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Former Students

  • Jamie A. Bober, M.S. Student, 2000–2002. Nisin fermentation by Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis in biofilm reactors using plastic composite supports.
  • Ratna R. Sharma, Ph.D. Student, 2000–2002. Decontamination of alfalfa seeds and sprouts by novel methods.
  • Aman Jalali, Undergraduate Independent Study Student, Spring 2000. Inactivation of Salmonella during composting of food wastes.
  • Angela Mazzoni, Undergraduate Independent Study Student, Fall 2000. Decontamination of alfalfa seeds by supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, M.S. Student, 2001–2002. Inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium and E. coli O157:H7 on packaged meat during irradiation.
  • Gabrielle Davis, LSC Undergraduate Res. Program Student, Summer 2001. Production of nisin in suspension cell bioreactor.
  • Sara Hillegas, Undergraduate Independent Study Student, Spring 2002. Inactivation of Clostridium sporogenes in honey by pulsed UV-light treatment.
  • Stephen P. Walker, M.S. Student, 2002–2003. Novel method for on_farm CIP cleaning of milking systems.
  • Ennis L. Veale, M.S. Student, 2002–2003.On-line monitoring fermentation process by using spectroscopic methods.
  • Katherine L. Bailka, M.S. Student, 2002–2003. Efficacy of electrolyzed oxidizing water for the microbial safety and quality of eggs.
  • Deniz Cekmecelioglu, Ph.D. Student, 2002–2004. Fate of pathogenic microorganisms in food waste composting.
  • Mark Bechara, Graduate Independent Study Student, Summer 2004. The effect of calcium and magnesium on the production of nisin.
  • Beatrice Sirakaya, Graduate Independent Study Student, Fall 2004. Industrial grade media evaluation for ethanol fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Thunyarat Pongtharangkul, Ph.D. Student, 2002–2006. Enhanced nisin production and separation from fermentation broth.
  • Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Ph.D. Student, 2002–2006. Decontamination of Milk and Water by Pulsed UV-light and Infrared Heating.
  • Todd J. Miserendino, M.S. Student, 2005–2006. Nisin production by immobilized cell fermentation.
  • Katherine L. Bialka, Ph.D. Student, 2003–2007. Decontamination of berries with ozone and pulsed UV light.
  • Eric Huang, M.S. Student, 2006–2007. Enhanced human lysozyme production by Kluyveromyces lactis K7.
  • Nene M. Keklik, Ph.D. Student, 2006–2009. Decontamination of poultry by pulsed UV-light.
  • Kuan-Chen Cheng, Ph.D. Student, 2007–2010. Microbial cellulose production by using biofilm reactors.
  • Gulten Izmirlioglu, M.S. Student, 2008–2010. Ethanol Production from Waste Potato Mash by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Debleena Dasgupta, Graduate Independent Study Student, Spring 2009. Industrial grade media evaluation for ethanol fermentation by Xymomonas mobilis.
  • Jimmy Truong, Undergraduate Independent Study Student, Spring 2009. Production of ethanol from sugar beets.
  • Torgautov Daulet, Undergraduate Independent Study Student, Spring 2010. Decontamination of potato strip by pulsed UV light.
  • Can, Fidan O. 2011-2013. M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Thesis Title: Surface decontamination of packaged hard cheeses by pulsed-UV processing as a novel technology.

  • Ercan, Duygu. 2010-2014. Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Thesis Title: Production of human lysozyme by using biofilm reactors.

  • Coban, Hasan B. 2011-2014. Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Thesis Title: Conversion of amino Acids to their specific alpha-keto acids by microbial fermentation.

  • Wang, Xinmiao. 2011-2015. Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Thesis Title: Evaluation and optimization of electrolyzed oxidizing water as a novel cleaning-in-place approach for milking systems.

  • Izmirlioglu, Gulten. 2010-2016. Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Thesis Title: Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation for production of ethanol from waste mash potato in biofilm reactors.

  • Fan Nai-Wen. Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Decontamination of E. coli K12 on strawberries by EO Water.
  • Mahdinia, Ehsan. 2014-2017. Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Thesis Title: Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7) production by Bacillus subtilis natto in a biofilm reactor.