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Akinbode Adedeji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


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Research Interest:

My research focuses on applying engineering principles to develop processes and systems that will add value to agricultural products and ensure their safety across the food supply chain. Specific areas of research include the following: 1. Agricultural products and food processing waste value addition through extrusion processing, biochemical conversion, heat and mass transfer applications (frying, drying and freezing). 2. Application of non-thermal techniques for ensuring safety and quality of foods — Cold Atmospheric Plasma, Pulsed UV light, Microwave Treatment, High Pressure Treatment, etc. 3. Use of non-destructive methods in determining safety and quality of food materials — hyperspectral imaging and acoustic emission systems. 4. Bioactive compounds and efficient oil extraction using ultrasonication and combination-technology. 5. Development of appropriate technologies for curbing post-harvest losses in developing countries.

Current Projects

    1. Proso millet value addition: carbohydrate and protein content quality characterization
    2. Use of stressors to increase diastatic power of grains – barley and millet
    3. Bourbon spent grain (SG) value addition:
      1. SG as ingredient for increasing dietary fiber in extruded products
      2. Nanomaterials development from extracted protein in SG
    4. Noninvasive classification of grains – gluten versus non gluten, cultivar differentiation
    5. Wind energy harvesting for forced air generation to improve solar drying