25 Mar Opening Lecture: Micha Peleg, Profesor Emeritus (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Education: B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) 1963, M.Sc. (Food Engineering and Biotechnology), 1967, D.Sc. (Food Engineering and Biotechnology), Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1971.
Current Status: Professor Emeritus University of Massachusetts since May 21, 2015. [Previously: Professor of Food Engineering 1990 – 2015 Department of Food Science, 1975 – 1990. Department of Food Engineering 1975-1990.]
Honors and awards: G.W. Scott-Blair Memorial Award of the American Association of cereal Chemists, Listed by ISI as a highly cited researcher for several years, Member of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, IFT Research and Development Award (2011).
Teaching areas: Food processing, Unit operations and Physical properties of foods.
Research interests areas: Rheology and texture, glass transition and brittle foods, powder technology, mathematical modeling of microbial populations dynamics, linear and nonlinear kinetics in biological and chemical processes, shelf life, risk assessment, moisture sorption isotherms. Modeling vitamins degradation kinetics.
Editorial board membership (past and present): 7 journals & Springer’s Food Engineering Book Series.
Publication Referee: (past and present): Numerous journals in food and non-food areas.
Invited speaker to international conferences and seminars: US & 20 foreign countries.
International academic and industrial short courses: US & 10 foreign countries.
Industrial consulting areas: Powder and Particulates Technology, Food Processing.
Publications: Over 350 technical publications. A book entitled Advanced quantitative microbiology for food and biosystems: Models for predicting growth and inactivation. CRC Press, Boca Raton FL, 2006, Co-edited book (with Eduard B. Bagley) entitled: Physical Properties of Foods. AVI, Westport CT, 1983. For a complete list open: http://people.umass.edu/aew2000/MPpubs.html.
Over 20 web pages offering free downloadable MS Excel® programs (with Mark D. Normand).
Over 10 web pages offering free downloadable Mahtematica® Programs (all with Mark D. Normand).
For a complete list open: http://people.umass.edu/aew2000/.
Over 140 interactive programs in the Wolfram’s Demonstration Project (all with Mark D. Normand and some with others too). For a complete list open: http://people.umass.edu/aew2000/WolframDemoLinks.html.