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FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS

Adela Acosta-Director of the Department of Food Agroindustry (Associate Professor)

Email: aacosta@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D in Food Science and Technology, University of Córdoba, Spain.
  • Chemical Engineer, Texas A&M University, United States of America.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Food engineering
  • Unit operations and plant design
  • Meat science and technology

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Meat Plant module

Research areas:

  • Optimization of production processes.
  • Design, implementation and validation of HACCP systems and safety support programs.
  • Development of clean label formulations.
  • Design of food processing plants and equipment selection.

Adriana Hernández-Associate Professor

Email: ahernandez@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D in Public Health, University of San Carlos, Guatemala.
  • Master in Food and Human Nutrition, Central University of Ecuador.
  • Food Engineer, University of the Americas, Mexico.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Food science and human nutrition (College)
  • Advanced topics in human nutrition

Postgraduate:

  • Human nutrition in agriculture

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Human Nutrition Laboratory module.

Research areas:

  • Nutritional situation in the course of life.
  • Chronic diseases related to lifestyles.
  • Micronutrient deficiencies and food fortification.

Carolina Valladares-Associate Professor

Email: bvalladares@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Agricultural Sciences with a mention in Food Science and Technology, University of Chile.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Food science and human nutrition (collegiate).
  • Food technology and processing (collegiate). Learning
    by Doing Modules
  • Technical leader of the beekeeping plant module.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the beekeeping plant module.

Research areas:

  • Improvement and development of new products based on hive derivatives.
  • Implementation of improvements in processes for the production of bee products.
  • Validation and implementation of techniques that allow diversification and increased production of hive
    products.

Edward Moncada-Associate Professor

Email: emoncada@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Business Administration with a focus on Finance, National Autonomous University of
    Honduras.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Total quality management
  • Production and operations management

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Concentrate Plant module.
  • Technical leader of the Seed Plant module.

Research areas:

  • Seed science and technology.
  • Postharvest, processing and storage of grains and seeds.
  • Seed quality and physiology.
  • Administration of productive resources.
  • Design of agroindustrial plants.

Jorge CardonaAssociate Dean of Students (Associate Professor)

Email: jcardona@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, United States of America.
  • Food Agroindustry Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Science and technology of fruits and vegetables.
  • Food chemistry.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Horticultural Plants, Postharvest and Processing module.

Research areas:

  • Postharvest and processing of fruits and vegetables.
  • Evaluation of minimally processed products.
  • Analysis of the chemical composition of raw materials.
  • Management of horticultural waste.
  • Development of new products.

Luis MaldonadoAssociate Professor

Email: maldonado@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Food Science, Purdue University, United States of America.
  • Food Agroindustry Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Grain science and technology
  • Agroindustrial products of high commercial value

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Food Analysis Laboratory module.
  • Technical leader of the Biodiesel module

Research areas:

  • Grain technology.
  • Optimization of processes.
  • Development of analytical methods for the physical properties and chemical components of foods.
  • Use of seeds and other non-food plant and animal materials to produce biofuels.
  • Quality control of biofuels.

Mayra Márquez-Associate Professor

Email: mmarquez@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, United States of America.
  • Master of Science in Biotechnological Processes, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Pharmacobiologist Chemist, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Food’s microbiology
  • Food safety

Postgraduate:

  • Food safety programs.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Food Microbiology Laboratory module.

Research areas:

  • Isolation, identification and confirmation of pathogenic microorganisms commonly found in foods from the
    region.
  • Evaluation of the microbiological quality of regional/artisan foods.
  • Validation of control measures for food safety.
  • Evaluation of hygiene habits during food preparation and consumption (from farm to table).
  • Survival of pathogenic microorganisms in foods with chemical/biological/natural barriers for their control.

Raúl Espinal-Full Professor

Email: respinal@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Entomology, Kansas State University, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. in Grain Science and Technology, Kansas State University, United States of America.
  • Agricultural Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree, University of Southwestern Louisiana, United States of America.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Experimental design
  • Grain science and technology
  • Statistics II (collegiate)

Postgraduate:

  • Statistical methods and experimental design (collegiate)

Research areas:

  • Evaluation of post-harvest losses of food and industrial grains and pest control in the post-production stage
    both in the field and in balanced food plants and human food plants.
  • Evaluation of manufactured food losses.

Sandra Espinoza-Assistant Professor

Email: sespinoza@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Agricultural Sciences with a mention in Agroindustrial Production, University of Chile.
  • Agricultural Engineer, National Autonomous University of Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Development of new products
  • Sensory analysis and consumer psychology
  • Coffee science and technology

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Food Innovation Plant module.
  • Technical leader of the Grain Processing for Human Consumption module.
  • Technical leader of the New Product Development module.

Research areas:

  • Development of new products.

Ligia Luna-Associate Professor

Email: lluna@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Microbiology, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Food’s microbiology
  • Food safety

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Food Microbiology Laboratory module.

Research areas:

  • Isolation, identification and confirmation of pathogenic microorganisms commonly found in foods.
  • Evaluation of the microbiological quality of food.
  • Validation of control measures for food safety.
  • Evaluation of hygiene habits during food preparation.
  • Molecular Bacteriology and antibiotic resistanc

 

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