Staff Profile

Dr John Mawson
Science Group Leader, Bioengineering Technologies
Sustainable Production

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Dr John Mawson


BTech, (Hons) Biotechnology, Massey University, New Zealand
PhD, Biotechnology, Massey University, New Zealand

Research Interests & Activities

Modelling of quality changes in horticultural products through postharvest storage and supply chain systems. Active and intelligent packaging technologies for horticultural and food products. Grain and pulse products processing and quality management. Food and fermentation process engineering.

International Collaboration

Adjunct Professor, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Professional Memberships

Chartered Member, Engineers New Zealand
Member, International Society for Horticultural Science
Member, Winery Engineering Association, Australia
Member, International Editorial Board for Food and Bioprocess Technology

Key Publications

Oli, P., Ward, R., Adhikari, B., Mawson, A. J., Adhikari, R., Wess, T., Pallas, L., Spiers, K., Paterson, D. and Torley, P. (2016). Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy study of the diffusion of iron, manganese, potassium and zinc in parboiled rice kernels. LWT-Food Science and Technology 71, 138-148.
Yuliarti, O., Goh, K. K., Matia-Merino, L., Mawson, J., & Brennan, C. (2015). Extraction and characterisation of pomace pectin from gold kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis). Food Chemistry 187, 290-296.
Alashi, A.M., Blanchard, C.L., Mailer, R.J., Agboola, S.O., Mawson, A.J., Aluko, R.E. and Strappe, P. (2015). Effects of canola proteins and hydrolysates on adipogenic differentiation of C3H10T/2 mesenchymal stem cells. Food Chemistry 185, pp.226-232.
Yuliarti O., Matia-Merino L., Goh K.T., Mawson J., Williams, M.A.K., and Brennan C. (2015). Characterization of gold kiwifruit pectin from fruit of different maturities and extraction methods. Food Chemistry 166, 479-485.
Alashi, A. M., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J., Agboola, S. O., Mawson, A. J., He, R., Malomo, S., Girgih, A.T. and Aluko, R. E. (2014). Blood pressure lowering effects of Australian canola protein hydrolysates in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Food Research International 55, 281-287.
Alashi, A. M., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J., Agboola, S. O., Mawson, A. J., He, R., Girgih, A., and Aluko, R. E. (2014). Antioxidant properties of Australian canola meal protein hydrolysates. Food Chemistry 146, 500-506.
Yuliarti O., Matia-Merino L., Goh K.T., Mawson J. and Brennan C. (2012). Characterisation of gold kiwifruit pectin isolated by enzymatic treatment. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 47, 633-639
Meas, P., Paterson, A. H., Cleland, D. J., Bronlund, J. E., Mawson, A. J., Hardacre, A., and Rickman, J. F. (2012). A mathematical model of solar drying of rice. International Journal of Food Engineering, 8(3); DOI: 10.1515/1556-3758.2380.

Alashi, A. M., Blanchard, C. L., Mailer, R. J., Agboola, S. O., Mawson, J. A., & Aluko, R. E. (2018). Influence of enzymatic hydrolysis, pH and storage temperature on the emulsifying properties of canola protein isolate and hydrolysates. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 53(10), 2316-2324.

Portman, D., Blanchard, C., Maharjan, P., McDonald, L. S., Mawson, J., Naiker, M., & Panozzo, J. F. (2018). Blending studies using wheat and lentil cotyledon flour—Effects on rheology and bread quality. Cereal Chemistry, 95(6), 849-860.