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South Dakota State University Students and Faculty to Attend the 2018 IFT Food Technology Conference in Chicago

Ten students and five faculty members from South Dakota State University will attend 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 are attending 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, will also be attending.

Two graduate research posters will be 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 will be 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, will present on “Manufacture, functionality, and applications of milk protein concentrate and micellar casein in cheese.”

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

Muthukumarappan and C.Y. Wang, professor, will also attend 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 being presented was conducted through support from several competitive grants of faculty members.    

About the South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Department

With expertise in dairy production, dairy manufacturing and food science, the South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Department covers the entire spectrum of the dairy industry from farm to product. The department is housed in the renovated Alfred Dairy Science Hall, attached to the state-of-the-art Davis Dairy Plant. About a mile north of campus, the South Dakota State University dairy farm provides the source of milk for well-known SDSU ice cream and cheese products and is home to some 150 milking Holsteins and Brown Swiss cattle. The department boasts 100 percent job placement for graduates, offers more than $150,000 in scholarships to students and confers bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.