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Josip Simunovic

Research Professor

Schaub Food Science Building, Room 116C

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  • 12 U.S., 40 International Patents
  • Developed technology bases for 4 start-up companies
  • Technologies lead to new product introductions in North America and Europe
  • 1981-1983. Fulbright Scholar
  • 1983. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1983. Gamma Sigma Delta The Honor Society of Agriculture
  • 1999. North Carolina State University: Kenneth R. Keller Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2000. Phi Tau Sigma The Honor Society for Food Science
  • 2007, 2009, 2011. National Science Foundation: IUCRC Compendium of Industry Nominated
  • Technology Breakthroughs: Continuous Flow Microwave Sterilization
  • 2008. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers: FPSA/FPEI FOOD ENGINEERING AWARD
  • 2009. Institute of Food Technologists: FOOD TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • 2012. Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists: MARVIN TUNG ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • 2012. North Carolina State University: INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD


Ph.D Food Science North Carolina State University 1998

M.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition University of Florida 1983

B.S. Food Technology University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer 1978

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Continuous flow thermal processing – foods and beverages
  • Continuous flow microwave heating, pasteurization, sterilization of foods and biomaterials
  • Development and implementation of particle flow monitoring and validation equipment, tools and software for continuous flow sterilization processes of multiphase / particle-containing foods packaged in aseptic packaging
  • Development and commercialization of novel, advanced continuous flow sterilization processes (multiphase aseptic processing using conventional, continuous-flow microwave and continuous-flow ohmic thermal pasteurization and sterilization)
  • Development and testing of thermo-sensitive sensors and implants for evaluation, recording and validation of advanced thermal sterilization – in pack/batch and continuous flow/aseptic