Teaching and/or Extension Activities:
“3+1” Program Food Engineering/Processing
Dr. Chen’s research focuses on developing multiphysics based computer simulation models of food processes for improving food quality and safety.
Five Selected Publications:
- Chen J., R. Lentz, P. Pesheck, A. Guru, D. Jones, Y. Li, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Determination of thickness of microwaveable multicompartment meals using dielectric, thermal, and physical properties. Journal of Food Engineering, 189: 17-28.
- Chen, J., K. Pitchai, S. Birla, M. Negahban, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Modeling heat and mass transport during microwave heating of frozen food rotating on a turntable. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 99:116-127.
- Pitchai, K., J. Chen, S. Birla, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Modeling Microwave Heating of Frozen Mashed Potato in a Domestic Oven Incorporating Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum. Journal of Food Engineering, 173: 124–131.
- Chen, J., K. Pitchai, S. Birla, R. Gonzalez, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2015. Development of a multi-temperature calibration method for measuring dielectric properties of foods. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22 (1):626-634.
- Chen, J., K. Pitchai, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2015. Effect of decoupling electromagnetics from heat transfer analysis on prediction accuracy and computation time in modeling microwave heating of frozen and fresh mashed potato. Journal of Food Engineering, 144: 45-57.
Assistant Professor of Practice
B.E. Environmental Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Ph.D. Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
249 Food Innovation Center
Lincoln, NE 68588-6205