and Med Crop, Indonesia 10/1991
Atjeng M. Syarief Ag. Eng., Bogor Ag. Univ. Bogor, Indonesia 10/1991
Silvia P. Germer Institute of Food Technol. Campinas, Brazil 06/1992
De De Adawiya Bogor Ag. Univ., Indonesia 01/1994
Ooi Cheng Keat Palm Oil Research Institute, Malaysia 05/1994
Louis Viotto Univ. of Campinas, Brazil 08/1994
Momuro Yazaki Snow Brand Foods, Japan 08/1998
Suresh K. Kanawjia N. D. R. I. Karnal, India 01/1999
Balbir S. Beniwal Hissar Ag. University, India 01/1999
Sudhir Singh N. D. R. I. Karnal, India 01/1999
Sinan Kantas Middle East Technical Univ. Turkey 05/2001
Zeynep Kantas Middle East Technical Univ. Turkey 05/2001
Jimmy Chen NuTrend Biotechnology Inc., Taiwan 09/2005
Irfana Mariam Queen Marry College, Pakistan 02/2006
Alok Jha Banaras Hindu University, India 10/2006
Rajan Sharma N. D. R. I. Karnal, India 03/2008
Hema Ganapathyswamy Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India 08/2008
K.Thangavel Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India 08/2008
Bushra Saeed H.E.J. Res. Institute of Chemistry, Pakistan 09/2008
Scott Benoit ENSAT, Toulouse, France 08/2009
Sueda Celik Hacettepe University, Turkey 05/2011, 06/12

K. Ruttarattanamongkol

Naresuan Univ., Phitsanulok Thailand 05/2012
Mian Kamran Sharif University of Agriculture, Pakistan 03/2012
Tehreema Iftikhar Government College University, Pakistan 06/2012
Shahid Bashir K. University of Agriculture, Pakistan 12/2012
Ruttarattanamongkol Naresuan Univ., Phitsanulok Thailand 11/2013
Saira Ishaq University of Agriculture, Pakistan 12/2013
Muhammad Mushtaq AJK University, Pakistan 12/2013
Simantha Hazarika Gauhati University, India 08/2014
Faiz-ul-Hassan Shah National Institute of Food Science & Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 8/2016
Pranabendu “Pranab” Mitra NSERC Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 7/2016
Ran Zhou Associate Professor 12/2017
Dr. Sumera Javad Visiting Assistant Professor 7/2017 – 7/2018
Ghulam Murtaza
Visiting Fellow
Dr. Zhili Pan Visiting Scholor
Faima Atta Khan
Visiting Research Fellow

Post-doctoral Fellows

    • Naci Sagalam, August 2000 – September 2001
    • Sajid Alavi, September 2001 – July 2002
    • Yonghong Ruan, August 2002 – December 2002
    • Sinan Kantas, May, 2001- April 2004
    • Zeynap Katnas, May 2001 – October 2004
    • Jimmy Chen, September 2005 – March 2006
    • Ali Ayoub, May 2006 – November 2008
    • Khanitta Manoi, January 2009 – February 2010
    • Joris Gerald Niilante Amissah,  August 2010 – May 2011
    • Ilanko Praman, June 2011 – December 2013
    • Markus Walkling-Ribeiro, May 2014 – August 2014
    • Irfana Mariam, February 2006 – November 2006
    • Tehreema Iftikhar, July 2012 – June 2013
    • Farrokh Sharifi, May 2017 – August 2018
    • Gopirajah (Gopi) Rajamanickam, August 2017 – October 2018
    • Poonam Singha, January 2019 – February 2020


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