Deepti Salvi

Assistant Professor, Food Engineering

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (2008) Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

M.E. (2005) Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand

B. Tech. (2003) Agricultural Engineering, Dr. B. S. Konkan Agriculture University, Dapoli, India

Research Interests

  • Food processing techniques such as cold atmospheric pressure plasma, high pressure processing, microwave processing, extrusion, ultraviolet processing to ensure food safety and quality
  • Investigation of the role of physical properties of food to control excessive caloric intake and enhance nutrient absorption in human gastrointestinal tract
  • Numerical modeling of transport phenomena in biological and food engineering

Current Projects

  1. An Integrated Approach for Improving Growth and Quality of Sweet Basil Using Cold Plasma Activated Water and Mist (May 2018; Sponsor: USDA NIFA Award # 2018-67018-28146)
  2. Evaluating Microbial Inactivation Efficacy of Plasma-Activated Water, a Novel Surface Disinfectant for Food (October 2018; Sponsor: Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies –CAPPS, a NSF IUCRC Founded Center)
    CollaboratorsDr. Katharina Stapelmann and Dr. Sophia Kathariou
  3. Plasma Treatment for Inactivation of Bacteria and Bacterial Biofilm on Conveyor Belt Surfaces (May 2019; Sponsor: Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies –CAPPS, a NSF IUCRC Founded Center)
    CollaboratorsDr. Nathalie Lavoine and Dr. Katharina Stapelmann

Lab Resources

Cold Atmospheric Plasma Processing Units

Openair@ FG5001 Plasma Jet

Openair@ FG5001 Plasma Jet

200 L submerged Gliding Arc plasma-water treatment system

200 L submerged Gliding Arc plasma-water treatment system inside of 200 L submerged Gliding Arc plasma-water treatment system

UV Processing

Spectroline™ Batch UV Unit

Spectroline™ Batch UV Unit

High Pressure Processing

STANSTED 2 L High Pressure Processing Unit (Expected Delivery: Dec 2019)

diagram of STANSTED 2 L High Pressure Processing Unit

Open Positions

We are looking for motivated graduate students, undergraduates, visiting scholars/post-doctoral researchers who are passionate in conducting research in the area of food process engineering and food safety. If you are interested to join our team, please send me an email with your current CV.

Current Lab Members

Post-doctoral Researcher

  1. Qingyang Wang

Graduate Students

  1. Wendy Rivero Pena (M. S. Student)

Undergraduate Students

  1. Mateo Schiemann (Fall 2018)
  2. Elizabeth Shin (Spring 2019, Fall 2019)

Food processing techniques such as cold atmospheric pressure plasma, high pressure processing, microwave processing, extrusion, ultraviolet processing to ensure food safety and quality

Investigation of the role of physical properties of food to control excessive caloric intake and enhance nutrient absorption in human gastrointestinal tract

Numerical modeling of transport phenomena in biological and food engineering