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Michael Ngadi

Michael Ngadi, PhD, PEng - Associate Professor


Department of Bioresource Engineering
Macdonald Campus, McGill University
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec H9X 3V9

Tel.: 514-398-7779
michael [dot] ngadi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Ngadi)


Dr. Ngadi is a leading Food and Bioprocess Engineer in Canada. He earned his doctoral degree from Dalhousie University (formerly TUNS) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He previously worked with Laval University and University of Georgia before joining McGill University in 1998. He is a professional member of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Research Interests

Dr. Ngadi’s research interest is to understand how product and process inter-relate and translated to optimized food quality and safety. The emphasis of his work is on mathematical modelling and optimization, heat and mass transfer phenomena, food properties, hyperspectral imaging, deep-fat frying and cooking processes, bulk packaging and non-thermal technologies including pulsed electric fields (PEF), ultraviolet light (UV), and ozone. Dr. Ngadi also works on biofuels and bioproducts. The major thrust of his research in this regard is on enhanced biochemical conversion of waste biomass into biofuels as well developing innovation strategies for conversion of biomass into bioproducts.

Graduate Students & Projects

Dr. Ngadi provides excellent opportunities and facilities for graduate students. Current projects are in the areas of deep-fat frying, non-thermal processing of foods (PEF, UV, Ozone), hyperspectral imaging fo food quality and safety , biofuels and bioproducts from animal processing discards and microalgae. Highly motivated candidates are invited to submit applications for graduate studies.


  • BREE 205 Engineering Design 1
  • BREE 324 Elements of Food Engineering
  • BREE 325 Food Process Engineering
  • BREE 341 Mechanics of Materials
  • BREE 519 Advanced Food Engineering


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