Elena Castell-Perez

Professor - Agricultural Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 862-7645

Fax: (979)-845-6446

E-mail: ecastell@tamu.edu

Departmental Page

 

Education

  • Ph.D. 1990, Agricultural/Food Engineering, Michigan State University
  • M.S., Agricultural/Food Engineering, Michigan State University
  • B.S., Food Engineering, Campinas State University

Research Interests

Food Engineering, Food Processing, Principles of Food Packaging, Food Rheology, Advanced Food Engineering, Advanced Food Processing.

Experience

2005 – Present           Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University

2000 – 2005                Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University

1996 – 2000                Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University

1991 – 1996                Assistant Professor of Food Engineering, Department of Food Science and Animal Industries, Alabama A&M University

Publications

  • Kim*, J., Moreira, R.G. and Castell-Perez, M.E. 2019. Determination of best pine wilt disease treatment using irradiation. Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. In press.
  • Tong*, Z., Moreira, R.G. and Castell-Perez, M.E. 2018. Effect of vacuum impregnation on quality of fresh and electron-beam irradiated highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) under refrigerated storage. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 10.1111/jfpp.13680
  • Joshi*, B., Omac*, B., Moreira, R.G., and Castell-Perez, M.E. 2018. A process to decontaminate sliced fresh cucumber (Cucumis sativus) using electron beam irradiation . LWT-Food Science and technology 91, 95-101.
  • Omac,* B., Moreira, R.G. and Castell-Perez, M.E. 2018. Quantifying Growth of Cold-Adapted Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua On Fresh Spinach Leaves at Refrigeration Temperatures. Journal of Food Engineering 224, 17-26.
  • Guzel* M, Moreira RG, Omac* B, Castell-Perez E. 2017. Quantifying the effectiveness of washing treatments on the microbial quality of fresh cut romaine lettuce and cantaloupe. LWT-Food Sci Tech. 80, 270-276.
  • Omac* B, Moreira RG, Puerta-Gomez AF*, Castell-Perez E. 2017. Effect of intervention strategies on the risk of infection from Listeria monocytogenes due to consumption of fresh baby spinach leaves: A quantitative approach. LWT-Food Sci Tech 80: 208-220.
  • Castell-Perez, E., Gomes, C., Tahtouh, J., Moreira, R., McLamore, E.S. and Knowles, H.S. III. 2017. Food Processing and Waste Within the Nexus Framework. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports ( ), 1-10. Nexus of Food, Water, Energy (R Mohtar, Section Editor).
  • B.L. Booren**, M.E. Castell-Perez, and R.K. Miller. Effect of Meat Enhancement Solutions with Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose and Konjac Flour on Texture and Quality Attributes of Pale, Soft, and Exudative Pork. 2017. Journal of Texture Studies, 1-12.
  • Edwards**, K., Faulkner, W.B., Castell-Perez, E., Riaz, M. and Mack, C. Preliminary Evaluation of a process for Producing Refined Guar Splits for a Target Guar Solution Viscosity. 2017. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 33(2), 1-16.
  • Girard+, A., Castell-Perez, M.E., Bean, S.R. and Awika, J. 2016. Effect of Condensed Tannin Profile on Wheat Flour Dough Rheology. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(39), 7348-7356.
  • Puerta-Gomez*, A.F. and Castell-Perez. M.E. 2017. Visual Spectroscopy Method to Evaluate Entrapment Efficiency of Electrostatically Precipitated Proteins in Combination with Octenyl Succinic Anhydrate (OSA)-Modified Polysaccharides. Food Hydrocolloids. Accepted August 2016.
  • Puerta-Gomez*, A.F. and Castell-Perez, M.E. 2016. Studies on Self-Assembly Interactions of Proteins and Octenyl Succinic Anhydrate (OSA)-Modified Depolymerized Waxy Rice Starch using Rheological Principles. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 133(27), July 2016.
  • Tuncil+, Y.E., Jondiko, T., Castell-Perez, M.E., Puerta-Gomez*, A.F., Awika, J.M. 2016. Small deformation rheological properties of dough are useful tool to predict the effects of modest sodium reduction on flour tortilla quality. LWT-Food Science and Technology 68, 329-333.
  • Ruengvisesh+, S., Loquercio*, A., Castell-Perez, E., Taylor, M.T. 2015. Inhibition of Bacterial Pathogens in Medium and on Spinach Leaf Surfaces using Plant-Derived Antimicrobials Loaded in Surfactant Micelles. Journal of Food Science. Food Microbiology and Safety Section.
  • Loquercio, A*., Castell-Perez, M. E., Gomes, C. and Moreira, R.G. 2015. Preparation of Chitosan-Alginate Nanoparticles for Trans-cinnamaldehyde Entrapment. Journal of Food Science. Nanoscale Food Science Section, 80(10), N2305-N2315.
  • Puerta-Gomez*, A.F. and Castell-Perez, M.E. 2015. Physical stability of octenyl-succinate-modified polysaccharides and whey proteins for potential use as bioactive carriers in food systems. Journal of Food Science 80 (6), E1209-E1217.
  • Ruengvisesh, S., Loquercio, A. , Castell-Perez, E., Taylor, M.T. 2015.  Inhibition of Bacterial Pathogens in Medium and on Spinach Leaf Surfaces using Plant-Derived Antimicrobials Loaded in Surfactant Micelles. Journal of Food Science. Food Microbiology and Safety Section. Accepted for publication October 7, 2015. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.13085
  • Loquercio, A*., Castell-Perez, M. E., Gomes, C. and Moreira, R.G.. 2015. Preparation of Chitosan-Alginate Nanoparticles for Trans-cinnamaldehyde Entrapment. Journal of Food Science. Nanoscale Food Science Section,  80(10), N2305-N2315.
  • Kim*, K., Moreira, R.G., Castell-Perez, M.E. 2015. Improving phytosanitary irradiation treatment of mangoes using Monte Carlo simulation. Journal of Food Engineering, 149, 137-143.  Accepted for publication October 5, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2014.10.005