OSU FABE Sastry lab
Our group has worked together for 15 years on a variety of projects including electrolytic phenomena in ohmic heating, pH and reaction volume sensing under extreme pressures and moderate electric field processing. Our specialty is development of new equipment and methods that are nonstandard. Our combination of skills (Dr. Sudhir Sastry's background is in mechanical engineering with a heat transfer interest, Brian's background is in design and bringing theoretical concepts to realization, while Chaminda has a chemistry background and an interest in nonstandard approaches to problem solving.
About Team Leader
Dr. Sastry is a professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University. He obtained his B.S. at the Indian Institute of Technology, and his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Florida. He was on the faculty at Penn State University for seven years before joining Ohio State in 1987. He spent a sabbatical leave with Nestlé in 1997-98. His research interests include ohmic heating, aseptic, high pressure and pulsed electric field (PEF) processing, the influence of moderate electric fields on biological materials, and the safety of fresh produce. He has published over 150 papers, six patents, and co-authored or co-edited three books. He recently completed a project for NASA, where he and his colleagues developed new, reusable food packaging for NASA’s lunar and Mars missions. Among Dr. Sastry’s inventions include a new, environmentally friendly produce peeling process, and a pH sensor that can be operated under extreme pressures.
|Sudhir Sastry||Brian Heskitt||Chaminda Samaranayake|