FBP aims to be the principal international journal for publication of high quality, original papers in the branches of engineering and science dedicated to the safe processing of biological products. It is the only journal to exploit the synergy between biotechnology, bioprocessing and food engineering.

Papers showing how research results can be used in engineering design, and accounts of experimental or theoretical research work bringing new perspectives to established principles, highlighting unsolved problems or indicating directions for future research, are particularly welcome. Contributions that deal with new developments in equipment or processes and that can be given quantitative expression are encouraged. The journal is especially interested in papers that extend the boundaries of food and bioproducts processing.

The journal has a strong emphasis on the interface between engineering and food or bioproducts. Papers that are not likely to be published are those:

• Primarily concerned with food formulation
• That use experimental design techniques to obtain response surfaces but gain little insight from them
• That are empirical and ignore established mechanistic models, e.g., empirical drying curves
• That are primarily concerned about sensory evaluation and colour
• Concern the extraction, encapsulation and/or antioxidant activity of a specific biological material without providing insight that could be applied to a similar but different material,
• Containing only chemical analyses of biological materials.

The journal publishes regular special issues focusing on specific topics

Core topic areas:

Biotechnology and bioprocessing

• Biocatalysis and biotransformations
• Bioprocess modelling and optimisation
• Bioseparation
• Fermentation and cell culture
• Bioreactor design, instrumentation and control
• Microbial physiology and engineering metabolic
• Production formulation
• Sterile processing
• Systems biology and biological engineering
• Nanobiotechnology

Biorefining and Integrated Bioresource Engineering

• Process integration of biorefineries
• Feedstock fractionation and separation in relation to biorefinery integration
• Biorefineries and the Food-Energy-Water nexus
• Biorefinery value chain optimisation
• Integration of biorefinery concepts with food processing
• New functional food ingredients and non-food materials made feasible through the biorefinery context
• Biorefinery sustainability metrics
• Dynamic modelling and analysis of biorefinery systems

Food and drink process engineering

• Engineering for food safety
• Environmental issues in food manufacture
• Minimal processing techniques
• Packaging
• Plant, process and product design
• Processing and microstructure interactions
• Unit operations, process modelling and optimisation in food engineering

Hygienic manufacture and product safety

• Fouling and cleaning
• Good manufacturing practice
• Hazard analysis
• Heating and cooling methods, including freezing, pasteurisation and thermal sterilisation
• Hygienic design
• Non-thermal processes
• Process analytical technology (PAT)
• Regulation and validation.

Editorial board

Editors in Chief

  • Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker
    University College London (UCL), London, UK
  • Professor D. Ian Wilson
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Editorial Consultants

  • Professor John Perkins
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Professor Stephen Richardson
    Imperial College London, London, UK

Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

  • Dr. Daniel Bracewell
    University College London (UCL), London, UK
  • Professor Paul Christakapoulos
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • Professor Conan Fee
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dr. Vinod Kumar
    Cranfield University, UK
  • Professor Susanna Leong
    Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Marcel Ottens
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Professor Marco Palomares
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Dr. Beng Ti Tey
    Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
  • Professor Owen Thomas
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Professor Nik Willoughby
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Biorefining and Integrated Bioresource Engineering

  • Professor Grant Campbell
    University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England, UK
  • Dr. Jason P. Hallett
    Imperial College London, London, England, UK
  • Dr. Elias Martinez
    Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico
  • Dr. Jhuma Sadhukhan
    University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Food and Drink Process Engineering

  • Dr. Pedro Aguirre
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Dr. Serafim Bakalis
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Professor Andrew Bayly
    University of Leeds, Leeds, England, UK
  • Professor Ashim Datta
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Dr. Maria P. Fernández-Ronco
    Independent Researcher, Switzerland
  • Dr. Charis Galanakis
    Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece
  • Professor Bryony James
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Professor Ulrich Kulozik
    Technical University of Munich, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
  • Professor Tim Langrish
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. Nyuk Ling Chin
    University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Fotios Spyropoulos
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Dr. Andrew Stapley
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  • Dr. Petros Taoukis
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece
  • Dr. Johan Verbeek
    University of Waikato, New Zealand

Hygienic Manufacture and Product Safety

  • Dr. Thierry Bénézech
    Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Villeneuve d’Ascq cedex, France
  • Dr. John Chew
    University of Bath, Bath, England, UK
  • Dr. Ken Morison
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dr. Kathryn Vagg-Whitehead
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK