Peter Swedlund


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Professional Teaching Fellow


  • 2016-        : Teaching Fellow in the Food Science and Nutrition Programme
  • 2016         : Senior Lecturer
  • 2010-2015: Lecturer
  • 2005-2010: University of Auckland, Research Fellow, half time basis.
  • 2003-2005 University of Auckland, Research Fellow/Tutor in Food Science

Research | Current

Peter Swedlund teaches applied chemistry within the Food Science and Nutrition programme.  

I am interested in many aspects of food chemistry, particularly the use of spectroscopic methods to provide insights into food systems.

Teaching | Current









Areas of expertise

Food chemistry

Applied chemistry and spectroscopy

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gunawardana, B., Swedlund, P. J., Singhal, N., & Nieuwoudt, M. K. (2018). Pentachlorophenol dechlorination with zero valent iron: a Raman and GCMS study of the complex role of surficial iron oxides. Environmental science and pollution research international10.1007/s11356-018-2003-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Naresh Singhal, Michel Nieuwoudt
  • Hamid, R. D., Miskelly, G. M., Hadzir, N. M., Mohamad Hanapi, N. S., & Swedlund, P. J. (2018). From swollen gels to dried films: Relating the IR spectra of ferrihydrite dried as a film on an ATRIR crystal to aqueous suspensions. Applied Geochemistry, 91, 89-96. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.12.017
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gordon Miskelly
  • Sinthusamran, S., Benjakul, S., Swedlund, P. J., & Hemar, Y. (2017). Physical and rheological properties of fish gelatin gel as influenced by κ-carrageenan. Food Bioscience, 20, 88-95. 10.1016/j.fbio.2017.09.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yacine Hemar
  • Yang, Z., Swedlund, P., Hemar, Y., Mo, G., Wei, Y., Li, Z., & Wu, Z. (2016). Effect of high hydrostatic pressure on the supramolecular structure of corn starch with different amylose contents. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 85, 604-614. 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.01.018
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yacine Hemar, Zhi Yang
  • Franzblau, R. E., Daughney, C. J., Swedlund, P. J., Weisener, C. G., Moreau, M., Johannessen, B., & Harmer, S. L. (2016). Cu(II) removal by Anoxybacillus flavithermus –iron oxide composites during the addition of Fe(II) aq. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 172, 139-158. 10.1016/j.gca.2015.09.031
  • Yang, Z., Swedlund, P., Gu, Q., Hemar, Y., & Chaieb, S. (2016). Retrogradation of Maize Starch after High Hydrostatic Pressure Gelation: Effect of Amylose Content and Depressurization Rate. PloS one, 11 (5)10.1371/journal.pone.0156061
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yacine Hemar, Zhi Yang
  • Swedlund, P. J., Din, S. U., Airey, M. A. L., Kuo, C., Weg, A. C. V. D., Vella, J. L., & Naeem, A. (2015). A spectroscopic and Monte Carlo study of the unexpected promotion of interfacial H4SiO4 polymerization on an iron oxide in the presence of arsenate. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 486, 69-77. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.08.042
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joseph Vella
  • Lam, E., Gu, Q., Swedlund, P. J., Marchesseau, S., & Hemar, Y. (2015). X-ray diffraction investigation of amorphous calcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite under ultra-high hydrostatic pressure. International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials, 22 (11), 1225-1231. 10.1007/s12613-015-1189-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yacine Hemar


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
New Zealand

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