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Jeanette L Jensen

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Research Associate
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 3225
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Jean Jensen is a Research Scientist in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. She has 20+ years of expertise in research and development, analytical chemistry, and quality control and assurance evaluation. She has served as the Research Scientist and Lab Manager of the Food Technology and Development Laboratory as well as the Coordinator of the Food Processing and Environmental Assistance Center.  She currently serves as Brewing Chemist and Analyst in the Chemical Analysis and Bioprocessing Laboratories in Food Science, supporting the Indiana brewing industry through analyzing and testing raw materials (hops, grains, water, etc.) as well as finished fermented products.


Jensen, J. L., & Keener, K. M. Generation of microbiocide inside a package utilizing a controlled gas composition. U.S. Patent No. US20160339129 A1. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Mendes-Oliveira, G., Jensen, J. L., Keener, K. M., & Campanella, O. H. (2018). Modeling the Inactivation of Bacillus subtilis Spores during Cold Plasma Sterilization. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 52(2019), 334-342. doi:10.1016/j.ifset.2018.12.011

Yepez, X. V., & Keener, K. M. (2016). High-voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma (HVACP) hydrogenation of soybean oil without trans-fatty acids. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 38(Part A), 169-174.

Keener, K. M., Jensen, J. L., Valdramidis, V. P., Byrne, E., Connolly, J., Mosnier, J., & Cullen, P. J. (2012). Decontamination of Bacillus subtilis spores in a sealed package using a non-thermal plasma system. In Plasma for Bio-Decontamination, Medicine and Food Security. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 445-455. Retrieved from,+molecular,+optical+%26+plasma+physics/book/978-94-007-2851-6

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