Kenneth R. Swartzel

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Food Science

Academic Degrees

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

Research Interests

Food Engineering: Reaction Kinetics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

Achievements

Research efforts have resulted in more than 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Research Journey

Food Engineering: Reaction Kinetics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow