V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health, Food Safety
Areas of Expertise: food safety, food engineering and processing, global harmonization of food policy, food pasteurization
Dr. Balasubramaniam brings food engineering expertise and problem solving skills to the Center’s multidisciplinary projects addressing food safety and quality. Consumer interest in health and wellness prompted the food industry to develop technological solutions for preserving foods with “fresh-like” product attributes with minimal impact on nutrition. Technologies such as high pressure and pulsed electric field treatment fit well into the minimal processing approach promising retention of freshness while providing safety and functionality of the product. He looks forward to be part of multi disciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions for various food preservation technological challenges that would deliver wholesome and nutritious foods with consumer desired quality attributes.
FIC Member Dr. Balasubramaniam Discusses High Pressure Processing with the Daily Burn. Read more
Congratulations to FIC member V.M. Balasubramaniam for being cited in the January 2012 issue of Popular Mechanics for his research on pascalization. Read more
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