B.S. (1970) North Carolina State
M.S. (1974) North Carolina State University
Ph.D. (1979) North Carolina State University
Responsibilities and Interests
Dr. Swartzel's teaching interests have
been in basic and applied kinetic principles and engineering
considerations relative to processing and packaging of biomaterials.
His research interests continue to be associated with chemical
and biological kinetics in continuous flow systems. Currently,
he coordinates the Bioprocessing Programs for CALS and serves
as the Director of the national NASULGC/Kellogg
Food Systems Leadership Institute. He served
the department as interim head (1993-94) and head (1994-2004).
He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Food Technologists
and the ASAE-The Society for Engineering in Agricultural,
Food, and Biological Systems. During 2002-03 he was on special
assignment with the UNC-Office of the President directing
activities of the NC Technology Development Initiative Program.
Dr. Swartzel currently serves on the faculty as a William
Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and he is a 2006 recipient
of the NC State University Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal