Akua Okyere

Lab 5 and Lab 95

1335 Eckles Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
United States

George Annor

B.S. Nutrition and Food Science


My name is Akua Okyere a Ph.D. candidate in Food Science at the University
of Minnesota Twin cities. Before that, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Ghana. I am a highly motivated and detail-oriented research scientist with over 4 years of experience in food science. My Ph.D. research is focused on utilizing cold plasma technology, an eco-friendly technology to modify the molecular, physicochemical, functional, and morphological properties of starches. I am passionate about ensuring that food is safe and of the highest quality, and available all year round.
Authored a research article in an impactful journal. An effective team player, a fast learner with great adaptability skills, and with expertise in project management, oral and written communication.

Areas of Interest

  • Food Chemistry
  • Starch Chemistry
  • Plasma Science
  • Food Quality and Safety
  • Sensory Science
  • Product Development and Sustainability

Select Publications

Modification of cereal and tuber waxy starches with radio frequency cold plasma and its effects on waxy starch properties https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.115075