Roopesh Syamaladevi, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
roopeshms@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8413
Address
3-16 Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Sustainable food process engineering atmospheric cold plasma UV LED 3D printing of foods microbial decontamination plant protein processing wastewater treatment


About

Education

Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (2012) 

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA 


Research

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Process Engineering Research

Antimicrobial Applications of Atmospheric Cold Plasma

  • Plasma activated air, water, micro/ultra fine bubbles, and mist 
  • Microbial decontamination 
  • Inactivation of microbial biofilms in processing environment 

Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Atmospheric Cold Plasma

  • Seed decontamination and germination improvement 
  • Mycotoxin degradation 
  • Plasma activated water bubbles and mist as a green fertilizer and sanitizer for greenhouse and indoor farming - hydroponics and aquaponics 

UV LED applications

  • Microbial decontamination 
  • Water treatment

Sustainable Food Processing

  • Novel extraction, homogenization, drying processes (e.g., peas, canola, lentil, faba bean, etc.)  
  • Plant protein and carbohydrate particle formation (gels, powders, emulsions) and functionality improvement
  • 3D printability of plant proteins, carbohydrates, and fibers  
  • Atmospheric cold plasma based continuous process development

Wastewater Treatment

  • Atmospheric cold plasma bubble technology development
  • Treatments using ultraviolet and blue light pulses emitted from LEDs
  • Microbial decontamination 
  • Degradation of antibiotics and pesticides in wastewater 

Lab Website: Food Safety and Sustainability Engineering (FSSE) research group


Teaching

NU FS 311 Introduction to Food Processing (Winter 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

NU FS 490 Innovations in Food Science (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

NUFS 403/AFNS 503 Processing of Milk and Dairy Products (Fall 2017, 2018)

AFNS 500 Individual Study (Winter & Fall 2017)

Announcements

Graduate Training Opportunities

Not currently accepting new student/research assistant applications

Courses

AFNS 503 - Processing of Milk and Dairy Products

Technological principles of milk treatment and processes for fluid milk products; concentrated, dried, sterilized and fermented dairy products; cheese, butter and ice cream. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 403. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


NU FS 311 - Introduction to Food Processing

An introduction to unit operations involved in food processing. Topics include moisture control and dehydration, high and low temperature operations, separation processes and other novel food processing techniques. Prerequisite: NU FS 372 or NU FS 373.


NU FS 401 - Undergraduate Research Project

Directed laboratory study under supervision of a staff member. Note: For third- and fourth-year students only. Students must obtain approval from Department before registration. May be taken more than once provided that topic is different.


NU FS 403 - Processing of Milk and Dairy Products

Technological principles of milk treatment and processes for fluid milk products; concentrated, dried, sterilized, and fermented dairy products; cheese, butter and ice cream. Prerequisite: NU FS 374.


NU FS 490 - Innovations in Food Science

Integrated exploration of emerging concepts and novel technologies and innovations in food science. Prerequisite: *60.


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