Jiyoon Yi

Jiyoon Yi

Jiyoon Yi, Ph.D.

Position Title
Graduate Student, 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 Food Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
  • BS Mathematics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014


Jiyoon’s research focuses on experimental and computational approaches in engineering food microbiological systems. She is currently working on a USDA food safety project to reduce microbial cross-contamination of fresh produce during postharvest processing. Her experimental research involves process design/control, microbial cross-contamination, and antimicrobial development for surface disinfection. For computational studies, she is looking into bio-based microparticle delivery models, heat/mass transfer in microbial inactivation, computational fluid dynamics, and microbial image analysis with deep learning.

Jiyoon has been selected as the 2020-2021 Professors for the Future fellow at UC Davis, and also serves as the 2020-2021 International/Affiliate Board Representative of the Student Professional Development Group for the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).