Faculty

Adela Acosta

aacosta@zamorano.edu
Director of the Food Science and Technology Department
Associate Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Food Science and Technology, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain.
- B.Sc. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University, United States of America.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Food engineering.
- Unit operations and plant design.
- Meat science and technology.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Meat Plant module.

Areas of research:
- Productive process optimization.
- Design, implementation, and validation of HACCP systems and food safety support programs.
- Clean-label formulation development.
- Food processing plant design and equipment selection.

Mayra Márquez

mmarquez@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology, Texas A&M University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Biotechnological Processes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.
- B.Sc. in Pharmacobiological Chemistry, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Food microbiology.
- Food safety.
Graduate
- Food safety programs.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Food Microbiology Laboratory module.

Areas of research:
- Isolation, identification, and confirmation of pathogenic microorganisms commonly found in foods in the region.
- Assessment of the microbiological quality of regional/artisanal foods.
- Validation of food safety control measures.
- Assessment of hygiene habits during food preparation and consumption (from farm to table).
- Survival of pathogenic microorganisms in foods that use chemical/biological/natural barriers for control.

Luis Fernando Osorio

losorio@zamorano.edu
Decano Académico
Full Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. Food Technology, Clemson University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. Animal Dairy Poultry Science, Louisiana State University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Dairy science and technology.
- Food preservation and packaging (collegiate course)
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Dairy Plant module.

Areas of research:
- Development of new packaging technologies and dairy products.
- Edible, protein-based films.
- Development of functional and/or nutraceutical dairy products.

Jorge Cardona

jcardona@zamorano.edu
Associate Dean of Students
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology, Texas A&M University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Fruit and vegetable science and technology.
- Food chemistry.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Horticulture, Fruit, Postharvest, and Processing Plants module.

Areas of research:
- Fruit and vegetable postharvest and processing.
- Assessment of minimally processed products.
- Raw material chemical composition analysis.
- Fruit and vegetable waste management.
- New product development.

Carolina Valladares

bvalladares@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, with focus on Food Science and Technology, Universidad de Chile.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Food science and human nutrition (collegiate course).
- Food technology and processing (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Beekeeping Plant module.

Areas of research:
- Improvement and development of new products based on hive derivatives.
- Implementation of improvements in bee product production processes.
- Validation and implementation of techniques aimed at diversifying and increasing hive product production.

Raúl Espinal

respinal@zamorano.edu
Profesor Pleno


Education:
- Ph.D. in Entomology, Kansas State University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Grain Science, Kansas States University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agriculture, University of Southwestern Louisiana, United States of America.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Experimental design.
- Grain science and technology.
- Statistics II (collegiate course).
Graduate
- Statistical methods and experimental design (collegiate course).

Areas of research:
- Assessment of food and industrial grain postharvest loss; pest control during post-production in the field, in balanced-food plants, and in plants for food for human consumption.
- Assessment of loss of manufactured foods.

Sandra Espinoza

sespinoza@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, with focus on Agro-industrial Production, Universidad de Chile.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- New product development.
- Sensory analysis and consumer psychology.
- Coffee science and technology.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Food Innovation Plant module.
- Academic manager of the Grain Processing for Human Consumption module.
- Academic manager of the New Product Development module.

Areas of research:
- New product development.

Edward Moncada

emoncada@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.B.A., with focus on Finance, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Total quality management.
- Production and operations management.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Concentrates Plant module.
- Academic manager of the Seed Plant module.

Areas of research:
- Seed science and technology.
- Grain and seed postharvest, processing and storage.
- Seed quality and physiology.
- Productive resource management.
- Agro-industrial plant design.

Adriana Hernández

ahernandez@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Public Health, Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala.
- M.Sc. in Food and Human Nutrition, Universidad Central del Ecuador.
- B.Sc. in Food Engineering, Universidad de las Américas, Mexico.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Human nutrition (collegiate course).
- Food science and human nutrition (collegiate course).
Graduate
- Human nutrition in agriculture.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Human Nutrition Laboratory module.

Areas of research:
- Nutritional status throughout life.
- Lifestyle-related chronic diseases.
- Micronutrient deficiencies and food fortification.

Adriana Di Iorio

adi@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Primary Care, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain.
- B.A. in Nutrition, Universidad Fasta de la Fraternidad de Agrupaciones Santo Tomás de Aquino, Argentina.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Human nutrition (collegiate course).

Areas of research:
- Infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
- Nutritional added value.
- Food product innovation and/or improvement.

Luis Maldonado

lmaldonado@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Food Science, Purdue University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Food analysis (collegiate course).
- Grain science and technology.
Learning by Doing modules
- Academic manager of the Food Analysis Laboratory module.
- Academic manager of the Biodiesel module.

Areas of research:
- Grain technology.
- Processes optimization.
- Development of analytical methods for physical properties and chemical components of food.
- Use of seeds and other non-food plant and animal materials for biofuel production.
- Biofuel quality control.

Instructors

Jaime Nolasco

jnolasco@zamorano.edu@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Universidad José Cecilio del Valle, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Seed Plant.

Areas of research:
- Seed processing.

German Pacheco

gpacheco@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Agricultura, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Beekeeping Plant.

Areas of research:
- Industrialization of bee products.

Rolando Choriego

rchoriego@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Dairy Plant.
- Agro-industrial Process Management Macro-module.

Areas of research:
- Dairy product processing.

Erasmo Flores

eaflores@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Animal Food Processing Plant.

Areas of research:
- Use of micro-tracers.
- Preparation of balanced food for ruminants, poultry and pigs.
- Balanced food sales.

Alejandra Leiva

aleiva@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Chemistry Sciences and Pharmacy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Food Analysis Laboratory.

Areas of research:
- Analytical methods to determine food components and analytical techniques for physical and chemical tests.
- Nutrition labeling.
- ISO 17025, 19011 Quality management systems.

Evelyn Acosta

eacosta@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Integrated Management Systems for Occupational Risk Prevention, Quality, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain.
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Postharvest.

Areas of research:
- Fruit and vegetable postharvest.
- Minimally processed products.
- New food and vegetable product development.

Steffany Artica

sartica@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Católica de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Fruit and Vegetable Plant.

Areas of research:
- Fruit and vegetable processing.
- New processed fruit and vegetable product development.

Esaú Salgado

esalgado@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Biodiesel Plant.
- Food Analysis Laboratory.

Areas of research:
- Analytical methods and techniques to determine chemical components and physical characteristics in food.
- ISO 17025, 19011.
- Nutrition labeling and shelf life.
- Risk analysis in biodiesel laboratory and plant.

Jackeline Alvarado

mjalvarado@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Microbiology, with focus on Industry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Food Microbiology Laboratory.

Areas of research:
- Microbiological methods to determine different microorganisms.
- Indicators and some pathogens in food in an ISO 17025: 2005-accredited laboratory.
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