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Rosana Moreira, P.E.

Moreira, P.E., Rosana
Rosana Moreira, P.E.
Professor, Assistant Department Head & Graduate Coordinator
310 Scoates Hall
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Campinas State University – Brazil, Agricultural Engineering, 1980
Graduate Education
M.S., Michigan State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1983
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1989

Research Interests

Fundamental modeling and automatic control of food processing systems, food dehydration (impingement drying), extrusion, deep-fat frying (vacuum frying), biomass pretreatment for bioenergy, food irradiation (Monte Carlo & dose distribution).

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications: * Indicates graduate students under direct supervision; ** Indicates post-doctoral fellows under direct supervision; ***Indicates member of graduate student committee

  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. Moreira, R.G. and Kim*, T. 2012. De-oiling and pretreatment for high quality potato chips. Journal of Food process Engineering. Corrected proof, April 2012.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gomes*, C.; Moreira, R.; and Castell-Perez, E. 2011. Microencapsulated antimicrobial compounds as a means to enhance electron beam irradiation treatment of fresh produce. J. Food Microb. 76(6): E479-E488. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02264.x
  6. Gomes, C.*; Moreira, R.; and Castell-Perez, E. 2011. Poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles with entrapped trans-cinnamaldehyde and eugenol for antimicrobial delivery applications.  J. Food Science. 76:N16-N24. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01985.x
  7. Gomes, C*.; Moreira, R.; and Castell-Perez, E. 2011. Radiosensitization of Salmonella spp. and Listeria spp. in ready-to-eat baby spinach leaves. J. Food Science. 76: E141-E148. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01904.x.
  8. Kim, J.**; Moreira, R. and Braby, L. 2011. Simulation of gamma-ray irradiation of lettuce Leaves in a 137Cs irradiator using MCNP. Progress in NUCLEAR SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY, 2 (October):  442-446. Atomic Energy Society of Japan.
  9. Kim, J.**; Moreira, R. and Castell-Perez, E. 2011. Optimizing irradiation treatment of shell eggs using simulation. J. Food Science. 76: E173-E177. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01931.x
  10. Chimbombi, E.***, Moreira, R.; Kim, J.**; and Castell-Perez, E. 2011. Prediction of Targeted Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium inactivation in fresh cut cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L.)  using electron beam irradiation. J. Food Eng.103:409-416. DOI:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2010.11.011.