The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Hussein F. Hassan

Dr. Hussein Hassan received his Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering from McGill University, Canada. He is the recipient of the George Stewart International Competition Award (2011) by the Institute of Food Technologists (USA), in addition to the Stumbo Paper Competition Award (twice in 2010 and 2011) by the Institute of Food Thermal Processing Specialists, USA.

Dr. Hassan’s research interests revolve around the area of non-microbial food safety and food processing, in specific, assessing the effects of processing technologies on the quality of locally made foods, in addition to identifying and preventing the occurrence of toxic residues in foods manufactured and marketed in Lebanon. Dr. Hassan acts also as a senior expert in the Quality Unit of the Ministry of Economy, Lebanon, where he assists food SMEs in the successful implementation of the ISO22000:2005 food safety system.

Dr. Hassan’s research has been published and presented so far in more than fifteen international journals and scientific meetings.

Selected publications

Book Chapter:  

Hassan, H. F., & Ramaswamy, H. S. 2014. Radio-Frequency Heating Effects on Microbial Destruction. Radio-Frequency Heating in Food Processing: Principles and Applications, 191.

Articles:

  1. Hassan H., Dimassi H. and El Amin R. 2015. Survey and Analysis of Internal Temperatures of Lebanese Domestic Refrigerators, International Journal of Refrigeration, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.10.026.
  2. Hassan H. and Dimassi, H. 2014. Food safety and handling knowledge and practices of Lebanese university students, Food Control, 40, 127-133.
  3. Hassan H. and Kassaify, Z. 2014. The Risks Associated with Aflatoxins M1 Occurrence in Lebanese Dairy Products,Food Control, 37, 68-72.
  4. Hassan H. and Ramaswamy H. 2013. Bio-Validation of Bi-axial Rotary Thermal Processing,LWT, Food Science and Technology, 53, 418-425.
  5. Hassan H. and Ramaswamy H. 2012. Overall and Fluid-to-particle Heat Transfer Coefficients associated with Canned Particulate non-Newtonian Fluids during Free Bi-axial Rotary Thermal Processing.International Journal of Food Engineering,8 (3). DOI: 10.1515/1556-3758.2392.
  6. Hassan H. F. and Ramaswamy H. 2011. Measurement and targeting of thermophysical properties of carrot and meat based alginate particles for thermal processing applications.Journal of Food Engineering, 107, 117-126.
  7. Hassan H. F. and Ramaswamy H. S. 2011. Heat resistance of G. stearothermophilus and C. sporogenes in meat and carrot alginate purees. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 35, 376-385.
  8. Hassan H. F. and Ramaswamy H. S. 2011. Optimization of Instrumental Texture of Carrot and Meat Alginate Simulated Particles for use in Thermal Processing Biological Validation Studies.Int’l Journal of Food Properties, 15, 1319-1335

International Conferences

  1. Oral: Hassan H. and Dimassi, H. Food Safety and Handling knowledge and Practices of Lebanese University Students, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, USA, August 2014.
  2. Oral: Hassan H., Dimassi, H. and El Amin, R. Survey and Analysis of Internal Temperatures of Lebanese Domestic Refrigerators, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, USA, August 2014.
  3. Poster: Hassan H., Taleb, R., Machaka-Houri, N., El Sibai, M. and Houri, A. Effect of Incorporating Selected Herbal Extracts Native of Lebanon on the Chemical Characteristics of Virgin Olive Oil during Static Heating, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, July 2013.
  4. Poster: Hassan H. and Ramaswamy H. Biological Validation Method for Biaxial Agitation Processing Using Meat and Carrot Alginate Fabricated Particles Inoculated with Bacterial Spores, Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference, Burlington, USA, July 2011.
  5. Poster: Hassan H. and Ramaswamy H. The Biological Validation of Thermal Processing Using Food Alginate Simulated Particles Inoculated with Bacterial Spores, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, June 2011.
  6. Poster: Hassan H. and Ramaswamy H. Biological Validation of Thermal Processing in Bi-axially Rotating Cans Using Alginate Formulated Food Particles, Institute of Thermal Processing Specialists (IFTPS) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA, March 2011.

Academic degrees

 


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