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Professional Meeting Presentations and Abstracts (since May 2002; 14 invited):

• Kodavali, S., and Alavi, S. 2011. Moisture and oil uptake during processing of soy-based extruded snacks. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, Palm Springs, CA. Cereal Foods World 56:A49. (Poster presentation).

• De Mesa-Stonestreet, N.J.E., Alavi, S., Dogan, H., and Faubion, J. 2011. Rheological properties of sorghum protein concentrates produced by extrusion-enzyme liquefaction. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, Palm Springs, CA. Cereal Foods World 56:A37. (Poster presentation)

• Alavi, S., Karkle, E., Giannetta, F., and Dogan, H. 2011. Enhancement of antioxidant capacity and dietary fiber profile of expanded snacks utilizing fruit and vegetable pomaces. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, Palm Springs, CA. Cereal Foods World 56:A6. (Invited oral presentation).

• Bell, B., Adhikari, K., Chambers, E., Alavi, S., and King, S. 2011. Do spices affect emotions? A study with an extruded cereal product. The 9th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, September 4-8, Toronto, Canada. (Poster presentation).

• De Mesa-Stonestreet, N.J.E., and Alavi, S. 2011. Pilot-scale production of sorghum protein concentrates using extrusion-enzyme liquefaction. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 11 - 14, New Orleans, LA. (Oral presentation).

• Tang, X., and Alavi, S. 2011. Understanding mechanical and barrier properties of starch, polyvinyl alcohol, and layered silicate nanocomposite films utilizing mathematical models 2011 IFT Annual Meeting, June 11 - 14, New Orleans LA. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 11 - 14, New Orleans, LA. (Poster presentation).

• Tang,X., and Alavi, S. 2011. Structure and properties of starch/polyvinyl alcohol/multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 11 - 14, New Orleans, LA. (Poster presentation).

• Karkle, E., Keller, L.C., Dogan, H., and Alavi, S. 2011. Extent of matrix transformation in fiber-added extrudates under different hydration regimens and impact on texture, microstructure, and digestibility. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 11 - 14, New Orleans, LA. (Poster presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2011. Value added processing of soybean ingredients for food and nonfood applications. Kansas Soybean Expo, Jan 12. Topeka, Kansas. (Invited oral presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2010. Food processing in the developing world – challenges and opportunities with special focus on India and Southern Africa. KSU International Agriculture Brownbag Seminar. December 2, Manhattan, KS. (Invited oral presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2010. Extrusion processing – Research and engagement for addressing nutritional challenges worldwide. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 24-27, Savannah, GA. Cereal Foods World 55(4):A18. (Invited oral presentation; Young Research Scientist Award).

• Karkle, E. L., Alavi, S., Dogan, H., Shi, Y., and Keller, L.C. 2010. Impact of cellular architecture and solid matrix properties on the texture of high fiber expanded foods. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 24-27, Savannah, GA. Cereal Foods World 55(4):A25. (Oral presentation).

• Yoo, J., Alavi, S., Amanor-Boadu, V., and Vadlani, P. 2010. Systematic investigation of thermo-mechanical extrusion processing as pretreatment method for ethanol production from soybean hull and sorghum stover. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 24-27, Savannah, GA. Cereal Foods World 55(4):A34. (Oral Presentation).

• Ali, S., Alavi, S, and Faubion, J. 2010. Starch/poly vinyl alcohol/ Na+ MMT based biodegradable nanocomposites produced through melt extrusion. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 24-27, Savannah, GA.Cereal Foods World 55(4):A36. (Poster presentation; 2nd Place, Engineering & Processing Division Student Paper Competition).

• Tang, X., and Alavi, S. 2010. Structure and properties of poly (vinyl alcohol)/starch/laponite RD nanocomposite films. AACC International Annual Meeting, October 24-27, Savannah, GA.Cereal Foods World 55(4):A71. (Poster presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2010. Soy extrusion processing technologies. Soy Innovation Africa. August 26-27, 2010. Cape Town, South Africa. (Invited oral presentation).

• De Mesa-Stonestreet, N.J.E., Alavi, S., Adhikari, K., Maichel. E., and Huppert, T. 2010. Premium texturized soybean protein by extrusion processing - A systematic investigation of processing parameters and formulations. International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) Annual Meeting, August 23-25, Cape Town, South Africa. (Poster presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2010. Grain sorghum utilization in food applications - Ongoing research at K-State. 2010 Great Plains Sorghum Conference & 27th Biennial Sorghum Research and Utilization Conference, August 11-12, Mead, NE. (Invited oral presentation).

• De Mesa-Stonestreet, N.J.E., Alavi, S., and Gwirtz, J. 2010. Sorghum protein concentration by extrusion-enzyme liquefaction: A process optimization study. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, July 18-21. Chicago, IL. (Poster presentation).

• Giannetta, F., Karkle, E., Alavi, S., Madl, R., and Vadlani, P. 2010. Physical properties and antioxidant activity of wheat-based extruded snacks with apple and tomato pomaces. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, July 18-21. Chicago, IL. (Poster presentation).

• Tang, X., Devi, N.L., Shobha, S., Ali, S.S., Alavi, S., and Dogan, H. 2010. Development of protein-rich sorghum-based expanded snacks using extrusion technology. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, July 18-21. Chicago, IL. (Poster presentation).

• Yoo, J., Alavi, S., Vadlani, P., and Amanor-Boadu, V. 2010. Thermo-mechanical extrusion processing as a pretreatment for efficient ethanol production from soybean hulls. K-State Center for Sustainable Energy Meeting, May 6, Manhattan, KS. (Poster presentation; First prize 2009-10 CSE Graduate Assistantship Awards).

• Ali, S.S., Tang, X.,Alavi, S., and Faubion, J. 2010. Fundamental studies on molecular interactions in starch/PVOH/clay nanocomposites used for making biodegradable packaging films. K-State Capitol Graduate Research Summit Competition, February 18, Manhattan, KS (Poster presentation).

• Alavi, S., and Kidd, T. 2009. Promoting healthy snacks among school children. K-State Engagement Colloquium: Engaging Health, Changing Lives. October 29, Manhattan, KS. (Oral presentation).

• Ali, S.S., Tang, X., Alavi, S., and Faubion, J. 2009. Fundamental studies on molecular interactions in starch/ PVOH/ clay nanocomposites used for making biodegradable packaging films. AACC International Annual Meeting, September 13-16, Baltimore, MD. Cereal Foods World, 54: O-35. (Oral presentation).

• Tang, X., Alavi, S., and Ali, S.S. 2009. Mechanical and barrier property modeling of starch, polyvinyl alcohol – based nanocomposites and their characterization. AACC International Annual Meeting, September 13-16, Baltimore, MD. Cereal Foods World, 54: O-34. (Oral presentation).

• Yoo, J., Alavi ,S., Vadlani, P., and Amanor-Boadu, V. 2009. Novel thermo-mechanical pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for efficient ethanol production from agricultural residues. AACC International Annual Meeting, September 13-16, Baltimore, MD. Cereal Foods World, 54: O-32. (Oral presentation).

• Karkle, E.L., and Alavi, S. 2009. Process optimization of extruded snacks containing fruit fiber. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 6-9. Anaheim, California. (Poster presentation).

• Abu-Ghoush, M., Alavi, S., Adhikari, K, and Plattner, B. 2009. Physical, nutritional and sensory evaluation of a novel extrusion - cooked lentil analog product. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 6-9. Anaheim, California. (Poster presentation).

• De Mesa-Stonestreet, N.J.E., Alavi, S., Bean, S.R., Schober, T.J., and Gwirtz, J. 2009. Sorghum protein concentration and modification for improved nutrition and functionality. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 6-9. Anaheim, California. (Poster presentation).

• Kumar, P., Sandeep, K.P., Alavi, S., Truong, V.D., and Gorga, R.E. 2009. Synthesis of soy protein isolate-montmorillonite nanocomposites for biodegradable films using melt extrusion. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 6-9. Anaheim, California. (Poster presentation).

• Lee, J., Adhikari, K., Yoo, J., Alavi, Aberle, R.A., and Huber, G. R. 2009. Volatile compounds present in rice-shaped extruded grains. IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, June 6-9. Anaheim, California. (Poster presentation).

• Yoo, J., Alavi, S., Vadlani, P., Amanor-Boadu, V., and Oberoi, H.S. 2009. Novel thermo-mechanical pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass for efficient ethanol production from agricultural residues. Capitol Graduate Research Summit, March 12. Topeka, Kansas. (Winner Top Research Poster Award).

• Brijwani, K., Yoo, J., Lamsal, B., and Alavi, S. 2009. Mechanical pretreatments for soy hull and wheat bran for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis for bioenergy and biomaterials. Kansas Soybean Expo, Jan 7. Topeka, Kansas. (Poster presentation).

• Zhu, L., de Mesa N., Alavi, S., Shi, Y., Dogan, H., and Shukri, R. 2008. Physical and biochemical properties of high amylose – soy protein concentrate extrudates. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A45 (Oral presentation).

• Rogers, S., Steeples, S.L , Dobbeleare-Andrade, K., Alavi, S., Dogan, H., and McKinney, L.2008. Effect of fresh meat as a protein source on expansion and kibble structure of an extruded canine diet. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A39 (Oral presentation).

• Tang, X., Abrar, M., and Alavi, S. 2008. Structure and properties of Poly (vinyl alcohol)/ starch/ clay nanocomposite films. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A42 (Oral presentation).

• Karkle, E.L., Jain, S., Waghray, K., Alavi, S., and Dogan, H. 2008. Development and evaluation of fruit and vegetable-based extruded snacks. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A31 (Oral presentation).

• Brijwani, K. Lamsal, B., and Alavi, S. 2008. Mechanical pretreatment of soybean hulls and wheat bran for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis for bioenergy and biomaterials. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A51 (Poster presentation).

• Yoo, J., Alavi, S., Adhikari, K., Haub, M.D., Aberle, R.A., and Huber, G. R. 2008. Rice-shaped extruded kernels: Grains for Hope. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A87 (Poster presentation).

• De Mesa, N.E., Alavi, S., Bean, S.R., and Schober, T.J. 2008. Modification of sorghum proteins for enhanced functionality. AACC Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-24, Honolulu, HI. Cereal Foods World, 53: A56 (Poster presentation).

• Brijwani. K., Yoo, J., Lamsal, B.P., and Alavi, S. 2008. Mechanical pretreatments for soy hull and wheat bran for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis for bioenergy and biomaterials. Kansas Wheat Day. May 21, Hays, KS. (Poster presentation).

• Brijwani. K., Lamsal, B.P., Alavi, S. 2008. Soy Hull and wheat bran as value added feedstocks for bioenergy and biomaterials. Kansas Soybean Expo. Jan. 9, Topeka, KS. (Poster presentation).

• Cheng, E., Alavi, S., Shi, Y.C., Jeannotte, R., and Welti, R. 2007. Encapsulation of fish oil in starch matrices utilizing extrusion processing. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 7-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Oral presentation).

• Kumar, P., Sandeep, K.P., Alavi, S. 2007. Effect of processing parameters of a twin screw extruder on the extent of exfoliation in bio-nanocomposites. AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-9, Salt Lake City, Utah.

• Gajula, H., Alavi, S., Herald, T., and Adhikari, K. 2007. Pre-cooked fiber-enriched wheat flour obtained by extrusion: functional, nutritional and baked product sensory properties. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Poster presentation).

• De Mesa, N.J.E., Alavi, S., Singh, N., Shi, Y.C. and Dogan, H. 2007. Effect of soy protein concentrate and extruder screw speed on physico-chemical, textural and cellular properties of corn starch-based expanded snacks. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Oral presentation).

• Kaddour, O., Alavi, S., and Behnke, K. 2007. Factors influencing the quality of extruded sinking aquatic feed pellets. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Oral presentation).

• Kaddour, O., and Alavi, S. 2007. Factors influencing the quality of extruded floating aquatic feed pellets. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Poster presentation).

• Kaddour, O., Alavi, S., Dogan, H., Behnke, K., Sorensen, M., and Rizvi, S.S.H. 2007. Effect of different process technologies on microstructure, starch gelatinization and quality of floating and sinking aquatic feed pellets. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Poster presentation).

• Tang, X., Alavi, S., and Herald, T. 2007. Effects of plasticizers and extrusion processing conditions on the structure and properties of starch-clay nanocomposite films. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Oral presentation).

• Yao, N., White, P.J., Jannink, J., and Alavi, S. 2007. Functional and sensory properties of extruded breakfast cereals made from oat lines with various amounts of beta-glucan. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Oral presentation).

• Yao, N., White, P.J., Jannink, J., and Alavi, S. 2007. Dry solids and bile acid concentrations impact bile acid binding capacity of extruded oat cereals. AACC Annual Meeting, Oct. 07-10, San Antonio, TX. Cereal Foods World, 52(4), Suppl. (Poster presentation).

• Kumar, P., Sandeep, K.P., Alavi, S. 2007. Effect of processing parameters of a twin screw extruder on the extent of exfoliation in bio-nanocomposites. AIChE Presentation No. 640e.

• Cho, K.Y., de Mesa, N.J., Rizvi, S.S.H., and Alavi, S. 2007. Melt rheology and 3-D microstructures of steam-expanded and supercritical fluid extrudates. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, July 28 – Aug. 01, Chicago, IL. Book of Abstracts. (Poster presentation).

• Lundblad, K. K., Issa, S. Hancock, J.D., Sorensen, M., Behnke, K.C., Prestlokken, E., McKinney, L.J., and Alavi, S. 2007. Effects of diet conditioning (steam at low and high temperatures, expanding, and extruding) prior to pelleting on growth performance in nursery pigs. ADSA (American Dairy Science Association)-ASAS-PSA-AMPA Joint Annual Meeting, July 8-12, San Antonio, TX. J. Anim. Sci. 85, Suppl. 1/J. Dairy Sci. 90, Suppl. 1/Poult. Sci. 86, Suppl. 1, p640. (Oral Presentation).

• Lundblad, K. K., Issa, S. Hancock, J.D., Sorensen, M., Behnke, K.C., Prestlokken, E., McKinney, L.J., and Alavi, S. 2007. Effects of diet conditioning (steam at low and high temperatures, expanding, and extruding) prior to pelleting on growth performance in broiler chicks. ADSA (American Dairy Science Association)-ASAS-PSA-AMPA Joint Annual Meeting, July 8-12, San Antonio, TX. J. Anim. Sci. 85, Suppl. 1/J. Dairy Sci. 90, Suppl. 1/Poult. Sci. 86, Suppl. 1, p640. (Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S., and Cheng, E. 2007. Sorghum flour-based pasta and expanded snack products using extrusion processing. Health, Research and Entrepreneurship: Sorghum Food for Celiac Patients, Sep. 16-17, Naples, Italy. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2007. Production—what’s new and innovative. Petfood Forum 2007, Apr. 16-18, Chicago, IL. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2007. Extrusion processing - Adding value to cereal grains for food and industrial applications. International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable AgriFood Systems, Mar. 15-17, Bangalore, India. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Cheng, E.M., Alavi, S., and Bean, S. 2007. Sorghum-based pre-cooked pasta utilizing extrusion processing. 25rd Biennial Sorghum Research and Utilization Conference, Jan. 14-16, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. (Poster presentation).

• Tang, X., and Alavi, S. 2006. Use of extrusion for synthesis of starch-nanoclay composites for biodegradable packaging films. AACC Annual Meeting, Sep. 17-20, San Francisco, CA. (Oral Presentation).

• Yao, N., Jannink, J., Alavi, S., and White, P.J. 2006. Properties of extruded products made from high beta-glucan and traditional oat lines. AACC Annual Meeting, Sep. 17-20, San Francisco, CA. (Oral Presentation).

• Liu, S. and Alavi, S. 2006. Production of snack food with Moringa leaf powder using extrusion processing. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, June 23-28, Orlando, FL. Book of Abstracts. (Poster presentation).

• Agbisit, R.N., Cheng, E.M., and Alavi, S. 2006. Interrelationships among physical, thermal flow, microstructure and mechanical properties of extruded cornstarch-whey protein foams. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, June 23-28, Orlando, FL. Book of Abstracts. (Poster presentation).

• Cho, K.Y., Alavi, S., and Rizvi, S.S.H. 2006. Microstructures of steam-expanded and SCFX extrudates using 3-D non-invasive image analysis. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, June 23-28, Orlando, FL. Book of Abstracts. (Poster presentation).

• Gajula, H., Liu, S., Alavi, S., Herald, T., Madl, R., and Scott, B. 2006. Effect of drying method on functional properties of pre-cooked wheat flour obtained by extrusion. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, June 23-28, Orlando, FL. Book of Abstracts. (Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2006. Dry processing’s impact on palatability. Focus on Palatability. Petfood Forum 2006, Apr. 5-6, Chicago, IL. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2006. Extruded products-technology and scope. International Seminar on Wheat and Wheat Products – Emerging Trends and Opportunities, Mar. 7-8, Delhi, India. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2005. Thermal death kinetics models for food disinfection. Symposium on ‘Thermal Death Kinetic Models: Theory and Applications’, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 2005. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Cheng, E., Agbisit, R., Alavi, S., and Pearson, T. 2005. Mechanical-acoustic and sensory evaluations of extruded food foams. AACC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL , Sep. 2005. (Oral Presentation).

• Singh, H., Bean, S., Alavi, S., and Tang, X. 2005. Use of ultrasound and extrusion processing to improve the nutritional and functional quality of sorghum flour. AACC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL , Sep. 2005. (Poster Presentation).

• Alavi, S. 2005. Extrusion processing for grain-based food products. Milling and Baking Show, Mar. 9-13, Delhi, India. (Invited Oral Presentation).

• Agbisit, R., Trater, A.M., and Alavi, S. 2004. Understanding microstructure-texture relationships of extruded corn starch products with different protein and in-barrel moisture contents. AACC Annual Meeting , San Diego , CA , Sep. 2004. (Oral Presentation).

• Alavi, S., and Trater, A. 2003. Microstructure characterization of biopolymer foams using non-invasive X-ray tomography. Eight Conference of Food Engineering. AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 16-21, San Francisco, CA. Proceedings (AIChE Pub. No. 192) p. 324-333. (Oral Presentation).

• Trater, A.M. and Alavi, S.H. 2003. Use of phase transition analysis and non-invasive imaging to study structure formation in biopolymeric foams. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, July 12-16, Chicago, IL. Book of Abstracts. (Poster presentation).