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2018 Summer Graduates

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Master’s
Rehab Aldahash
Sabrina Vasquez

Ph.D.
Cameron Murphy
Paridhi Gulati
An Tien Nguyen

Terry A. Howell Jr. joins FPC

Terry Howell Jr.
Dr. Terry A. Howell Jr. joins the Food Processing Center as Executive Director. Terry was formerly the Senior Manager of Product Development at McKee Food Corporation and has a Ph.D. in Food Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Howell's office is located in FIC 226 and he can be reached at terry.howell@unl.edu.

Welcome new faculty and staff

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The Department would like to welcome several new faculty and staff members.
  • Dr. Jennifer Auchtung - Assistant Professor of Microbiology
  • Dr. Deniz Ciftci - Assistant Professor of Practice in Food Chemistry Analysis
  • Dr. Jooyeon Jung - Assistant Professor of Practice in Food Product Development
  • Julie McManamey - Office Associate
  • Angela Ratekin - Classroom Laboratory Manger

2018 Spring Semester Graduates

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Bachelor’s Degree
Cody Brown
Rebecca Conn
Christine Darden
Elliott Fullner
Sarah Herzinger
Irwin Panguripan

Master’s
Abdulaziz Aldahash
Sabrina Vasquez

Ph.D.
Mohammed Aldawsari
Katherine Ivens
Hatem Kittana
An Nguyen
Ahmad Salamatulla

Dr. Theo Lioutas joins FDST

Dr. Theo Lioutas
Dr. Lioutas is shifting from Biological Systems Engineering within IANR. In spite of his relocation to the Food Innovation Center, Dr. Lioutas will still be focusing on leading engineering activities in the development of food manufacturing into a nationally recognized institute. He is also forming and leading a consortia to collectively address the manufacturing challenges for sustainable production of nutritious and safe food as well as garnering extramural support and participation in collaborative projects and the leadership of outreach activities.

2018 Student Banquet

Dr. Amanda Ramer Tait with Hattem Kitanna, and Rafael Munoz in the lab.
The Student Banquet will be held on April 26th, 2018 at the Wick Alumni Center 1529 R ST. The event is free for students. Tickets for parents and guests is $25. For more information and to apply visit https://foodsci.unl.edu/banquet

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Recent Publications

Anderson, R., Keshwani, D., Guru, A., Yang, H., Irmak, S., & Subbiah, J. (2018). An integrated modeling framework for crop and biofuel systems using the DSSAT and GREET models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 108, 40-50. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.004

John D. Loy, Laura Leger, Aspen Workman, Michael L. Clawson, Ece Bulut, Bing Wang. Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay using two thermocycling platforms for detection of major bacterial pathogens associated with bovine respiratory disease complex from clinical samples. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. In press.

Li, S., Kinser, C., Ziara, R. M., Dvorak, B., & Subbiah, J. (2018). Environmental and economic implications of food safety interventions: Life cycle and operating cost assessment of antimicrobial systems in U.S. beef packing industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 198, 541-550. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.020

Verma, T., Wei, X., Lau, S. K., Bianchini, A., Eskridge, K. M., & Subbiah, J. (2018). Evaluation of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 as a Surrogate for Salmonella During Extrusion of Low-Moisture Food. Journal of Food Science, 83(4), 1063-1072. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.14110



Recent Funding

Dr. Kaustav Majumder, Value-Added Utilization of Proteins and Peptides Derived from Nebraskan Great Northern Beans, NE Dry Bean Commission, $19,480.

Dr. Yulie Meneses Gonzalez, Microalgae treatment of meat processing wastewater for nutrient removal and water reconditioning, US Geological Service, $59, 645.

Bing Wang, Dustin Loy, Ashu Guru, Jean-Jack Riethoven. Support system for developing veterinary diagnostic tools to detect antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals. NSF Midwest Big Data Hub Spoke in Digital Agriculture by UNL Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative, $5,000. June – December, 2018.


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