V. M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam

Food Engineering With Emphasis on Food Safety and Quality

High Pressure Food Processing Lab

Department of Food Science and Technology,
The Ohio State University, 333 Parker Food Science and Technology
2015 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1007
Phone: (614) 292 1732 FAX: (614) 292 0218
Email: balasubramaniam.1@osu.edu


My long term research interest has been food safety and quality assessment of emerging alternative food processing technologies and conduct research on relevant questions of industrial and regulatory importance.

Our current research focus is on high-pressure pasteurization and sterilization of foods. Our team investigates combined pressure-thermal resistance of surrogate organisms for process validation. We evaluate combined pressure-thermal effects on various food products and evaluate product quality. We develop kinetic models for bacterial inactivation and estimate thermo physical properties of foods under pressure.

We emphasize on multidisciplinary team oriented research that integrate basic engineering principles with microbiology and chemistry concepts in solving practical problems of industrial interest.

Visit the High Pressure Processing Lab @: http://grad.fst.ohio-state.edu/hpp