FBP aims to be the principal international journal for publication of high quality, original papers in the branches of engineering and science dedicated to the safe processing of biological products. It is the only journal to exploit the synergy between biotechnology, bioprocessing and food engineering.

Papers showing how research results can be used in engineering design, and accounts of experimental or theoretical research work bringing new perspectives to established principles, highlighting unsolved problems or indicating directions for future research, are particularly welcome. Contributions that deal with new developments in equipment or processes and that can be given quantitative expression are encouraged. The journal is especially interested in papers that extend the boundaries of food and bioproducts processing.

The journal has a strong emphasis on the interface between engineering and food or bioproducts. Papers that are not likely to be published are those:

• Primarily concerned with food formulation
• That use experimental design techniques to obtain response surfaces but gain little insight from them
• That are empirical and ignore established mechanistic models, e.g., empirical drying curves
• That are primarily concerned about sensory evaluation and colour
• Concern the extraction, encapsulation and/or antioxidant activity of a specific biological material without providing insight that could be applied to a similar but different material,
• Containing only chemical analyses of biological materials.

The journal publishes regular special issues focusing on specific topics

Core topic areas:

Biotechnology and bioprocessing

• Biocatalysis and biotransformations
• Bioprocess modelling and optimisation
• Bioseparation
• Fermentation and cell culture
• Bioreactor design, instrumentation and control
• Microbial physiology and engineering metabolic
• Production formulation
• Sterile processing
• Systems biology and biological engineering
• Nanobiotechnology

Biorefining and Integrated Bioresource Engineering

• Process integration of biorefineries
• Feedstock fractionation and separation in relation to biorefinery integration
• Biorefineries and the Food-Energy-Water nexus
• Biorefinery value chain optimisation
• Integration of biorefinery concepts with food processing
• New functional food ingredients and non-food materials made feasible through the biorefinery context
• Biorefinery sustainability metrics
• Dynamic modelling and analysis of biorefinery systems

Food and drink process engineering

• Engineering for food safety
• Environmental issues in food manufacture
• Minimal processing techniques
• Packaging
• Plant, process and product design
• Processing and microstructure interactions
• Unit operations, process modelling and optimisation in food engineering

Hygienic manufacture and product safety

• Fouling and cleaning
• Good manufacturing practice
• Hazard analysis
• Heating and cooling methods, including freezing, pasteurisation and thermal sterilisation
• Hygienic design
• Non-thermal processes
• Process analytical technology (PAT)
• Regulation and validation.

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Editorial board

Editors in Chief

  • Marco Rito-Palomares
    Technological and Higher Education Institute of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  • D. Ian Wilson
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Editorial Consultants

  • John Perkins
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Stephen Richardson
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

  • Daniel Bracewell
    University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Paul Christakapoulos
    Lulea University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • Conan Fee
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • John Kavanagh
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Vinod Kumar
    Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Susanna Su Jan Leong
    Singapore Institute of Technology Department of Chemical Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Marcel Ottens
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • Beng Ti Tey
    Monash University - Malaysia Campus, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
  • Owen Thomas
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Nik Willoughby
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Biorefining and Integrated Bioresource Engineering

  • Grant Campbell
    University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Jason P. Hallett
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Elias Martinez
    Mexican Petroleum Institute, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Jhuma Sadhukhan
    University of Surrey Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Guildford, United Kingdom

Food and Drink Process Engineering

  • Serafim Bakalis PhD
    University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Andrew Bayly
    University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Pedro Bouchon PhD
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Chile
  • John Chew
    University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Ashim Datta
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Marcello Fidaleo
    University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
  • Charis Galanakis PhD
    Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece
  • Bryony James
    University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Ulrich Kulozik
    Technical University of Munich School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
  • Tim Langrish
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nyuk Ling Chin
    Putra Malaysia University, Serdang, Malaysia
  • Maria P. Fernández-Ronco
    Independent Researcher, Switzerland
  • Keshavan Niranjan
    University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • Cordelia Selomulya
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Fotios Spyropoulos
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Stapley
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • Petros Taoukis
    National Metsovian Polytechnic, Zografos, Greece
  • Johan Verbeek
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Hygienic Manufacture and Product Safety

  • Thierry Bénézech
    French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRAE, Paris, France
  • Marc Mauermann
    Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, Germany
  • Ken Morison
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Kathryn Vagg-Whitehead
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • The Editorial Office