Food Engineering Department at Bandung Institute of Technology elected Prof. Mukund V. Karwe, Ph.D. as a member of our advisory board team for the period of 2021-2022. Prof. Karwe works as a distinguished professor at Department of Food Science in Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Currently, he also serves as the Dean of International Programs at School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in Rutgers University. His research interest focuses on high pressure food processing and food extrusion. His research group has performed many researches to identify the effect of high pressure on food nutrition and quality, infusion of nutrients into food, and extraction of food ingredients. Other current research topics of Prof. Karwe are plasma and UV processing for improving food safety, modelling of flow and equipment design to avoid bacterial attachment on fresh produce, and flow of foods modelling in human gastrointestinal tract.
Since 2015, Prof. Karwe is an editor in Journal of Food Engineering. He was elected as Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in 2012 and also International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) in 2018. His research and teaching experiences has been acknowledged internationally which leads to some awards, such as William V. Cruess award from IFT (2009) and Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Engineering and Food (2019). We believe that Prof. Karwe’s appointment as one of the advisory board members would give tremendous contribution on our department, by giving suggestion for our curriculum, program educational objectives, and accreditation based on his long history of teaching and research experiences.