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Loren D  Gautz

Name :

Loren D Gautz

Title :

Assoc Rsrch

Unit :

Department of Molecular Biosciences & BioEngineering

Address :

1955 East-West Rd. #218
                    Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Ag Engineering Institute 119

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Specialties :

Biosystems in gen.-MechanizationBiosystems in gen.-AutomationBiosystems in gen.-EngineeringBiosystems in gen.-Material HandlingBiosystems in gen.-SensingBiosystems in gen.-Controls

Professional Prep/Appointments :

Madison High School, Michigan 
Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of California - Davis, June 1990 
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August, 1974 
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, June, 1971

Projects :

Coffee origin authentication; Cacao post harvest processing to chocolate; Coffee production seed to cup; Small farm and value added enterprise.

Selected Courses Taught:

Senior Design; Causal Model Building

Selected Publications :

Wang, J., Jun, S.J., Bittenbender, H.C., Gautz, L.D., and Li, Q.X. 2009 "Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for Kona Coffee Authentication," (JFS-2009-0134) accepted J of Food Science 74(5):C385-C391

Kitamura, Y., Gautz, L.D., Paquin, D.G., and Liang, T. 2007. "A Rotational Hot Gas Heating System for Bioreactors” Biosystems Engineering 98(2): 215-223

Gautz, L.D., P. Kaufusi, M. C. Jackson, H. C. Bittenbender, and C.S. Tang. 2006. "Determination of Kavalactones in Dried Kava (Piper methysticum) Powder using Near-infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy and Partial Least-Squares Regression" J of  Agric and Food Chem. 54(17): 6147-6152.

Mauri , S., H.C. Bittenbender, L.D. Gautz, and K. Fleming. 2003. Economic evaluation of mechanized pruning of coffee in Hawaii. HortTech13(3).

Kitamura, Y, J.F. Sun, and L. D. Gautz, 2002. Study on food process monitoring by solenoid sensor, J of Food Process Engineering 31(5):658-670