Faculty and Staff - Gour Choudhury, PhD

Choudhury, Gour

Gour Choudhury, PhD


Building 11, Rm 253
(805) 756-2753


  • Food Process Engineering
  • PhD University of Alberta, Canada
  • MS University of Mysore, India
  • BS University of Gauhati (India)
  • Process Engineering/Development/Optimization/Automation/Reinvention
  • Extrusion Processing; Water conservation during Food Processing 
  • Resource Recovery and Utilization 
  • Sustainable Food Processing 
  • Food Packaging
  • Dairy Processing
  • Drying 
  • Fruit/Nut Processing
  • Extraction
  • Alternative Crop Production/Processing
  • Enzyme Reaction
  • Thermal Processing
  • Modeling
  • Value-added processing
  • Functional Properties
  • Seafood Processing
  • Facility Development.

Dr. Choudhury has a PhD in Food Engineering and has expertise in Process Engineering, Development and Automation. He has 25+ years of professional experience at five different universities (Utah State, Alaska, Wisconsin, California State Fresno and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). Over this period he developed and managed academic programs, developed and taught a wide variety of courses (Food Engineering /Chemistry /Analysis/ Processing /Packaging /Safety/Laws, Separation Processes, Unit Operations, and Dairy/Seafood Processing); supervised thesis of 25 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.); engaged in international activities; developed and executed numerous collaborative research projects with industry and academic intuitions (MIT, Vanderbilt University, and University of Manitoba). He has executed two "concept-to commercialization" projects and holds 6 patents in the areas of process engineering and automation. He has published extensively (9 book/monograph chapters, 25 articles in refereed journals, and 67 abstracts), and presented 70+ research papers in international, national and regional conferences and 7 invited seminars in different universities and research institutes.

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