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    Institute for
    Food Safety
    and Health

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Moffett Campus
    6502 South Archer Rd.
    Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957
    (P) 708.563.1576

    Stephen F. Grove, Ph.D

    Manager-Industry Projects, Scientist-Microbiology,
    Assistant Professor
    Department: IFSH/IIT


    Contact Information

    Institute of Food Safety and Health
    6502 South Archer Road
    Bedford Park, IL-60501
    Room #216A

    Ph: 708-
    563-8176
    Email:  sgrove@iit.edu

    Biographical Profile

    Responsible for managing and / or participating in industry contracts and research grants at IFSH, in addition to co-coordinating the Sprout Safety Alliance.

    Expertise

    Microbial food safety; fresh
    produce and sprout safety; foodborne viruses; novel food processing techniques; low moisture food safety; large-scale experimental work involving the BSL-3 laboratory and biocontainment pilot plant.

    Education

    Ph.D in Agricultural Science, B. App. Science (Hons.) and B. App. Science in Applied Biology / Biotechnology.

    Research Focus

    Microbial food safety; fresh produce and sprout safety; cross-contamination, inactivation and detection of enteric viruses during food processing and handling; use of novel processing and sanitation techniques for fresh-cut produce; and survival and inactivation of bacterial pathogens in low moisture foods.

    Teaching

    FST/FPE 505 - Food Microbiology
    FST/FPE 506 - Food Microbiology Laboratory
    FPE 520 – Microbiology

    Current Projects

    Participating in a number of proprietary industry-funded contracts, grants funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture, and projects funded with the FDA-NCFST co-operative agreement. Co-coordinator of the Sprout Safety Alliance, and the IFSH Chair of the Extruded and Composite Products Category Team within the IFSH Low Moisture Food Safety Taskforce. 

    Selected Publications

    1 Gr
    ove, Lee, Stewart and Ross.  2009. Development of a high pressure processing inactivation model for hepatitis A virus.  Journal of Food Protection, 72(9); 1434-1442.

    2.
    Grove, Forsyth, Wan, Coventry, Cole, Stewart, Lewis, Ross and Lee.  2008. Inactivation of hepatitis A virus, poliovirus and a norovirus surrogate by high pressure processing. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 9(2);206-210.

    3. Grove, Lee, Lewis, Stewart, Chen and Hoover. 2006. Inactivation of foodborne viruses of significance by high pressure and other processes. Journal of Food Protection, 69(4); 957-968.

    Websites

    http://www.iit.edu/ifsh/sprout_safety/

    Last modified: 02/26/2014 18:16:10

    Institute for Food Safety and Health | Illinois Institute of Technology | Moffett Campus
    6502 South Archer Rd. Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957 (P) 708.563.1576