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Prof John Bronlund

Professor of Food and Bioprocess Engineering

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 8 15
Team Member 1 1

Current Projects

Project Title: FIET - Project 13 - UV Technologies for Fresh Exports

Date Range: 2018 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: Fibreboard Packaging MAUX1302

Date Range: 2013 - 2020

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: FIET - Pomace Fracturing - Project 6b

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Meat Tenderisation - Project 3b

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: Future foods - a new capability for New Zealand's leading industry

Date Range: 2007 - 2012

Funding Bodies: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology; Heinz Wattie's Ltd; Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited; Meat Biologics Research Ltd; Independent Fisheries Ltd

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 228.115 Engineering and Technology Principles
  • 280.771 Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 6 8
Co-supervisor 4 23

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Suchima Gonapinuwala - Doctor of Philosophy
    Extraction and characterisation of collagen extracted from the waste of commercial fish species
  • Esther Onguta - Doctor of Philosophy
    Linking protein matrix structure to digestibility and consumer acceptability through oral processing
  • Daniel Thornton - Doctor of Philosophy
    Browning and blistering of mozzarella during high temperature pizza baking.
  • Aiman Jamsari - Doctor of Philosophy
    Characterisation of Damage in Corrugated Fibreboard Packaging (CFP)
  • How Mohd Firdaus How - Doctor of Philosophy
    Modelling of mastication and aroma release during oral processing
  • Ramsay Huang - Doctor of Philosophy
    A systematic approach of develop and manufacture fruit simulators

Co-supervisor of:

  • Ramandeep Golan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Innovative technologies and natural preservatives to produce healthy and safe processed meats.
  • Noorul Faridatul Akmal Che Ibrahim - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sous vide Processing to tenderise meat
  • Joanna Nadia - Doctor of Philosophy
    Modelling Gastric Digestion of Rice- and Wheat-Based Foods
  • Marzieh Eblaghi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Process to Recovery of Smooth Fibre Ingredient Form Pomace

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Cui Fang Ng - Doctor of Philosophy
    Novel methods to characterise texture changes during food breakdown
  • 2016 - Mazidah Abd Rahman - Doctor of Philosophy
    Measurement of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Individual and Combinations of Essential Oil Volatiles in Food
  • 2015 - Gonzalo Martinez Hermosilla - Doctor of Philosophy
    Model based design of barrier coatings for paper based materials
  • 2014 - Sureewan Rajchasom - Doctor of Philosophy
    Characterising the kinetics of high temperature browning in foods
  • 2013 - Colin Brown - Doctor of Philosophy
    Advanced platform for sheflife extension in liquid foods
  • 2013 - Jarod Brain - Doctor of Philosophy
    Strategies for the Removal of Raffinose family Oligosaccarides from Navy Bean Flour
  • 2009 - Richard Edmonds - Doctor of Philosophy
    Proteolytic depilation of lambskins
  • 2008 - Amsha Nahid - Doctor of Philosophy
    Modeling Heat Transfer in Butter Products

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Sebastian Linnenkugel - Doctor of Philosophy
    Prediction of the glass transition temperature of fruit juice powders
  • 2019 - Meghan Keck - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mathematical Modeling of Salt Diffusion in Dry-Salted Cheese
  • 2019 - Paul Chambonniere - Doctor of Philosophy
    Understanding the mechanisms involved in Escherichia coli decay during wastewater treatment in High Rate Algal Ponds
  • 2019 - Jingpeng Wang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pattern recognition-based real-time myoelectric control for anthropomorphic robotic systems
  • 2017 - Junyu Zhao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of Mathematical Model for 'Hayward' Kiwifruit Softening in the Supply Chain
  • 2016 - Eli Gray-Stuart - Doctor of Philosophy
    Modelling Food Breakdown and Bolus Formation During Mastication
  • 2016 - Hongyan Yao - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Oral Processing of Semi-Solid and Soft-Solid Foods
  • 2015 - Jantana Suntudprom - Doctor of Philosophy
    Controlling Processing for Persimmon Product Texture
  • 2014 - Jean Cheong - Doctor of Philosophy
    Relating Sensory Perception To Chewing Dynamics
  • 2014 - Sophia Blomfield - Doctor of Philosophy
    Characterisation of the physical environment of embryos throughout in vitro culture
  • 2012 - Shailesh Agrawal - Doctor of Philosophy
    Evaporative Crystallization of Alpha-Lactose Monohydrate
  • 2012 - Cheng Sun - Doctor of Philosophy
    Modelling and compliance control of a linkage chewing robot and its application in food evaluation
  • 2012 - Jonathan Torrance - Doctor of Philosophy
    Kinematics, Motion Control and Force Estimation of a Chewing Robot of 6RSS Parallel Mechanism
  • 2012 - Christine Flynn - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Particle Size Distribution of Solid Foods after Human Mastication
  • 2011 - Scott Hutchings - Doctor of Philosophy
    Oral processing of heterogeneous foods
  • 2010 - Evan Hirst - Doctor of Philosophy
    Acoustic wave and bond rupture based biosensor: Principle and development
  • 2009 - Matthew Van Derwerff - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of digital instrumentation for bond rupture detection
  • 2009 - Angkana Noisuwan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effects of milk protein ingredients on physico-chemical properties of rice starch
  • 2009 - Weerawate Utto - Doctor of Philosophy
    Active packaging for improved quality of perishable produce
  • 2009 - Andrew Nevins - Doctor of Philosophy
    Significant factors affecting horticultural corrugated fibreboard strength
  • 2007 - Pyseth Meas - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mathematical Modelling and IMprovement of Operating Practices of Sun Drying Rice
  • 2007 - Jeremy McLeod - Doctor of Philosophy
    Crystallisation of Lactose.
  • 2003 - Kylie Foster - Doctor of Philosophy
    THE PREDICTION OF STICKING IN DAIRY POWDERS.

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