Visit to Cocoa Plantation

Dr. Martini recently visited a Cocoa Plantation in Dominican Republic.  The trip was organized and sponsored by...

Congratulations to Vera!

Congratulations to Haoyuan (Vera) Zhong on successfully defensing her MS thesis.  Her research is entitled “EFFECT OF LIPID SOURCE ON THE PHYSICAL AND SENSORY QUALITY OF BAKED PRODUCTS”.  Great job!  

Welcome Dr. Herrera to Martini Research

Visiting Professor Dr. Lidia Herrera from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina has recently arrived in Logan to collaborate with our laboratory.  Dr. Herrera is a world class reseacher in the study of crystallization of fats.  University of Buenos Aires,...

NCUR at Weber State University

  The National Conference for Undergraduate Research was held at Weber State University last week.  It was very nice to see all those talented undergrads.  Suyapa and Rax represented our lab in the event.  They both took a poster and had a lot of people stopping by. ...

Chin Yiap Tan recipient of an URCO grant!

Chin Yiap Tan (Rax) has been awarded an undergraduate research grant (URCO) from Utah State University.  Rax has been working in the lab for less than one year and he is making a lot of progress in the lab.   Congratulations to Rax for receiving an URCO grant!  Good...

Ye et al. have been featured in Inform!

Congratulations to Yubin and Ashwini.  Their recent paper on “Using High Intensity Ultrasound as a Tool to Change the Functional Properties of Interesterified Soybean Oil” recently published in the  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry...

PhD Dissertation Seminar

Megan Tippetts will be giving a seminar for her PhD dissertation.  The title is: Increasing the retention of lipid soluble components in a curd matrix.  Please come and join us on Wednesday November 30th at 2:00 pm in the NDFS Conference Room.  

Chocolate may help reduce risk of heart disease

A study published by the British Medical Journal show that chocolate might help in the reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.  Chocolate’s high content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds migh be responsible for these health benefits....
New paper on wax crystallization!

New paper on wax crystallization!

Congratulations to Rebekah Kerr whose paper on wax crystallization was just published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.  Rebekah presented this work also at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research and will also give a presentation at the 102nd...

Welcome Erica!

Erica Baümler is a postodoctoral fellow from Argentina.  She is a Chemical Engineer and her expertise is in the processing of vegetable oils, with particular interest in waxes and sunflower oil.  She will be working in the lab until December and she will be making...

Welcome Yubin!

Yubin Ye, from China Agricultural University in Beijing, is joining the lab as a Master student.  Yubin will be working on ultrasound.  We are very happy to have him here.  We hope he enjoys Logan and USU!
Jiwon and Suyapa published in Journal of Food Sciences

Jiwon and Suyapa published in Journal of Food Sciences

Congratulations to Andreia, Jiwon and Suyapa!  Their paper has been published on-line today and will soon appear in the Journal of Food Science.  Dr. Martini’s group has recently published a paper on the effect of high intensity ultrasound on the microstructure...

Megan Tippetts- AOCS Honored Student!

Megan Tippetts, a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Utah State University was awarded the prestigious AOCS Honored Student Award last May.  She presented her research on the Effect of cooling rate on the stability of oil-in-water...