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Researcher: Sundaram Gunasekaran

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Areas of Expertise
  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Food and bioprocess
  • Machinery systems
  • Natural resources
  • Fibers
  • Engineering properties and quality of food and biomaterials
  • Rheology of food and other macromolecular systems and hydrogels
  • Structure function relationships in foods
  • Novel and value-added bioprocess engineering
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Biosensors for measuring certain allergens and toxins
  • Encapsulated microparticles and nanoparticles and controlled delivery of bioactive compounds
  • Value-added food and non-food processes of biomaterials
  • Heat and mass transfer and related unit operations in food and bioprocessing
  • Physical properties and quality factors of food materials and design of sensors and instrumentation for quality evaluation of food materials nondestructively
Web Site Sundaram Gunasekaran's Department of Biological Systems Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,097,653 - Electrochemical detection of beta-lactoglobulin, issued August 2015.
  • 9,063,073 - Solid working electrode with replaceable tip, issued June 2015.
  • 8,834,704 - Electrochemical detection of beta-lactoglobulin, issued September 2014.
  • 8,092,584 - Glue from slaughterhouse animal blood, issued January 2012.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20160039698 - Method to remediate effluents containing metals complexed with organic and/or inorganic species, published February 2016.
  • 20150318070 - Transparent conducting films containing single-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in an azo dye, published November 2015.
  • 20140346060 - Electrochemical detection of beta-lactoglobulin, published November 2014.
  • 20130264202 - Solid working electrode with replaceable tip, published October 2013.
  • 20120129194 - Visible detection of microorganisms, published May 2012.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Highly selective colorimetric and electrochemical sensing of iron (III) using Nile red functionalized graphene film. Sadak O, Sundramoorthy AK, Gunasekaran S. Biosens Bioelectron. 2016 Apr 23. pii: S0956-5663(16)30348-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.04.073. [Epub ahead of print]

  • One-Pot Procedure for Recovery of Gallic Acid from Wastewater and Encapsulation within Protein Particles. Nourbakhsh H, Madadlou A, Emam-Djomeh Z, Wang YC, Gunasekaran S, Mousavi ME. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Feb 24;64(7):1575-82. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b04867. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

  • Bioengineered vocal fold mucosa for voice restoration. Ling C, Li Q, Brown ME, Kishimoto Y, Toya Y, Devine EE, Choi KO, Nishimoto K, Norman IG, Tsegyal T, Jiang JJ, Burlingham WJ, Gunasekaran S, Smith LM, Frey BL, Welham NV. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Nov 18;7(314):314ra187. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aab4014.

  • Use of cationic polymers to reduce pathogen levels during dairy manure separation. Liu Z, Carroll ZS, Long SC, Gunasekaran S, Runge T. J Environ Manage. 2016 Jan 15;166:260-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.10.033. Epub 2015 Oct 26.

View Sundaram Gunasekaran's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Dairy Management Inc.
  • Omega Protien Inc.
  • Danisco Foods International Inc.
  • S C Johnson and Son Inc.
  • Viking Machine and Design Inc.
Research Tools
  • Bohlin CVO Rheometer,
  • TA Instruments Modulated DSC
  • Shimadzu UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Zwag Micro-Conventional Oven
  • Instron, computer vision instrumentation
  • UW-Meltmeter
  • softening point instrumentation
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-1019
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biological Systems Engineering / Food Science
Title Professor
Other Appointments Academic Program Director
Address Line 1 Agricultural Hall
Address Line 2 1450 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Agricultural Engineering, TNAU, India, 1977
Master's Degree M.S., Agricultural and Food Engineering, AIT, Thailand, 1981
PhD Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Simple, Rapid and Inexpensive Process for Making Glue from Slaughterhouse Animal Blood

Sustainable Process to Remediate Liquid Waste Streams

Nanoreactors as Time-Temperature Indicators for Monitoring Product Quality and Safety

Consumer-Friendly Test for Detecting Very Small Amounts of Bacteria or Other Cells

Electrodes with Low-Cost Replaceable Tips

Easy Test for β-lactoglobulin (BLG) Milk Allergen