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Harjinder Singh Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh

Distinguished Professor and Director Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh, who leads the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology, is a world-renowned food scientist, honoured for his outstanding scientific achievements, his international profile and his academic leadership and commitment to Massey University and the wider scientific community.

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  • Dr Alejandra Acevedo Fani

    Dr Alejandra Acevedo Fani

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Noha Ahmed Nasef

    Dr Noha Ahmed Nasef

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Prof Richard Archer

    Prof Richard Archer

    Professor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Karoline Arfmann

    Karoline Arfmann

    Junior Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Prabhu Balan

    Dr Prabhu Balan

    Research Officer - Alpha Massey Natural Nutraceutical Research Centre - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Kirsty Blair

    Kirsty Blair

    Food Innovation Team Leader - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Derek Body

    Derek Body

    Laboratory Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Michael Boland

    Dr Michael Boland

    Executive Officer and Principal Scientist - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Cintia Botelho Dias

    Dr Cintia Botelho Dias

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Anne Broomfield

    Anne Broomfield

    Technical Officer (Research) - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology
    Senior Teaching Technician - School of Food and Nutrition

  • Dr Louise Brough

    Dr Louise Brough

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Alistair Carr

    Dr Alistair Carr

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Jim Q Chen

    Jim Q Chen

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Food Industry Enabling Technologies Programme - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Prof Jane Coad

    Prof Jane Coad

    Professor in Nutrition - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    I am the leader of the Human Nutrition expertise group at Massey University.

    I am also the academic leader of the programmes in human nutrition at Massey - these include the BSc in Human Nutrition and postgraduate courses such as MSc in Human Nutrition. I act as course advisor for Human Nutrition students.

    Students seeking advice about courses in Human Nutrition can contact me: 06 951 6321 or extension 83321 or j.coad@massey.ac.nz

    Co-director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit, Manawatu campus.

  • Jian Cui

    Jian Cui

    Technologist - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Karl Dale

    Karl Dale

    Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Anant Dave

    Anant Dave

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Wibha Desai

    Wibha Desai

    Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Lynley Drummond

    Lynley Drummond

    Senior Food Regulatory Advisor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Andrew East

    Dr Andrew East

    Associate Professor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Ashling Ellis

    Dr Ashling Ellis

    Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Prof Steve Flint

    Prof Steve Flint

    Professor of Food Safety and Microbiology & Team Leader Food Bioscience - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    I came to Massey University after 20 years with Fonterra (New Zealand’s largest dairy manufacturer) as a food microbiologist. There I learned much about New Zealand's leading food industry, participating in problem solving and evaluating rapid methods for microbial analysis covering aspects of food safety and food spoilage. I have developed specialist research interests in biofilms, (which I studied for my PhD), spore formation, alternative methods for cleaning, sanitation and new processing technologies. I really enjoy teaching along with my passion for science.

  • Dr Eustina Fraser

    Dr Eustina Fraser

    Lecturer in Food Engineering - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Janiene Gilliland

    Janiene Gilliland

    Laboratory Manager - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Steve Glasgow

    Steve Glasgow

    Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Associate Professor Kim Tha Kelvin Goh

    Associate Professor Kim Tha Kelvin Goh

    Academic Director, Singapore - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Prof Matt Golding

    Prof Matt Golding

    Professor in Food Colloids - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Sunny Gwanpua

    Dr Sunny Gwanpua

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Postharvest Engineering - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    A postharvest engineer working on developing mathematical models to describe softening of kiwifruit. This entails understanding the physiological basis of kiwi softening, such as the role of endogenous ethylene production, the impact of exogenous ethylene in cool rooms, storage temperatures, and cooling rates. Emphasis is placed on biological variability in kiwifruit quality, and investigate methods by which batches with different softening potentials can be discriminated, such as the use of accelerated libraries or non-destructive techniques like fringe projections

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  • Dr Derek Haisman

    Dr Derek Haisman

    Senior Technical Advisor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Christopher Hall

    Christopher Hall

    Food Technologist - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Georgina Hamilton

    Georgina Hamilton

    Junior Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Aimee Hamlin

    Aimee Hamlin

    Animal Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Prof Julian Heyes

    Prof Julian Heyes

    Professor of Postharvest Technology - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    As Director of the Centre for Postharvest and Refrigeration Research I lead a large team of postharvest graduate students working to optimise fruit, vegetable and cut flower storage. Our group has significant external funding, in the general area of maintaining quality or predicting quality changes for perishable fresh products. My research interests have moved from my personal expertise in cell physiology to a more strategic interest in connecting science to growth of the horticulture sector based on novel, high-value niche products.  I am increasingly working on programmes relating fruit and vegetable consumption to human health. 

  • Dr Jason Hindmarsh

    Dr Jason Hindmarsh

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    My general research area is food physics. Specialising on analysis of physical and chemical changes in foods occurring during manufacture and storage.

    My current emphasis is in the application of magnetic resonance techniques to materials analysis of foods and biological materials. I am also expanding into the application of non-newtonian fluid dynamic theory to food engineering.

  • Dr Suzanne Hodgkinson

    Dr Suzanne Hodgkinson

    Leader, Animal Modules for Human Nutrition - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Prof Joanne Hort

    Prof Joanne Hort

    Professor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Fliss Jackson

    Fliss Jackson

    Manager, Nutrition Laboratory - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Patrick Janssen

    Dr Patrick Janssen

    Senior Lecturer in Food Science - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Peter Jeffery

    Peter Jeffery

    Postharvest Technologist / Technical Infrastructure Manager - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Wannita Jirangrat

    Dr Wannita Jirangrat

    Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    Well rounded sensory scientists with hands on experiences in descriptive analysis, discriminative testing, quantitative and qualitative consumer tests and shelf life evaluation of food and beverage. Proficiency in data analysis and excellent in sensory statistical program: SPSS, SAS, XLSTAT and MiniTab.

    Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate papers, research programs, extension activities, publication of peer-reviewed articles and other activities associated with Consumer Science and Sensory Science, with skills in Food Product Development and Innovation. Networking with other universities across the US and Asian region to perform cross cultural study in sensory and consumer field.

  • Warwick Johnson

    Warwick Johnson

    Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Lovedeep Kaur

    Dr Lovedeep Kaur

    Senior Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    My research focuses on structural and nutritional characterisation of food proteins and polysaccharides. Presently, I am leading an internationally recognised research program on meat biochemistry at the Riddet Institute. My research interests also include understanding of the synergistic interactions of kiwifruit with food proteins. 

  • Jo Kerslake

    Jo Kerslake

    FIEST Programme Director - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Sung Je Lee

    Dr Sung Je Lee

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Mo Li

    Mo Li

    Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Rachel Liu

    Rachel Liu

    Food Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Richard Love

    Dr Richard Love

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Simon Loveday

    Dr Simon Loveday

    Senior Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    Senior Research Officer at the Riddet Institute, New Zealand's Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) in Food and Nutrition. Based at the Turitea campus of Massey University.

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  • Dr Lara Matia-Merino

    Dr Lara Matia-Merino

    Senior Lecturer in Food Rheology and Colloid Science/Tech - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Heather McClean

    Heather McClean

    Capability Facilitator - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Byron McKillop

    Byron McKillop

    Head Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Nikki Middleditch

    Nikki Middleditch

    Senior Food Technologist - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Denise Mist

    Denise Mist

    Executive Assistant - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Carlos Montoya

    Dr Carlos Montoya

    Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    The areas of expertise of Dr. Montoya include the biochemistry digestion of protein and fibre and the nutritional evaluation of food and feed ingredients using in vivo and in vitro models. Dr. Montoya has developed several approaches to undertstand the mechanisms of digestion of protein and fibre throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Yvonne Moore

    Yvonne Moore

    Laboratory Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Tony Mutukumira

    Dr Tony Mutukumira

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Arup Nag

    Arup Nag

    Junior Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Sue Nicholson

    Sue Nicholson

    Research Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Zhigao Niu

    Zhigao Niu

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioactive Food Systems - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Zane Norvill

    Dr Zane Norvill

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Forming and Cooling - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Emilia Nowak

    Dr Emilia Nowak

    Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Maggie Olsen

    Maggie Olsen

    Research Technician - Manuka Research Consortium - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Jon Palmer

    Dr Jon Palmer

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Michael Parker

    Dr Michael Parker

    Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Sue Pearce

    Sue Pearce

    Personal Assistant/Administrator - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Katie Pedley

    Katie Pedley

    Research Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • John Pedley

    John Pedley

    Technical Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr David Popovich

    Dr David Popovich

    Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    My work is very much focused on plant secondary metabolites and potential to alter or prevent disease. I am particular interested in triterpenoids and steroidal saponins in natural products such as ginseng, soy and reishi mushrooms. I have particular fascination with edible fungi and the presence of pharmaceutical agents naturally present in different edible plant products. 

  • Adrienne Portch

    Adrienne Portch

    Laboratory Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Ajit Purba

    Ajit Purba

    Research Assistant - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Zhiqing Qian

    Zhiqing Qian

    Research Assistant - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Garry Radford

    Garry Radford

    Technician/Pilot Plant Manager - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • John Ramsay

    John Ramsay

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Mixing Optimisation for a Model Food - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Ali Rashidinejad

    Dr Ali Rashidinejad

    Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Rana Ravindran

    Dr Rana Ravindran

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    Rana Ravindran is Senior Lecturer of Food Technology within the Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University. Her teaching interests are mainly in the areas of Food Chemistry to both Food Technology and Nutrition majoring students. Her research interests are in the fields of Carbohydrate Chemistry and nutrition; food and feed evaluation; and functional foods; She contributes regularly at national and international conferences, and in research, review, popular, and book publications, on her areas of research interests. She serves on two editorial boards and is a professional member of New Zealand Institute of Food science and Technology. 

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    Vilma Rodriguez

    Technical Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Nok Sawatdeenaruenat

    Nok Sawatdeenaruenat

    Research Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Jia Shi

    Jia Shi

    Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Young-Min Shim

    Dr Young-Min Shim

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    I earned a PhD degree in the area of experimental fluid dynamics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland in 2013. My areas of expertise are fluid mechanics and heat transfer particularly in turbulence flows by applying non-invasive experimental tools, such as PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry). Also, I have experience in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling using commercial software, such as ANSYS CFX and Fluent. Currently, I am working on establishing airflow model which is able to predict airflow distribution within the palletized kiwifruit packages funded by MoBIE.

  • Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh

    Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh

    Distinguished Professor and Director Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh, who leads the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology, is a world-renowned food scientist, honoured for his outstanding scientific achievements, his international profile and his academic leadership and commitment to Massey University and the wider scientific community.

  • Dr Jaspreet Singh

    Dr Jaspreet Singh

    Senior Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Jeremy Smith

    Dr Jeremy Smith

    Research Officer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Felicia Stibbards

    Felicia Stibbards

    Business Administrator - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Natascha Stroebinger

    Natascha Stroebinger

    Research Associate - Animal Modules for Human Nutrition - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Michelle Tamehana

    Michelle Tamehana

    Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Kenneth Teh

    Dr Kenneth Teh

    Food Technology Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Abby Thompson

    Dr Abby Thompson

    Director, Riddet Innovation - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Jasmine Thomson

    Dr Jasmine Thomson

    Lecturer in Human Nutrition Programme - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Leiza Turnbull

    Leiza Turnbull

    Laboratory Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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  • Dr Janet Weber

    Dr Janet Weber

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Teresa Wegrzyn

    Dr Teresa Wegrzyn

    Postdoctoral Fellow - MultiProMo - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Associate Professor Brian Wilkinson

    Associate Professor Brian Wilkinson

    Associate Professor - School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
    Associate Professor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    I have worked at Massey University for 35 years, first as a consultant in the Food Technology Research CentreI and since 1990 as a lecturer.  My expertise areas are food product development and processed meat science and technology.    My current research interests are in the development of added value products from the by-products of the meat industry and extracts from these by-products that have functional properties.   Currently working on meat hydrolysates with specific flavour and amino acid profiles as well as bone extracts.   I also do contract research work for food companies. 

  • Dr Fran Wolber

    Dr Fran Wolber

    Senior Lecturer - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Associate Professor Marie Wong

    Associate Professor Marie Wong

    Associate Professor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology
    Programme Director Bachelor of Food Technology - CoS - Administration and Management

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  • Associate Professor AiQian Ye

    Associate Professor AiQian Ye

    Associate Professor - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

    Dr Ye was appointed in the Riddet Institute, as a Senior Research Officer in 2008. He obtained Ph.D from Massey University in 2003, and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Riddet Institute to 2005. He then worked at the Fonterra Research Centre as a Research Scientist for 3 years.

    Aiqian's research focused on physical and chemical characteristics of food components, interactions during processing and digestion.  His work was to understand the relationships between structure and functional properties of milk proteins and fat, to investigate the interactions of minerals (calcium and iron) with proteins during processing and fortification of minerals. 

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  • Carla Zatta

    Carla Zatta

    Research Technician - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Dr Xiang-Qian Zhu

    Dr Xiang-Qian Zhu

    Assistant Technologist - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

  • Maggie Zou

    Maggie Zou

    Research Associate - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

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