Felix Barron

Professor

 

Contact Information

Phone: 864-656-5694
Email: fbarron@clemson.edu


Education

  • Ph. D. Michigan State University
  • M.S. Washington State University
  • M. S. University of Rome, Italy
  • B. S. University of Chihuahua, Mexico

     


Research Interests

  • Industrial processing and outreach. Food, biological and microbiological products. Emphasis on industrial collaborations involving students in the design of processes and products of biological and microbiolgical nature including sterilization of foods and pharmaceuticals; good manufacturing practices, quality by design and risk assessments. Other interests include the development of probiotics with health and nutritional benefits as well as discovery of natural antibacterial compounds from medicinal plants.


Selected Publications

  1. Barron, F.H. 2008. Food Industry Needs Assessment Survey: A Case Study. Journal of Extension. Submitted.
  2. Barron, F. H. 2007. The Food Engineer. In Handbook of Farm, Dairy, and Food Machinery. Pp.3-14. Ed. By Myer Kutz. William Andrew Publishing, Norwich, NY, USA.
  3. Barron, F. H. and Burcham, J. D. (2001), Properties of Packages. Encyclopedia of
    Agricultural and Food Engineering, Marcel Dekker, Inc. Edited by Dr. Dennis R. Heldman.
  4. Barron, F. H. and Burcham, J. D. (2001) Rigid Packaging, Part I: Glass Packaging.
    Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Marcel Dekker, Inc. Edited by Dr.
    Dennis R. Heldman.
  5. Barron, F. H. and Burcham, J. D. (2001) Rigid Packaging, Part II: Metal Packaging.
    Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Marcel Dekker, Inc. Edited by Dr.
    Dennis R. Heldman.
  6. Barron, F. H. and Burcham, J. D. (2001) Recommended Energy Studies to Identify
    Opportunities for Conservation and Efficiency in the Food Processing and Packaging
    Industry, January 2000. The Journal of Extension.
  7. Barron, F. H., B. Harte, J. Giacin, R. Hernandez, and L. Segerlind. 1994. Finite Element
    Computer Simulation of Oxygen Diffusion in Packaged Liquids. J. Of Packaging
    Technology and Science.
  8. Barron, F. H., B. Harte, J. Giacin, and R. Hernandez. 1994. Modeling of Oxygen Diffusion through a Model Permeable Package and Simultaneous Degradation of Vitamin C in Apple Juice. J. of Packaging Technology and Science.
  9. Genomics and Nutrition Research. Abstract accepted to the South Carolina Research Consortium. Charleston, SC. October 2003
  10. Expression profiling of high density E. coli cultures using DNA micro arrays. S.Sharma, F. Haddadin, S. Harcum and F. Barron. Poster presentation. Clemson University. April 2003

Industrial Outreach

  1. Barron, F. H. and Haley-Zitlin, Vivian. December 2001. Food Safety, Allergens and HACCP. Extension Circular, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  2. Barron, F. H. December 2001. Pre-HACCP Programs for Food Processors: GMP’s, SSOP’s and GAP’s. Extension Circular, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  3. Barron, F. H. December 2001. Food Safety Inspections: Basic Compliance Check Lists for GMP’s, SSOP’s, GAP’s and HACCP. Extension Circular, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  4. Barron, F. H., April 2000. Acid, Acidified and Low Acid Foods. Canning Guidelines for
    Food Processors. Extension Circular 705. Clemson University.

Other Scholarly Work:

  1. Bioinformatics workshop for scientists and engineers. August 11-14, 2003. Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Juarez, Mexico.
  2. Structural Bioinformatics and Food Allergens. Poster presentation, Bioinformatics Symposium. Georgia State University. October 2002
  3. Thermal Process Design of Boiled Peanuts in a Thermoformed Tub. Poster
    Presentation for the Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists. Orlando, FL. November 2001

Recent Courses

  • Industrial Microbiology (team teaching)
  • Fundamentals of Food Process Engineering
  • Food Canning (industrial workshop)
  • Creative Inquiry I: Development of a Probiotic drink
  • Creative Inquiry II: Development of Nutrogenomic Diets
  • Creative Inquiry III: Development of an Industrial Outreach Program for Biological and Microbiology Students

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Parenteral Drug Association
  • American Society of Microbiology