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Josip Simunovic

Research Professor

Faculty

Schaub Food Science Building 116C

919.513.3190

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

Achievements

  • 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
  • 2010. USDA / ARS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
  • 2012. Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists: MARVIN TUNG ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • 2012. North Carolina State University: INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Education

B.S., Food Technology , University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer (1978)
M.S, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida (1983)
Ph.D, Food Science, North Carolina State University (1998)