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Students & Staff

Graduate Students:

Elvis Baidoo
Current Ph.D. Student, Expected date of graduation May 2020
Project: Extrusion Processing Characterization of Quinoa Varieties

Pichmony Ek

Current Ph.D. Student: Expected date of graduation December 2020
Project: Fundamental Aspects of Extrusion Processing of Pseudo Grains and Pulses

Gu, Bon-Jae

Bon-Jae Gu

Current Ph.D. Student: Expected date of graduation Dec 2018
Project: Thermo-mechanical Pre-treatment of Wood Fiber to Increase Sugar Yields.


Ewa Pietrysiak

Current Ph.D. Student: Expected date of graduation December 2020
Project: Strategies to Reduce Microbial Loads on Apples in Fresh Packing Process

Yujing Zhu Lab Photo

Yujing Zhu

Current Master’s Student: Expected date of graduation Spring 2019
Project: Physico-chemical Characterization of Pulses


Graduates:

Nicole Aluwi, MS – Graduated: May 2016
Current Position: Scientist, Lundberg Family Farms, Chico, CA

Nancy D. Asen, MS – Graduated: May 2017
Current Position: Research Assistant, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Gaurav Dhumal, MS – Graduated: December 2017
Current Position: Extrusion Scientist, Chew Innovation, Boston, MA


Sravya Kallu, MS – Graduated: August 2015
Current Position: Product Development Scientist, Beyond Meat, Los Angeles, CA

Ryan Kowalski, Ph.D – Graduated: May 2017
Current Position: Research Associate, Ingredion Inc., Bridgewater, NJ

Chongjun Li, MS – Graduated: May 2016
Current Position: Product Development Scientist, Lucks Food Decorating Co., Tukwilla, WA

Maria Dian Pratiwi Masli, MS – Graduated: May 2017
Current Position: Product Development Scientist, Jakarata, Indonesia

Trent Millin, MS – Graduated: July 2014
Current Position: Product Development/QA Manager, Valley Processing Inc., Sunnyside, WA

Siyuan Wang, Ph.D – Graduated: December 2017
Current Position: Research Associate, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Staff:
Cathy Blood

Cathy Blood
Events Coordinator
Email: blood@wsu.edu
509.335.2845

Peter Gray
Research Technologist II
pmgray@wsu.edu
509.335.7608


Laboratory Alumni:

Nattapon Kaisangsri
Exchange Ph. D. Student from Thailand

Ilce ‘Gaby’ Medina-Meza
Post Doctorate 2014-2016
Research Topic: Thermal Processing of Foods
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Bhim Thapa
Lab Technician

Isuru Wijesekara
Post Doctorate 2014-2015
Research Topic: Value-added Processing of Pomace
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka


Current Undergraduate Students:

Lyssa Blood. Summer 2018 to date. Sophomore. Electrical Engineering, Gonzaga University.
Cristen Frieszell. Fall 2017 to date. Food Science, WSU.
Greg Housley. Summer 2018 to date. Senior. Food Science, WSU.
Christopher Kerr. Fall 2017 to date. Senior. School of Chemical Engineering at WSU.
Ivy Klopher. Summer 2018 to date. Senior. Food Science, WSU.
Julianne Kummer. Summer 2018 to date. Senior. Food Science, WSU.
Katy Lobeda. Summer 2018. Junior. Food Science, Virginia Tech.
Preston Watanabe. Fall 2017 to date. Junior. Food Science, WSU.


Undergraduate Student Alumni:

John Johnson. 2018. Food Science, WSU
Serena Ranney. 2018. Food Science, WSU
Jacob Hause. 2018. Food Science, WSU
Victoria Wilk. 2017. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Arjun Dangi. 2017. Mechanical Engineering, WSU
Henry Campbell. 2017. Food Science, WSU
Puspita Hamijoyo, 2017. Food Science, WSU
Arianne W. Kreger.  2017. Food Science, WSU
Oscar R. Ulloa. 2017. Food Science, WSU
Kristen Sparkman.  2016. Food Science, WSU
Chongjun Li. 2015. Food Science, WSU
Jacob Blaylock. 2015. Food Science, WSU.