Dr. Lisa J. Mauer's Staff

Dr. Lisa J. Mauer
Position
Professor
Email
mauer@purdue.edu
Phone
(765) 494-9111
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Matthew Allan graduated from Washington State University in May 2012 with a B.S. in Food Science. He joined Dr. Lisa Mauer's lab in 2012 and received his M.S. degree in Food Science in August 2014. He is currently working toward earning his Ph.D. with Dr. Mauer. His main research focus is water-solid interactions involving crystalline and amorphous solids.

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Collin Felten graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He joined the Mauer lab in 2016 to pursue a M.S. in Food Science. His research deals with characterizing the physical and chemical stability of amorphous thiamine in foods.

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Yahya Ismail joined Dr. Lisa Mauer's lab in the Spring of 2015 as an undergraduate and has remained at Purdue after graduating in May, 2016 to pursue his M.S. in Food Science. Currently, Yahya's research is focused on amorphous vitamin C chemical stability and relevant properties and stability factors.

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Kathryn Johnson received her B.S.A. in Food Science and B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia in December 2013. She worked at Golden State Foods in Conyers, GA as a Product Development Food Technologist before joining Dr. Mauer's lab as an Industry Fellow in Fall 2015 to pursue a M.S. degree in Food Science. Her research investigates starch thermal properties and the role of water in the recrystallization of amorphous starch.

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Alpana Thorat received Bachelor of Pharmacy from Pune University in 2006, and Masters of Technology in Pharmaceutical Technology- Biotechnology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER Mohali, India) in 2008. She worked in pharmaceutical industry for one year (senior research chemist in Sai Life Sciences, Pune-India). In 2010 she joined PhD program in Chemical Engineering discipline of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India. Her thesis work was focused on crystallization and polymorphism of curcumin. She joined Dr. Mauer Lab (jointly working with Dr. Taylor from IPPH Purdue University) in September 2015 as a postdoctoral research associate.

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Seda Arioglu Tuncil received her B.S. in Food Engineering Department at Ataturk University in Turkey in 2010. She was awarded a scholarship for her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the USA by the Turkish Government and joined Dr. Mauer's lab in January 2013 for her M.S. studies. Her current project mainly focuses on the crystallization inhibitor properties of different polymers in bioactive amorphous solid dispersions. She completed her M.S. degree in December 2014.

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Adrienne Voelker graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry. She joined Dr. Lisa Mauer's lab group in 2016 to pursue her M.S. in Food Science. Adrienne's current research focuses on improving thiamine delivery in foods by studying its physical and chemical stability in its amorphous form.

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