Michael J. McCarthy

Michael J. McCarthy

Michael J. McCarthy, Ph.D.

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Food Science and Technology


Food Science (1986-2016)

 Professor McCarthy retired in July of 2016. 

Department Chair (2011-2016)


 Ph. D. University of California at Berkeley, 1986
 B.S. Ch.E. University of Florida


Professor McCarthy’s research program focused on:

  • Application of process analytical technology to food manufacturing processes,
  • Real-time measurements of product quality,
  • Measurements and modeling of transport phenomena in food processing,
  • Development and evaluation of novel magnetic resonance based process sensors,
  • Measurement of food microstructure and processing induced microstructural changes.

Awards and Honors

1990: National Science Foundation - Presidential Young Investigator Award

1991: Institute of Food Technologists - Samuel Cate Prescott Award

1993: American Chemical Society Ag & Food Chemistry Division - Young Scientist Award

2016: Institute of Food Technologists - Fellow