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Prof Costas Stathopoulos

Role: Head of Division

Division: Division of Food & Drink

School/Department: School of Science, Engineering & Tech

Telephone Number: +44 (0)1382 308481

Email: c.stathopoulos@abertay.ac.uk



Teaching

Currently Costas is contributing to teaching in FOD303: Food Processing, and FOD405: Current topics in Food Science.

Previously Costas has developed and delivered a number of courses include:

  • Animal Food Products
  • Plant Food Products
  • Dairy Science and Technology
  • Cereal Science and Technology
  • Food Processing and Quality Assurance
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Professional Practice
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics

Research

My research interests include:

- waste utilisation of food industry waste

- environmentally friendly extractions of bioactive compounds

- texture of foods

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

August 2016

Peer reviewed journal articles

2016:    K. Papoutsis, P. Pristijono, J. Golding, C. Stathopoulos, M. Bowyer, C. Scarlett, Q. Vuong ‘Effect of drying under vacuum, hot air drying and freeze drying on the antioxidant capacity and phenolic content of lemon (Citrus limon) pomace’ International Journal of Food Science and Technology, submitted.
2016:   K. Papoutsis, Q. Vuong, P. Pristijono, J. Golding, M. Bowyer, C. Scarlett, C. Stathopoulos ‘Enhancing the total phenolic content and antioxidants of lemon pomace aqueous extracts, by applying UV-C irradiation on the dried powder’ Foods, 5(3), 55.
2016:   R. Thakur, B. Saberi, P. Pristijono, C. E. Stathopoulos, J.B. Golding, C.J. Scarlett, M. Bowyer, Q.    V. Vuong ‘Characterisation of rice starch- iota carrageenan bio composite film. Effect of hydrophobic component on the film properties’ International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, submitted
2016:   P. Pristijono, M.C. Bowyer, C. J. Scarlett, Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos,  J.B. Golding ‘The effect of postharvest UV-C treatment and associated with different storage conditions on the quality of Tahitian limes (Citrus aurantifolia)’  Food Science and Biotechnology, submitted.
2016:   P. Pristijono, K. Papoutsis, C.J. Scarlett, M.C. Bowyer, Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos, J. Jarvis  J.B. Golding ‘Postharvest UV-C irradiation combined with 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), followed by storage in ethylene atmosphere improves the quality of tomatoes’ Journal of Horticulture Science and Biotechnology, submitted
2016:    K. Papoutsis, P. Pristijono, J.B. Golding, C.E. Stathopoulos, C.J. Scarlett, M.C. Bowyer, Q. V. Vuong ‘Impact of different solvents on the recovery of bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties from the lemon (Citrus limon L.) pomace waste’ Food Science and Biotechnology, accepted.
2016:    K. Papoutsis, P. Pristijono, J. B. Golding, C.E. Stathopoulos, C. J. Scarlett, M.C. Bowyer, Q.V. Vuong ‘Optimization of Aqueous Extraction Conditions for the Recovery of Phenolic Compounds and antioxidants from lemon pomace’ International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 51 (9), 2009-2018.
2016:    K. Papoutsis, P. Pristijono, J.B. Golding, C.E. Stathopoulos, M.C Bowyer, C.J. Scarlett, Q.V.Vuong ‘Enhancement of the total phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of aqueous Citrus limon L. pomace extracts using microwave pre-treatment on the dry powder’ Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, accepted.
2016:    P. Pristijono, C.J. Scarlett, M.C. Bowyer, Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos, A.J. Jessup, J.B. Golding ‘Use of low pressure storage to improve quality of tomatoes’ Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, submitted
2016:   R. Thakur, B. Saberi, P. Pristijono, C. E. Stathopoulos, J.B. Golding, C.J. Scarlett, M. Bowyer, Q.    V. Vuong ‘Optimization of Coating Formulation for Pea Starch-Chitosan Novel Edible Film’ Journal of Food Science and Technology, submitted
2016:    B. Saberi, R. Thakur, Q.V. Vuong, S. Chockchaisawasdee, J.B. Golding, C.J. Scarlett, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Optimization of physical and optical properties of biodegradable edible films based on pea starch and guar gum’ Industrial Crops and Products, 86: 342-352.
2016:    B. Saberi, D.J. Bhuyan, Q.V. Vuong, S. Chockchaisawasdee, J.B. Golding, C.J. Scarlett, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Optimization of mechanical and barrier properties of a new type of edible film based on pea starch and guar gum’ Starch-Starke, DOI: 10.1002/star.201600227
2016:   B. Saberi, Q. Vuong, S. Chockchaisawasdee, J.B. Golding, C. Scarlett, C. Stathopoulos ‘Water sorption isotherm of pea starch edible films and prediction models’. Foods, 5,1, doi:10.3390/foods5010001.
2016:    S. Chockchaisawasdee, J.B. Golding, Q.V. Vuong, K. Papoutsis, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Sweet cherry: Composition, postharvest preservation, processing and trends for its future use’ Trends in Food Science & Technology, accepted.
2016:    J.B. Golding, L. Spohr, A. Harris, S. Satyan, B. Blades, K. Crampton, M. Bullot, C. Stathopoulos, W.B. McGlasson ‘Effect of postharvest display conditions on cherry stem quality’. Acta Horticulturae, accepted.
2016:  P. Pristijono, J.B. Golding, M.C. Bowyer, C. J.  Scarlett, C. E. Stathopoulos ‘Postharvest UV-C         irradiation improves the quality of tomatoes and limes’ Acta Horticulturae, accepted.
2016:  B. Saberi, Q.V. Vuong, S. Chockchaisawasdee, J.B. Golding, C.J. Scarlett, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘The plasticization effect of glycerol and moisture on physico-mechanical properties of pea starch edible films’ Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, doi:a10.1111/jfpp.12719 pp.1745-1749.
2016:  B.Q. Truong, R. Buckow, C.E. Stathopoulos, M.H. Nguyen ‘High pressure processing of barramundi (Lates calcarifer) muscle before freezing: the effects on some physicochemical properties during frozen storage’ Journal of Food Engineering, 169, 72-78.
2015:  S.P. Tan, T.C. Kha, S. E. Parks, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach ‘Optimising the Encapsulation of an Aqueous Bitter Melon Extract by Spray-drying’ Foods, 3, 400-419.
2015:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘A storage study of encapsulated Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng) oil powder and its fortification into foods’ Food and Bioproduct Processing, 96, 113-125.
2015:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Ultrasound-Assisted Aqueous Extraction of Oil and Carotenoids from Microwave-Dried Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng) Aril’ International Journal of Food Engineering, 11 (4), 479-492.
2015: V.I. Candrawinata, J.B. Golding, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Optimisation of the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of apple pomace aqueous extracts’ CyTA – Journal of Food, 13(2), 293-299.
2015:  C.D. Goldsmith, Q.V. Vuong, E. Sadeqzadeh, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach,  C.J. Scarlett ‘Phytochemical properties and anti-proliferative activity of Olea Europaea L. leaf extracts against pancreatic cancer cells’ Molecules, 20(7), 12992-13004.
2015:  S.P. Tan, T.C. Kha, S.E. Parks, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach ‘Effects of spray-drying temperatures on the physicochemical properties of encapsulated bitter melon extract powder’. Powder Technology, 281, 65-75.
2015:  B.Q. Truong, R. Buckow, C.E. Stathopoulos, M.H. Nguyen ‘Advances in High Pressure Processing of Fish muscles’ Food Engineering Reviews, 7 (2) 109-129 
2014:   C.D. Goldsmith, Q.V. Vuong, E. Sadeqzadeh, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach,  C.J. Scarlett ‘Anti-proliferative capacity of oleuropein rich olive leaf extracts against pancreatic cancer cells’ Asia- Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 10 (S10) 13.
2014:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effect of Drying Pre-treatments on the Yield and Bioactive Contents of Oil Extracted from Gac Aril’ International Journal of Food and Bioprocess Engineering, accepted
2014:  S.P. Tan, C.E. Stathopoulos, S.E. Parks, P.D. Roach ‘An Optimised Aqueous Extract of Phenolic Compounds from Bitter Melon with High Antioxidant Capacity’ Antioxidants, 3 (4), 814-829
2014:  C.D. Goldsmith, Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach, C. Scarlett “Optimization of the aqueous extraction of phenolic compounds from olive leaves’ Antioxidants, 3 (4), 700-712
2014:  S.P. Tan, Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos, S.E. Parks, P.D. Roach Optimised aqueous extraction of saponins from bitter melon for production of a saponin-enriched bitter melon powder, Journal of Food Science, 79 (7) E1372-1381
2014:  S.P. Tan, S.E. Parks, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach Extraction of flavonoids from bitter melon, Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5, 458-465
2014:  S.P. Tan, S.E. Parks, C.E. Stathopoulos, L.J. Spohr, P.D. Roach Greenhouse-grown bitter melon: production and quality characteristics Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 94 (9) 1896-1903
2014:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos Microencapsulation of Gac oil by spray drying: ‘Optimisation of spray drying conditions using response surface methodology’ Powder Technology, 264, 298-309
2014:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos Microencapsulation of Gac oil by spray drying: ‘Optimisation of wall material concentration and oil load using response surface methodology’ Drying Technology, 32: 385-397.
2014:  V.I. Candrawinata, J. B. Golding, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of apple pomace aqueous extract: effect of time, temperature and water to pomace ratio’ International Food Research Journal,  21(6): 2337-2344.
2014:  C.D. Goldsmith, C.E. Stathopoulos, J.B. Golding, P.D. Roach ‘Fate of the phenolic compounds during olive oil production with the traditional press method’ International Food Research Journal,  21(1): 101-109.
2014:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effects of drying pre-treatments on the yield and bioactive content of oil extracted from Gac Aril’ International Journal of Food Engineering, 10 (1) 103-112
2013:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, D.T. Phan, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Optimisation of microwave-assisted extraction of Gac oil at different hydraulic pressure, microwave and steaming conditions’ International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48(7), 1436-1444
2013:  V.I. Candrawinata, J. B. Golding, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘From Apple to Juice – the fate of polyphenolic compounds’ Food Reviews International, 29 (3) 276-293.
2013:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, S. Parks, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Gac fruit: nutrient composition, health benefits and options for processing’ Food Reviews International, 29 (1) 92-106.
2013:  Q. V. Vuong, J.B. Golding, C.E. Stathopoulos and P.D. Roach ‘Effects of aqueous brewing solution pH on the extraction of the major green tea constituents’ Food Research International, 53 (2) 713-719
2013:  T.C. Kha, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effects of Gac Aril Microwave Processing Conditions on Oil Extraction Efficiency, and β-carotene and Lycopene contents’ Journal of Food Engineering, 117, 486-491.
2013:  M.A. Crinó, C.N. Heenan, M.H. Nguyen, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘The stability of natural red/pink food colourants in ultra high temperature (UHT) products’ Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 93, 2022-2027.
2012:  V.I Candrawinata, B.L. Blades, J.B. Golding, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D Roach ‘Effect of clarification on the polyphenolic compound content and antioxidant activity of commercial apple juices’ International Food Research Journal, 19(3), 1055-1061.
2012:  Q.V. Vuong, S.P. Tan, C.E. Stathopoulos, P.D. Roach ‘Improved extraction of green tea components from teabags using the microwave oven’ Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 27, 95-101.
2011:  Q. V. Vuong, J.B. Golding, C.E. Stathopoulos, M.H. Nguyen and P.D. Roach ‘Optimizing conditions for the extraction of catechins from green tea using hot water’ Journal of Separation Science, 34(21) 3099-3106
2011:  Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos, J.B. Golding, M.H. Nguyen, P.D. Roach ‘Optimum conditions for the water extraction of L-theanine from green tea’, Journal of Separation Science, 34(18), 2468-2474.
2011:  S. Chockchaisawasdee, and C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Viability of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii spp. Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei in fermented milk supplemented with isomalto-oligosaccharides derived from banana flour’ Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 50 (2), 125-132.
2011:  Q. V.Vuong, M.Durel, P. D.Roach, and C. E. Stathopoulos ‘Preliminary study on the fortification of tofu with green tea catechins’ International Food Research Journal, 18 (4), 1553-1557. 
2011:  R. Lim, C.E. Stathopoulos and J.B. Golding ‘Effect of edible coatings on some quality characteristics of sweets cherries’ International Food Research Journal, 18(4), 1237-1241.
2011:  Q.V. Vuong, C.E. Stathopoulos, M. Nguyen, J.B. Golding, P.D. Roach ‘Isolation of green tea catechins and their utilisation in the food industry’ Food Reviews International. 27(3), 227-247.
2011:  T. Siripahanakul, N. Sodanu, S. Sri-ngarm, and C. E. Stathopoulos ‘Development of a Fish Emulsion Product (Pla Yor)’  International Food Research Journal, 18:2, 59-63.
2010:  S.S. Omran, J. Ashton and C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effect of maca (Lepidium meyenii ) on some physical characteristics of starches’ International Food Research Journal, 17:4, 1085-1094
2010:  M.S. Alfaifi and C. E. Stathopoulos ‘Effect of egg yolk substitution by sweet whey protein isolate (WPI), on physical properties of Gelato vanilla ice cream’ Milchwissenshcaft, 65(4), 404-407.
2010:   M.S. Alfaifi and C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effect of egg yolk substitution by sweet whey protein concentrate (WPC), on physical properties of Gelato ice cream’ International Food Research Journal, 17:3,787-793
2010:  S. Chockchaisawasdee, J.S. Mounsey, C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Textural and rheological characteristics of sun-dried banana traditionally prepared in the North-East of Thailand’ Food Science and Technology Research, 16(4), 291-294.
2010:  M.S. Alfaifi and C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effect of egg yolk substitution by sweet whey protein isolate on some Gelato ice cream physical properties over storage’ International Journal of Dairy Technology, 63(4), 593-598.
2010:  S. Chockchaisawasdee, S. Namjaidee, S. Pochana and C.E. Stathopoulos, ‘Development of Fermented Oyster-Mushroom Sausage’ Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry, 3(1), 35-43
2009:  M.S. Alfaifi and C.E. Stathopoulos ‘Effect of egg yolk substitution by sweet whey protein concentrate on some Gelato ice cream physical properties over storage’ Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 48(4), 183-188
2009:  C.E. Stathopoulos, A.A. Tsiami, J.D. Schofield, B.J. Dobraszczyk ‘Effect of addition of protein fractions extracted from flours of different baking quality on gluten theology’ Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 48 (3); pp. 141-147
2009:  C. E. Stathopoulos, S. Chockchaisawasdee, J. Doyle, B.T. O’Kennedy, J.S. Mounsey ‘Effect of mineral fortification on textural and oxidative stability of reduced-fat spreads’ International Journal of Food Properties 12 (2) 368-378
2009:  J.S. Mounsey, B.T. O’Kennedy, C. E. Stathopoulos, S. Chockchaisawasdee ‘Effect of copper and iron fortification on rheological properties of water-in-oil spreads containing -carrageenan’ Milchwissenshcaft, 64 (1) 47-50
2008:  C.E. Stathopoulos, B.T. O’Kennedy ‘A rheological evaluation of concentrated casein systems as replacement for gluten: calcium effects’ International Journal of Dairy Technology, 61(4), 397-402
2008:  C.E. Stathopoulos, B.T. O’Kennedy ‘The effect of salt on the rheology and texture of casein based ingredient intended to replace gluten’ Milchwissenshcaft, 63 (4) 430-433
2008:  C.E. Stathopoulos, A.A. Tsiami, B.J. Dobraszczyk, J.D. Schofield ‘Effect of Heat on Rheology, Surface Hydrophobicity and Molecular Weight Distribution of Glutens Extracted From Flours with Different Bread-Making Quality’ Journal of Cereal Science, 47 (2), pp. 134-143.
2008:  J.S. Mounsey, C.E. Stathopoulos, S. Chockchaisawasdee, B.T. O’Kennedy, V. Gee and J. Doyle ‘Effect of Zinc fortifications on rheological properties and micro-structure of reduced-fat spreads containing -carrageenan’ European Food Research and Technology 227:3, 675-681
2006:  C.E. Stathopoulos, A.A. Tsiami, B.J. Dobraszczyk, J.D. Schofield ‘Effect of heat on rheology of gluten fractions from flours with different bread-making quality’ Journal of Cereal Science, 43 (3), pp. 322-330.
2001:  C.E. Stathopoulos, A.A. Tsiami, J.D. Schofield ‘Rheological and size characterisation of gluten proteins from cultivars varying in baking quality’ in: “Wheat Quality” Aspects of Applied Biology 64, Editors M.J. Gooding, S.A. Barton and G.P. Smith. The Association of Applied Biologists, Warwick, pp181-183.
2000:  C.E. Stathopoulos, A.A. Tsiami, J.D. Schofield ‘Effect of protein fractions on gluten rheology’ in: “Wheat Gluten” editors P.R.Shewry and A.S Tatham. The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge,  pp.400-404.

Books- Book chapters
2011:  C.E. Stathopoulos & Q.V. Vuong ‘Effect of heat on gluten’ in ‘Gluten: Properties, Modifications and Dietary Intolerance’, Editor D.S. Fellstone, Nova Publishers.
2011:  E. Maleviti, C.E.Stathopoulos (Editors) ‘Essays on Agriculture and Environment’ Athens Institute of Education and Research (ATINER), p.260
2008:  C. E. Stathopoulos ‘Dairy based ingredients’ In: “Gluten-free cereal products and beverages” Editors E. Arendt & F. Dal Bello, Elsevier.
 

 

Esteem

Honorary positions

Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra

Professional bodies
• International Tropical Fruits Network - Expert advisor (Postharvest specialist) (08/2012 – present)
• Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) - Fellow (August 2012 – present), Member (2002- 2012)
• Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) - Professional member (5/2008- present)
• Australian Association for Food Protection (5/2009-present)
• Australian Food Engineering Association (3/2013- present)
• Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) - Life Member (5/2007-present)
• International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) (07/2012- present)
• Australian Society of Horticultural Science (AuSHS) (7/2012-present)

Editorial boards

Foods (3/2017-presaent)
Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry (6/2009-present)
American Journal of Food Technology (2/2011-present)


Reviewer
- Reviewer for Australian Research Council
- Reviewer for the Research Committee of the University of West London,
- Judging Panel for the Malcolm Bird Commemorative Award in 42nd Annual convention.   AIFST, Sydney, Australia
- Reviewer of postgraduate research theses for University of Sydney (Australia), Lincoln   University (NZ), Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
- Have reviewed manuscripts for the following international journals:

Food Technology and Biotechnology; International Food Research Journal; International Journal of Food Science and Technology; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology; Journal of the American Oil Chemists; Journal of Food Processing and Preservation; Journal of Food Quality; Revista Mexicana de Ingeneria Quimica; Journal of Medicinal Food; Journal of Separation Science; Molecules; Scientia Agricola; British Journal of Nutrition; Analytical Methods; Agriculture; Journal of Liposome research; CyTA; Powder Technology; Food and Bioproducts Processing; Food Biophysics

Invited presentations

- Invited lectures: Principles of Food Preservation, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 2016.  

- Invited lecture, ‘Starches in food’, University of Canberra, Australia, October 2015

- Invited lecture, ‘Food Waste as a source of bioactive compounds’ Nutrition Society of Australia, July 2015