Brian E. Farkas

Professor of Food Engineering
Undergraduate Coordinator, Food Science
Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Faculty Member
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

North Carolina State University


B.S. (1985) University of Delaware
M.S. (1989) University of California, Davis
Ph.D. (1994) University of California, Davis

Research Interests


My research program consists of work in two areas: Thermal Processing and the study of Moving Boundary Problems. Mathematical modeling and the determination of physical and thermal properties is used in each of these areas to develop a better understanding of the fundamental transport mechanisms which control the processes of interest. My program seeks to utilize the natural diversity of food science by incorporating other aspects, such as chemistry and microbiology, into food engineering research.

Teaching Activities

Introduction to Food and Bioprocess Engineering, FS/BBS 231

Problems and Design in Food and Bioprocessing Science, FS/BBS 475

Unit Operations, FS 592A/B

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Research Staff and Students

Representative Publications

Engineering and other links

My prefered mode of transportation

Contact Information


befarkas at ncsu dot edu


Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
116-B Schaub Hall, Box 7624
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, N.C. 27695-7624

Phone: 919-513-2096
FAX: 919-515-4694

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Last updated 7/25/10