Jiyoon Yi, Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology
Degree Pursuing (MS/PhD):
- MS Food Science and Technology, Ewha Womans University Seoul, South Korea, 2016
- BS Food Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
- BS Mathematics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
Jiyoon is a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Nitin’s Laboratory. Her project focuses on microbiological food safety engineering. She is currently working on a collaborative USDA food safety project to reduce cross-contamination during washing of fresh produce. She has developed a quantitative method to characterize the risk potential of cross-contamination between produce surfaces. Her research further involves mathematical modeling of a produce washing, which is expected to improve the efficiency of industrial washing process on reducing cross-contamination. Based on experimental studies of bacterial adhesion kinetics and chemical sanitizer reactions, computational fluid dynamics is coupled to predict the efficiency of bacterial inactivation by sanitizer in a flow system.