Jiyoon Yi

Jiyoon Yi

Jiyoon Yi, Ph.D.

Food Science and Technology

Research Advisor

Degree Pursuing (MS/PhD):



  • MS Food Science and Technology, Ewha Womans University Seoul, South Korea, 2016
  • BS Mathematics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
  • BS Food Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014


Jiyoon’s research focuses on microbiological food safety coupled with mathematical modeling. She is currently working on a collaborative USDA food safety project to eliminate cross-contamination during washing of fresh produce. She does both experimental research and mathematical modeling using different tools such as COMSOL Multiphysics and MATLAB to build up a computational simulation model involving microbiology, chemical reactions, and fluid dynamics.