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Prof Richard Archer PhD, BTech(Hons)

Professor

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Roles and Responsibilities

Logan Campbell Professor of Food Technology

Fellow of the Riddet Institute

Chief Technologist - FIET (Food Industry Enabling Technologies) programme of research

Director of the FoodPILOT

After four years in deer by-product processing industry then nineteen in the dairy processing industry RIchard Archer returned to Massey University in 2004 to head Engineering, and then the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health.

Richard Archer is a Fellow with the Riddet Institute, Director of the FoodPilot, serves on several advisory boards and is the current President of NZIFST.  He is Chief Technologist of the large MBIE-funded FIET programme on food process engineering and leads a number of smaller projects and programmes.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 951 7557
    Location: RA2.42, Riddet Complex
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (1980)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Honours) - Massey University (1977)

Prizes and Awards

  • From NZIFST website: "This, the Institute's most prestigious award, is presented annually in memory of Massey University's first Chancellor, Dr John Clark Andrews, who proposed that a food technology degree course be established at Massey University. The award recognises Institute members who have made a substantial contribution to science and technology and leadership in the food industry. Nominations are considered by the President’s Committee, which comprises the President and available immediate three Past-presidents. The Institute Council endorses the nomination “in committee”. The winner is invited to give a keynote address on a topic of their choice at the NZIFST annual conference. The name of the winner is not made public until announced at the conference when an engraved plaque is presented and citation read. The address and citation are published in Food New Zealand journal." - New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (2014)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Point of sale food manufacture

Coating of powders

3D food printing

Microparticulated and microencapsulated foods

Plantation manuka and honey processing

Raw milk handling and stabilisation

Drying

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology (100301): Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts (100302):
Chemical Engineering (090400): Engineering (090000): Food Engineering (090802): Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety (090804): Food Processing (090805): Food Sciences (090800):
Industrial Biotechnology (100300):
Membrane and Separation Technologies (090404): Powder and Particle Technology (090406):
Technology (100000)

Keywords

Lactose manufacture and utlilisation

Separations

Enzymatic processing

3D food printing

Drying and driers, including atmospheric freeze drying

Plantation manuka

Honey

Raw milk handling

Freezing of liquids

 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 32 30

Current Projects

Project Title: FIET - Project 14 - Spectral Separation

Date Range: 2018 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Contestable Projects - Project Contest

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: Central FIET Administration - Project Admin

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Pulsed Electric Field and High Pressure Processing - Project 9

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Atmospheric Freeze Drying - Project 8a

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Pomace Fracturing - Project 6a

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Meat Liquefaction - Project 5

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Droplet Freezer - Project 2

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Milk Chilling & Farm Vat - Project 1a

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Bodies: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Project Team:

Project Title: Food Industry Enabling Technologies (FIET)

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: FIET - Robotic Valve Plate - Project 11a

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Pasteurisation and Sterilisation - Project 10

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Spray Drying - Project 7a

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Project Title: FIET - Smoke Generator - Project 4a

Date Range: 2015 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Engineering economics

Process safety

Scaleup and scaledown

Food safety

Process design

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 5 4
Co-supervisor 1 8

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Merit Merit Mathew - Doctor of Philosophy
    Rate controlling mechanisms in atmospheric freeze drying
  • Hien Truong - Doctor of Philosophy
    Characterizing Honey Composition by Hyperspectral Analysis
  • Nur Sharim - Doctor of Philosophy
    Fermentation Technology for Fish Sauce from New Zealand Raw Materials
  • Jolin Morel - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of a Rapid Liquid Freezer
  • Wensheng Lim - Doctor of Philosophy
    Broadening Dynamics of Mixed Colloidal Systems during Flow and Recovery

Co-supervisor of:

  • Rupa Raju - Doctor of Philosophy
    Improving the quality of fermented and dried Fijian Theobroma cacao beans using a solar dryer

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Marzieh Eblaghi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Process for Recovery of Smooth Fibre Ingredient from Pomace
  • 2017 - Shakti Singh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Interactions of moving particles and bubbles in air: a micro-level process approach
  • 2016 - Teresa Wegrzyn - Doctor of Philosophy
    Design of Food-Inks for 3D printing of food images
  • 2015 - Sandra Kim - Doctor of Philosophy
    Rendering Complex Colour Inside 3D Printed Foods

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Muhammad Harris - Doctor of Philosophy
    Materials for 3d printed insulation and support matrices for the milk tanks
  • 2019 - Yu-Fan Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Starch retrogradation in tuber: mechanisms and its implications on microstructure and glycaemic features of potatoes
  • 2018 - Julia Bohorquez Rodriguez De Medina - Doctor of Philosophy
    Companion biota associated with Leptospermum scoparium (mānuka; Myrtaceae)
  • 2016 - Amit Taneja - Doctor of Philosophy
    Spray Dried Milk-Protein Stabilized Emulsions with High Oil Content
  • 2015 - Hayley Stewart - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of Food-grade Microparticles from Lignin
  • 2005 - Kim Goh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Structure and Functionality of exo-polysacchorides in Dairy Systems
  • 2003 - Alan Welman - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Metabolic Model of Exopolysaccharide Production in # Lactobacillus delbrueckil subsp. bulgaricus.#
  • 1998 - John Bronlund - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Modelling of Caking in Bulk Lactose.

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