Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute

What We Do

Our mission is to fuel economic growth in the region and beyond by enabling food and beverage companies to ideate, develop, and commercialize novel improved and sustainable products; to provide learning experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship for students in the College of Agriculture; and to contribute to the land-grand research and Extension missions of Purdue University.
 

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Contact Us

Department of Food Science
femi@purdue.edu
745 Agricultural Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-2766

                                         PROGRAMS

VIRTUAL PILOT PLANT TOUR

Supporting Farmers, Entrepreneurs, Small Business, and Large Corporations

Facilities

9,500 square feet of dedicated space

Hub of academic instruction

High level research

Extension workshops

Industry Engagement

Competitive industry and government research grants

FDA facility registration in near future

More Information

Commercial Kitchen

Hourly usage

Skilled support

WHAT WE OFFER

Value-Added Product Development

Ideation

Benchtop Trials

Analytical Testing

Gold Standard Creation

Pilot Plant Processing

Sensory Evaluation

Regulatory Assistance

Validation of Technology

Product Feasibility

Project Management

Student Support

Training Sessions & Short Courses

Business Planning

Aseptic Processing

Fermentation

Size Reduction

Microthermics

Hot-Fill/Acidified Pasteurization

UHT/HTST

Microwave

Milling

High-Shear Mixing

Retort

Extrusion

Freeze Drying

Spray Drying

Ultra Filtration

WHO WE ARE

Dharmendra Mishra

Dr. Dharmendra Mishra

Food Science
Director
Kenneth Foster

Dr. Kenneth Foster

Agricultural Economics
Assistant Director
Allison Kingery

Allison Kingery

Managing Director
Kelsey Budreau

Kelsey Budreau

Food Science
Pilot Plant Manager
Amanda Deering

Dr. Amanda Deering

Food Science
Contributor
Brenna Ellison

Dr. Brenna Ellison

Agricultural Economics
Contributor
Jayson Lusk

Dr. Jayson Lusk

Agricultural Economics
Department Head
Maria Marshall

Dr. Maria Marshall

Agricultural Economics
Contributor
Senay Simsek

Dr. Senay Simsek

Food Science
Department Head
Renee Wiatt

Renee Wiatt

Agricultural Economics
Contributor

Interested in working together?

FEMI project request