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Kevin M Keener

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Adjunct Professor
765.494.6648

Agricultural & Biological Engineering 

  • Professor of Food Sci & Ag & Bio Engr
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Courtesy Professor Ag & Bio Engr
  • Courtesy Assoc Professor Ag & Bio Engr

Education
B.S., M.S. (Agricultural Engineering), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 
Ph.D. (Food Process Engineering), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Research
Development of non-invasive quality measurement techniques and novel food processing technologies Specific research projects include the following:
  • Development of NMR and MRI methods for food processing 
  • Development of food applications for radiant frying technology 
  • Development of food applications for nonthermal plasma technology 
  • Characterization of antimicrobial activity in shell eggs with carbon dioxide treatment

Teaching
3-credit computer based Food Sanitation Course

Extension
  • Provide food entrepreneur workshops and technical assistance 
  • Provide HACCP and sanitation workshops for food companies 
  • Respond to inquiries on food processing and food regulations

Industrial
  • Provide technical assistance to food companies on commercialization of new technologies 
  • Provide expert witness testimony in legal cases

International
Non-government adviser to USDA-FSIS Codex Committee on Meat and Poultry Hygiene -- Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program

Technical Consultant to Produkty Pitania (Russian poultry company)

Patents

Keener, K. M., & Klockow, P. A. Non-equilibrium Plasma Generation in a Sealed Package. U.S. Patent No. U.S. Patent Application 64796. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Keener, K. M. Use of CO2 Cooling in Treatment of Poultry Eggs. U.S. Patent No. European Patent # 1102542. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Keener, K. M. Use of CO2 Cooling in Treatment of Poultry Eggs. U.S. Patent No. Under Review Canadian Patent Application No. 2,339. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.