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Researcher: Mark Etzel

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Areas of Expertise
  • Confectionary science
  • Dairy science
  • Food fermentation
  • Food engineering
  • Food safety
  • Nutrition
  • Bioseparation technologies to produce new food products
  • Applies these technologies to problems in the biochemical, health care and waste treatment industries
  • Bioseparation processes to purify valuable food-grade proteins using affinity and ion-exchange membranes
  • Theoretically and experimentally determine the role of kinetic and transport processes in the design and performance of these membranes 
  • New, more optimal processes for protein purification
  • Food and bioprocess engineering
  • Mass transfer
Web Site Mark Etzel's Department of Food Science Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,604,168 - Glycomacropeptide medical foods for nutritional management of phenylketonuria and other metabolic disorders, issued December 2013.
  • 8,586,338 - Ligand functionalized substrates, issued November 2013.
  • 8,071,152 - Methods involving whey protein isolates, issued December 2011.
  • 7,750,117 - Methods for heat-stabilizing proteins with specific binding activities, issued July 2010.
  • 7,378,123 - Methods involving whey protein isolates, issued May 2008.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20140248414 - Glycomacropeptide medical foods for nutritional management of phenylketonuria and other metabolic disorders, published September 2014.
  • 20140234506 - Methods and compositions for protein concentration, published August 2014.
  • 20120029165 - Methods and compositions involving whey protein isolates, published February 2012.
  • 20110184078 - Ligand functionalized substrates, published July 2011.
  • 20100075131 - Ligand graft functionalized substrates, published March 2010.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Heat penetration and thermocouple location in home canning. Etzel MR, Willmore P, Ingham BH. Food Sci Nutr. 2015 Jan;3(1):25-31. doi: 10.1002/fsn3.185. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

  • Method for chromatographic analysis of whey protein-dextran glycation products. Allelein S, Arunkumar A, Etzel MR. J Chromatogr A. 2012 Dec 28;1270:330-3. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.10.070. Epub 2012 Nov 6.

  • Chromatographic purification and characterization of whey protein-dextran glycation products. Bund T, Allelein S, Arunkumar A, Lucey JA, Etzel MR. J Chromatogr A. 2012 Jun 29;1244:98-105. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.04.057. Epub 2012 May 3.

  • Monoliths for the purification of whey protein-dextran conjugates. Etzel MR, Bund T. J Chromatogr A. 2011 Apr 29;1218(17):2445-50. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2011.01.025. Epub 2011 Jan 18.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-2083
Current University UW–Madison
Department Food Science / Chemical and Biological Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 B115 Babcock Hall
Address Line 2 1605 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Purdue University, Chemical Engineering, 1977
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Chemical Engineering, 1983
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Method for Heat-Stabilizing Proteins to Protect Their Specific Binding Activities

Methods and Compositions Involving Whey Protein Isolates

Glycomacropeptide (GMP)-Based Food for the Treatment of PKU and Other Metabolic Disorders

Concentrating Dairy Proteins

Functionalized Substrate for Removal of Virus from Proteins, Particularly Antibodies

Adsorptive Membrane for Removal of Virus from Proteins, Particularly Antibodies