Dr. Juming Tang, the Principal Investigator for the Center of Excellence for Food Safety, has received a $1M grant continuation for the grant’s second year from USDA NIFA. The four year, $4M grant, aims to accelerate technology transfer of microwave based food safety technologies by leveraging resources from the government, universities, and the food industry to bridge knowledge gaps and reduce technical and regulatory hurdles for food companies, particularly small and medium sized companies. This will be done by adopting novel technologies for the production of nutritious, safe, high-quality prepackaged foods and ready-to-eat (RTE) meals in light of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
WSU Principal investigators include Juming Tang (BSE), Shyam Sablani (BSE), Carolyn Ross (SFS), and Karina Gallardo (SES)
Tang is the Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering. During his 22 years of research at WSU, he has yielded three U.S. patents and three pending patent applications. The FDA accepted two processes based on Dr. Tang’s technologies, paving the way to replace traditional canning methods. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and three books. His research has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Fortune and Reuters. His awards include the R & D Award from the Institute of Food Technologists and International Food Engineering Award from the American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers.
WSU established the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award in 2018. Dr. Tang is the recipient of the inaugural award. [continue reading]
Dr. Stephanie Pearl, Science Communicator at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, highlights a number of food safety measures and how these are integral in an ever-changing climate. [full article…page 53]
WSU Regents Professor Juming Tang is well-versed in moving discoveries developed in the lab to the marketplace. Recently, the global research journal International Innovation featured the technologies he developed through years of basic research that could revolutionize pre-packaged food. » More ...
On behalf of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences I take great pride in congratulating our own Professor Juming Tang for his promotion to the rank of Regents Professor and Scientist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering effective July 1, 2014.
The promotion to Regents Professor recognizes faculty members who reach the highest level of distinction in their disciplines and raise university standards in scholarship, teaching, and public service. Dr. Tang’s record of professional accomplishments is extremely impressive and this promotion acknowledges his outstanding career achievements!
Congratulations to Regents Professor Juming Tang!
Ron Mittelhammer, Interim Dean, CAHNRS, Regents Professor
A new technology that is now available to food companies can increase the consumer appeal of chilled or frozen meals sold in retail markets while reducing the chance of contamination.
A group of engineers led by Dr. Juming Tang, distinguished chair of Food Engineering and associate chair of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University, has developed a novel microwave-assisted pasteurization system that can semi-continuously process 8- to 20-ounce pre-packaged chilled meals. This marks an important milestone in a research program funded by a $5 million USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant awarded in 2011 to WSU and partners across the country.
Congratulations toDr. Juming Tang. He has been selected by the M-131 Fellow committee, and elected by the ASABE Board of Trustees to the Grade of ASABE Fellow. This is an honorary status to which members of distinction may not apply but must be elected. This action reflects the high regard you are held by members of this Society. It also recognizes the significant contributions you have made in this profession. » More …
Juming Tang, Distinguished Chair Food Engineering, recent Ph.D. Graduate Shunshan Jiao, and doctoral student Yang Jiao featured in WSUtoday article discussing Dr. Tang’s radio frequency research. More at WSU Today
This award “Honors and recognizes food engineering professionals from all parts of the world, who have made significant engineering contributions in research, development or design of food processes significant to the food industry; and in outstanding leadership, management or education to advance the food engineering profession.” More at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)