Dike O. Ukuku
Dike O. Ukuku graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich, USA. After working as Quality Control Analyst at Quaker Maid and as Microbiologist/Aquatic Toxicologist at the Analytical Laboratory of the Detroit Waste Water Treatment Plant, he joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in December of 1998. Dr. Ukuku worked as an Adjunct Professor at Wayne County Community College District, Detroit, Mich, USA until 1998. Dr. Ukuku has consistently maintained an outstanding research performance at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in furthering the objectives of agricultural research services (ARSs). Dr. Ukuku is considered an expert in the microbial safety of fruits, vegetables, liquid foods, and studies leading to the understanding of the mechanism of bacteria inactivation. Dr. Ukuku has published reviewed articles in different scientific journals, including proceeding papers, invited book chapters, and a book, and has made more than 70 presentations at national and international meetings. In 2006, Dr. Ukuku became a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Ukuku is currently serving on the Science Advisory Board. He is very active in the Institute of Food Technology and is the current Chair for Career Guidance for the Philadelphia Section. Dr. Ukuku’s stature as an expert in food microbiology-technology has led to numerous invitations to act as an In-depth Subject Matter Expert for manuscripts submitted to Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Food Science, International Journal of Food Microbiology, HortScience, and Journal of Food Safety, as well as grant programs including BARD and 1890 Institutions. Dr. Ukuku is serving on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Agriculture and Environment, Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology, Open Journal of Food Microbiology, and Journal of Food Processing Technology.
Biography Updated on 22 August 2010