Dr. Jesus Maria Frias Celayeta

Academic Leader of the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute.

Tel:       +353 1 402 4459

Fax:      +353 1 402 4495

E-mail:  Jesus.Frias@dit.ie

Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=23QPXHoAAAAJ

Background

Working presently as Academic Leader of the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute.

I hold a BSc in Food Science and Technology from the Pharmacy Faculty of Basque Country University and

PhD in biotechnology from the Biotechnology School of the Catholic University of Portugal.

I am a professional member and certified food scientist of the Institute of Food Technologist,

a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology Ireland and the Irish national contact for the Iseki Food Association.

Professional Experience

Feb 2017-Present Academic Leader of the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute.

March 2012- Feb 2017: Assistant Head of School of Food Science and Environmental Health

June 2004-May 2006: Structured Lecturer (Acting)

April 2002-Oct 2013: Lecturer (Food Chemical Analysis) 

June 2000-March 2002: Researcher at the Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, under the direction of Prof. Fernanda Oliveira

May 1998- May 2000: Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow at the ENSIA-INRA, Massy, France, under the direction of Dr. Catherine Bonazzi and Prof. Jean-Jacques Bimbenet. 

Funded by FPIV EU TMR network “Quality in Drying’’ (FMRX-CT 96-0082).

Scholarship activity

  • Member of the Iseki Food Association management board since 2013.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Food Studies.
  • External examiner of the Diploma in Food Science and Technology and the Diploma of Seafood Innovation in the University College Cork, Ireland 2010-2014.
  • External examiner of the Food Science modules of the BSc Hons Dietetics BSc Hons Nutrition and  BSc Food and Consumer Science in the London Metropolitan University since 2013
  • External examiner of the MSc programmes in the food area from the School of Food Science and Nutrition Leeds University since 2014.

 For Students

I participate in the delivery of the following modules:

Current Research

  • Leader of the Food Specific Area Research Focus of the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) with responsibilities of team and facility building.
  • FIRM (Coordinator) Fungal biofactories: Improved delivery of natural selenium from the cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) Dec 2013-Nov 2017.
  • FIRM (Collaborator) Development of risk assessment tools of package/product systems for a safe and sustaineable food chain. Dec 2013-Nov 2015,
  • FIRM (Coordinator) Translation of pharmaceutical drug delivery to nutraceutical delivery using in-vitro and in-vivo techniques. Feb 2013-Jan-2017.
  • IRC Employment based Postgraduate Programme (Principal Investigator) The Flavour Chemistry of Selected Edible Mushrooms and their Sensory Perception. Feb 2013- Jan 2017.
  • IRC Employment based Postgraduate Programme (Collaborator) Characterisation of by-products from waste generated in the production and processing of the commercial mushroom, Agaricus bisporus and evaluation and feasibility of their value as food/pharmaceutical ingredients/additives (Jan 2015- Jan 2019) 
  • Ciencia Sem Fronteiras (Collaborator) Emerging Technologies for functional fruit juices preservation: plasma, ozone, ultrasound (2013-2015) 

Supervision of Postgraduate students

Current postgraduate students

  • Jenna Warby, PhD student co-supervised with Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr Juan Valverde (Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd), Characterisation of by-products from waste generated in the production and processing of the commercial mushroom, Agaricus bisporus and evaluation and feasibility of their value as food/pharmaceutical ingredients/additives. started March 2015.
  • Kompal Joshi, MPhil student, “RISKTOOLS: Development of risk assessment tools of package/product systems for a safe and sustainable food chain”, started July 2014.
  • Giuliana Vozza, PhD student co-supervised with Dr Sinead Ryan (UCD) and Prof Hugh J Byrne (DIT). “Fungal biofactories: Improved delivery of natural selenium from the cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)”, started April 2014.
  • Minna Khalid, PhD student co-supervised with Dr Sinead Ryan (UCD) and Prof Hugh J Byrne. Translation of pharmaceutical drug delivery to nutraceutical delivery using in-vitro and in-vivo techniques, started Feb 2013.
  • Lisa Meaney, MPhil student co-supervised with Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan Natural whey-based disinfection formula: a solution for the sanitizing of whole and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables (WHEYSAN). Started Jan 2013.
  • Charlene Connolly, PhD student co-supervised with Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan, The Flavour Chemistry of Mushrooms Species and their Sensory Perception. Started April 2013.

Completed postgraduate students

  • Miguel Alejandro Olivares Cruz, Visiting PhD student supervised by Dra Maria Teresa Jiménez Mungía, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, funded by CONACyT, Jan 2014-Jun 2014.
  • Rosana Cavalcante,Visiting PhD student from Univ Ceara (Prof. Sueli Rodrigues and Prof Fabiano Fernandes) co-supervised with Dr Paula Bourke and Dr PJ Cullen. Emerging technologies for functional fruit juices preservation: plasma, ozone and ultrasound, Feb 2013-Feb 2014
  • Francisca Diva Almeida, Visiting PhD student from Univ Ceara (Prof. Sueli Rodrigues and Prof Fabiano Fernandes)co-supervised with Dr Paula Bourke and Dr PJ Cullen. Emerging technologies for functional fruit juices preservation: plasma, ozone and ultrasound, Feb 2013-Feb 2014
  • Catarina Maria Araujo Coelho. MSc student co-supervised with Dr Luis M Cunha  registered at the University of Porto (Portugal) Determination of selenium content in Irish commercial Agaricus bisporus by Atomic Absorption. Sept 2012- Sept 2013.
  • Dharmendra Singh Dheeman, PhD student co-supervised with Prof. Gary Henehan. Purification, characterization and structure function relationship studies of microbial lipases. July 2011.
  • Aoife O’Gorman, PhD studentco-supervised with Dr Catherine Barry Ryan.Metabolic profiling of mushrooms subjected to mechanical damage. April 2011. Presently Postdoctoral Researcher at the Conway Institute, University College Dublin.
  • Sonal Patil, PhD student co-supervised with Dr PJ Cullen and Dr Paula Bourke. Efficacy of Ozone and Ultrasound for Retention of Quality and Microbial Reduction in Fruit Juice (advisory supervisory role). Jan 2011. 
  • Edurne Gaston, co-supervised with Dr PJ Cullen. Hyperspectral imaging system for the non destructive assessment of mushroom quality and shelf-life prediction. Dec 2010.
  • Federica Manucci, with Prof. Gary Henehan. Functional Foods Enhanced or Newly Developed Based on the Incorporation of By-Products from Dairy Processing. MPhil. Nov 2009. 
  • Leixuri Aguirre, with Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr Helen Grogan (Teagasc), Shelf Life Prediction of Modified Atmosphere Packaged (MAP) of Mushroom, PhD. 2008. 
  • Caroline Garvan, with Prof Nissreen Abu-Ghannam, An Evaluation of Time-Temperature Profiles Practices in Retail Outlets Handling Chilled Food, MPhil.  2008.
  • Julio Montañez, with Prof Fernanda Oliveira (UCC) Engineering analysis and development of perforation-mediated packages to increase the shelf life of fresh-cut products, PhD registered in UCC.  2007.
  • Daniel Rico, with Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr Jose Manuel Barat Baviera (UPV, Spain). Physiological effects of novel decontamination processes for minimally processed vegetables, PhD. 2007. 
  • Aoife Gowen, with Dr Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Prof Jorge Oliveira (UCC). Assessment of the Feasibility of Producing Minimally Processed Legume Products, PhD. 2006.

Publications

For a more details on publications please see our DIT open access repository here or alternatively the Google Scholar search here.

  • 61 Peer Reviewed Articles
  • 4 Chapters in Scientific books
  • 16 Peer Reviewed Conferences
  • 95 publications in Conference Proceedings (oral or poster)

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