Fadi Ali, Eng, Ph.D., EMBA

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Research Scientist

Emerging technologies and advanced processes in food processing

Current research and/or projects

  • Dr. Fadi Ali's research activities focus on the application of emerging technologies such as ohmic heating, ultrasound, ozonation and pulsed electric fields for food preservation and processing.
  • Dr. Ali's research aims to optimize the use of these processes in order to stabilize the quality of fresh and processed foods, to extend their shelf life and to extract compounds with high added value (proteins, polyphenol extracts, extract of functional compound, etc.).
  • These activities aim to explore the potential of these technologies to reduce food loss and waste as well as the valorization of food industry by-products and the protection of the environment

Research and/or project statements

  • Valorization of milk solids non fat (SNF) in the form of high value-added protein concentrates.
  • Exploration of the potential of emerging technologies for extracting proteins from lentil seeds and oilseed cakes in comparison with conventional processes: chemical composition and functional properties.
  • Investigation of the potential of emerging technologies for drying pumpkin pulp and extracting oil from pumpkin and sunflower seeds in comparison with conventional processes: chemical composition and functional properties.
  • Thermoresistance of Clostridium sporogenes in maple sap concentrates and process validation: comparison of thermal and ohmic heating processes.

Professional activities / interests

  • Create, manage and realise research and development projects in collaboration with academic and industrial partners
  • Revise scientific articles and funding proposal.
  • Present scientific and technical advice at board meetings of public and private bodies.

Education and awards


  • EMBA : Technology management, 2013 | ESG-UQAM, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Ph. D: Food Engineering, 2004 | ParisTech, Paris, France. 


  • NSERC post-doctoral fellowship in governmental laboratory, AAFC, St-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, 2005-2006.
  • Industrial Postdoctoral fellowship, INITIA Foundation, AAFC, St-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, 2008-2009.

International experience and/or work

  • M.Sc : Biotechnologies and food industries, 1998 | ENSIA-INPL, Nancy, France. 
  • Ph. D: Research activities had carried out within a multinational research team of Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD-FLHOR), 1999-2004 | CIRAD, Montpellier, France.

Key publications

  1. Kinetic study: thermal destruction of Clostridium sporogenes PA 3679 in concentrated maple sap

    2023 - View publication details

  2. Developing Novel Micro Ohmic Cells: Evaluation of the Electrical Effect

    2023 - View publication details

  3. A newly designed ohmic heating cell for establishing microorganism destruction kinetics

    2023 - View publication details

Research facility

3600 Casavant Boulevard West
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 8E3


Member of l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)



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