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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 

AGR 118 Freshman Seminar
FS 298 Sophomore Seminar
FS 482 Senior Seminar
FS 467 Food Analysis
FS 551 Food Analysis
FS 591 Aseptic Processing Technologies

Respond to inquiries on food composition/analysis and food proteins 

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

Co-Director of the International Food Technology Center.
Deputy Director of Feed the Future Food Processing Innovation Laboratory
Faculty Fellow, Office of Corporate & Global Partnerships

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

Nielsen, S. S. (2010). Food Analysis (4th). New York: Springer.

Nielsen, S. S. (2010). Laboratory Manual for Food Analysis (2nd). New York: Springer.

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

Machado, D. M., Ferruzzi, M. G., & Nielsen, S. S. (2008). Impact of the hard-to-cook phenomenon on phenolic antioxidants in dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56, 3102-3210.

Machado, C. M., Lamothe, L., Ismail, B., & Nielsen, S. S. (2007). Development of bean-corn tortillas. Cereal Foods World, 52, 263-268.

Durkee, D. L., Machado, C., Fukuda, G., & Nielsen, S. S. (2006). Development and sensory evaluation of snack bars with bean-based filling. Cereal Foods World, 51(6), 313-318.

Ismail, B., Choi, L. H., Were, L. M., & Nielsen, S. S. (2006). Activity and nature of plasminogen activators associated with the casein micelle. Journal of Dairy Science, 89(9), 3285-3295.

Larson, N. K., Ismail, B., Nielsen, S. S., & Hayes, K. D. (2006). Activity of Bacillus polymyxa protease on components of the plasmin system. International Dairy Journal, 16(6), 586-592.

Choi, L., Were, L. M., & Nielsen, S. S. (2006). Effects of incubation temperature and salt concentration on plasminogen activators in cheese curd. International Dairy Journal, 16, 609-618.

Frohbieter, K. A., Ismail, B., Nielsen, S. S., & Hayes, K. D. (2005). Effects of Pseudomonas fluorescens M3/6 bacterial protease on plasmin system and plasminogen activation. Journal of Dairy Science, 88(10), 3392-3401.