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Dharmendra K Mishra

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Assistant Professor of Food Science
765.494.2594
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 1145
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Dr. Dharmendra Mishra is Processing Authority for acid / acidified and low-acid foods in both still and continuous flow systems. His expertise includes manufacturing multi-phase particulate modeling and validation, commercializing technologies, retort, aseptic, and novel thermal processing; mathematical modeling; inverse problems and statistical analysis. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, Dr. Mishra worked in the food industry for Campbell's Soup, Nestle Nutrition, and Mead Johnson Nutrition. 

Dr. Mishra conducts the following extension workshops to train industry professionals:
Aseptic Processing and Packaging Workshop
Validation Workshop: Aseptic Processing and Filling
Better Process Control School


Current Graduate Students and Research Lab Members
Rhonda Taylor - Extension Outreach Specialist & Research Lab Manager




Selected Publications

Mishra, D. K., Dolan, K. D., & Beck, J. V. (2009). Optimal experimental design to estimate thermal degradation kinetic parameters for nutraceuticals in intermediate-moisture foods. 7, 4274-4282. Retrieved from https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/77649102442

Mishra, D. K., Dolan, K. D., & Yang, L. (2008). Confidence intervals for modeling anthocyanin retention in grape pomace during nonisothermal heating. Journal of Food Science, 73(1). doi:10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00598.x

Muramatsu, Y., Dolan, K. D., & Mishra, D. K. (2019). Factors influencing estimation of thermal inactivation parameters in low-moisture foods using a test cell. Journal of Food Engineering, 262, 100-108. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2019.05.003

Mishra, D. K., & Sinha, N. K. (2018). Principles of vegetable canning. In Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing: Second Edition (1-2, 365-380). doi:10.1002/9781119098935.ch15

Samsudin, H., Auras, R., Mishra, D. K., Dolan, K., Burgess, G., Rubino, M., . . . Soto-Valdez, H. (2018). Migration of antioxidants from polylactic acid films: A parameter estimation approach and an overview of the current mass transfer models. Food Research International, 103, 515-528. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2017.09.021

Greiby, I., Mishra, D. K., Dolan, K. D., & Siddiq, M. (2017). Inverse method to estimate anthocyanin degradation kinetic parameters in cherry pomace during non-isothermal heating. Journal of Food Engineering, 198, 54-62. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2016.11.005

Muramatsu, Y., Greiby, I., Mishra, D. K., & Dolan, K. D. (2017). Rapid Inverse Method to Measure Thermal Diffusivity of Low-Moisture Foods. Journal of Food Science, 82(2), 420-428. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.13563

Mishra, D. K., Dolan, K. D., Beck, J. V., & Ozadali, F. (2016). A novel instrument for rapid measurement of temperature-dependent thermal properties of conduction-heated food up to 140 °C. Journal of Food Engineering, 191, 19-27. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2016.06.028

Cattani, F., Dolan, K. D., Oliveira, S. D., Mishra, D. K., Ferreira, C. A. S., Periago, P. M., . . . Valdramidis, V. P. (2016). One-step global parameter estimation of kinetic inactivation parameters for Bacillus sporothermodurans spores under static and dynamic thermal processes. Food Research International, 89, 614-619. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2016.08.027

Dolan, K., Habtegebriel, H., Valdramidis, V. P., & Mishra, D. K. (2015). Thermal processing and kinetic modeling of inactivation. In Modeling Food Processing Operations (37-66). doi:10.1016/B978-1-78242-284-6.00002-7

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