EducationPh.D., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), 2008M.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2003B.S., Biological Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2001
AffiliationsMember, Institute of Food TechnologistsMember, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ResearchDevelopment of novel methods for the extraction and identification of phytochemicals derived from plant waste materials. Extraction methods of interest include microwave-assisted extraction, ultrasound-assisted extraction and supercritical fluid extraction. Determination of the antioxidant capacity of phytochemicals in model food and biological systems.
TeachingFS 162 – Introduction to Food ProcessingANSC / FS 368 – Dairy ProductsFS 442 – Food Processing II