Ahmed E. Yousef

Ahmed E Yousef
Professor of Food Microbiology The Ohio State University United States

EDUCATION

Ph. D., University of Wisconsin‐Madison (Food Science), 1984

APPOINTMENTS

Post‐doctoral Researcher, Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin‐Madison ‐‐‐‐‐ 1985‐1990

Post‐doctoral Researcher, Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology

(Food Research Institute), University of Wisconsin‐Madison ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 1990‐1991 Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, Ohio State University ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 1991‐1996 Associate Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, Ohio State University ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 1996‐2002 Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty), Department of Microbiology, Ohio State University ‐‐ 1996‐2002 Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, Ohio State University ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 2002‐Present Professor (Graduate Faculty), Department of Microbiology, Ohio State University ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 2002‐Present

RECENT AWARDS

2015Research and Development Award, Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL
2017Senior Faculty Research Award, CFAES‐OARDC, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2019Outstanding Service Award, Institute of Food Technologists‐Nonthermal Processing Division, Chicago, IL
2019Gerhard Haas Award, Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL
2020Fellow, International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST).
2021Distinguished Professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Discovery of natural, effective, and safe antimicrobial peptides for revitalizing food preservation
  • Developing ozone applications for enhancing the safety of minimally processed food and treating hard‐to‐decontaminate agricultural commodities
  • Safety considerations of foods processed by emerging non‐thermal technologies

TEACHING

  • Teach the main food microbiology courses, campus‐wide, Ohio State University, 1996‐Present
    • Food Microbiology Lecture (3 credits). Annual enrollment: 70‐100 students
    • Food Microbiology Laboratory (3 credits). Annual enrollment: 32‐44 students

MENTORING

Since joining OSU in 1991, 20 students completed their Master’s and 21 completed their Ph.D. degrees under my supervision. Most of these graduates currently occupy prominent positions in the industry, academia, and government. Additionally, tens of post‐doctoral researchers and visiting scholars have been mentored since joining OSU.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Four books, one was translated into Spanish and published in Spain
  • Thirty book chapters
  • A total of 183 research papers and review articles

RECENT PATENTS

  • Yousef AE, Guo Y, Huang E, Yuan C, Zhang L. 2015. Antimicrobial agents, bacterial strain, biosynthesis, and methods of use. US Patent No. 9017692 B2
  • Yousef AE, Yousef TA, Kasler D. 2015. Coated shell eggs and methods of making same. US Patent No.
  • Yousef AE, Kasler D, Shavezipur M. 2019. Thermal simulator. US Patent No. 10466188 B2
  • Yousef AE, Kasler D. 2019. Automated bioreactor with foam collector. WO2019165231. https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019165231
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