Food Quality, Safety, and Biosecurity

Food Quality, Safety and Biosecurity Faculty


Active Research Projects:

Modeling the effects of sublethal injury on subsequent thermal resistance of bacterial pathogens. (Marks, B.)

Improving the use of predictive microbial models for thermal process validations in the meat and poultry industry. (Marks, B.)

Modeling the physicochemical processes of meat marination/enhancement. (Marks, B.)

Quantifying the effects of slow-cooking operations on the thermal resistance of Salmonella in whole-muscle meat and poultry products. (Marks, B.)

Quantifying and modeling the inactivation of Salmonella on the surfaces of low water activity products subjected to pasteurization processes. (Marks, B.)

Quantifying multiple sources of uncertainty in microbial inactivation models. (Marks, B.)

Efficacy of low-energy x-ray for inactivation of high priority pathogens on high risk food products. (Marks, B.)

A systems approach to minimize microbial food safety hazards associated with fresh and fresh-cut leafy greens. (Marks, B.)

Modeling multi-phase transfer of E. coli 0157:H7 in continuous processing systems. (Marks, B.)

Inactivation of Salmonella on raw nuts using low-energy x-ray. (Jeong, S.; Marks, B.)

Evaluating the efficacy of an x-ray food irradiator for 5-pound bags of shredded lettuce. (Jeong, S.; Marks, B.)

Development of a multiplex bio-barcode DNA biosensor for Bacillus Anthracis detection without PCR amplification. (Alocilja, E.)

Development of biologically modified electrically-active magnetic nanoparticles (nano-beams) for direct capture. (Alocilja, E.)

Project GEM team. (Alocilja, E.)

Rapid detection system for viable E Coli in surface water. (Alocilja, E.)

Fundamental studies on multifunctional electrospun nanofibers for sensor applications. (Alocilja, E.)

Development of forward error-correcting multi-array biosensor based on molecular bio-wires. (Alocilja, E.)

Rapid and quantitative detection of helicobacter pylori and E Coli 0157 in well water using a nano-wired biosensor and Q. (Alocilja, E.)

Development of a field-based biosensor to enhance the epidemiological work of bovine viral diarrhea virus. (Alocilja, E.)

Development of nano-structured biosensors for rapid detection of disease-causing agents in food and water. (Alocilja, E.) (MAES)

Nanotechnology and biosensors MRF project NC-1031. (Alocilja, E.)

Automated Systems for Detection and Control of Disease, Pest, Quality, and Safety in Specialty Crop Production (Guyer, D.)

Improvement of the Michigan Red Delicious Appearance (Guyer, D.; Lu, R.)

Enhancing Market Potential: Potato Condition Measurement with Electro-Optical Techniques (Guyer, D.; Lu, R.)

Integrating Cherry Cooling and Water Resource Management (Guyer, D.)

Detecting and Assessing Potential Causes of Internal Chestnut Deterioration (Guyer, D.)


Food Safety


Pilot Lab


Dairy Plant/Lab


Food Value Added


Biosensor / Biosecurity


Food Quality Testing