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Philip E Nelson

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Professor Emeritus of Food Science

Ph.D., Purdue University

Aseptic Processing: Projects focus on areas of processing. Currently involved as advisory only

Involved in a number of outreach programs both on site and at plant sites.

Involved with Department's Industrial Associates Program and industrial research projects.

Mentor international students

Awards & Honors

(2008) Guy Woordroof Lecture. Dept Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

(2008) Guy Woordroof Lecture. Dept Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

(2008) TEX Frasier Lecture. American Society for Horticultual Science.

(2007) World Food Prize Laureate. World Food Prize.

(2005) Carl Fellars Award. Institute of Food Technologists.

(2004) Scholle Chair in Food Processing. Purdue.

(2003) Diamond P. John Purdue Club, Purdue University.

(2003) Fellow, International Academy of Food Science and Technology, 2003.

(2003) National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economic Advisory Board. NAREEE.

(2003) Sagamore of the Wabash. State of Indiana.


Nelson, P. E. Technologies and Apparatus for Decontamination and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables Using Chlorine Dioxide Gas. U.S. Patent No. Patent Disclosure. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Nelson, P. (2005). Asepctic Overview.

Nelson, P. (2005). Gerber Foods Workshop.

Nelson, P. (2005). PepsiCo Workshop.

Nelson, P. (2005). Sabroso Workshop.

Nelson, P. (2005). Sensient Technologies.

Nelson, P. (2005). Student Symposium.

Nelson, P. (2005). Tate & Lyle.

Selby, T., Schneider, K., Linton, R., & Nelson, P. (2004). Decontamination of strawberries using batch and continuous chlorine dioxide gas treatments. Jounral of Food Protection, (67), 2450-2455.

Linton, R., & Nelson, P. (2004). Effects of recovery, plating, and inoculation methods on quantification of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes from strawberries. Journal of Food Protection, (67), 2436-2442.

Han, R. L., & Nelson, P. (2003). Comparison of inoculation methods to determine the efficacy of chlorine dioxide gas and chlorinated water treatments to reduce E. coli O157:H7 on strawberries.