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Visiting Professor; Family and Consumer Science

Discipline: Food Science & Technology


  • BS in Clinical Chemistry, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Cristobal Colon, Veracruz, Mexico
  • PhD Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA.

Research Interests

  • Agroindustrial waste bioengineering, Functional foods, Protein Isolation and Separation, Extrusion technology, Microencapsulation, Preventative and predictive maintenance

Current Research

  • Microencapsulation of bioactive compounds from Durian fruit by spray-drying, yeast growth and lipid production busing cottonseed meal protein, bioplastics from sugarcane bagasse, extrusion of shrimp feed based on plant proteins.

Victor Velazquez-Martinez
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
PO Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-3936
Fax: 575-646-1889