Nikos E Mavroudis
Programme Leader Department of Applied Sciences (FoESA)
Nikos Mavroudis is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Food Science and leads the laboratory of Food Engineering & Separation of Actives (FoESA) in the Dept. of Applied Sciences in Northumbria University at Newcastle. Previously Nikos was a Research Scientist and Project Leader for Unilever R&D for 9 years and has been responsible for developing the separation expertise within Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. His research interests are focused on Food Security & Food Safety, particularly relevant is his interest on bacterial flow cytometry and surface decontamination. Nikos has published 10 research articles in peer review journals and 12 patents/patent filings and his work has attracted ca 325 citations excluding self-citations.
Food Safety: Surface decontamination of intact agricultural commodities and fresh cut fruit and vegetables. Bacterial flow cytometry as method for microflora enumeration and assessment of physiological states of Bacillus spores. Assessment of spore viability in GIT. Food Security: Generation of functional ingredients from agricultural commodities and agri-food waste streams. Application of biorefinery concepts for waste/by-product stream valorisation.