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Carlos M Corvalan

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Associate Professor of Food Science

Agricultural & Biological Engineering 

  • Courtesy Assoc Professor Ag & Bio Engr

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2000-2002 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Litoral, Argentina, 1993 
B.S., Chemical Engineering, National University of Technology, Argentina, 1987

  • Food Engineering 
  • Biological Engineering 
  • Physicochemistry and Thermodynamics of Biomaterials and Bioprocess 
  • Rheology, Micro-rheology and Interfacial Dynamics 
  • Modeling and Computational Simulation

Awards & Honors

(2010) First Place Food Engineering Division Paper Competition. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

(2010) Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2009) Gamma Sigma Delta. The Honor Society of Agriculture.

(2009) Millionaire's Club Award. College of Agriculture, Purdue University.

(2009) Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2008) Millionaire's Club Award. College of Agriculture, Purdue University.

(2008) Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2005) 2nd Place Graduate Poster Competition. Institute of Food Technologists.

(2005) Charles R. Stumbo Paper Competition. Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists IFTPS.

Selected Publications

Corvalan, C. (2014). Finite element modeling of complex fluids in a impinging jet spray system. Computational Science and Engineering Conference Proceedings.

Lu, J., & Corvalan, C. (2014). Influence of viscosity on the impingement of laminar liquid jets. Chemical Engineering Science, 119, 182-186.

Vaidya, N., Corvalan, C., Yannakakis, G., & Valdramidis, V. (2013). Models of Thermal Inactivation Accounting for Memory Effects. In Progress in Quantitative Approaches of Thermal Food Processing (Vol. 1, pp. 229-256). New York, NY: Vasilis P. Valdramidis and Jan F. M. Van Impe.

Lu, J., & Corvalan, C. (2013). Non-Newtonian flow physics of jet impingement and drop coalescence. Ignition and combustion of gelled hypergolic propellants.

Lu, J., & Corvalan, C. (2012). Coalescence of viscous drops with surfactants. Chemical Engineering Science, 78(20), 13-Sep.

Corvalan, C. (2012). Free surface flow of complex fluid foods. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference.

Xue, Z., Lu, J., & Corvalan, C. (2012). Multiphase flow of complex fluids through porous food matrices. 4th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media.

Muddu, R., Lu, J., Sojka, P., & Corvalan, C. (2012). Threshold wavelength on filaments of complex fluids. Chemical Engineering Science, 69(1), 602-606.

Dechelette, A., Campanella, O., & Sojka, P. (2011). An experimental investigation on the breakup of surfactant-laden non-Newtonian jets. Chemical Engineering Science, 66(24), 6367-6374.

Dechelette, A., & Sojka, P. (2011). Effect of surfactant solubility and adsorption kinetics on satellite droplet formation. Proceedings European Conference Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS). Retrieved from