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Victoria University of Technology

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Faculty of Engineering and Science
School of Life Sciences and Technology
Centre for Bioprocessing and Food Technology

Development of a predictive model for the interestification of edible fats and oils under solvent-free conditions
Chief Researchers: Millikan M, Palmer M and Versteeg K
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Duration: December 1998
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Identification and quantification of caratenoid and flavanoid pigments in Australian wheats
Chief Researchers: Wootton M and Millikan M
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Duration: December 1998
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Elucidation of the biochemistry of browning in dried vine fruit and development of a predictive test for colour stability
Chief Researchers: Millikan M, Gould 1 and Hayes R
Sponsor: Dried Fruits Research and Development Corporation
Duration: August 1998
Field of Research: 060303 Food Safety and Quality

 

Centre for Packaging, Transportation and Storage
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Life cycle assessment for food packaging systems
Chief Researchers: Sonneveld K and James K
Sponsor: CRC for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science
Current Status: Ongoing
Field of Research: 060302 Packaging, Storage and Transportation

 

Department of Biological and Food Sciences

The influence of rate of pH decline on the water holding capacity and texture of beef
Chief Researchers: Trout G, Millikan M and Warner R
Sponsor: MRC
Duration: Due for completion in 1999
Field of Research: 060303 Food Safety and Quality


Factors affecting survival of probiotic bacteria in commercial starter cultures
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Sponsor: Chr Hansen Pty Ltd
Duration: 1995-1998
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Use of fat replacers in characteristics of mozzarella cheese
Chief Researcher: Shah, N
Duration: 1997-1998
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Acid stress responses in L acidophilus
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: 1996-1998
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Acid stress responses of Bifidobacterium spp
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Sponsor: Dairy Research and Development Corporation
Duration: 1996-1998
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Proteolytic system of starter bacteria
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Sponsor: Chr Hansen Pty Ltd
Duration: 1997-1999
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Oligosaccharides and probiotic bacteria and treatment of C. difficile and H-pylori related diarrhoea
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Duration: 1998-1999
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Microencapsulation techniques for survival and viability of probiotic bacteria
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Sponsor: Royal Cream Products Pty Ltd
Duration: 1996-1998
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Viability and therapeutic properties of probiotic bacteria
Chief Researcher: Shah N
Sponsor: Nestlé (Australia)
Duration: 1994-1997
Descriptor: DAIRY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Use of isothermal membrane distillation in food processing
Chief Researcher: Bernardi A (PhD)
Supervisors: Kyle W S A and Hogan P
Sponsor: Tygola Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: VEGETABLE PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


The impact of enzymes of carbohydrate hydrolysis on the quality of baked products
Chief Researcher: Dewaraja P (PhD)
Supervisor: Small D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: BAKERY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Wheat and flour properties affecting tandoori bread quality
Chief Researcher: Hashmi I (PhD)
Supervisors: Wootton M, Kyle W S A and Small D
Sponsor: Academy of Grain Technology
Current Status: Completed March 1997
Descriptor: BAKERY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Carbohydrate Hydrolases as anti-staling agents in baked goods
Chief Researcher: Higgins J (PhD)
Supervisor: Small D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: BAKERY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Physical properties, chemical composition and food processing applications of Australian chickpea
Chief Researcher: Iyer L (PhD)
Supervisors: Wills R and Kyle W S A
Sponsor: Academy of Grain Technology
Current Status: Thesis submitted
Descriptor: LEGUMES
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Processing parameters and the quality characteristics of Chinese steamed bread
Chief Researcher: Kuo C-Y (MSc)
Supervisor: Small D and Azudin N
Sponsors: Academy of Grain Technology Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: BAKERY PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Isolation, characterisation and evaluation of naturally occurring antimicrobial components of essential oils as food preservatives
Chief Researcher: Packiyasothy V (PhD)
Supervisors: Kyle W S A and Britz M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADDITIVES, CONDIMENTS AND SPICES
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Effect of accelerated processing of pork carcasses on fresh meat quality and tenderisation
Chief Researcher: Rees M (PhD)
Supervisors: Warner R and Trout G
Sponsor: Pig Research and Development Corporation
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MEAT PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Effect of processing on the distribution of cadmium in wheaten products
Chief Researcher: Swinden L (PhD)
Supervisor: Small D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: CEREAL PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


The isolation, modification and evaluation of field pea proteins and their application in food systems
Chief Researcher: Tian S (PhD)
Supervisors: Small D and Kyle W S A
Sponsor: AusAID
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: LEGUMES
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Coconut processing and waste utilisation
Chief Researcher: Aca-Ac C (MSc)
Supervisors: Small D and Millikan M
Sponsor: AusAID
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: FRUIT PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Quality optimisation of carrot juice
Chief Researcher: Vora H (PhD)
Supervisors: Kyle W S A and Small D
Sponsor: Food Science Australia
Current Status: Ongoing
Field of Research: 060303 Safety and Quality


Identification of yeast stress factors in the brewing industry
Chief Researcher: Emslie D (PhD)
Supervisors: Chambers P and Stanley G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BEER; BREWING
Field of Research: 060301 Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology


Factors affecting quality of Chinese noodles
Chief Researcher: Parikh R (PhD)
Supervisors: Small D and Antonas J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CEREAL PRODUCTS; NOODLES
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing


Fish sauce fermentation using enzymes from extremely halophilic bacteria
Chief Researcher: Aijinkit C (PhD)
Supervisor: Duncan A
Sponsor: AusAID
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FISH AND MARINE PRODUCTS
Field of Research: 060305 Food Processing

 

Department of Biomedical Sciences
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Distribution of cadmium in Australian wheat
Chief Researcher: Antonas J
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation
Duration: December 1999
Field of Research: 090201 Crop and Pasture Physiology


Mycotoxins in Australian grain
Chief Researchers: Antonas J and Wootton M
Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation
Duration: December 1999
Field of Research: 090201 Crop and Pasture Physiology

 

Department of Chemical Sciences

Thermooxidative studies of polyethylene: Effects on odour formation
Chief Researcher: Hodgson S C (PhD)
Supervisors: Bigger S W and Casey R J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: HANDLING
Field of Research: 060302 Packaging, Storage and Transportation


The physicomechanical and thermal properties of polyethylene blends
Chief Researcher: Cran M J (PhD)
Supervisor: Bigger S W
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: HANDLING
Field of Research: 060302 Packaging, Storage and Transportation

 


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