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MAYRA MÁRQUEZ, PH.D.

Department Director / Associate Professor, Technical Head of the Food Microbiology Laboratory


EDUCATION:
Ph.D. In Food Science and Technology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. nineteen ninety six.
M.Sc. Science and Technology of Fresh and Processed Meats, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. 1990.
B.S. Animal Science / Animal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA 1987. Professional Training of Butchers, Private Meat School, National and International Meat Trade Institute, Heidelberg, Germany. 1984.
Agronomist, Escuela Panamericana Panamericana, ZAMORANO, Honduras. 1983
COURSES:
Food Science and Technology (AGI), Meat Science and Technology (CPA, AGN, IAD), Preservation and Packaging (AGI).
MODULES:
Meat Plant Module (3rd and 4th year).
RESEARCH AREAS:
Science and technology of fresh and processed meats of different animal species, pre- and post-harvest factors affecting the quality, composition and safety of meat, processing and added value of fresh and processed meats, interaction of ingredients and components in processed meats, development Of new products and meat processes.

LUIS FERNANDO OSORIO

Full professor in Dairy Processing and Food Packaging


EDUCATION:
Ph.D in Food Science and Technology. Clemson University, 2002.
Master's Degree in Dairy Processing. Louisiana State University, 1997.
Agricultural Engineer. Pan American Agricultural School, 1995.
COURSES:
Science and Technology of Milk, Food Preservation and Packaging
MODULES:
Dairy Plant
RESEARCH AREAS:
Development of new packaging technologies and dairy products.
Edible films based on proteins.
Development of functional dairy products and / or with nutraceuticals.

CLAUDIA GARCÍA

Technical Chief of Meat Plant / Associate Professor


EDUCATION:
Ph.D. In Food Science and Technology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. nineteen ninety six.
M.Sc. Science and Technology of Fresh and Processed Meats, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. 1990.
B.S. Animal Science / Animal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA 1987. Professional Training of Butchers, Private Meat School, National and International Meat Trade Institute, Heidelberg, Germany. 1984.
Agronomist, Escuela Panamericana Panamericana, ZAMORANO, Honduras. 1983
COURSES:
Food Science and Technology (AGI), Meat Science and Technology (CPA, AGN, IAD), Preservation and Packaging (AGI).
MODULES:
Meat Plant Module (3rd and 4th year).
RESEARCH AREAS:
Science and technology of fresh and processed meats of different animal species, pre- and post-harvest factors affecting the quality, composition and safety of meat, processing and added value of fresh and processed meats, interaction of ingredients and components in processed meats, development Of new products and meat processes.

JORGE CARDONA, PH.D.

Associate Professor / Technical Head of the Fruit and Vegetable Plant and the Postharvest Plant.


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

M.Sc. Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Food Science and Technology Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

COURSES:

Science and Technology of Fruits and Vegetables; Food Chemistry; Food Processing.

MODULES:

Postharvest plant module for third and fourth-year students. Fruit and Vegetable plant module for second and fourth-year students.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Fruit and vegetables postharvest and processing, assessment of minimally processed products, chemical composition analysis of raw materials, fruit and vegetable waste management, and development of new products.

RAÚL ESPINAL, PH.D.

Full Professor


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Entomology with a minor in Food and Industrial Grains Postharvest Pest Control and Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, USA.

M.Sc. in Science and Technology of Grains, Kansas State University, USA.

B.Sc. in Agronomy, Louisiana State University, USA.

Agronomy, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

COURSES:

Experimental Design. Grain Science and Technology.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Food and industrial grain postharvest loss assessment and pest control during the post production stage for plants in field as well as for plants destined to produce formulated feeds and food for human consumption. Loss assessment of manufactured foods.

SANDRA KARINA ESPINOZA

Assistant Professor, Technical Head of the Food Innovation Plant


EDUCATION:

M.Sc. in Agro-Industrial Production, University of Chile, Chile.

Agricultural Engineering, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Honduras.

Agronomy, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

COURSES:

New Product Development; elective course on Fruit and Vegetable Processing.

MODULES:

Grain Processing and New Product Development module for fourth-year students.

RESEARCH AREAS:

New Product Development.

ADRIANA HERNÁNDEZ

Associate Professor, Human Nutrition and Food Safety


EDUCATION:

Doctor of Public Health, University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Guatemala.

M.Sc. Food and Human Nutrition, Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador.

Food Engineering, University of the Americas, A.C., Mexico.

COURSES:

Human Nutrition —laboratory and Learning by Doing module.

EDWARD MONCADA

Associate Professor / Technical Head of the Concentrate Feeds and Seeds Plant


EDUCATION:

MBA, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Honduras.

Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Plant Science, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

Agronomy, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

COURSES:

Total Quality Management and Operations; Production Management.

MODULES:

Concentrate feeds module;  Seeds module.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Science and technology of seeds; postharvest and storage of grains and seeds; processing of grains and quality and physiology of seeds; productive resource management and agro-industrial plant design.

JUAN ANTONIO RUANO, PH.D.

Associate Professor, Technical Head of the Food Analysis Laboratory


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, Londrina State University, Brazil.

Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro / EMPRAPA’s Food Research Center, Brazil.

M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro / EMPRAPA’s Food Research Center, Brazil

Food Science and Technology Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras

COURSES:

Grain Science and Technology. Food Processing.

MODULOS:

Biodiesel module.

Food Analysis module.

RESEARCH:

Grain technology. Starch technology. Thermoplastic extrusion. Process optimization. Development of analytical methods for quantifying the physical properties and chemical components of food.  Quality control of oils and fats for the production of biofuels. Biofuel production. Bioplastics and biodegradable coatings.

MIRNA FUENTES

Instructor / Food Analysis Laboratory


EDUCATION:
Degree in Chemistry and Pharmacy, National Autonomous University of Honduras, November 2006
MODULES:
Food analysis module
Biodiesel module
Food Analysis Laboratory
Food Chemistry Laboratory
RESEARCH AREAS:
Analytical methods for the determination of food components (dietary fiber, crude fiber, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, moisture, etc.) Analytical techniques for physical and chemical food trials (Chromatography, Gravimetry, Spectrophotometry, Colorimetry, Volumetry, etc.)
Nutrition labeling
Quality management systems ISO 17025, ISO 19011
Good laboratory practices, Validation of methods of analysis.

MARIO LAGUARDIA

Instructor / Concentrated Feeds and Seeds Plant


EDUCATION:

Food Science and Technology Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras

COURSES:

Meats module. Laboratory for the Unit Operations course. Laboratory for the Food Engineering course. Laboratory for the Meat Science and Technology course.

BLANCA CAROLINA VALLADARES

Associate Professor/ Technical Head of the Honey Processing Plant


EDUCATION:

M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, University of Chile, Chile.

Agricultural Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras

COURSES:

Food Science and Technology; Food Processing.

MÓDULO:

Improvement and development of new products derived from the beehive. Improvement of production processes for apiculture products. Validation and implementation of techniques that allow diversification and increase in the production of beehive products.

LUIS ALBERTO ASENCIO TADEO

Instructor and Lab Technician / Food Analysis Laboratory


EDUCATION:

Food Science and Technology Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

MODULES:

Biodiesel and Food Analysis.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Methods of analysis for determining the chemical components of foods, such as proteins, crude fat, humidity, ashes, etc. Application of analytic techniques for determining the physical characteristics of foods, such as viscosity, texture, color, water activity (aw), granulometry, etc. Nutritional labeling and shelf life studies in foods. Quality management systems (ISO 17025, ISO 19011). Good practices in the laboratory. Validation of methods of analysis. Creation of a risk matrix for the food analysis laboratory and biodiesel plant.

Instructors

INDIRA CANALES

Instructor / Vegetable and Fruit Plant / Postharvest plant


EDUCATION:
Food Science and Technology Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

MODULES:
Postharvest Learning by Doing module.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Post-harvest of fruits and vegetables.
Products minimally processed.
Development of new products hortofrutícolas.

GIBSON FERRERA

Instructor Concentrates Plant


EDUCATION:
Engineer in Agroindustria Alimentaria, Zamorano Class 2010.

COURSES:
Concentrates Plant Module (Food Processing Poultry for ruminants, poultry, pigs)

RESEARCH AREAS:
Use of Microtrazers
Balanced Foods
Balanced Foreign Sales

JAIME NOLASCO

Associate Professor/ Technical Head of the Honey Processing Plant


EDUCATION: Agricultural Engineer at the José Cecilio del Valle University
Master's Degree in Business Administration from UNAH

MODULES:
Collaboration and coordination of the Laboratory corresponding to the Food Microbiology course and collaboration to 4 year students in their research (thesis) and module.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Seed Processing.

GERMAN PACHECO ESTÉVEZ

Instructor / Beekeeping Plant


EDUCATION:
Agricultural Engineer of the National University of Agriculture of Honduras

MODULES:
Industrialization of apiculture products.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Honey Processing

ROLANDO ENRIQUE CHORIEGO MARÍN

Instructor / Dairy Processing Plant


EDUCATION:
Food Science and Technology Engineering, Panamerican Agricultural University, Zamorano, Honduras.

MODULES:
Dairy module and laboratory for the Dairy Processing course.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Dairy Processing.

ERICK PORTILLO

Meat Plant Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineer in Food Agroindustry. Zamorano, Class 2014

MODULES:
Module of Cárnicos Laboratory of the Class of Unit Operations.
Laboratory of the Food Engineering Class.
Laboratory of the Meat Science and Technology Class.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Processing of Meat Products

BET SARAI WU

Instructor Laboratory of Microbiology


EDUCATION:
PhD in Industrial Microbiology, National Autonomous University of Honduras, 2016

MODULES:
Collaboration and coordination of the Laboratory corresponding to the Food Microbiology course and collaboration to 4 year students in their research (thesis) and module.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Food Microbiology.

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