Past Events

IMPI 55 Virtual Symposium

Jun 28th, 2021 - Jul 1st, 2021

The 55th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 55) will take place virtually from June 28-July 1, 2021. Based on the feedback from the member survey and input from our sponsors, corporate members & exhibitors, the IMPI Board has decided that all IMPI events will remain virtual through the first half of 2021.

Program will be released the first week of April. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Acceptance Notices have been delivered to authors. Final papers, and micro-abstracts, are due by March 31, 2021. 
All Authors should use the IMPI 55 Word Template to submit their abstract (minimum of 2/3 of one page, maximum 3 pages) and Author Contact Form to info@impi.org by the deadline. All Authors should submit a Micro-Abstract form by 3/31/2021.

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Save the Date for our IMPI 56 Symposium to be held June 14-16, 2022 at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, USA. IMPI 56 Sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Microwave Techniques, LLC & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

Stay tuned for more info!

Webinar: Solid State Generator Technologies as well as Relevant Plasma-based Applications

Apr 8th, 2021

April 8, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am EDT
Instructors: Mohammad Kamarehi, Francesco Braghiroli, Maurizio Nerbano & Francesco Garuti, MKS Instruments

Course Outline

Cost: $49 IMPI Members; $99 for Non-Members (all proceeds from this webinar are retained by the Solid State RF Energy Section)

REGISTER HERE! 

2-Part Spring 2021 Webinar Series

Mar 30th, 2021

Where Are They Now? Food Industry Opportunities in Microwave Processing
Instructor: Bob Schiffmann, R.F. Schiffmann Associates Inc, Expert Witness, & President of IMPI
March 30th @ 11 AM ET

Control of bacterial and viral pathogens in pre-packaged meals using microwaves: our experiences and future vision
Instructor: Dr. Juming Tang, Regents’ Professor, Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering, Washington State University  & Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
April 29th @ 11 AM ET

FREE for all IMPI Members; $99 each for non-members or both webinars for $159.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

IMPI Board Meeting

Feb 18th, 2021

5pm EST

IMPI 55 Abstracts Due

Feb 15th, 2021

Extended deadline to submit IMPI 55 abstracts to info@impi.org

IMPI Board Meeting

Dec 17th, 2020

Webinar: The “Push Button, Cook Food” Solid State Experience

Dec 10th, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm EST

Instructors:
John Mastela, Elite RF
Dr. Klaus Werner, pinkRF
Steven Drucker, Droaster Laboratories, LLC   

Solid state ovens will deliver the holy grail of Consumer Packaged Goods (“CPG”) Push Button Get Food preparation:

  1. Solid state RF technology for cooking in microwave ovens; and
  2. Tagging language: an open source, universal, and scalable “computer” language to describe consumer packaged goods.

Both technologies are critical ingredients required to prepare CPG food safely, repeatedly and with high quality and appeal. Dr. Werner and Mr. Mastela will describe how semiconductor-based microwave generators enable control and excellent repeatability of the cooking process.

Mr. Drucker will explain, how a formal language with clear “words” will be able to describe CPG’s (or else) in order to the “tell” the microwave cooking appliance what was put inside to prepare. A capable oven will then be able to process the information provided and turn the CPG into a delicious meal.

The presenters will discuss the potentiality and limits of the approach. There will be ample time for questions and discussions with the audience.

Register Today

$99 IMPI Members; $149 Non-Members

Fall Seminar “The New Normal: Navigating the Microwavable Food Industry”

Oct 20th, 2020 - Oct 22nd, 2020

IMPI’s Fall Seminar, “The New Normal: Navigating the Microwavable Food Industry” will be held virtually October 20-22, 2020. This Seminar will focus on topics such as: consumer behavior & trends, microwavable food product development, alternative proteins, clean labeling, new applications, innovations, technologies in the food industry, regulatory considerations as well as advancements in Solid-State and the Smart Kitchen.

The Fall Seminar will take place over three days with sessions running from approximately 10am-1pm EST daily. Recordings will be made available to all registrants unable to attend in real-time.

Registration: IS OPEN!
IMPI offers both full and one-day registrations for professional, students, and groups/companies. *Group/Company registration is open to IMPI members only ($450 for unlimited company-wide access to the Fall Seminar). If you purchase the Group/Company registration, the IMPI Office will reach out to the purchaser directly to obtain the list of registrants for your company.

Confirmed Speakers:

Mr. Khalid M. Aboujassoum, Founder & CEO, Else Labs, maker of Oliver
Dr. Melanie Abley, Deputy Director, Risk Management and Innovations Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Mr. Jordan Bar Am, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ms. Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation & Insight, Mintel
Mr. David Kusuma, Vice President of Research and Product Innovation, Tupperware Corporation
Mr. Julian Mellentin, Founder, NewNutrition Business
Ms. Trupti Palav, Principal Scientist, Food & Beverage Solutions, Tate & Lyle PLC
Mr. James Sanduski, President, Sharp Home Electronics Company of America
Mr. Frank Sarracino, Technical Service Manager, Food & Beverage Solutions, Global Accounts – EMEA, Tate & Lyle PLC
Ms. Barb Stuckey, President & Chief Innovation Officer, Mattson
Dr. Klaus Werner, Chairman, IMPI Solid State RF Energy Section and pinkRF
Mr. Michael Wolf, Creator, Smart Kitchen Summit and Publisher, The Spoon
Mr. Robb Ziegler, President / Creative Director, Brandimation

IMPI Board Meeting

Oct 15th, 2020

Fall 2020 Webinar Series

Oct 8th, 2020 - Oct 15th, 2020

“Intellectual Property Basics and Best Practices for Innovators”
Thursday, Oct 8th 11AM-12PM EST
Presenters: Sara Fish – Associate – Fish & Richardson P.C
Karan Jhurani – Associate – Fish & Richardson P.C.

“Best Practices in Developing Safety Warnings and Labels”
Thursday, Oct 15, 11AM-12PM EST.
Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber – President & CEO – Goldhaber Research Associates LLC

Webinars are FREE OF CHARGE for all IMPI Members; Non-members: $99 for one webinar; $159 for both.

REGISTER TODAY!

About the Presenters

Sara Fish is a Litigation associate​ in the Atlanta office of Fish & Richardson. Her practice focuses on patent litigation, including actions filed in various federal district courts, including experience in the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, and the District of Delaware. Ms. Fish has also worked on patent matters before the International Trade Commission and assisted with patent post-grant matters, such as inter partes reviews. She also has experience assisting clients, often her pro-bono clients, before superior and state courts. Ms. Fish assists clients with all aspects of patent litigation ranging from complaint filing or answering through discovery, claim construction, infringement and invalidity contentions, expert discovery, and trial. Recently, Ms. Fish was the primary associate on a successful trial team defending her client from patent infringement allegations in the first patent trial in the Middle District of Georgia in the last 15 years. Ms. Fish’s previous litigations have involved various technologies, consumer products, software, cable television and network hardware, medical devices, and fastener technologies. Ms. Fish’s experience includes drafting motions, taking and defending depositions, arguing motions hearings, preparing witnesses for trial, and managing daily litigation tasks.

Karan Jhurani is an Associate in Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta Office. His practice emphasizes complex patent litigation, patent prosecution and counseling, and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Karan’s litigation practice focuses on representing clients in actions filed in federal district courts across the country and at the International Trade Commission. He has substantial experience in all major aspects of litigation, including pre-suit diligence, managing discovery, deposing fact and expert witnesses, conducting cross-examination of witnesses at trial, and pre-trial and post-trial briefing. In his litigation practice, Karan has experience working with various technologies, such as microlithography and optics, portable device power management, object-relational mapping technology, microprocessor design and operation, digital image processing technology, cellular communication standards, audio and video decoding technologies, and consumer electronics (e.g., televisions, mobile phones, tablets).

Karan also has significant experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, with many of these applications being directed to technologies that utilize Internet of Things (IoT), software-as-a-service (SAAS), financial technologies, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, business intelligence and advanced analytics, relational databases, e-Commerce solutions, mobile security, mobile applications, manufacturing plant operational management, and many more. In addition, Karan has assisted clients with IP portfolio assessment and IP due diligence (offensive and defensive).

Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber is the nation’s leading safety warnings, communications expert for over the past 39 years. He has designed warning for dozens of consumer and industrial products including Playtex Tampons, Otis Elevators, Rheem Water Heaters and many more. He is the author of 10 books, which his 11th book will be published in 2018. Dr. Goldhaber has been the subject of dozens of interviews by leading networks and newspapers/magazines (Fortune, Forbes, Time, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, etc.) He is the publish of the monthly Goldhaber Warnings Report which is now in its 8th year reaching over 10,000 lawyers nationally. He is also the instructor of the official digital course of warnings and safety communications for the National Association of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE). Dr. Goldhaber has testified and/or consulted for lawyers representing corporations or injured parties in over 1,000 lawsuits since 1978 and is currently CNN’s and CNN.com chief commentator/analyst for issues dealing with warnings and/or safety communications.

IMPI Board Meeting

Aug 20th, 2020

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 19th, 2020 - Jun 23rd, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

Solid State RF Energy Section Meeting

Jun 18th, 2020

Additional details forthcoming.

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 18th, 2020 - Jun 22nd, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 17th, 2020 - Jun 21st, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 16th, 2020 - Jun 20th, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 15th, 2020 - Jun 19th, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

IMPI Board Meeting

Jun 14th, 2020

Spring Webinar Series – Consumer Microwave Cooking: Nutrition, Quality, and Safety (Part III)

Apr 28th, 2020

“Microwaves and Nutrition: Perceptions, Reality, Practicality”

IMPI Board Meeting

Apr 16th, 2020

Total Food 2020 – University of Nottingham (UK)

Apr 15th, 2020 - Apr 17th, 2020

IMPI Board Meeting

Feb 20th, 2020

Spring Webinar Series – Consumer Microwave Cooking: Nutrition, Quality, and Safety (Part I)

Feb 20th, 2020

It’s all magic! – Healthy eating – getting the best results from your microwave oven
Instructor: Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, Chairman, MTA-UK
Facts: More nutrients are retained in foods cooked in a microwave oven, more energy is saved – due to the quick cooking time, AND if food is cooked properly the quality cannot be surpassed! So watch and learn!

RF Energy Training Session

Nov 27th, 2019

In close cooperation with Techwatch, IMPI offers a beginner and advanced pre-conference training course on Wednesday 27 November. This training is open to both Benelux RF Conference attendees and non-attendees interested in gaining additional hands-on knowledge about high power, RF energy systems and components. Topics will cover RF basics and safety up to instrumentation, relevant semiconductor technologies, a deep dive into amplifiers and system aspects. See below for more details. These courses will be presented by the RF Energy section of IMPI and take place at the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen.

IMPI Webinar: A Technical Overview of Applicators for Microwave Heating

Nov 19th, 2019

The term “applicator” in the context of microwave heating applies to a device used to expose microwave energy to a material to be heated in a controlled manner. Microwave applicators, also referred to as chambers or cavities, can have any of several different configurations of varying shape and size as best suited for a particular purpose. This webinar covers the basic applicator types, technical characteristics that distinguish them and their variations from others, and practical considerations for their selection for common heating processes.

IMPI’s Fall 2019 Seminar

Nov 6th, 2019 - Nov 8th, 2019

The Fall Seminar Schedule of Events is available above. The Fall Seminar will begin with a Short Course on the Fundamentals of Microwave Heating (optional; additional fee applies) from 8:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday, November 6th, instructed by Mr. Bob Schiffmann. The Fall Seminar will kick off with a Networking Luncheon at 12:30pm, followed by speakers, a tour and a Welcome Reception that day. The Seminar will run the whole day Thursday, November 7th and conclude by 1pm on Friday, November 8th.

REGISTRATION

Is open! IMPI Members: $745; Non-members $845; TurboChef Employees: $400; Student Members: $200. Registration fee includes: All Sessions, transportation to TurboChef from host hotel, networking lunches Wednesday/Thursday/Friday; continental breakfast and coffee breaks on Thursday/Friday; Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening; tour of TurboChef; PDF copies of all presentations post event.

HOTEL ROOMS

The Hilton Garden Inn – Lewisville is the host hotel for the Fall Seminar. The hotel is 13 miles from the Dallas Forth Worth (DFW) International Airport.

REFUND POLICY

Substitutions welcome at any time. Refund of 50% if attendee emails info@impi.org by September 20th.

IMPI Fall 2019 Seminar Registrants

 

 

Solid State RF Energy Section Meeting

Nov 5th, 2019

IMPI’s newly formed Solid State RF Energy Section will meet the day prior to the Fall Seminar. This meeting is open to any IMPI member who is interested in the potential and/or the technology of the solid state technology.  Section members are encouraged to put forth time into collaborating on different topics targeted at promoting and developing Solid State RF Energy topics.

At TurboChef HQ in Carrollton, Texas.

IMPI Webinar: Impedance Matching in High-Power Microwave Applications

Oct 24th, 2019

Impedance matching is a technique for maximizing the power delivered from a microwave generator to a load – an object of interest to be processed by the microwaves.

The webinar will introduce the concept of impedance matching, provide the elementary theory behind it, and illustrate its importance in high-power microwave engineering. We will discuss the specifics of impedance matching in high-power industrial applications in contrast to techniques typically employed in communications. We will examine basic circuit elements and components suitable for high-power impedance matching. The main attention of the webinar will be devoted to automatic impedance matching of time-varying loads under difficult signal conditions, a very common scenario in magnetron-powered industrial plants. 

Smart Kitchen Summit

Oct 7th, 2019 - Oct 8th, 2019

IMPI is proud to be an Event Partner for the Smart Kitchen Summit, October 7-8, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Use discount code “IMPI” to get 25% off tickets now!

AMPERE

Sep 9th, 2019 - Sep 12th, 2019

AMPERE 2019 is the largest event in Europe dedicated to scientific and industrial applications of microwave and radiofrequency power systems.
More details here.

The 53rd Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 53)

Jun 18th, 2019 - Jun 20th, 2019

Who Attended IMPI 53? See the IMPI 53 Registrants List 6/6/2019 here!

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR: Muegge GmbH
SILVER SPONSORS: Ampleon & PrecisePower
BRONZE SPONSOR: Ferrite Microwave Technologies
GROUP DINNER SPONSOR: 3D RF Energy Corp
PROCEEDINGS SPONSOR: Shanghai Ocean University

REFUND POLICY: Refund of 50% if cancellation is made prior to May 1, 2019. After that time, no refunds can be made, however, substitutions can be made at any time.

Fall 2018 Short Course: Fundamentals, Features and the Future of the Microwavable Food Marketplace

Oct 24th, 2018 - Oct 26th, 2018

WHO IS COMING? Fall Short Course Registrations 10 16 2018

REGISTRATION: Registration fee includes: All sessions, Welcome Reception the evening of October 24th in downtown Philly; transportation via shuttle from the host hotel (Penns View Hotel in downtown Philadelphia to Campbell’s HQ in Camden, NJ); continental breakfasts, networking luncheons and all coffee breaks on October 25th and 26th. Attendees may choose to add on: Microwave 101: the Fundamentals of Microwave Heating Short Course for $200 (afternoon of Wednesday, October 24th at Campbells) and/or  the Group Dinner for $50 (Thursday evening in downtown Philly).
Registration fee – Members: $745
Non-member registration fee: $845

VENUE: The course itself will take place at the Campbell Soup World Headquarters, located at One Campbell Place, Camden, New Jersey, 08103. The Welcome Reception and hotel room block will be at the Penn’s View Hotel downtown Philadelphia, just across the river from Campbell’s. To book your hotel at the  call the hotel at (215) 922-7600 and identify yourself as members of the IMPI Group (group code: 128758). Rooms are $169 plus tax per night.  Complimentary shuttle service will be available to short course attendees to and from Campbell’s HQ and the host hotel.