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

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

Editor in Chief

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

Editorial Board Members


Editorial Consultants

  • Professor John Perkins
  • Professor Stephen Richardson
    Imperial College London, London, UK

Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

  • Dr. D. G. Bracewell
    University College London (UCL), London, UK
  • Professor P. Christakapoulos
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • Professor C. Fee
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Professor S. Leong
    Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Dr. M. Ottens
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Professor R. Palomares
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Dr. B.T. Tey
    Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
  • Professor O. R. T. Thomas
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK

Food and Drink Process Engineering

  • Dr. Bouchon Aguirre
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Dr. S. Bakalis
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Professor A. Bayly
    University of Leeds, Leeds, England, UK
  • Dr. M. Bird
    University of Bath, Bath, England, UK
  • Dr. R. Buckow
    CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Victoria, Australia
  • Professor A. Datta
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Dr. M. P. Fernández-Ronco
    EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Dr. C.M. Galanakis
    Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece
  • Professor U. Kulozik
    Technical University of Munich, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
  • Professor T. Langrish
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. L. Ling Chin
    University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. J. Sadhukan
    University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  • Dr. F Spyropoulos
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Dr. A. Stapley
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  • Dr. P. Taoukis
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece
  • Dr. J. Verbeek
    University of Waikato

Hygienic Manufacture and Product Safety

  • Dr. T. Bénézech
    Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Villeneuve d’Ascq cedex, France
  • Dr. J. Chew
    University of Bath, Bath, UK
  • Dr. K. Morison
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dr. K.A. Vagg-Whitehead
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK