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Reza Ovissipour

Reza Ovissipour

Reza Ovissipour

Ph.D., Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, 2017

Ph.D., Seafood Science and Technology, Tarbiat Modares University, 2010

M.Sc., Aquaculture-Seafood Science and Technology, Tarbiat Modares University, 2006

B.Sc., Aquaculture, Gorgan University, 2004

Future Foods Lab — advancing research and extension in sustainable food production systems

  • Cellular agriculture (Cultivated meat)
  • Process optimization using AI and machine learning
  • Alternative Proteins including Insects, Plant and Algae as food and feed
  • Bioprocessing and Biomaterials from agri-food waste
  • Food Safety Engineering

My main goal is developing an extension program for identifying the science gaps in the industry, conducting the applied research, and translating the research into a simple language making it possible to transfer it easily to industry end users by face to face meetings, workshops, social media, factsheets, outreach articles etc. This will make a trusted bridge with industry and society by providing useful accurate information. I believe in order to have a successful program, collaboration with people in different area of expertise is crucial. I have been working with several startup companies, by conducting research, outreach, fund raising and marketing for novel products, and new technologies application in food safety.

  • August 2018-Present: Assistant Professor, Seafood AREC/Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech University                                      
  • 2017-2018: Research Associate, Department of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis, Davis, CA. (Dr. Nitin’s Lab)
  • 2015-2016: Processing and R&D Manager, Sterling Caviar (Stolt Sea Farm), Sacramento, CA
  • 2011-2015: Research Associate, Department of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. (Dr. Rasco’s Lab)                                                    
  • 2009-2011: Caspian Biotech Co. CEO and Co-Founder
  • 2007-2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Seafood Science and Technology, Gorgan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University

Tel: (757) 727-4861

Fax: (757) 727-4871