SDSU students and faculty attend Food Technology Conference

South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
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BROOKINGS — Ten students and five faculty members from South Dakota State University attended the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Technology Conference in Chicago from July 15-18, 2018.

The Dairy and Food Science Department graduate students who attended include Beatrice Manu, Tanvee Deshpande, Kara Konst, Bipin Rajpurohit, Aliza Sigdel, Mohamed Elfaruk and Brady Bury, as well as undergraduate student Emily Resch. Prachi Pahariya, graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, also attended.

Two graduate research posters were presented. One poster is titled, “Effectiveness of a Vacuum Dough Expansion System in Measuring Dough Expansion Attributes for Predicting Bread Loaf Volume” and is authored by Bipin Rajpurohit; Daniel Brabec, a research agricultural engineer with the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Karl Glover, SDSU professor and spring wheat breeder; Sunish Sehgal, SDSU assistant professor and winter wheat breeder; Padu Krishnan, SDSU professor. Rajpurohit was also selected to present this research project in a competition at the conference.

The other poster that was presented is titled, “Extraction of beta-carotene from carrot using ultrasound, microwave and infrared techniques,” and is authored by Prachi Pahariya and Kasi Muthukumarappan, distinguished professor and graduate coordinator.

Aliza Sigdel, Tanvee Deshpande and Prachi Pahariya received Minnesota Section IFT scholarships to attend the conference.

Lloyd Metzger, professor, presented on “Manufacture, functionality, and applications of milk protein concentrate and micellar casein in cheese.”

Krishnan and Srinivas Janaswamy, assistant professor, participated in the 2018 Section Leadership Forum on July 14 and 15.

Muthukumarappan and C.Y. Wang, professor, also attended the conference.

“This conference is a really nice way to network with people, make connections and learn about other research going on,” Krishnan said.

The research work presented was conducted through support from several competitive grants of faculty members.