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Richard D Mattes

Foods and Nutrition 

  • Distinguished Prof Foods & Nutrition

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Courtesy Professor of Food Sciences

Awards & Honors

(2011) Hall of Fame. Purdue University.

(2008) Elaine R. Monsen Award for Outstanding Research Literature. American Dietetic Association.

(2003) J.R. Vickory Lecture. Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.


Mattes, R. D. (2011). None. U.S. Patent No. None. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Mattes, R. D. (in press). Comparison of sensory, physiological, personality, and cultural attributes in regular spicy food users and non-users. Appetite, 19-27.

Mattes, R. D. (in press). The effects of capsaicin and capsiate on energy balance: critical review and meta-analyses of studies in humans. Chemical Senses.

Mattes, R. D. (in press). Noxious stimuli sensitivity in regular spicy food users and non-users: Comparison of visual analog and general labeled magnitude scaling. Chemosensory Perception.

Mattes, R. D. (in press). The effects of hedonically acceptable red pepper doses on thermogenesis and appetite. Physiology & Behavior, 251-258.

Mattes, R. D. (in press). Accumulating evidence supports a taste component for free fatty acids in humans. Physiology & Behavior, 624-631.

Mattes, R. D. (in press). Oral Fatty acid signaling and intestinal lipid processing: Support and supposition. Physiology & Behavior, 27-35.

Mattes, R. D., & Campbell, W. W. (2009). Effects of food form and timing of ingestion on appetite and energy intake in lean and obese young adults. J Am Dietet Assoc, 109, 430-437.

McKiernan, F., Hollis, J. H., McCabe, G., & Mattes, R. D. (2009). Thirst-drinking, hunger-eating; tight coupling?. J Am Dietet Assoc, 109, 486-490.

Mattes, R. D. (2008). Food palatability, rheology and meal patterning. J Parenterol Enterol Nutr, 32, 572-574.

McKiernan, F., Houchins, J. A., & Mattes, R. D. (2008). Relationships between human thirst, hunger, drinking, and feeding. Physiol & Behav, 94, 700-708.