Francesco Marra received his M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Calabria, Rende Cosenza, Italy, in 1999, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Salerno, Fisciano Salerno, Italy, in 2003. He is serving as an Aggregate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano Salerno, Italy. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, in 2004, and in 2008, he joined UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA, as a Fellow for six months. His research deals with the modeling of transport phenomena in food processes, involving the so called electroheating applications (ohmic, microwaves, radio frequency, and infrared). He authored over 40 scientific papers published in refereed international journals, in books, and in international conferences. He is a Guest Curator of a special section of the Journal of Food Engineering (volume 71, issue 3, 2005) devoted to mathematical modeling in food process engineering. He is responsible for the research activity financed by national public funds as well as by private funds through specific research agreements between the University of Salerno and Italian and multinational companies.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2013