Claude Elama

Lecturer and researcher at the department of Food Engineering, my engineering degree was obtained from the National Superior School of Food Industry& Agronomy-Montpellier, France; specializing in dairy technology. My master and Ph.D. degree were obtained in Food Science and Biotechnology from the National institute of polytechnic of Lorraine-Nancy -France. I have been working at Al-Quds University since September 1998, at the department of Food Technology at Faculty of Science & Technology, where I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate studies. I have taught several courses mainly Dairy Technology, Heat and Mass Transfer, Food Packaging, cereal technology, Food Additives and Food Chemistry, Food Sanitation, Fruits and Vegetables Technology & Master Courses: Advanced food Technology and Advanced Food Chemistry & food additives.

My major research interests are in dairy technology and the development of new products, use of food additives as natural preservatives against chemical and biological deterioration of food.

I have supervised several master research topics and more than 50 undergraduate projects where the objective has been the development of the nutritional, microbial and chemical properties of Palestinian products. I maintain a good relation& cooperation with the different food industries specially, dairy and meat industries, there is wide cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Palestinian Standards Institute.

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