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Aoife Gowen

Associate Professor

School Of Biosystems & Food Engineering
Science Centre - South
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162601
Email: aoife.gowen@ucd.ie

Biography

Aoife Gowen is an Associate Professor in the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering. Her research area is multidisciplinary, involving applications of hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics to biological systems, including foods, microbes and biomaterials. After completing her undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics (2000), she moved to a new discipline - the highly applied research area of Food Science. Her PhD thesis, completed in 2006, concerned mathematical modeling of food quality parameters and optimization of food process operations. During her time as a post-doctoral researcher (2007-2013) she investigated the intersection of near infrared spectroscopy, chemical imaging and chemometrics for characterization of biological systems. She has been successful in gaining funding awards to support her research activities, including a European Union Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship and a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant. Further information on the ERC funded project can be found here: http://www.ucd.ie/biowater/

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

AA Gowen (2015) Hyperspectral imaging: a versatile tool for Biosystems Engineering. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Workshop on Nondestructive Quality Evaluation of Agricultural, Livestock and Fishery Products, Taipei, Taiwan , 23-NOV-15 - 25-NOV-15.
A.A. Gowen (2016) Data fusion of vibrational spectroscopy imaging modalities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Inside Raman 2016, UK , 25-APR-16 - 27-APR-16.
               

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Gowen, A., Taghizadeh, M., O¿Donnell, C. (2010) 'Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control' In: Sun, D.W (eds). Using Hyperspectral Imaging for Quality Evaluation of Mushrooms. Netherlands: Elsevier. [Details]
Abu-Ghannam, N., Gowen, A (2011) 'Pulse Foods Processing' In: Tiwari, B., Gowen, A., McKenna, B (eds). Pulse based food products. UK: Academic Press. [Details]
Gowen, A., Amigo, J. (2011) 'Process control and quality assurance, Applications in pharmaceutics (toxicity, contaminations, viral clearance, protein aggregation, product counterfeiting)' In: Popp, Y (eds). Handbook of Biophotonics. Chichester: Wiley. [Details]
Burger, J., Gowen, A. (2015) 'Classification and Prediction Methods in Hyperspectral Imaging' In: Park, B (eds). Technology in Food and Agriculture. New York: Springer. [Details]
Amigo, Jose Manuel; Marti, Idoia; Gowen, Aoife (2013) 'Hyperspectral Imaging and Chemometrics: A Perfect Combination for the Analysis of Food Structure, Composition and Quality' In: Marini, F (eds). CHEMOMETRICS IN FOOD CHEMISTRY. AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. [Details]
Aoife A Gowen, Edurne Gaston, Vasilis Valdramidis (2014) 'Aoife Gowen The Potential of Hyperspectral Imaging for Monitoring Microbial Activity in Foods' In: Ioannis S. Boziaris (eds). Novel Food Preservation and Microbial Assessment Techniques. Florida: CRC Press. [Details]
AA Gowen, E Gaston, J Burger (2014) 'Hyperspectral Imaging' In: O'Donnell, Colm P., Fagan, Colette, Cullen, P.J. (Eds.) (eds). Process Analytical Technology for the Food Industry. New York: Springer. [Details]
Gowen, A.A., Burger, J., O'Callaghan, D., and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2010) 'Hyperspectral imaging for dairy products' In: Gowen, A.A., Burger, J., O'Callaghan, D., and O'Donnell, C.P.; (eds). Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences, 4 vols., 2nd ed.. London: Elsevier. [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C.P., Cullen, P.J.; (2008) 'NIR chemical imaging for the food industry' In: Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C.P., Cullen, P.J.; (eds). Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering. New York, USA: Taylor & Francis. , pp.1-4 Available Online [Details]

Edited Books

Tiwari & Gowen & McKenna (Ed.). (2011) Pulse Foods: Processing, Quality and Nutraceutical Applications. Academic Press: UK. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Gowen, A.A., Dorrepaal, R. (2016) 'Multivariate Chemical Image Fusion of Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging Modalities'. Molecules, . [Details]
TMP Cattaneo, G Bazar, AA Gowen, GF Greppi, S Mura, R Tsenkova (2015) 'Water monitoring with hyperspectral techniques'. Transitional Waters Bulletin, . [Details]
Rodrigo Rojas-Moraleda, Nektarios A. Valous, Aoife Gowen, Carlos Esquerre, Steffen Härtel, Luis Salinas, Colm O¿Donnell (2016) 'A frame-based ANN for classification of hyperspectral images: assessment of mechanical damage in mushrooms'. Neural Computing and Applications, . [Details]
Ronan Dorrepaal · Cristina Malegori · Aoife Gowen (2016) 'Tutorial: Time series hyperspectral image analysis'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, . Link to full text [Details]
Gowen, Aoife Burger, James Esquerre, Carlos Downey, Gerry O'Donnell, Colm (2014) 'Near infrared hyperspectral image regression: on the use of prediction maps as a tool for detecting model overfitting'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 22 (4):261-270. [DOI] [Details]
Prieto, M.A., Curran, T.P., Gowen, A., Vázquez, J.A. (2015) 'An efficient methodology for quantification of synergy and antagonism in single electron transfer antioxidant assays'. Food Research International, 67 :284-298. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gowen, A.A. and Feng, Y. and Gaston, E. and Valdramidis, V. (2015) 'Recent applications of hyperspectral imaging in microbiology'. Talanta, 137 :43-54. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly, A., Coffey, R., Gowen, A., Cummins, E. (2015) 'Evaluation of near-infrared chemical imaging for the prediction of surface water quality parameters'. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 95 (5):403-418. [Details]
A study on the application of near infrared hyperspectral chemical imaging for monitoring moisture content and water activity in low moisture systems. (2015) 'A study on the application of near infrared hyperspectral chemical imaging for monitoring moisture content and water activity in low moisture systems'. Molecules, . [Details]
Arman Arefi, Parviz Ahmadi Moghaddam, Kaveh Mollazade, Ali Hassanpour, Constantino Valero and Aoife Gowen (2015) 'Mealiness Detection in Agricultural Crops: Destructive and Nondestructive Tests: A Review'. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, . [Details]
Sindhuraj Mukherjee, Aoife Gowen (2015) 'A review of recent trends in polymer characterization using non-destructive vibrational spectroscopic modalities and chemical imaging'. Analytica Chimica Acta, . Link to full text [Details]
Gowen, AA and Marini, F and Tsuchisaka, Y and De Luca, S and Bevilacqua, M and O'Donnell, C and Downey, G and Tsenkova, R (2015) 'On the feasibility of near infrared spectroscopy to detect contaminants in water using single salt solutions as model systems'. Talanta, 131 :609-618. [Details]
Gowen, A., Tsenkova, R., O¿Donnell, C., Esquerre, C., Downey, G. (2009) 'Use of near-infrared hyperspectral imaging to identify water matrix co-ordinates in mushrooms subjected to mechanical vibration'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, . [Details]
Esquerre, C., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C.P., Downey, G. (2009) 'Initial studies on the quantitation of bruise damage and freshness in mushrooms using visible-near infrared spectroscopy'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, . [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C. (2009) 'Prediction of white button mushroom moisture content using hyperspectral imaging'. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety, . [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A., Ward, P., O'Donnell, C. (2010) 'Use of hyperspectral imaging for evaluation of the shelf-life of fresh white button mushrooms stored in different packaging films'. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, . [Details]
Gaston, E., Frias, J, Cullen, P., O'Donnell, C., Gowen, A. (2010) 'Visible-near infrared hyperspectral imaging for the identification and discrimination of brown blotch disease on mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) cap'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, . [Details]
O'Gorman, A., Downey, G., Gowen, A., Barry-Ryan, C., Frias, J. (2010) 'Use of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and chemometric data analysis to evaluate damage and age in mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) grown in Ireland'. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, . [Details]
Taghizadeh, M. and Gowen, A.A. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2011) 'The potential of visible-near infrared hyperspectral imaging to discriminate between casing soil, enzymatic browning and undamaged tissue on mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) surfaces'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 77 (1):74-80. Available Online [Details]
Taghizadeh, M. and Gowen, A. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2011) 'Comparison of hyperspectral imaging with conventional RGB imaging for quality evaluation of Agaricus bisporus mushrooms'. Biosystems Engineering, 108 (2):191-194. Available Online [Details]
Esteve Agelet, Lidia; Gowen, Aoife A; Hurburgh, Charles R Jr; et al. (2012) 'Feasibility of conventional and Roundup Ready soybeans discrimination by different near infrared reflectance technologies'. Food Chemistry, . [Details]
Esquerre C., Gowen A., Downey G. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2012) 'Wavelength selection for development of a near infrared imaging system for early detection of bruise damage in mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 20 (5):537-546. [Details]
Gowen, A.A. and O'Sullivan, C. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2012) 'Terahertz time domain spectroscopy and imaging: Emerging techniques for food process monitoring and quality control'. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 25 (1):40-46. [Details]
Esquerre, C. and Gowen, A.A. and Burger, J. and Downey, G. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2012) 'Suppressing sample morphology effects in near infrared spectral imaging using chemometric data pre-treatments'. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 117 :129-137. [Details]
Gowen, A.A., Tsenkova, R., Bruen, M., & O'Donnell, C. (2012) 'Vibrational spectroscopy for water quality analysis: a review'. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (23):2546-2573. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gowen AA, Amigo JM, Tsenkova R. (2013) 'Characterisation of hydrogen bond perturbations in aqueous systems using aquaphotomics and multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares'. Analytica Chimica Acta, . [Details]
Gowen, A. A. and Tiwari, B. K. and Cullen, P. J. and McDonnell, K. and O'Donnell, C. P.; (2010) 'Applications of thermal imaging in food quality and safety assessment'. TRENDS IN FOOD SCIENCE \& TECHNOLOGY, 21 (4):190-200. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A. A. and O'Donnell, C. P. and Esquerre, C. and Downey, G.; (2010) 'Influence of Polymer Packaging Films on Hyperspectral Imaging Data in the Visible-Near-Infrared (450-950 nm) Wavelength Range'. APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY, 64 (3):304-312. [Details]
Burger, J,Gowen, A; (2011) 'Data handling in hyperspectral image analysis'. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 108 :13-22. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A. A. and Downey, G. and Esquerre, C. and O'Donnell, C. P.; (2011) 'Preventing over-fitting in PLS calibration models of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy data using regression coefficients'. JOURNAL OF CHEMOMETRICS, 25 (7, SI):375-381. [DOI] [Details]
Esquerre, C. Gowen, A.A. Downey, G. and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2011) 'Selection of variables based on most stable normalised partial least squares regression coefficients in an ensemble Monte Carlo procedure'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 19 (6):443-450. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A.A., Marini, F., Esquerre, C., O'Donnell, C., Downey, G., Burger, J.; (2011) 'Time series hyperspectral chemical imaging data: Challenges, solutions and applications'. Analytica Chimica Acta, 705 (1-2):272-282. [DOI] [Details]
Mateo, MJ,O'Callaghan, DJ,Gowen, AA,O'Donnell, CP; (2010) 'Evaluation of a vat wall-mounted image capture system using image processing techniques to monitor curd moisture during syneresis with temperature treatments'. Journal of Food Engineering, 99 :257-262. [DOI] [Details]
Gaston, E,Frias, JM,Cullen, PJ,O'Donnell, CP,Gowen, AA; (2010) 'Prediction of Polyphenol Oxidase Activity Using Visible Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging on Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) Caps'. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58 :6226-6233. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A., Taghizadeh, M. and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2009) 'Identification of mushrooms subjected to freeze damage using hyperspectral imaging'. Journal of Food Engineering, 93 (1):7-12. [DOI] [Details]
Esquerre, C., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C.P. and Downey, G.; (2009) 'Initial studies on the quantitation of bruise damage and freshness in mushrooms using visible-near infrared spectroscopy'. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57 (5):1903-1907. [DOI] [Details]
Esquerre, C,Gowen, AA,O'Donnell, CP,Downey, G; (2009) 'Water absorbance pattern of physically-damaged mushrooms stored at ambient conditions'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 17 :353-361. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A. A., O'Donnell, C. P., Cullen, P. J., Bell, S. E. J.; (2008) 'Recent applications of chemical Imaging to pharmaceutical process monitoring and quality control'. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 69 (1):10-22. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A.A., O'Donnell, C.P., Cullen, P.J., Downey, G. and Frias, J.M.; (2007) 'Hyperspectral imaging: an emerging process analytical tool for food quality and safety control'. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 18 (12):590-598. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A. A., O'Donnell, C. P., Taghizadeh, M., Cullen, P. J., Frias, J. M., Downey, G., ; (2008) 'Hyperspectral imaging combined with principal component analysis for bruise damage detection on white mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)'. Journal of Chemometrics, 22 (3-4):259-267. [Details]
Gowen, A. A., Abu-Ghannam, N., Frias, J., Oliveira, J., ; (2008) 'Modeling dehydration and rehydration of cooked soybeans subjected to combined microwave-hot-air drying'. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 9 (1):129-137. [Details]
Gowen, A.A., C. P. O'Donnell, M. Taghizadeh, E. Gaston, A. O'Gorman, P. J. Cullen, J. M. Frias, C. Esquerre and G. Downey; (2008) 'Hyperspectral imaging for the investigation of quality deterioration in sliced mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) during storage'. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety, 2 (3):133-143. [DOI] [Details]
A. Gowen, N. Abu-Ghannam, J. Frias and J. Oliveira; (2007) 'Influence of pre-blanching on the water absorption kinetics of soybeans'. Journal of Food Engineering, 78 (3):965-971. [Details]
Gowen, AA; Abu-Ghannam, N; Frias, JM; Oliveira, JC; ; (2007) 'Characteristics of cooked chickpeas and soybeans during combined microwave-convective hot air drying'. J Food Process Pres, 31 :433-453. [Details]
Gowen, A., Abu-Ghannam, N., Frias, J., & Oliveira, J. ; (2007) 'Modelling the water absorption process in chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) - the effect of blanching pretreatment on water intake and texture kinetics'. Journal of Food Engineering, 78 :810-819. [Details]
Gowen, A., Abu-Ghannam, N., Frias, J., & Oliveira, J.; (2006) 'Optimisation of dehydration and rehydration properties of cooked chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) undergoing microwave - hot air combination drying'. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 17 :177-183. [Details]
Gowen, A., Abu-Ghannam, N., Frias, J., & Oliveira, J. ; (2006) 'Comparative study of quality changes occurring upon dehydration and rehydration of cooked chickpeas (Cicer Arietinum L.) subjected to combined microwave-convective hot-air dehydration and convective hot-air dehydration'. Journal of Food Science, 71 :E282-E289. [Details]

Other Journals

Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C. Frias, J., Downey, G. (2009) 'Hyperspectral imaging for mushroom quality monitoring' IEEE Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing in Remote Sensing . [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Downey, G., Frias, J. (2010) 'Hyperspectral imaging: shining light on mushroom quality' NIR News . [Details]
Gowen, A., Downey, G., Esquerre, C., O'Donnell. C. (2010) 'Use of spectral pre-processing methods to compensate for the presence of ¬packaging film in visible¿near infrared hyperspectral images of food products' Journal of Spectral Imaging . [Details]
Gowen, A., O¿Donnell, C., Tsenkova, R. (2011) 'Near infrared hyperspectral transflectance imaging of thin layer water samples' IEEE Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing in Remote Sensing . [Details]
Gowen, A., Stark, E., Tsuchisaka, Y., Tsenkova, R. (2011) 'Extended Multiplicative Signal Correction as a tool for Aquaphotomics' NIR News . [Details]
Burger, J., Gowen, A (2011) 'The application of hyperspectral chemical imaging to chemometrics' NIR News . [Details]
Gowen, A., Tsuchisaka, Y., O¿Donnell, C., Tsenkova, R (2011) 'Investigation of the potential of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for the detection and quantification of pesticides in aqueous solution' American Journal of Analytical Chemistry . [Details]
Gowen, A (2012) 'Water and food quality' Contemporary Materials . [Details]
Vidal, M., Gowen, A., Amigo, J. (2012) 'NIR hyperspectral imaging for plastics classification' NIR News . [Details]
Aoife A. Gowen and Colm P. O¿Donnell (2013) 'Near infrared hyperspectral imaging for foreign body detection and identification in food processing' Spectroscopy Europe . [Details]
A Gowen (2014) 'NIR hyperspectral image analysis using R. Part 4: Pre-treatments and partial least squares discriminant analysis' NIR News . [Details]
A Gowen (2014) 'NIR hyperspectral image analysis using R. Part 3: rudimentary approaches to classify objects' NIR News . [Details]
A Gowen (2014) 'Near infrared hyperspectral image analysis using R. Part 2: working with hypercubes' NIR News . [Details]
A Gowen (2014) 'Near infrared hyperspectral image analysis using R. Part 1: Introduction' NIR News . [Details]

Conference Publications

Gowen, A (2015) Invited speaker: Hyperspectral chemical imaging in microbiology: methods, recent applications and future directions 11th European Symposium on Food Safety [Details]
Gowen, A. (2015) Invited speaker: Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging: principles and Chemometrics CRA-IAA Winter School [Details]
A.A. Gowen, J.M. Amigo , R. Tsenkova (2012) Characterisation of hydrogen bond perturbations in aqueous systems using aquaphotomics and multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares CAC 2012 Budapest, , 25-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-14 [Details]
A.A. Gowen, C.P. O¿Donnell (2012) development of a system for rapid screening of water samples using nir chemical imaging International Association for Spectral Imaging IASIM 2012 [Details]
A. A. Gowen, Y. Tsuchisaka, C.O¿Donnell, R. Tsenkova (2013) An investigation into the use of near infrared (NIR) transmission spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics to study the effects of common salts on water structure Pittcon 2013 [Details]
A. A. Gowen, Y. Tsuchisaka, S. De Luca, M. Bevilacqua, F. Marini, C.O¿Donnell, G. Downey, R. Tsenkova. (2013) An investigation into the feasibility of using nir transmission spectroscopy and aquaphotomics to detect low concentrations of contaminants in water using salt solutions as model systems 16th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS 2013) [Details]
A.A. Gowen (2014) HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE REGRESSION: model calibration and optimisation IASIM 2014 International Association for Spectral Imaging [Details]
A.A. Gowen (2014) Invited speaker: Aquaphotomics & NIR hyperspectral imaging: tools for understanding the role of water in foods 5th Kobe University Brussels European Centre Symposium [Details]
A.A. Gowen (2014) Invited speaker: NIR chemical imaging - integrating spatial information in classification models SciX 2014 [Details]
A. Gowen (2014) Near Infrared Chemical Imaging for spatial characterisation of hydrogen bonding in water Water & Aqueous Solutions Gordon Research Conference: Latest Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Water Research [Details]
A. A. Gowen (2014) Invited speaker: Chemometrics in chemical imaging: the multivariate advantage Analytix 2014 [Details]
A.A. Gowen (2014) Keynote speaker: The role of water in NIR hyperspectral imaging of biological materials HSI 2014 [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Esquerre, C., Downey, G. (2009) Preventing over-fitting in hyperspectral image regression 14th International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
Tsuda, Y., Ikuta, K., Jinendra, B., Gowen, A., Tsenkova, R. (2010) Development of online NIR device for raw milk The Second Asian Symposium on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ANS2010) [Details]
Gowen, A. (2011) Vibrational Spectroscopy, Multivariate Analysis And Aquaphotomics- Basis of techniques for understanding the role of water in biological systems International Conference Water And Nanomedicine [Details]
Fagan, C.C., Mateo, M., McDonnell, K., O¿Donnell, C.P., Burger, J., Gowen, A.A.; (2010) The potential of hyperspectral imaging to map variations in cheese composition CAC-2010: 12th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry Antwerp, Belgium, , 18-OCT-10 - 21-OCT-10 [Details]
Gowen, A. and O'Donnell, C.P. ; (2009) Algorithm development for detection of mechanical injury on white mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) using hyperspectral imaging SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 13 - 17 April , Orlando, Florida, USA [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnnell, C. ; (2009) Hyperspectral image analysis: comparison of chemometric and band ratio approaches ASABE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING, June 21-June 24, Reno, Nevada [Details]
Gowen, A.. and O'Donnell C.P.; (2009) hyperspectral Imaging CIGR Image Analysis for Agricultural Products and Processes  Workshop, Aug 27 to 28, Potsdam, Germany [Details]
Gaston, E., Frias, J.M., Cullen, P.J., O'Donnell, C.P. and Gowen, A.A. ; (2009) Hyperspectral imaging for the detection and discrimination of brown blotch disease on Agaricus bisporus mushroom caps Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting (IFT09), Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6 - 9 [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C.P.; (2009) Hyperspectral Imaging 2 The 14th International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Bangkok, Thailand, 9 - 13 November [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A. and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2008) Hyperspectral image classification using spectral angle mapping (sam) for surface damage detection on white mushrooms (agaricus bisporus) (paper 0407) International Conference of Agricultural Engineering / 4th CIGR Section VI International Symposium on Food and Bioprocess Technology, Iguassu Falls City, Brazil, 31 August - 4 September  , 31-AUG-08 - 04-SEP-08 [Details]
Esquerre, C., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C. and Downey, G.; (2008) Application of normalised regression coefficients for variable selection in PLS modelling International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IRDC2008), Chambersburg,  USA. August 3-8 [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Taghizadeh, M., Gaston, E., O'Gorman, A., Cullen, P.J., Frias, J., Esquerre, C. and Downey, G. ; (2008) Partial least squares regression for prediction of mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) slice quality during storage Proceedings of CAC2008, 11th Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry, Montpellier, France, 30 - July 4, Vol. 4, pp 149-154 [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Esquerre, C., Downey, G.; (2008) Different levels of mushrooms mechanical damage explained by different water matrix absorbance band: hyperspectral imaging study  International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC2008), Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA USA, August 3 - 8 [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Esquerre, C., Downey, G.; (2008) Influence of packaging film on reflectance hyperspectral imaging data: application in food quality prediction International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC2008), Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, USA. Augsut 3 - 8 [Details]
Gowen, A.A., O'Donnell, C.P., Taghizadeh, M., Cullen, P.J., Frias, J.M. and Downey, G.; (2008) Characterisation of blemishes on white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) cap using hyperspectral imaging Proceedings of 10th International conference on Engineering and Food - ICEF 10, Viña del Mar, Chile, April 20 - 24 [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Taghizadeh, M. and Cullen, P.J.; (2008) Comparison of PCR, PLSR and MLR for estimation of white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) moisture content using hyperspectral imaging (paper no. 084074) American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting. Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 29 June - 2 July [Details]
Gaston, E., Frias, J. M., Cullen, P. J., Gowen, A. A., Taghizadeh, M. and O'Donnell C. P..; (2008) The effect of mechanical damage on the kinetics of PPO activity and correlation with hyperspectral imaging 38th Annual Research Conference -  Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Cork, 4 September [Details]
Esquerre, C., Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C.P. and Downey, G. ; (2008) Preliminary study on the use of NIR spectroscopy for determination of bruise damage and storage time in mushrooms Proceedings of CAC2008, 11th Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry, Montpellier, France, June 30 - July 4 (Vol 1, p 377-381) [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A. and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2008) Identification of cross contamination caused by packaging materials in peanut butter using hyperspectral imaging First European Food Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4 - 9 November [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A. and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2008) Early detection of freeze damage on mushrooms using a hyperspectral imaging system 38th Annual Research Conference -  Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Cork, 4 September [Details]
Taghizadeh, M., Gowen, A., O¿Donnell C.P., and Cullen, P.J.; (2007) Estimation of white bottom mushroom moisture content using hyperspectral imaging technique combined with multi linear regression Joint EFFoST-EHEDG Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 14 - 16 November 2007 [Details]
                                 

Reviews

Taghizadeh, M,Gowen, A,Ward, P,O'Donnell, CP (2010) Use of hyperspectral imaging for evaluation of the shelf-life of fresh white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) stored in different packaging films. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                                             

Research

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Multi-scale hyperspectral imaging for enhanced understanding and control of food microbiology (HyperMicroMacro)
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-16 / 01-DEC-21
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : H2020 Catalyst Award: Multi-scale hyperspectral imaging for enhanced understanding and control of food microbiology (HyperMicroMacro)
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-15 / 01-DEC-17
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Development of new chemical imaging techniques to understand the function of water in biocompatibility, biodegradation and biofouling (BioWater)
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-14 / 31-JAN-19
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. (MM)
Title : Study of mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) production and distribution chain conditions
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-10 / 01-AUG-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant proposal: BIOWATER
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Characterisation of Hydrogen Bonded Species in Aqueous Systems using Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Aquaphotomics and Multivariate Curve Resolution
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : BIOWATER Proposal Preparation Support
Start Date / End Date : 25-JAN-12 / 01-NOV-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : An investigation into the use of near infrared (NIR) transmission spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics to study the effects of common salts on water structure
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Time series modelling of Chemical Imaging data: challenges and solutions
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Quantification of Chemical residues from surfaces
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 30-JUN-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY (ICNIRS '09)
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Hyperspectral imaging - an emerging platform technology for the rapid nondestructive assessment of biological samples
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-08
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Sindhuraj Mukherjee, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Ronan Dorrepaal, Master of Science (MSc)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Zohreh Zahiri, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor