Ximena Yepez

Ximena Yepez
Ph.D. Student
Faculty Supervisor
» Dr. Jozef Kokini

Ximena Yepez received a B.S. degree in Food Engineering from 'Escuela Politecnica del Litoral' Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2012, she joined the Food Technology and Development Laboratory under Dr. Keener in the Department of Food Science. She focused on the effect of High Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma (HVACP) treatment in modifying vegetable oil chemistry. She obtained her M.S. degree in Food Science from Purdue University in 2014. She has joined Dr. Kokini's research laboratory in Food Science (spring 2016) where her research is focused on the study of HVACP as a catalyst in chemical reactions with the goal of defending her Ph.D. in December 2017.