Tippmann Engineering Hosts OSU Food And Biological Engineering Graduate Student For Summer Internship

Fort Wayne, IN (August 14, 2018): Tippmann Engineering was proud to host Usoshi Chatterjee, a graduate student from The Ohio State University, as one of their summer interns. Usoshi was a major asset to the company’s Quick Freeze division by creating reports on test data aggregate from Tippmann Engineering’s Patented Quick Freeze In-Rack Freezing technology. The reports she created were essential in illustrating the efficiency of QF+ In-Rack Freezing over traditional blast freezing methods.

Usoshi is passionate about helping create new ways of integrating sustainability in the food supply chain. Her research includes analyzing the molecular structure various food types to help determine quality assurance for products at all stages of the food processing cycle. “The goal of our research is to eliminate waste before it ever reaches the consumer” says Chatterjee. She and her team determine which parts of the food processing cycle to optimize through shelf life and package testing. By examining factors such as heat and mass transfer principles in the scope of protein and dairy, and reviewing enzyme reactions and varying levels of moisture loss, they can determine which products on the market will help maintain quality assurance and reduce energy waste.

“I like being able to control food sustainability from the ground up. It is very exciting. Many people think of sustainability as it pertains to engineering; however, I enjoy being able to translate non-engineering related processes to a variety of industries that can help multiple infrastructures. It allows me to make as much change as possible.” – Usoshi Chatterjee

Usoshi is on track to get her PhD in Food and Biological Engineering and would like to focus on research and development or possibly academia. Tippmann Engineering would like to thank Usoshi for all of her hard work this summer and wish her the very best as she continues her studies in the fall.

About Tippmann Enginnering: TE is an award winning specialty industrial cold storage equipment manufacturer that develops equipment around a business plan, ensuring that an investment becomes a profit center. TE utilizes time-honed expertise and advanced technology solutions to create efficient buildings that scale with a business, and are designed to maximize profitability through fully integrating operations and supply chain, by design. TE provides a full suite of cold storage engineering services, and operations guidance. TE innovations include the Patented QF+ in-rack freezing and thawing system, coupled with the T2 Spacer™ system that creates the fastest system available.  TE has offices in Indiana and operates internationally.

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