Harold Corke


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    1988 …2024

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    Prof. Harold Corke joined GTIIT Biotechnology and Food Engineering Program in October, 2020, 30 years after completing his PhD in Plant Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

    Previously, he was a “Shanghai 1000 Plan” foreign expert, and full-time Chair Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, from 2016-2020. He was previously Professor in Food and Nutritional Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, where he spent 24 years. Prof. Corke is active in both basic and applied research in grain processing, genetics of grain quality, and chemistry of plant bioactives. He has published more than 330 international journal papers (with 35,092 citations, h-index = 92, Google Scholar, July 2023). Prof. Corke has graduated 27 PhD students who have gone on to successful academic and industry careers around the world. He was editor of the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Food Grains (2016) and is currently an editor of Journal of Cereal Science and LWT-Food Science and Technology.

    Prof. Corke has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses – at GTIIT these are currently Biotechnology Entrepreneurship, Advanced Technologies in Food Engineering (a product development based course), and Food & Sustainability (an elective course).

    Prof. Corke's current lab team consists of four post-doctoral level members, four PhD students, one MSc student, and two research assistants. 

    Research Interests

    • Starch Surface Nanotexture and Sensory Quality
    • Development of New Functional Materials from Crop Plants
    • Food Safety Management
    • Industry Problem-Solving
    • Crop Quality Under Climate Change

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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