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Departmental Faculty
Kenneth R. Swartzel Kenneth R. Swartzel

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Emeritus, Departments of Food, Bioprocessing,
Nutrition Sciences and Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

129-B Schaub Hall


B.S. (1970) North Carolina State University
M.S. (1974) North Carolina State University
Ph.D. (1979) North Carolina State Universit

Academic Specialty:

Food Engineering: Reaction Kinetics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow with research efforts resulting in over 123 publications, 22 U.S. and numerous foreign Patents, 6 pending applications, 16 M.S. and 15
Ph.D. programs completed, as chair or co-chair, provided training/ mentoring for 17 post-docs/visiting professors, been PI or Co-PI for over $26 million in outside research support (plus over $5 million in equipment donations to N.C. State University). Founded or Co-founded two NSF research centers,
two Master Research Agreements, and one Kellogg/APLU Institute. Royalties to N.C. State University from licensed patents from Dr. Swartzel’s lab have exceeded $20.5 million, with 8 start-up companies all founded in North Carolina.


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