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Elena Castell-Perez

Castell-Perez, Elena
Elena Castell-Perez
303G Scoates Hall
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Campinas State University, Food Engineering, 1980
Graduate Education
M.S., Michigan State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1984
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1990

Research Interests

Characterization of food and biological materials, biomass pretreatments for bioenergy, food rheology, smart packaging systems, food safety technologies including irradiation and active packaging.

Recent Publications

  1. Puerta-Gomez*,A.F, Moreira, R.G., Kim J., and Castell-Perez, M.E.  2012. “Comparison of growth rates of Escherichia Coli spp. and Salmonella Typhimurium LT2 in baby spinach leaves under slow cooling”. Food Control, accepted May 2012.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2012.05.070.
  2. R.G. Moreira, A. F. Puerta-Gomez*, J. Kim, and E. Castell-Perez. 2012. Factors affecting radiation D-values (D10) of an Escherichia coli cocktail and Salmonella typhimurium LT2 inoculated in fresh produce.  Journal of Food Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02603
  3. Brasil, I.M, Gomes, C., Puerta-Gomez,* A, Castell-Perez, M.E, Moreira, R.G. 2012. Polysaccharide-based multilayered antimicrobial edible coating enhances quality of fresh-cut papaya, LWT – Food Science and Technology (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2012.01.005
  4. Gomes, C.; Castell-Perez, M. E.; Chimbombi*, E.; Karagoz*, I.; Hare, B.; Liang, Y-L; Sue, H-J.; Sherman, P.; Dunne, P.; Wright, A. O.; Yang, T. 2012. Quality of olive-oil 1 reformulated MRE entrée. Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft und-Technologie/Food Science and Technology. Volume 45, Issue 2, 191-197.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2011.09.005
  5. Gomes, C.; Moreira, R. G.; Castell-Perez, E. 2011. Microencapsulated antimicrobial compounds as a means to enhance electron beam irradiation treatment of fresh produce. Journal of Food Science. 76,6, E479-E488. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02264.x
  6. Fang, A., Castell-Perez, E, Puerta-Gomez*, A, Zhou, S. and Sowers, J. 2010. Lapping of Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC). Advanced Materials Research Vols. 126-128 (2010) pp 469-474. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.126-128.469
  7. Chimbombi*, E., Kim, J., Moreira, R.G., Castell-Perez, M. E. 2010. Prediction of targeted Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium inactivation in fresh-cut cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L.)  using electron beam irradiation. Journal of Food Engineering. 103 (4), 409-416. DOI:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2010.11.011.
  8. Kim, J., Moreira, R.G., Castell-Perez, M.E. 2010. Simulation of pathogen inactivation in whole and fresh-cut cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) using electron beam treatment.Journal of Food Engineering,97(3), 425-433.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2009.10.038
  9. Carmen Gomes, Paulo Da Silva, Rosana G. Moreira, Elena Castell-Perez, E. Ann Ellis, Michael Pendleton. 2009. Understanding E. coli internalization in lettuce leaves for optimization of irradiation treatment. International Journal of Food Microbiology,135 238–247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2009.08.026.
  10. Carmen Gomes, M. Elena Castell-Perez, Ezekiel Chimbombi*, Dazhi Sun, Jia (Daniel) Liu,  Hung-Jue Sue, Peter Sherman, Patrick Dunne, and Alan O. Wright. 2009. Effect of Oxygen Absorbing Packaging on the Shelf life of a Liquid-based Component of Military Operational Rations. Journal of Food Science 74(4), E167-E176. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2009.01120.x