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Dr Catherine (Rena)Barry Ryan

Senior Lecturer, Food Product Development


Phone: +353 1 402 4458



Research Interests

New Product Development & Sensory Analysis Decontamination & Sanitation (i.e. ozone, organic acids, Essential oils, Electrolysed water, Steamers, polysaccharide coatings, plasma etc). Treatment and techniques to minimise postharvest loss of horticultural produce. The development of novel functional ingredients, in particular from alternative & waste sources in the food industry.

Additional Information

Dr Barry-Ryan is a Senior lecturer in Food product development Development in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) since Feb 2002. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Microbiology from the National University of Ireland Dublin and was awarded her PhD in Food Technology by the University of Limerick for work on processing and packaging of ready-to-eat products. Over the years her research projects - funded and supported from National and European sources - with special interest in decontamination, postharvest technologies, functional foods & ingredients from novel sources. 

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