AMPC supported the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University to invest in future research and technical leaders. With our funding totalling approximately $1 million over four years, Educational Pathways: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry supports researchers and students at a variety of levels, including by funding six PhD and 6 honours scholarships, a post-doctoral fellow, and prizes for undergraduate students.
The projects supported by AMPC's Educational Pathways program will be multi-disciplinary, bringing together academics from a variety of research backgrounds, and from different parts of the College of Science, Engineering and Health. The project is led by Associate Professor Peter Torley (meat technology) in the School of Science working together with his colleagues Professors Ewan Blanch (chemistry), Mark Osborn (microbiology) and Harsharn Gill (animal science), and Associate Professor Benu Adhikari (food engineering). The project also involves collaboration with the School of Engineering involving Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh (sensor technology), and professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar (engineering) and Associate Professor Reza Hoseinnezhad (autonomous systems), broadening the potential scope of the research projects.
Ms Patience Shoko is studying the use of Raman spectroscopy to characterise meat attributes.