Yael Vodovotz, PhD

The Ohio State University
Food Science and Technology
2015 Fyffe Rd
Columbus, OH
USA 43210

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Yael Vodovotz received her B.S. in food science from the University of Illinois, her M.S. in food science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts. Following her doctoral degree Yael held a postdoctoral position at NASA as part of a joint effort between University of Houston and NASA-Johnson Space Center where she worked on various aspects of the Advanced Life Support food system as well as teaching at the University of Houston. Her NASA work continued as an Assistant Professor at Baylor Medical School, part of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. She joined The Ohio State Department of Food Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2000, and is currently a Professor. Dr. Vodovotz, and has been working on physico-chemical and molecular properties of foods with an emphasis on carbohydrate systems and functional foods and other biopolymers using techniques borrowed from polymer and material sciences. Her current projects involve physico-chemical characterization of functional foods, renewable packaging and carbohydrate chemistry.Dr. Vodovotz has over 70 publications.

19 Fabrication and Improved Performance of Poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) for Packaging By Addition of High Molecular Weight Natural Rubber