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Peas in disguise may increase nutrition

The Daily Evergreen |  Feb 5, 2014

The princess who felt a pea through 20 mattresses would have a hard time even tasting the peas used in Shyam S. Sablani’s food engineering research project.

That’s because Sablani’s peas have been reduced to a fine powder of microscopic pea proteins that could help people get more nutrition in their diet.

Sablani, an associate professor and scientist in the Biological Systems Engineering Department, and two food engineering students are researching the use of yellow peas to create microscopic containers. In a process Sablani called microencapsulation, the pea protein can preserve micronutritional compounds beneficial to human health.

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ASABE 2014 Fellow

Tang-FellowsCongratulations to Dr. 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 …

WSU Trains Philippine Executives in Food Safety Management

This integrated program melds lectures, technical instruction, laboratory observations, industry visits and “hands-on” experience in postharvest management, cold chain and postharvest procedures relevant to food safety and reduction in food losses and waste. Shyam S. Sablani and Jane Payumo, international research coordinator in the WSU Office of International Programs, developed this program together with other WSU experts from BSysE, Food Science, Horticulture and the Office of Intellectual Property Administration. More at WSU Today

CougsCARE design team places second in Hydrogen Education Foundation Competition

Brennan Pecha (ChemE), Jacob Bair (ME), Eli Chambers (ChemE), Cale Levengood (ME), and Shi-Shen Liaw(BioSysE); members of the WSU CougsCARE team avised by Jacob Leachman, Su Ha, and Manuel Garcia-Perez took 2nd place in the annual Hydrogen Education Foundation Competition with a “Combined Heat, Hydrogen and Power (CHHP) system design for WSU using local resources.

WSU Tri-Cities prof receives grant to study high-energy biofuels

August 28, 2015 | WSU News

RICHLAND, Wash. — Hanwu Lei, Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor in biological systems engineering, was awarded a $494,000 grant this fall to research catalysts, which will be used to increase the energy output and performance of biofuels.

Lei said he will use the biomass-derived catalysts to produce aromatic hydrocarbons, which are high-energy organic compounds that are largely responsible for the octane number, or performance rating, of a fuel.

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