Jolin Morel

Jolin Morel

Research Scientist


Food Technology, not cooking but chemical engineering

I am a research scientist working in the Food Technology group where we develop processes for innovative companies. My specialism is in high value processes such as Supercritical CO2 extraction.

Before joining Callaghan Innovation my doctorate was in the freezing process for ovine milk. I used this to develop a novel freezing process. I have also worked on drying methods for high-value products, non-thermal pasteurisation methods, and processes for converting by-products into high value foods.

Few people realise that food technology is not cooking, it’s rather closer to chemical engineering.

My work typically involves developing new processes for clients or scaling processes from lab-scale to pilot scale. Working with a customer to make high-value nutritional products from primary industry by-products we started at benchtop scale and worked the project through to full commercial prototype production. I am also working on developing processes to transform the marine product industry as part of the Cyber-Marine project.

Areas of expertise
  • Supercritical and liquified gas extractions.
  • Food process engineering
  • Energy and mass balances
  • Novel food processing technologies
  • Freezing processes
  • Dairy processing
  • PhD in Food Technology, Massey University, 
  • BE (Hons) Chemical and Nanotechnology, Massey University
Memberships and awards
  • MEngNZ - Member of Engineering NZ
  • NZIFST (New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology)
  • IIFIIR (International Institute of Refrigeration) Commission B1-Thermodynamics& Transfer Processes
Selected publications
  • Comparison of drying techniques for bovine lactoferrin: Iron binding and antimicrobial properties of dried lactoferrin, Jolin Morel, Siti Norbaizura Md Zain, Richard Archer, International Dairy Journal, vol 124, 2022.
  • Process and apparatus for phase-change extrusion of aqueous material, Accepted Australian patent AU 2020285590 B2 ARCHER, Richard Hamilton ; ROBERTSON, Lindsay James ; MOREL, Jolin
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