FFR / Functional Food Research
Current Research Projects
Jet-cooked Starch Composites
Create new technologies based on steam jet cooking of starch and other biobased materials to generate new commercial opportunities across multiple disciplines.
Generate new biologically active carbohydrate compositions from cereals by creating new products with unique properties for the nutraceutical and functional food markets.
Develop fundamental strategies for rapid identification, analysis, and the production of standards for biologically active phytochemicals in soy and other crops; develop a supercritical CO2 extraction method to remove oil from oil-bearing plants and convert low-value agricultural materials into value-added materials.
Functionality in Food Oil Systems
Develop technologies to produce food oils low in trans fatty acids by identifying factors influencing the functionality, structure, and quality interactions in food oil.