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Anthony Pometto III

Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department

Phone: 864-656-4382
Fax: 864-656-0331

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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Bacteriology
University of Idaho 1987

M.S. Bacteriology
University of Idaho 1983

B.S Biology
George Mason University 1976

 Courses Taught

FDSC 4040/6040 Food Processing (every Fall semester)
PKSC 4010/6010 Packaging Machinery (every Fall semester
PKSC 8080 Biopolymer Plastics (every odd year spring semester)
FDSC 8510 Graduate seminar
FDTH 8510 Graduate Seminar
NUTR 8510 Graduate Seminar
PKSC 8510 Graduate Seminar


Journal of Food Biotechnology, Editorial Board

 Research Interests

-Development of novel bioreactors and genetically modified microorganisms for the production of organic acids and alcohols.
-Isolation, characterization and lab-pilot scale microbial fermentations for production of unique enzymes and products for the food industry.
-Evaluation and characterization of the biodegradation of degradable plastic microbial bioconversion of food industrial wastes.
-Bioremediation of contaminated soil and water systems.
-Development of new microbial products and/or scale-up protocol for industry.
-Discovery and characterization of natural antimicrobials and prebiotics


Sindhuja, S., S.K, Khanal, A.L. Pometto III, and J. Van Leeuwen. 2008 Ozone as a selective disinfectant for nonaseptic fungal cultivation on corn-processing wastewater. Bioresource Tech. 99:8265-8272.

Isci, A., J. Himmelsbach, A. L. Pometto III, R. Raman, and R. Anex. 2008. Aqueous Ammonia Soaking of Switchgrass followed by Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation. Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 144:69-77.

Shrestha, P., M. Rasmussen, S. K. Khanal, A. L. Pometto III, J (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2008. Saccharification of Corn Fiber by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in Solid-State Fermentation and Subsequent Fermentation of Hydrolysate into Ethanol. J. Ag. Food Chem. 56:3918-3924

Khiyami, M., B. Aboseide, and A.L. Pometto III. 2008. Influence of complex nutrient sources: Dates syrup and dates pits on Lactococcus lactis growth and nisin production. J. Biotechnology. Vol 136, Supplement, October 2008, Pages S736.

Isci, A., J. N. Himmelsbach, J. Strohl, A. L. Pometto III, D. R. Raman, and R. P. Anex. 2009. Pilot Scale Fermentation of Aqueous Ammonia Soaked Switchgrass, Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 157:453-462

Wang, H., T. Wang, L.A. Johnson, and A.L. Pometto III. 2009. Effect of the Corn Breaking Method on Oil Distribution between Stillage Phases of Dry-Grind Corn Ethanol Production. J. Ag. Food Chem. 57:2302-2307.

Wang, H., T. Wang, A.L. Pometto III, and L.A. Johnson. 2009. Establishing a Laboratory Decanting Procedure to Stimulate Whole Stillage Separation in the Dry-Grind Corn Ethanol Process. J. American Oil Chem. Society (In Press) DOI 10.1007/s11746-009-1451-y.

Shrestha, P., S.K. Khanal, A.L. Pometto III, J. van Leeuwen. 2009. Enzyme Production by Wood-rot and Soft-rot Fungi Cultivated on Corn Fiber Followed by Hydrolyzate Fermentation to Ethanol. J. Ag. Food Chem. 57:4156-4161.

Jasti, N., M.L. Rasmussen, S.K. Khanal, A.L. Pometto III, and H. van Leeuwen. 2009. Influence of Selected Operating Parameters on Fungal Biomass Production in Corn-Ethanol Wastewater. J. Environ. Engineer. 135:1106-1114

Karki, B., B.P. Lamsal, D. Grewell, A.L. Pometto III, J. van Leeuwen, S.K. Khanal, and S. Jung. 2009. Functional Properties of Soy Protein Isolate Produced from Ultrasonicated Soy Flakes. J. American Oil Chem Society 86:1021-1028

Karki, B., B. P. Lamsal, S. Jung, J. (Hans) van Leeuwen, D. Grewell, A.L. Pometto III, and S. K. Khanal. 2009. Enhancing protein and sugar release from defatted soy flakes using ultrasound technology. J Food Engineering 96:270-278

Rasmussen, M.L., P. Shrestha, S.K. Khanal, A.L. Pometto III, J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2010. Sequential Saccharification of Corn Fiber and Ethanol Production by the Brown Rot Fungus, Gloeophyllum trabeum, J. Bioresource Tech. 101:3526-3533.

Shrestha, P., S.K. Khanal, A.L. Pometto III, J. van Leeuwen. 2010. In Situ Fungal Saccharification and Fermentation of Mild Alkali and Steam Pretreated Corn Fiber to Ethanol. J. Bioresources Tech. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.089

Sindhuja, S., S.K. Khanal, van Leeuwen, J., Pometto III., A.L. 2010. Use of Microfungi for Wastewater Treatment and Production of High Value Fungal By-products: A Review. Critical Reviews Environ Sci and Technol 40:400-449

Mitra, D., A.L. Pometto III, S.K. Khanal, B. Karki, B.F. Brehm-Stecher, and J. van Leeuwen. 2010. Value-Added Production of Nisin from Soy Whey. Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 162:1819-1833.

Vincent, M., L. Leandro, A.L. Pometto III, and J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2001. Evaluation of Potential Fungal Speices for the in situ Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation (SSF) of Cellulosic Material. 2011 Malaysian J. Microbiol. 7:129-138

Vincent, M., A.L. Pometto III, and J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2011. Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Ground Corn Stover without Pretreatment for the Production of Fuel Ethanol using Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Gloeophyllum trabeum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli K011. 2011. J. Microbiol Biotechnol 21:703-710

Rasmussen, M.L., S.K. Khanal, A.L. Pometto III, J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2014. Water Reclamation and Value-Added Animal Feed from Corn Ethanol Stillage by Fungal Processing. Bioresource Tech. 151:284-290

Vincent, M., L. Leandro, A.L. Pometto III, and J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2014. Ethanol Production via Sequential Saccharification and Fermentation of Dilute NaOH Pretreated corn Stover using Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Gloeophyllum trabeum. Bioresource Tech. BITE12935; 28-JAN-2014 DOI information: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.01.083

Rasmussen, M.L., Koziel, Jay-lin Jane, and A. L. Pometto III. 2015. Reducing Bacterial Contamination in Fuel Ethanol Fermentations by Ozone Treatment of Uncooked Corn Mash. J. Ag. Food Chem. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b00563.