Dr Conrad Oswald Perera

BSc (Cey), MSc (Mysore), PhD (Oregon St); FNZIFST

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Honorary Academic

Research | Current

  • Chemistry and Technology of processing of food products, with special emphasis on functional foods
  • Transfer of technology to industry by way of national and international consultancies. Minimal processing of fruit and vegetable products
  • Functional foods such as soy isoflavones and vitamin D and changes during processing. Development of novel methods of processing including energy efficient methods of drying

Current projects

  • Dehydration
    Mathematical modelling of mass transfer during osmotic drying of fruit tissues coated with edible coatings (with Prof Zhao Weibiao of National University of Singapore).
  • Postharvest Technology
    Study of the effect of 1-Methylcyclopropene on the quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.
  • Functional Foods
    Effect of processing on soy isoflavones, and vitamin D2 from mushrooms and its bioavailability, protein functionality.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Jayaprakash, R., & Perera, C. (2020). Partial Purification and Characterization of Bioactive Peptides from Cooked New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) Protein Hydrolyzates. Foods, 9 (879), 1-19. 10.3390/foods9070879
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ramya Jayaprakash
  • Rahman, M. S., & Perera, C. O. (2020). Quality changes during drying of foods. In M. S. Rahman (Ed.) Handbook of Food Preservation (pp. 443-452). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 10.1201/9780429091483
  • Rahman, M. S., & Perera, C. O. (2020). Drying methods used in food preservation. In M. S. Rahman (Ed.) Handbook of Food Preservation (pp. 428-442). Boca Raton, FL. USA: CRC Press. 10.1201/9780429091483
  • Perera, C. O. (2020). Minimal processing of fruit and vegetables. In M. S. Rahman (Ed.) Handbook of Food Preservation (pp. 191-205). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 10.1201/9780429091483
  • Alzahrani, M. A. J., & Perera, C. O. (2020). Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Microalgae. In G. A. Ravishankar, A. R. Rao (Eds.) Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals: Food, Health and Nutraceutical Applications (pp. 81-88). Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group. 10.1201/9780429054242-8
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51865
  • Alzahrani, M. A. J., Perera, C. O., Sabaragamuwa, R., & Hemar, Y. (2019). Assessment of Bioactive Potential of Aqueous Protein Extracts from Diatoms Nitzschia laevis, Spirulina platensis, and Chlorella vulgaris. JOURNAL OF AQUATIC FOOD PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY, 28 (2), 177-193. 10.1080/10498850.2019.1571551
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50005
  • Perera, C. O., & Perera, A. D. (2019). Technology of processing of horticultural crops. In M. Kutz (Ed.) Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering (pp. 299-351). USA: Elsevier. 10.1016/B978-0-12-814803-7.00013-0
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49737
  • Fullerton, C. G., Hallett, I. C., Schaffer, R. J., Perera, C., & Schröder R (2018). Cell-wall and structural changes during softening in two Actinidia chinensis var. Chinensis genotypes with contrasting softening rates. Acta Horticulturae. 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1218.24
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49858
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Schaffer


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Level 8, Room 867
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 8, Room 837
New Zealand

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