Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Dr. Tatiana Koutchma is a Research Scientist in Food Processing in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Guelph Food Research Center where she leads research in food safety engineering. Before she joined the AAFC, she was an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago where she had taught courses in food processing and engineering. She received her doctoral degree in Food Process Engineering at Moscow State University of Food Production. Since 1990, she has worked in academia and government research programs, collaborating with leading food companies. Her main research focus is application of emerging processing technologies like UV light, microwave heating and high hydrostatic pressure for improved food safety, security, shelf life and product acceptability. She also initiated a research program on UV pasteurization of fresh juices and other liquid ingredients. Dr. Koutchma is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Processing, Food, and Bioprocess Technology; a member of the Innovative Technologies Board of PepsiCo; is an invited speaker at international symposiums and congresses; and, chairs conferences and society sections. Since 1998, she has published over 50 manuscripts and book chapters on a wide range of food processing related topics. In 2009 she completed a book on the application of UV technology for foods called â€œUltraviolet Light in Food Technology: Principles and Applicationsâ€.
High hydrostatic pressure for improved food safety, security, shelf life and product acceptability.