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Ramaswamy C. Anantheswaran, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director for Education by Non-Traditional Delivery
  • Chair of the Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Research Group
Ramaswamy C. Anantheswaran, Ph.D.
305 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Work Phone: 814-865-3004

Education

  1. PhD., Cornell University. Food Science, 1984
  2. M.S., University of Georgia. Agricultural Engineering, 1979
  3. B.S., Indian Institute of Technology. Agricultural Engineering, 1977

  Appointments:

  • Adjunct Professor, Tata Centre for Technology & Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2015-Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, India, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Bombay, India, 2007-2010

  • Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2003-2006

  • Visiting Professor of Food Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Food Research Journal
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, International Microwave Power Institute Member, Advisory Committee, Electrotechnologies Applications Center
  • Scientific Adviser, International Foundation for Science
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Food Product Design
  • Member, Editorial Board, Indian Food Industry

Research Interests:

Microwave processing of foods; Dielectric properties of food materials; Ingredient interactions during microwave heating of foods; Moisture and fat migration in confectionery products; Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh produce; High pressure processing; Diffusion of nisin through packaging materials

Patents:

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Ghosh, V. G. Rapid method to experimentally measure the gas permeability of micro-perforated films. U.S. Patent 6,422,063. July 23, 2002.

Recent Publications:

Chandrasekhar, V, Coupland, J. C. & Anantheswaran, R. C.  2017.  Characterization of nisin containing chitosan-alginate microparticles.  Food Hydrocolloids (in press)

Casasnovas, J. C. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2016.  Dynamic measurement of starch granule swelling during microwave heating.  Carbohydrate Polymers 151:1052-1057

Chandrasekhar, V., Coupland, J. C. & Anantheswaran, R. C.  2016. Release Kinetics of Nisin from Chitosan-Alginate Complex Films.  Journal of Food Science 81(10):E2503-E2510

Stanley, T., Neilson, A. P., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Lambert, J. D.  2015.  Analysis of Cocoa Proanthocyanidins Using Reversed Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Electrochemical Detection: Application to Studies on the Effect of Alkaline Processing. J.Ag Food Chem 63(25): 5970-5975.

Chandrasekar, V, Knabel, S.J. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2015. Modeling development of inhibition zones in an agar diffusion bioassay..  Food Science & Nutrition 3(5): 394-403.

Tikekar, R. V, Anantheswaran, R. C. & LaBorde, L.F. 2014. Patulin degradation in a model apple juice system and in apple juice during ultraviolet processing. Journal of Food Processing & Preservation 38(3):924-934. 

Wen, J.,  Karthikeyan, S., Hawkins, J., Anantheswaran, R.C. & Knabel, S. J.  2013.  Listeria monocytogenes  reponds to cell density as it transitions to the long-term-survival phase. Int. J Food Microbiology 165:326-331.

Lalpuria, M., Karwa, V., Anantheswaran, R. C., and Floros, J. D. 2013. Modified agar diffusion bioassay for better quantification of Nisaplin®. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114(3),663-671.

Motwani, T., Lanagan, M. & Anantheswaran, R.C. 2012.  State of water in starch-water systems in the gelatinization temperature range as investigated using dielectric relaxation spectroscopy. Carbohydrate Polymers 87(1):24-31.

Tikekar, R., Anantheswaran, R.C., Elias, R., & LaBorde, L.  2011.  Ultraviolet-induced oxidation of ascorbic acid in a model juice system: Identification of degradation products. J. Ag & Food Chem. 59(15):8244-8248.

Wen, J., Anantheswaran, R. C.  & Knabel, S. J.  2009.  Changes in barotolerance, thermotolerance, and cellular morphology throught the life cycle of Listeria monocytogenes.  App.& Environ.l Microbiol. 75(6):1581-1588.

Yuan, Q., Hanselmann, W., & Anantheswaran, R.C.    2009. Characterization of vapor-induced  and liquid-induced moisture migration through fractionated palm-kernel (PKO) based multiphase systems.  J. Food Engineering 95:460-470.

Hayman, M. M, Anantheswaran, R. C.  & Knabel, S. J.  2008.  Heat shock induces barotolerance of Listeria monocytogenes in whole milk subject to high pressure processing.  J. Food protection 71: 426-430.

Hayman, M. M,, Kouassi,G.K., Floros, J.D., Anantheswaran, R. C.  & Knabel, S. J.  2008.  The effect of water activity on inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes & lactate dehydrogenasae during high pressure processing.  Int. J. Food Microbiology 124:21-26.

Kouassi,G.K., Anantheswaran, R.C., Knabel, S.J. & Floros, J.D. 2007.  Effect of high-pressure processing on activity & lactatate dehydrogenase on buffer & milk.  J. Agric. Food Chemistry  55:9520-9529.

Hayman, M. M, Anantheswaran, R. C.  & Knabel, S. J.  2007.  The effects of growth temperature and growth phase on the inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes in whole milk subject to high pressure processing.  Int. J. Food Microbiology 115:220-226.

Motwani, T., Seetharaman, K & Anantheswaran, R. C.   2007.  Dielectric properties of starch slurries as influenced by starch concentration and gelatinization.  Carbohydrate Polymers 67:73-79.

Baker, B. S., Brown, B.D. & Anantheswaran, R. C.  2006.  Measurement of yield stress in dark chocolate using controlled stress vane method.  J. Texture Studies 37:655-667.

Yuan, Q., Ghosh, V. & Anantheswaran, R. C.  2005.  Respiration rate of fresh mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).  Mushroom Research 14(1):19-24.

Ghosh, V., Ziegler, G.R. & Anantheswaran, R.C. 2005. Moisture migration through chocolate-flavored confectionery coatings. J. Food Engineering 66:177.

Ghosh, V., Duda, J.L., Ziegler, G.R. & Anantheswaran, R.C. 2004. Diffusion of moisture through chocolate-flavored confectionery coatings. Transactions of IChemE 82(C1):35.

Ghosh, V. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2003. Unsteady state heat transfer. In: Encyclopedia of Agricultural & Food Engineering (Ed. D.R. Heldman). Marcel Dekker. p.1086.

Ghosh, V., Floros, J.D. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2003. Refrigerants. In: Encyclopedia of Agricultural & Food Engineering (Ed. D. R. Heldman). Marcel Dekker. p. 827.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Swanderski, J. 2003. Effect of electrical shielding and salt concentration on microwave heating in cylindrical containers. J. Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy 37(4):191.

Ghosh, V., Ziegler, G. R. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2003. Fat, moisture and ethanol migration through chocolates and confectionery coatings. CRC Reviews in Food Sci & Nutrition 42(6):583.

Pandrangi, S., Elwell, M.W., Anantheswaran, R. C. & LaBorde, L.F. 2003. Efficacy of sulfuric acid scarification and disinfectant treatments in eliminating Escherichia coli O157:H7 from alfalfa seeds prior to sprouting. J. Food Science 68:613.

Chen, H., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Knabel, S.J. 2002. Effect of rapid cooling on the growth and penetration of Salmonella enteritidis into egg contents. J. Food Safety 22(4):255.

Liang, L., Anantheswaran, R.C., Bradley, M.J. & Long, B.R. 2002. Characterization of Guided Microwave Spectrometry using water-ethanol mixtures. J. Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy 37(1):63.

Chen, H, Anantheswaran, R. C. & Knabel, S. J. 2002. Effect of rapid cooling of shell eggs on microcrack development, penetration of Salmonella enteritidis, and eggshell strength. J. Food Processing & Preservation 26(1):57.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Roy, S. 2002. Factors affecting shelf life of fresh mushrooms. In: Manual for the cultivation of Pleurotus (Ed.J.E. Sanchez-Vazquez & D. Royse). Pg. 239. ECOSUR, Mexico.

Datta, A. K. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2001. Handbook of Microwave Technology for Food Applications. Marcell Dekker, Inc. 511pp.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Ramaswamy. H. S. 2001. Bacterial destruction and enzyme inactivation during microwave heating. In: Handbook of Microwave Technology for Food Application (Ed. Datta & Anantheswaran). Pg. 191 Marcell Dekker, Inc.

Shukla, T. P. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2001. Ingredient interactions and product development for microwave heating. In: Handbook of Microwave Technology for Food Application (Ed. Datta & Anantheswaran). Pg. 355. Marcell Dekker, Inc.

Chen, H., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Knabel, S. J. 2001. Optimization of iron supplementation for enhanced detection of Salmonella enteritidis in eggs. J. Food Protection 64(9):1279.

Chikthimmah, N., Anantheswaran, R.C., Roberts, R., Mills, E.W. & Knabel, S.J. 2001. Influence of sodium chloride on growth of lactic acid bacteria and subsequent destruction on E. coli 0157:H7 during Lebanon bologna processing. J. Food Protection 64(8):1145.

Ghosh, V. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 2001. Oxygen transmission rate through microperforated films: Measurement and model comparison. J. Food Process Engineering 24:113.

Anantheswaran, R. C. 2000. Irradiation: Is it consumer friendly? Case Studies in Science Collection. A web based collection of cases peer reviewed and published by the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Girton, A., Anantheswaran, R. C. & MacNeil, J. H. 1999.Effect of initial product temperature and initial pH on foaming time during vacuum evaporation of liquid whole eggs. J. Poultry Sci. 78:1452-1458.

Lin, J,, Puri, V. M. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1999. Finite element analysis of stresses during cooling of eggs with different physical characteristics. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 15(5):509-513.

Ellajosyula, K. R., Doores, S., Mills, E. W., Wilson, R. A., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Knabel, S. J. 1998. Destruction of E. coli o157:H7 and S. typhimurium in Lebanon bologna by interaction of fermentation pH, heating temperature and time. J. Food Protection 61:152.

Vilayannur, R. S., Puri, V. M. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1998. Size and shape effect on non-uniformity of temperature and moisture distributions in microwave heated food materials - Part I: Simulation. J. Food Process Engineering 21(3):209-233.

Vilayannur, R. S., Puri, V. M. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1998. Size and shape effect on non-uniformity of temperature and moisture distributions in microwave heated food materials - Part II: Experimental validation. J. Food Process Engineering 21(3):235-243.

Casasnovas, J. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1997. Characterization of starch granule swelling patterns during microwave heating. Engineering and Food at ICEF 7. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Engineering 7 Food held at Brighton, England. Pg. A176-179.

Mukherjee, D., Puri, V. M. And Anantheswaran, R. C. 1997. Measurement of coupled heat and moisture transfer coefficients for selected vegetables. Drying Technology 15(1):71.

Anantheswaran, R. C. and Sunkara, R. 1996. Use of commercial moisture absorbers to increase the shelf life of fresh mushrooms. Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Proceedings of the second International Conference held at Pennsylavania State University. Pg 563.

Roy, S., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Beelman, R. B. 1996. Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh mushrooms. J. Food Sci. 61:391.

Johnson, R. J., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Law, S. E. 1996. Electrostatic-enhanced spray drying of milk. Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft und Technologie . 29:71.

Heddleson, R. A., Doores, S., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Kuhn, G. D. 1996. Viability loss of Salmonella species, S. aureus, L. monocytogenes heated by microwave energy in food systems of various complexity. J. Food Protection 59:813.

Dhanoa, P. M., Puri, V. M. And Anantheswaran, R. C. 1996. Thermal and mechanical properties of eggshell under different treatments. Trans. ASAE 39:999.

Lin, J. Puri, V. M. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1996. Strains in eggshell during cooling of eggs -Measurement and prediction using finite element method. Trans. ASAE 39:1005.

Fajardo, T. A., Anantheswaran, R. C., Puri, V. M. and Knabel, S. J. 1995. Penetration of Salmonella enteritidis into eggs subjected to rapid cooling. J. Food Protection 58:473.

Fajardo, T. A., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Puri, V. M. 1995. Effect of cooling on crack development and mechanical behavior of eggshells. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 12:49. Lin, J., Puri, V. M. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1995.

Measurement of eggshell thermal and mechanical properties. Trans. ASAE 38:1769. Roy, S., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Beelman, R. B. 1995.

Sorbitol increases the shelf life of fresh mushrooms stored in conventional packages. J. Food Sci. 60:1254.

Roy, S., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Beelman, R. B. 1995. Fresh mushroom quality as affected by modified atmosphere packaging. J. Food Sci. 60:334.

Zhou, L. M., Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C. and Yeh, G. 1995. Finite element modeling of heat and mass transfer in food materials during microwave heating - model development and validation. J. Food Engineering 25:509.

Lin, Y. E., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Puri, V. M. 1995. Finite element analysis of microwave heating of solid foods. J. Food Engineering 25:85.

Casasnovas, J. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1995. An interactive software to teach sterilization. Int. J. Engineering Education 11(1):67.

Casasnovas, J. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1994. Thermal processing of food packaging waste using microwave heating. J. Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy 29:171.

Yeh, R. S., Anantheswaran, R. C., Shenk, J. and Puri, V. M. 1994. Determination of moisture profile in foods during microwave heating using vis-NIR spectroscopy. Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft und Technologie 27(4):358.

Anantheswaran, R. C. and Liu, L. Z. 1994. Effect of viscosity and salt concentration on microwave heating of model non-Newtonian liquid foods in cylindrical containers. J. Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy 29:127.

Anantheswaran, R. C. and Liu, L. Z. 1994. Effect of shielding on flow profiles in water in a cylindrical container during microwave heating. J. Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy 29(4):220.

Zhou, L., Puri, V. M., and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1994.Effect of temperature gradient on moisture migration during microwave heating. Drying Technology 12(4):777.

Zhou, L., Puri, V. M. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1994.Measurement of coefficients for simultaneous heat and mass transfer in food products. Drying Technology 12(3):607.

Heddleson, R. A., Doores, S. and Anantheswaran, R. C. 1994.Parameters affecting bacterial destruction in microwave heating. J. Food Sci. 59(2):447.

Heddleson, R. A., Doores, S., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Kuhn, G. D. 1993.Destruction of Salmonella species heated in aqueous salt solutions by microwave energy. J. Food Protection 56:763.

Roy, S., Anantheswaran, R. C., Shenk, J. S., Westerhaus, M. O. & Beelman, R. B. 1993. Determination of moisture content of mushrooms by NIR spectroscopy. J. Science Food & Agriculture 63:355.

Puri, V. M. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1993. Finite element method in food processing - a review. J. Food Engineering 19:247.

Lin, J., Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C., Fajardo, T. A. & MacNeil, J. H. 1993. An axisymmetric finite lement model for shell eggs under rapid cooling. ASAE Paper #93-3609. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Fajardo, T. A., Anantheswaran, R. C., Puri, V. M., Lin, J. & Knabel, S. J. 1993. Effect of rapid cooling on egg quality. ASAE Paper #93-6508. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Zhou, L. Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C., Doores, S. & Sigman-Grant, M. 1993. Effect of temperature gradient on moisture migration during microwave heating. ASAE Paper #93-6054. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Lin, J., Fajardo, T. A., Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C. & MacNeil, J. H. 1993. Measurement of mechanical and thermal properties for eggshell quality determination. ASAE Paper #93-6053. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Lin, J., Puri, V. M., Fajardo, T. A., Anantheswaran, R. C. & MacNeil, J. H. 1993. An axisymmetric finite element model for shell egss under rapid cooling. ASAE Paper #93-3609. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Roy, S., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Beelman, R. B. 1993. Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Engineering of Foods, Chiba, Japan.

Kyereme, M. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1993. Microwave heating of liquid foods. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Engineering of Foods, Chiba, Japan.

Sigman-Grant, M., Bush, G. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1992. Microwave heating of infant formulas: A dilemma resolved. Pediatrics 90:412.

Zhou, L. M., Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Yeh, G. 1992. Food quality evaluation during microwave heating using finite element method. ASAE Paper #92-6557 American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Fajardo, T., Anantheswaran , R. C., Puri, V. M. & Lin, J. 1992. Eggshell damage during rapid cooling: Measurements. ASAE Paper #92-6578 American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Lin, J., Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Fajardo, T. 1992. Eggshell damage during rapid cooling: Modeling. ASAE Paper #92-6579 American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Zhou, L, Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Roy, S. 1992. Material properties during simulataneous heat and mass transfer in food materials. ASAE Paper #92-6594 American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Zhou, L. M., Puri, V. M., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Yeh, G. 1992. Three-dimensional finite element microwave heating model. ASAE Paper #92-6002 American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Heddleson, R. A., Doores, S., Anantheswaran, R. C., Kuhn, G. D. & Mast, M. G. 1991. Survivial of Salmonella heated by microwave energy in aliquid menstruum containing food components. J. Food Protection 54:637.

Pordesimo, L. O., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Mattern, P. J. 1991. Measurement of horny and floury endosperm in popcorn and its effect on popping performance in a microwave oven. J. Cereal Science 14:189.

Pordesimo, L. O., Anantheswaran R. C., Fleischmann, A. M., Lin, Y. E. & Hanna, M. A. 1990. Physical properties as indicators of popping performance of microwave popcorn. J. Food Sci. 55:1352.

Puri, V. M. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1990. Finite element method in food processing. A review. ASAE Paper #90-6523. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Lin, Y. E., Whalen, P. J., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Shahani, K. M. 1990. Changes during fermentation of Tien Chiu Niang - A Chinese sweet rice fermented product. Chinese J. Food Sci. 17(1):69.

Lin, Y. E., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Puri, V. M. 1989. Modeling temperature distribution during microwave heating. ASAE Paper #89-6557. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Heinemann, P. H., Walker, P. W., Morrow, C. T., Varghese, Z. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1989. Optimization of cost for microwave systems in the food industry. ASAE Paper #89-7533. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Anantheswaran, R. C., Macke, D. W. & Grisso, R. D. 1989. Energy efficiency in food processing. Cooperative Extension Service Circular CC 343, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lin, Y. E. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1988. Studies on popping of popcorn in a microwave oven. J. Food Sci. 53:1746.

Rao, M. A. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1988. Convective heat transfer to fluid foods in cans. Adv. Food Research 32:39.

Slocum, S.A., Jasinski, E.M., Anantheswaran, R.C. & Kilara, A.K. 1987. Effect of sucrose on proteolysis in yogurt during incubation and storage. J. Dairy Sci. 71:589.

Whalen, P., Anantheswaran, R. C., & Shahani, K. M. 1987.Power consumption of whey-corn mash as compared to a full corn mash during liquefaction. Biotechnology Letters 9(7):523.

Konanayakam, M., Sastry, S. K. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1987. A method to determine shrinkage of mushrooms during processing. J. Food Science & Technology 24(5):257.

Anantheswaran, R. C. 1986. Heating characteristics of foods during microwave processing. ASAE Paper #86-6540. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Anantheswaran, R. C., Sastry, S. K., Beelman, R. B., Okereke, A. & Konanayakam, M. 1986. Effect of thermal processing on yield, color, and texture of canned mushrooms. J. Food Sci. 51:1197.

Anantheswaran, R. C., McLellan, M. R. & Nogueira, J. N. 1986. Effect of processing on particle size distribution in applesauce. In Food Engineering Applications (eds. M. Le Maguer & P. Jelen), Elsevier Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London.

Baldwin, D. R., Anantheswaran, R. C., Sastry, S. K. & Beelman, R.B. 1986. Effect of microwave blanching on the yield and quality of canned mushrooms. J. Food Sci. 51:965.

Anantheswaran, R. C., McLellan, M.R. & Bourne, M.C. 1985. Thermal degradation of texture in apples. J. Food Sci. 50:1136.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Rao, M. A. 1985. Heat transfer to model non- Newtonian fluid foods in cans during end-over-end rotation. J. Food Engineering 4:21.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Rao, M. A. 1985. Heat transfer to model Newtonian fluid foods in cans during end-over-end rotation. J. Food Engineering 4:1.

Sastry, S. K., Zuritz, C. A. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1985. Interaction between heat and mass transfer in foods. ASHRAE Transactions 91(2).

Sastry, S.K., Patel, P. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1985. A computer data bank for irregular food geometries. ASAE Paper #85-6516. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Rao, M. A., Cooley, H. J., Anantheswaran, R. C. & Ennis, R. E. 1985. Convective heat transfer to canned liquid foods in a Steritort. J. Food Sci. 50:150.

Nogueira, J. N., McLellan, M. R. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1985. Effect of fruit firmness and processing parameters on the particle size distribution in apple sauce of two cultivars. J. Food Sci. 50:744.

Anantheswaran, R. C., Hang, Y. D., McLellan, M. R. & Woodams, E. E. 1984. A low cost adiabatic process controller for measurement of heat evolved during fermentation. Biotechnology Letters 6(4):221.

Anantheswaran, R. C., Rao, M. A. & Cooley, H. J. 1984. Energy consumption for processing and packaging of apple products. SEARCH - AGRICULTURE, Number 28, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, New York.

Rao, M. A. & Anantheswaran, R. C. 1982. Rheology of fluids in food processing. Food Technol. 36(2):116.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Law, S. E. 1981. Electrostatic precipitation of pesticide sprays onto turfgrass-type planar targets. Transactions ASAE 24(2):273.

Anantheswaran, R. C. & Law, S. E. 1979. Electrostatic turfgrass spraying. USGA Green Section Record, Nov.-Dec.:1.

Anantheswaran, R. C., Shankar, G. & Das, H. 1979. Performance of a Savonius rotor type vertical axis windmill. Harvester 21:103.

Selected Funding Sources:

  • October 2008 - September  2011.   Understanding and preventing the survival and transmission of zoonotic pathogens in the dairy system.  USDA Special Grant on Milk Safety. 
  • October 2009 - September  2012.   Understanding and preventing the transmission and survival of foodborne pathogens throughout the dairy system.  USDA Special Grant on Milk Safety. 
  • Hershey Foods Corporation Graduate Fellowship. $25,000
  • July 2004 - June 2007.  Developing new technologies & programs to enhance the safety & security of dairy products.  USDA Special Grant on Milk Safety.
  • July 2003 - June 2006.  Detecting, tracking & controlling hazards in milk & dairy products.  Multi-hurdle strategies to control pathogens in (fresh and mold-ripened) soft-cheeses.  USDA Special Grant on Milk Safety.
  • August 2002 – August 2004.  Fat migration in fat-based confectionery.  PA Manuf. Confectionery Assoc. 
  • July 1999 - June 2002.  Effect of heat shock on HTST destruction of gram+ pathogens in milk.  $75,582. USDA Special Research Grants Program.
  •  August 2000 - December 2000.  Technical review of fat and moisture migration in fat-based confectionery.  Pennsylvania Manufacturers of Confectionery Association
  • July 1998 - June 1999.   In-line measurement of salinity in particulate foods using GMS.  Center for Food Manufacturing, Penn State,
  • July 1998 – June 2001.  An integrated stochastic finite element and dynamic growth model based on random microbial growth and material properties. USDA Special Research Grants Program.
  • January 1998 - June 2001. Development of commercial on-line cooling systems for rapid cooling of eggs.  PA Department of Agriculture.
  • September 2002 – August 2003.   Development of an industrial on-line sensor.   USDA SBIR.
  • January 2001 – August 2003.  Moisture migration through compound chocolate coatings in ice cream cones.  Nestle R&D Center.
  • July 2000 - June 2002.  Drying-rate-controlled, microwave assisted drying of food and pharamaceutical gels.  Center for Food Manufacturing, Penn State.
  • December 1997 - November 1998.  Studies on thermal processing simulators.  Process Tek, IL  
  • September 1997 - August 2003. Food and agricultural national needs graduate fellowship grant in food engineering.  U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
  • July 1997 - June 1998.  Fuzzy logic and neural network based control strategies. Center for Food Manufacturing, Penn State.
  • July 1997 - June 1998.   GMS: On-line tool to monitor food quality.  Center for Food Manufacturing, Penn State.
  • May 1997 - April 1998.  Studies on modified atmospheric packaging of mushrooms.  Huntsman Packaging Corp.,  GA.
  • September 1997 - August 1999. Food and agricultural national needs graduate fellowship grant in food engineering.  U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
  • January 1997 - December 1999.  Studies on bulk freezing of single strength orange juice.  Tropicana Inc.
  • July 1996 - June 1997.  Effect of different cargo stacking patterns on temperature distribution inside containers.  Dole Fresh Fruit Co. 
  • November 1996 - June 1997.   Design of experiments for food manufacturing process analysis and control.  Center for Food Manufacturing, Penn State.
  • November 1996 - June 1997.   Dielectric spectroscopy.  Center for Food Manufacturing, Penn State.
  • January 1996 – June 1998.   Impact of commercial cooling practices on quality and safety of eggs.  PA Department of Agriculture.
  • January 1996 - December 1996.  Optimizing high pH wash system and design of a retail modified humidity packaging system. Extended Product Life (EPL), West Conshohocken, PA.
  • July 1995 - June 1998.  Kinetics of destruction of L. monocytogenes in milk during conventional and microwave heating.  U. S. Department of Agriculture, Special Research Grants Program.
  • December 1994 - August 1995.  Development of a washing and modified atmosphere-humidity packaging system for fresh mushrooms.  Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Extended Product Life (EPL), West Conshohocken, PA.
  • July 1994 - June 1996.  Development of product-package simulators for thermal processing.  Process Tek, Evanston, IL.
  • September 1992 - August 1998. A community focused approach to improving the economic status of women and the nutrition of infants and children: Nutribusiness development in central and western Kenya.  U. S. AID.

Current Graduate Students:

  • Saurabh Lele (Ph.D.) (Co-advising with Dr. J. D. Lambert)
  • Sneha Karthikeyan (M.S.)(Co-advising with Dr. S. J. Knabel)
  • Lauriel Stewart (M.S.) (Co-advising with Dr. J. K. P. Vanamala) 

List of Courses Taught:

  • Fd Sc 405, Elements of Food Engineering
  • Fd Sc 430, Unit Operations in Food Processing
  • Fd Sc 500B, Food Science Fundamentals-Food Engineering
  • Fd Sc 499B, Global Perspectives on Agriculture and Food Systems in India

 

Research Interests

Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Researchers

Microwave processing of foods; Dielectric properties of food materials; Ingredient interactions during microwave heating of foods; Moisture and fat migration in confectionery products; Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh produce; Rapid cooling of shell eggs, High pressure processing.

Food Ingredients as Materials Researchers

Microwave processing of foods; Dielectric properties of food materials; Ingredient interactions during microwave heating of foods; Moisture and fat migration in confectionery products; Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh produce; Rapid cooling of shell eggs.

Plant and Mushroom Products Researchers

Microwave processing of foods; Dielectric properties of food materials; Ingredient interactions during microwave heating of foods; Moisture and fat migration in confectionery products; Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh produce; Rapid cooling of shell eggs.

Food Safety Researchers

Microwave processing of foods; Dielectric properties of food materials; Ingredient interactions during microwave heating of foods; Moisture and fat migration in confectionery products; Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh produce; Rapid cooling of shell eggs, High pressure processing.

Food Engineering and Processing

Microwave processing of foods; Dielectric properties of food materials; Ingredient interactions during microwave heating of foods; Moisture and fat migration in confectionery products; Modified atmosphere and modified humidity packaging of fresh produce; Rapid cooling of shell eggs.