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International Journal of Food Engineering

Editor In Chief: Xiao Dong Chen
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International Journal of Food Engineering is devoted to engineering disciplines related to processing foods. The areas of interest include heat, mass transfer and fluid flow in food processing; food microstructure development and characterization; application of artificial intelligence in food engineering research and in industry; food biotechnology; and mathematical modeling and software development for food processing purposes. Authors and editors come from top engineering programs around the world: the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Western Europe, but also South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

  • Heat, mass transfer and fluid flow in food processing
  • Food microstructure development and characterization
  • Application of artificial intelligence in food engineering research and in industry
  • Food biotechnology
  • Mathematical modeling and software development for food processing purposes

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Research articles and reports, book reviews

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Content available since 2005 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 1556-3758

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Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief

Professor Xiao Dong Chen, Head, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences, Soochow University; 199 Ren-Ai Rd., Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China; Phone: +86-512-6588 2767; Fax: +86-512-6588 2767; Email: xdchen@mail.suda.edu.cn 

Associate Editors of IJFE

Food and Bioprocess Engineering

Associate Professor Nan Fu, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences, Soochow University; Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China; Phone: +86-512-6588 3267; Email: nan.fu@suda.edu.cn; Webpage: http://scee.suda.edu.cn/szdw/5.cshtml; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4751-4645

Mathematical Modelling

Associate Professor Mark Nelson, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong; Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia; Phone: (61)-2-4221-4400, (61)-2-4221-4845; Email: mnelson@uow.edu.au; Webpage: http://www.uow.edu.au/~mnelson/

Heat, Mass Transfer and Mathematical modelling

Dr. Aditya Putranto, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom; Email: adityaputrantoeng@gmail.com

Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering

Associate Professor Agus Saptoro, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia; CDT 250, Miri, Sarawak 98009, Malaysia; Phone: Tel: +60 85 630100 Ext: 2634; Email: agus.saptoro@curtin.edu.my; Webpage: https://engsci.curtin.edu.my/departments/chemical-engineering/people/agus-saptoro/; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1734-4788

Food Engineering and Food Nanotechnology

Professor Chinnaswamy Anandharamakrishnan, Director, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Ministry of Food Processing Technology, Govt. of India, Thanjavur - 613005, Tamil Nadu India; Email: anandharamakrishnan@iifpt.edu.in

Food Processing

Associate Professor Anna Michalska-Ciechanowska, Department of Fruit, Vegetable and Plant Nutraceutical Technology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Wroc³aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland; Email: anna.michalska@upwr.edu.pl; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8212-7894; ResearcherID: N-5880-2015

Fluid Mechanics and Physical Properties of Food

Associate Professor Marek Jakubowski, Head, Department of Food Industry Processes and Facilities, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Koszalin University of Technology; Koszalin PL75620, Poland; Phone: +48-94-3478457; Email: marek.jakubowski@tu.koszalin.pl; Webpage: http://kpiups.wm.tu.koszalin.pl/art/157; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1273-7224


Professor Ruben Mercadé-Prieto, School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University; 53, Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Astana 010000 Kazakhstan; Phone: +7 705 671 6340; Email: ruben.mercade@nu.edu.kz

Drying in Food Processing

Associate Professor Meng Wai Woo, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland; Auckland 1010, New Zealand; Email: wai.woo@auckland.ac.nz; Webpage: https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/wai-woo

Process Control

Professor Brent Young, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, The University of Auckland; Auckland 1010, New Zealand; Email: b.young@auckland.ac.nz; Webpage: http://www.ecm.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/brent-young

Guest Editor

Professor Eleonora Bottani, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma; viale G.P.Usberti 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy; Phone: +39 0521 905872; Email: eleonora.bottani@unipr.it


International Editorial Board Members

Professor Ravindra Pogaku, Precinct of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Energy Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS); Kota Kinabalu, 88400, Sabah; Malaysia. Phone: 60 88-320533; Fax:60 88-320539; E-mail: ravindra@ums.edu.my

Professor José Miguel Aguilera, Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, College of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Vicuña Mackenna 4860, P.O. Box 306, Santiago 22; Chile; Phone: +56-2-686-4254; Fax: +56-2-686-5803; jmaguile@ing.puc.cl;

Professor V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, Department of Food Science & Technology, The Ohio State University; 333 Parker Food Science & Technology Building, 2015 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1007; Phone: 614-292-1732; Fax: 614-292-0218; Website: http://works.bepress.com/bala; E-mail: balasubramaniam.1@osu.edu

Dr. Bipan Bansal, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Dairy Farm Road, Private Bag 11029; Palmerston North, New Zealand; Tel : +64 6 350 4600 x 7078; Fax: +64 6 356 1476; E-mail : bipan.bansal@fonterra.com; http://works.bepress.com/bipan_bansal; http://www.fonterra.com

Professor Jose J. Benedito, Grupo de Análisis y Simulación de Procesos Agroalimentarios, Departamento de Tecnología de Alimentos, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia; Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 – Valencia (España); Tel: +34-96-3879366; Fax:+34-96-3879839; jjbenedi@tal.upv.es;

Professor Bhesh Bhandari, School of Land and Food Sciences, University of Queensland; St. Lucia QLD 4072; Tel.: +61-07 33469192; Fax: +61-07 33651177; b.bhandari@uq.edu.au;

Associate Professor Su-Ling Brooks, Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University; P.O. Box 1000; Halifax NS B3J 2X4 Canada; su@cantab.net;

Professor Guohua Chen, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay; Kowloon, Hong Kong; Tel.: +852-2358-7138; Fax:+852-2358-0054; kechengh@ust.hk;

Associate Professor Nyuk Ling Chin, Department of Process and Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia; 43400 UPM, Serdang, Malaysia; chinnl@eng.upm.edu.my;

Professor Sakamon Devahastin, Dept. of Food Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Tonburi; 91 Pracha u-tid Rd., Bangmod, Tungkru, Bangkok 10140, Thailand; Tel.: (662) 470-9246; Fax: (662) 470-9240; sakamon.dev@kmutt.ac.th; http://works.bepress.com/devahastin; http://www.geocities.com/sakamon

Professor Ashim K. Datta, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University; 208 Riley-Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14851; Tel.: +1-607-255-2482; Fax: +1-607-255-4080; akd1@cornell.edu; http://www.bee.cornell.edu/datta

Professor Matt Hardin, School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Western Australia; Perth 6009 Australia; matth@mech.uwa.edu.au;

Dr Bryony James, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland; Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand; Tel.: +64 9 3737999; Fax: +64 9 3737421; b.james@auckland.ac.nz;

Professor Dong Li, College of Engineering, China Agricultural University; P. O. Box 50, 17 Qinghua Donglu, Beijing 100083, China; Tel.: +86-10-62737351; Fax: +86-10-62737351; dongli@cau.edu.cn; \

Professor Yongli Mi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Tel: +852-2358-7127; keymix@ust.hk;

Professor Gauri S. Mittal, School of Engineering, University of Guelph; Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1; Tel: +1-519-824-4120 Extn 52431; Fax: +1-519-836-0227; gmittal@uoguelph.ca; http://www.soe.uoguelph.ca/faculty_pages/gauri_m.html

Professor Arun S. Mujumdar, Department of Bioresource Engineering, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; arunmujumdar123@gmail.com; Websites: http://works.bepress.com/arun; http://www.arunmujumdar.com; http://serve.me.nus.edu.sg/arun/

Professor Sing Kiong Nguang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; Tel.: +64-9-3737599 x 88285; Fax: +64-9-3737461; sk.nguang@auckland.ac.nz

Associate Professor Minh Nguyen, School of Applied Sciences, University of Newcastle; PO box 127, Brush road, Ourimbah, NSW 2258, Australia; Tel: +61 2 4348 4115; Fax: +61 2 4348 4145; Website: http://works.bepress.com/m_h_nguyen; Email: minh.nguyen@newcastle.edu.au;

Associate Professor Necati Özkan, Central Laboratory, Middle East Technical University, Ankara – TURKEY; Tel: 90-312- 210 6428; Fax: 90-312- 210 6425; Website: http://works.bepress.com/necati_ozkan; e.mail: nozkan@metu.edu.tr

A/Professor Shafiur Rahman, LJ Smith Hall, Room 204; Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University; Pullman, WA 99164-6120, USA; Tel.: + 509-335-7745; Fax: + 509-335-2722; ssablani@wsu.edu

Dr. Carmen Rosselló, Chemistry Department, Ctra Valldemossa km 7,5, University of Illes Balears; E-07122-Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Tel.: + 34 971 17 32 39; Fax: + 34 971 17 34 26; carmen.rossello@uib.es;

Associate Professor Shyam S. Sablani, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA USA; Tel.: +1 5093357745; Fax: +1 5093352722; ssablani@wsu.edu

Professor Juming Tang, WSU IMPACT Fellow of Food Engineering, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University; Pullman, WA, 99164-6120; Tel: 509-335-2140; Fax: 509-335-2722; jtang@wsu.edu; http://www.microwaveheating.wsu.edu/

Prof. Ian Wilson, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge; New Museums Site
Pembroke Street; Cambridge CB2 3RA, United Kingdom; Tel.: +44-1223-334791; Fax: +44-1223-334796; Website: http://www.cheng.cam.ac.uk; diw11@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Dr. Long Yu (FRACI), CSIRO, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology; Clayton South, Melbourne, Vic. 3169, Australia; Tel: +61-3-9545 2797; Fax: +61-3-9544 1128; long.yu@csiro.au;

Professor Weibiao Zhou, Food Science and Technology Programme; Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore; Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543; Tel.: +65 6874 3501; Fax: +65 6775 7895; Website: http://works.bepress.com/weibiao_zhou; chmzwb@nus.edu.sg





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