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Departmental Faculty
Brian E. Farkas Brian E. Farkas

Professor of Food Engineering
Undergraduate Coordinator
Associate Faculty Member, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

116-B Schaub Hall


B.S. (1985) University of Delaware
M.S. (1989) University of California, Davis
Ph.D. (1994) University of California, Davis

Research Interests

My research program consists of work in two areas: Thermal Processing and the study of Moving Boundary Problems. Mathematical modeling and the determination of physical and thermal properties is used in each of these areas to develop a better understanding of the fundamental transport mechanisms which control the processes of interest. My program seeks to utilize the natural diversity of food science by incorporating other aspects, such as chemistry and microbiology, into food engineering research.

Teaching Activities

Principles of Food and Bioprocess Engineering
Problems and Design in Food and Bioprocessing Science
Unit Operations

For more information, please visit my website.

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695
(919) 515-2951