Publications

Invention Disclosure/Patents Filed:
  • Antimicrobial treatment to reduce food-borne pathogens. (2019). (Provisional patent applied).
  • Method and device for controlling water activity. (2016). Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Provisional patent applied).
Referred Manuscripts:
After joining University of Alberta

Submitted and Internal review

  1. Adam, A. M., Yadav, B., Prasad, A., Gautam, B., Tsui, Y., & **Roopesh. M. S. Cooling of Fresh Cut Apples and Plasma Assisted Salmonella Inactivation at Low Pressures. (Submitted). 
  2. *Feizollahi, E., Mirmahdi, R. S., Zoghi, A., **Roopesh. M. S., & **Vasanthan, T. Review of the anti-nutritional and beneficial qualities of phytic acid, and procedures for removing it from food products (Submitted).
  3. *Feizollahi, E., **Roopesh. M. S. Mechanisms of deoxynivalenol (DON) degradation during different treatments: A review. (Submitted).
  4. *Iqdiam, B., *Feizollahi, E., *Arif, M. F., Vasanthan, T., Thilakarathna, M., & **Roopesh, M. S. Effect of atmospheric cold plasma treatment on T-2 and HT-2 degradation, quality parameters, and germination of wheat grains. (Submitted).
  5. Liu, S., Roopesh, M. S., Tang, J., & Qin, W. Thermal pasteurization of low-moisture foods: fundamentals and applications (Submitted). 
  6. Xu, J., Xie, Y., Paul, N.,  Roopesh, M. S., Shah, D. H., Tang, J. Water sorption characteristics of bacteria and their relationship with thermal resistance in low-moisture foods. (Submitted). 
  7. *Prasad, A., Gänzle, M., & **Roopesh. M. S. Potential of 455 nm blue light pulses emitted from LEDs for Salmonella inactivation and drying of food products. (Internal review). 
  8. *Dhaliwal, H. K., Ganzle, M., & **Roopesh. M. S. Influence of food composition and water activity on the thermal resistance of Salmonella in selected low-moisture foods. (Internal review).
  9. *Zhang, S., **Roopesh, M. S., & **Chen, L. Application of electro technologies to improve food protein extraction, structure and properties. Comprehensive reviews in food science and food safety (Internal Review).
2020
  1. *Yadav, B., *Spinelli, A. C., Govindan, B., Misra, N. N., Tsui, Y. Y., McMullen, L. M., **Roopesh, M. S. Effect of in-package atmospheric cold plasma discharge on microbial safety and quality of ready-to-eat ham in modified atmospheric packaging during storage. Journal of Food Science (Available online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.15072
  2. *Feizollahi, E., Misra, N. N., **Roopesh, M. S. Factors influencing the antimicrobial efficacy of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) atmospheric cold plasma (ACP) in food processing applications. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. (Available online) https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2020.1743967
  3. *Prasad, A., *Du, L., *Zubair, M., *Subedi, S., Ullah, A., **Roopesh, M. S. Application of light emitting diodes (LED) in food processing and water treatment. Food Engineering Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12393-020-09221-4 
  4. *Subedi, S., *Du, L., *Prasad, A., *Yadav, B., **Roopesh, M. S. Inactivation of Salmonella and quality changes in wheat flour after pulsed light-emitting diode (LED) treatments. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 121, 166-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2020.02.004.
  5. *Du, L., *Prasad, A., Gänzle, M., **Roopesh, M. S. (2020). Inactivation of Salmonella spp. in wheat flour by 395 nm LED and the related functional and structural changes of gluten. Food Research International, 127, 108716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2019.108716
  6. *Subedi, S., **Roopesh, M. S. Simultaneous drying of pet food pellets and Salmonella inactivation by 395 nm light pulses in an LED reactor. Journal of Food Engineering (Available online). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2020.110110
  7. *Feizollahi, E., *Iqdiam, B., **Vasanthan, T., Thilakarathna, M., **Roopesh, M. S. Effect of atmospheric-pressure cold plasma treatment on deoxynivalenol degradation, quality parameters, and germination of barley grains. Applied Sciences, 10(10), 3530, https://doi.org/10.3390/app10103530. Invited paper to the special issue “Plasma Techniques in Agriculture, Biology and Food Production” of Applied Sciences Journal.
  8. *Varghese, C., Wolodko, J., Chen, L., Doschak., Srivastav, P. P., **Roopesh, M. S. Influence of selected product and process parameters on microstructure, rheological and textural properties of 3D printed cookies. Foods. 9(7), 907. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9070907. Special issue “3D Food Printing: Future Outlook and Application in Food Sector”. 
  9. *Feizollahi, E., Arshad, M., *Yadav, B., Ullah, A., **Roopesh. M. S. Degradation of deoxynivalenol by atmospheric-pressure cold plasma and sequential treatments with heat and UV light. Food Engineering Reviews. Invited paper to the special issue for selected original research papers presented at the 2019 IFT NPD / EFFoST International Nonthermal Processing Workshop & Short Courses. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12393-020-09241-0.
  10. *Gautam, B., Ganzle, M., & **Roopesh. M. S. Influence of water activity on the thermal inactivation of Salmonella enterica in low-moisture foods. International Journal of Food Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2020.108813 .
  11. *Yadav, B., & **Roopesh, M. S. In-Package atmospheric cold plasma treatments of freeze-dried pet foods: Effect of treatment time, water activity, and storage on the inactivation of Salmonella. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2020.102543
  12. *Zhang, S., Huang, W., Feizollahi, E., **Roopesh, M. S., **Chen, L.  Improvement of pea protein gelation at reduced temperature by atmospheric cold plasma and the gelling mechanism study. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2020.102567
2019
  1. *Chaplot, S., *Yadav, B., Jeon, B., **Roopesh, M. S. (2019). Atmospheric cold plasma and peracetic acid-based hurdle intervention to reduce Salmonella on raw poultry meat. Journal of Food Protection. 82(5), 878-888. https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-377
  2. Misra, N. N., *Yadav, B., **Roopesh, M. S., Jo, C. (2019). Cold plasma for effective fungal and mycotoxin control in foods: Mechanisms, inactivation effects and applications. Comprehensive reviews in food science and food safety, 18, 106-120. https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12398
  3. *Yadav, B., *Spinelli, A. C., Govindan, B., Tsui, Y. Y., McMullen, L. M., **Roopesh, M. S. (2019). Cold plasma treatment of ready-to-eat deli meat: Influence of process conditions and storage on inactivation of Listeria innocua. Food Research International, 123, 276-285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2019.04.065
  4. *Prasad, A., Gänzle, M., **Roopesh, M. S. Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Salmonella using 365 nm and 395 nm high intensity pulsed light emitting diodes. Foods. 8(12), 679. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods8120679
2017
  1. Liao, Y., Syamaladevi, R. M., Zhang, H., Killinger, K., Sablani, S.S. (2017). Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on frozen red raspberries by using UV-C light. Journal of Food Protection, 80(4), 545-550.
  2. *Tadapaneni, R. K., **Syamaladevi, R. M., Villa-Rojas, R., Tang, J. (2017). Design of a novel Thermal-Water Activity Cell (TAC) to study the influence of water activity on the thermal resistance of Salmonella in low-moisture foods. Journal of Food Engineering, 208, 48-56.
2016
  1. **Syamaladevi, R. M., Tang, J., Villa-Rojas, R., Sablani, S. S., Carter, B., Campbell, G. (2016). Influence of Water Activity on Thermal Resistance of Microorganisms in Low-Moisture Foods: A Review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 15(3), 353-370.
  2. **Syamaladevi, R. M., Tang, J., Zhong, Q. (2016). Water Diffusion from a Bacterial Cell in Low-Moisture Foods. Journal of Food Science, 81(9), R2129-R2134.
  3. Syamaladevi, R. M., *Tadapaneni, R. K., Xu, J., Villa-Rojas, R., Tang, J., Carter, B., Sablani, S. S., Marks, B. (2016). Water activity change at elevated temperatures and thermal resistance of Salmonella in all purpose wheat flour and peanut butter, Food Research International, 81, 163-170.

*HQP; **Corresponding author

Prior to University of Alberta
  1. Ultraviolet-C inactivation of Penicillium expansum on fruit surfaces. Food Control, 50, 297-303.
  2. Ultraviolet light inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on organic fruit surfaces. Effect of fruit surface characteristics. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 210, 136-142.
  3. UV-C Light Inactivation of Penicillium expansum on Pear Surfaces: Influence on Physicochemical and Sensory Quality during Storage. Post-Harvest Technology and Biology, 87, 27-32.
  4. Inactivation of Escherichia coli Population on Fruit Surfaces Using Ultraviolet-C Light: Influence of fruit surface characteristics. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 6(11), 2959-2973.
  5. Moisture sorption characteristic, glass transition temperature and microstructures of mango powder dried by Refractance Window® and freeze drying methods. Drying Technology, 31, 1969-1978.
  6. Understanding the influence of state/phase transitions on ice recrystallization in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during frozen storage. Food Biophysics. 7, 57-71.
  7. Physicochemical properties of encapsulated red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) powder: Influence of high pressure homogenization. Drying Technology, 30, 484-493.
  8. Influence of molecular weight on enthalpy relaxation and fragility of amorphous carbohydrates. Carbohydrate Polymers. 88, 223-231.
  9. Effect of storage on phytochemicals in canned and juiced conventional and organic blueberries. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 92, 916-924.
  10. Stability of anthocyanins in frozen and freeze-dried raspberries during long-term storage: In relation to glass transition. Journal of Food Science 76(6): E414-E421.
  11. Aging of amorphous raspberry powder: Enthalpy relaxation and fragility. Journal of Food Engineering 101: 32-40.
  12. Water sorption and glass transition temperatures in raspberry solids. Thermochimica Acta 503-504: 90-96.
  13. A review of methods, data and applications of state diagram of food systems. Food Engineering Reviews 2:168-203.
  14. Effect of thermal treatments on phytochemicals in conventionally and organically grown berries. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90: 769-778.
  15. State diagram and water adsorption isotherm of raspberry (Rubus idaeus). Journal of Food Engineering 91: 460-467
  16. Thermal transitions of rice: Development of a state diagram. Journal of Food Engineering 90(1): 110-118.
  17. Ergonomic and field performance analysis of wet land paddy weeders: Study from south India.  Agricultural Engineering International: The CIGR Ejournal. Manuscript PM 07 011.
Book Chapters:
  1. Misra, N. N., Roopesh, M. S. (2019). Cold plasma for sustainable food production and processing. In: Green food processing techniques: Preservation, transformation, and extraction. Elsivier Academic Press. 431-453.
  2. Syamaladevi, R. M., Schmidt, S., Barbosa-Canovas, G., Sablani, S. S. (2020). Enthalpy relaxation and food stability. In: Water Activity in Foods. Fundamentals and Applications (2nd edition). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 271-285. 
  3. *Du, L., *Chaplot, S., Misra N. N., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Recent advances in cold plasma technology research for food processing applications. In: Trends in Food Processing (Submitted).
  4. Engineered Nanoparticles (ENPs): Applications, risk assessment and risk management in agriculture and food sectors. In: Food chemical hazard detection: Development and application of new technologies. Wiley USA.
  5. Molecular weight effects on enthalpy relaxation and fragility of amorphous carbohydrates. In: Water Stress in Biological, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Food Systems, Springer, USA.
Conference Presentations/Posters:
After joining University of Alberta
  1. *Subedi, S., & **Roopesh, M. S. Comparative Simultaneous drying of pet food and Salmonella inactivation by 395 nm light pulses in an LED reactor. 5th CIGR International Commission of Agricultural Engineering Conference, Québec City.
  2. *Feizollahi, E., Iqdiam, B., Arshad, M., Ullah, A. **Roopesh, M. S. Degradation of deoxynivalenol and zearalenone by atmospheric cold plasma technology. IFT Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 12-15, 2020.
  3. *Zubair, M., Ullah, A., Roopesh, M. S. Chicken feathers derived adsorbent for water purification. IFT Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 12-15, 2020.
  4. *Feizollahi, E., Arshad, M., Ullah, A., **Roopesh, M. S. Effect of atmospheric cold plasma on the degradation of deoxynivalenol. 2019 EFFOST-IFT International Nonthermal Processing Workshop and Short Courses, Tecnologico de Monterrey, México, November 3-6, 2019.
  5. **Roopesh, M. S. Application of Atmospheric Cold Plasma Technology to Improve Food Safety and Sustainability. Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual summit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 22-24, 2019 (Talk).
  6. *Zubair, M., Roopesh. M. S.,  Ullah, A. Chicken feathers/graphene oxide based adsorbent for water purification. ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, CA, August 25 – 29, 2019. 
  7. *Yadav, B., *Spinelli, A. C., Misra, N. N., Govindan, B., Tsui, Y. Y., McMullen, L. M., **Roopesh. M. S. In-package modified atmospheric cold plasma treatment of ham: Influence of gas composition, ham formulation and storage on quality and safety. IFT Annual Meeting, New Orleans, June 2-5, 2019.
  8. *Subedi, S., *Prasad, A., *Du, L., Gänzle, M., & **Roopesh, M. S. (2019). Comparative Study of 275, 365, 395 and 455 nm Pulsed Light Emitting Diode treatments for microbial inactivation at low water activity conditions. IFT Annual Meeting, New Orleans, June 2-5, 2019.
  9. *Alnefaie, Y., Dinesh, S., Arshad, M., *Subedi, S., **Ullah, A., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Nanoparticle Assisted Pulsed LED Technology for Waste Water Treatment. University of Alberta International Summer Poster Symposium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 22, 2018. 
  10. *Yadav, B., *Spinelli, A. C., Tsui, Y. Y., Govindan, B., McMullen, L. M., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Atmospheric cold plasma treatment to improve ready-to-eat deli meat safety. 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress. Mumbai, India, October 23-27, 2018.
  11. *Zubair, M., Syamaladevi, R. M., Ullah, A. Chicken feathers derived membrane for water purification. 5th Annual Alberta NANO Research Symposium. Red Deer, Alberta, May 3-4, 2018.
  12. Roopesh, M. S. Microbial inactivation by LED technology to improve food safety. ADVANCED UV FOR LIFE Consortium and IUVA Joint International Conference: UV LED technologies and applications, Berlin, Germany, April 22-25, 2018 (Talk).
  13. *Zubair, M., Syamaladevi, R. M., Ullah, A. Poultry industry water purification using a novel membrane. Western Poultry Conference, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, February 26, 2018.
  14. *Zubair, M., Syamaladevi, R. M., Ullah, A. Chicken feathers based novel adsorbent for industrial wastewater treatment, Land Use Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 30-31, 2018.
  15. *Gautam, B., Ganzle, M., **Syamaladevi, R. M.  Influence of water activity on the thermal inactivation of Salmonella enterica in low-moisture pet foods. Annual meeting of International Association for Food Protection. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. July 8-11, 2018.
  16. *Prasad, A. J., Ganzle, M., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Inactivation of Salmonella by high intensity pulsed blue Light Emitting Diode (LED) treatment at low-moisture conditions. IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA, July 15-18, 2018.
  17. *Prasad, A. J., Ganzle, M., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Antimicrobial efficacy of Ultraviolet-A and Near Ultraviolet-Visible Pulsed Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA, July 15-18, 2018.
  18. *Chaplot, S., *Yadav, B., Jeon, B., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Application of cold plasma-based hurdle intervention to reduce Salmonella in chicken. Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology national conference. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, May 27-29, 2018.
  19. **Roopesh, M. S. Cold plasma technology to improve meat safety. 2nd International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture (IWOPA2). Takayama, Gifu, Japan, March 9-11, 2018 (Invited talk).
  20. *Prasad, A. J., Ganzle, M., **Syamaladevi, R. M. Inactivation of Escherichia coli by high intensity pulsed Ultraviolet-A and Near UV-Visible light treatments. Canadian Society for Bioengineering Annual General Meeting and Conference. Winnipeg, MB, Canada, August 6-10, 2017.
  21. Carter, B. P., Syamaladevi, R. M., Galloway, M. T., Campbell, G. S., Sablani, S. S. The 8th Shelf Life International Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, November 1-3, 2017.
  22. Factors Influencing the Thermal Resistance of Microorganisms in Low Moisture Foods: Importance of Water Activity. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20, 2016.
  23. Study of thermal resistance of Salmonella in low moisture foods inside a closed system maintained with stable water activity at the elevated temperatures. Annual Meeting of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20, 2016.
  24. Evaluation of thermal resistance of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 in wheat flour and peanut butter using both TAC and TDT cells. Annual meeting of International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). St. Louis. Missouri, USA, 2016.
  25. Isothermal inactivation of Salmonella and Enterococcus faecium in dates impacted by water activity variation at elevated temperature. Annual meeting of International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). St. Louis. Missouri, USA, 2016.
Prior to University of Alberta
  1. Water Activity Variation at Elevated Temperatures and Thermal Resistance of Salmonella in Selected Low-Moisture Foods. International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual meeting. Portland, OR, 2015.
  2. Inactivation of Salmonella in Low Moisture Products at Relatively High Temperatures Using Radiofrequency-Assisted Heat Treatments (RFHT). International Association of Food Protection (IAFP), Indianapolis, 2014.
  3. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on organic fruit and berries surfaces. International Association of Food Protection, Indianapolis, 2014.
  4. Ultraviolet-C Light Inactivation of Penicillium Expansum and Escherichia Coli O157:H7 on Organic Fruit Surfaces. IFT Annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 2013.
  5. Physicochemical changes in infant formula during storage in relation to temperature and relative humidities. IFT Annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
  6. Understanding the Efficacy of Ultraviolet-C Light Inactivation of Generic Escherichia coli on Fruit Surfaces. IFT Annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  7. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation kinetics of generic Escherichia coli on fruit surfaces. 12th Conference of Food Engineering, Leesburg, VA.
  8. Water sorption characteristics, glass transition temperatures and microstructures of mango (Philippine ‘Carabao’ var.) powder. IFT Annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  9. Combined effect of temperature and ph on degradation kinetics of anthocyanins in red raspberry (Rubus idaeus). IFT Annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  10. Ultraviolet-C Light Inactivation of Penicillium Expansum and Escherichia Coli O157:H7 on Organic Fruit Surfaces. Celebration symposium by Center for sustainable agriculture and natural resources (CSANR), Washington State University, Pullman WA.
  11. Glass transition influence on ice recrystallization in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during frozen storage. IFT Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  12. Anthocyanin degradation in frozen and freeze-dried raspberries during long term storage. IFT Annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
  13. Enthalpy relaxation and fragility of amorphous raspberry powder. IFT Annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
  14. Molecular weight effects on enthalpy relaxation and fragility of amorphous carbohydrates. 11th International Symposium on the Properties of Water, Queretaro, Mexico.
  15. Differentiating water sorption and plasticizing effects in raspberry powder (Rubus idaeus). IFT Annual meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  16. Water sorption and glass transition studies in raspberries (Rubus idaeus). Academic showcase, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.