Faculty Working in this Area

Food Engineering and Processing researchers in the Department of Food Science at Penn State.
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director for Education by Non-Traditional Delivery
  • Chair of the Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Research Group


  • Associate Research Professor


Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Food Processing & Quality
  • Dairy Food Safety
  • Sensory Analysis of Dairy Products
  • Dairy Foods Extension
  • Artisanal Cheese
  • Professor of Food Science


Areas of Expertise

  • Tracking Listeria monocytogenes in produce production and processing environments
  • Food safety validation of mushroom growing, packing, and processing procedures
  • Farm food safety (Good Agricultural Practices) training
  • Hazards Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls training
  • Non-thermal food processing
  • Technical assistance to home and commercial food processors
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies


Areas of Expertise

  • Food process engineering
  • Food materials science
  • Biopolymers
  • Chocolate and confectionery
  • Professor Emeritus of Food Science;
  • Director, Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health


Areas of Expertise

  • Nutritional and medicinal properties of mushrooms
  • Antioxidants-selenium and ergothioneine
  • Vitamin D-enrichment of mushrooms