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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

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.

Linton, R., Nielsen, S., & Nelson, P. (2002). A comparison of methods for recovery of chlorine dioxide-injured <EM>Escherichia coli</EM> O157: H7 and <EM>Listeria monocytogenes</EM> Food Microbiology, 19, 201-210.

Floros, J., Linton, R., Nielsen, S., & Nelson, P. (2002). Response surface modeling for the inactivation of <EM>Escherichia coli</EM> O157: H7 on green peppers <EM>(Capsicum annuum)</EM> by ozone gas treatments. Journal of Food Science, 67(3), 1188-1193.

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

Nelson, P. (2005). Asepctic Overview.

Nelson, P. (2005). Student Symposium.

Nelson, P. (2005). Sensient Technologies.

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

Nelson, P. (2005). PepsiCo Workshop.

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