I manage the Post-Harvest Engineering and Education research lab, focusing on post-harvest treatment technologies and engineering eduction. My research mission is to identify post-harvest treatment technologies capable of transforming lignin into value added chemicals. This research also provides new knowledge on the role of ozone and atmospheric cold plasma treatments for the reduction of spoilage organisms during post-harvest processing and storage. Research is currently being conducted with a variety of commodities including, stored grains (i.e., corn, rice), oil seeds and byproducts (i.e., cottonseed, cottonseed meal), and packaged produce (i.e., tomatoes and romaine lettuce).

I also work to develop teaching materials for those who utilize new treatment and storage technologies, so they feel more connected with the technologies thereby increasing the instances of utilization.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles7
  • Sharifan, H., Noori, A., Bagheri, M., & Moore, J. M. (2021). Postharvest spraying of zinc oxide nanoparticles enhances shelf life qualities and zinc concentration of tomato fruits. Crop and Pasture Science.
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  • Moore, J. M., Ileleji, K. E., & Keener, K. (2020). Factors that affect high voltage atmospheric cold plasma treatment efficacy on wet distillers’ grains: Shelf-life and nutrient composition. Journal of Cereal Science. 95, 103034-103034.
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  • Sharifan, H., Moore, J., & Ma, X. (2020). Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles elevated iron and copper contents and mitigated the bioavailability of lead and cadmium in different leafy greens. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 191, 110177-110177.
  • Sharifan, H., Ma, X., Moore, J. M., Habib, M. R., & Evans, C. (2019). Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Alleviated the Bioavailability of Cadmium and Lead and Changed the Uptake of Iron in Hydroponically Grown Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. Longifolia). ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 7(19), 16401-16409.
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  • McClurkin-Moore, J. D., Ileleji, K. E., & Keener, K. M. (2017). The Effect of High-Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma Treatment on the Shelf-Life of Distillers Wet Grains. Food and Bioprocess Technology. 10(8), 1431-1440.
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Conference Papers7
  • Evans, C., McReynolds, E., Sharifan, H., & Moore, J. (2019). Connecting Specific Knowledge Areas Throughout Core Courses in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. 2012 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 2019,
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  • Supak, H., Baltazar, V., & Moore, J. (2019). Training Modules for Improved Storage Techniques to Reduce Post-harvest losses of Maize in Ghana, Work in Progress. 2012 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 2019,
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First Name
Janie McClurkin
Last Name
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Biological & Agricultural Engineering; 2117 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2117