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Suzanne Nielsen

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Professor of Food Science

Note: Dr. Nielsen no longer has an active research program, so does not take on graduate students and post-doctoral research associates. 

B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 

FS 298 Sophmore Seminar
FS 482 Senior Seminar
FS 467 Food Analysis
FS 651 Food Analysis 

Respond to inquiries on food composition/analysis and food proteins 

Teach Food Chemistry lecture and laboratory for annual "Aseptic Processing and Packaging Workshop" 

Working with colleagues to establish the "International Center for Food Technology Development to Expand Markets"


Awards & Honors

(2014) Kohls Award. College of Agriculture - Purdue University.

(2014) Murphy Award. Purdue University.

(2013) Outstanding Teaching Award - Dept. Food Science. Dept. Food Science.

(2009) Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion Award. Purdue University.

(2005) Iron Key Campus Leaders Honorary Society. Honorary Member.

(2005) Outstanding Alumni, Master Week. University of Nebraska.

(2003) Outstanding Graduate Educator Award. School of Agriculture, Purdue University, 2003.

(2002) William V. Cruess Teaching Award. Institute of Food Technologists.

Selected Publications

Ismail, B., & Reuhs, B. (2010). Analysis of food contaminants, residues and chemical constituents of concern. In Food Analysis (317-349). New York: Springer.

Ismail, B. (2010). Basic principles of chromatography. In Food Analysis (473-500). New York: Springer.

Ismail, B. (in press). Enzymes Indigenous to Milk: Plasmin System in Milk. Encyclopedia of Dairy Science.

Introduction to food analysis. (2010). In Food Analysis (14-Mar). New York: Springer.

Ismail, B. (2010). Plasmin Protease in Milk: Current Knowledge and Relevance to Dairy Industry. Journal of Dairy Science, 93(11), 4999-5009.

U.S. Government regulations and international standards related to food analysis. (2010). In Food Analysis (15-33). New York: Springer.

Ismail, B., Choi, L., Were, L., & Nielsen, S. (2006). Activity and Nature of Plasminogen Activators Associated with the Casein Micelle. Journal of Dairy Science, 89(9), 3285-3295.

Nielsen, S. (2005). Aseptic Workshop.

Nielsen, S. (2005). Aseptic Workshop.

Lalitha, S., Shade, R., Murdock, L., Hasegawa, P., Bressan, R., & Nielsen, S. (2005). Comparison of chemical characteristics of three soybean cysteine proteinase inhibitors. J. Agric. Food Chem, 53, 1591-1597.