Richard D. Ludescher, Ph. D.

 

 

Grant and Contracts

 “GRAS Luminescence Probes of Food Physical State.”  NIFA (USDA).  $499,722.  Funded from 12/1/13-11/30/17.  Richard D. Ludescher, PI; Michael A. Rogers, co-PI.   
“Influence of Oat and Soluble Fiber Content on the Biophysics of Digestion.” Pepsi-Co. $303,964. Funded from 7/1/14-6/30-16.  Michael Rogers, PI; Mukund Karwe and Richard Ludescher, co-PI’s.
 “Modulating Molecular Mobility in Amorphous Solids to Enhance Food Stability.”  USDA National Research Initiative.  $285,000.  Funded from 1/1/09 to 3/31/13.
 “Understanding Spore Destruction to Enhance Non-thermal Processing.” Center for Advanced Food Technology.  $42,000.  Funded from 7/1/09 to 6/30/12. Thomas Montville, PI; Richard D. Ludescher and Mukund Karwe, co-PIs.
“Effect Of Thermal Processing And High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing (HHPP) On The Antioxidant Capacity Of Muscadine Grape, Blueberry, And Cranberry Juices.”  Center for Advanced Food Technology.  $42,000.  Funded from 7/1/09 to 6/30/12. Mukund Karwe, PI; Richard D. Ludescher, co-PI.
“GRAS Luminescent Probes of Food Quality.”  Center for Advanced Food Technology.  $42,000.  Funded from 7/1/09 to 6/30/12.
 “Food Nanotechnology: Understanding the Parameters of Consumer Acceptance.” USDA National Research Initiative.  $200,000.  Funded from 1/1/09 to 12/31/10.  William K. Hallman, Project Director; Richard D. Ludescher, Beverly J. Tepper, Dietram A. Scheufele, Cara L. Cuite, and Mary L. Nucci, Co-Project Directors.
 “Molecular Mobility and Diffusion in Amorphous Solid Food Proteins.”  USDA National Research Initiative.  $300,000.  Funded from 9/1/06 to 8/31/10.
 “Luminous Edible Nanoparticles as Sensors of Food Quality and Safety.”  USDA National Research Initiative.  $284,000.  Funded from 1/1/07 to 12/31/09.
 “Novel Probes of Structure and Mobility in Amorphous Carbohydrates.”  Firmenich, Inc. $84,372.  Funded from 9/1/07 to 8/31/08.
 “National Needs Fellowships in Food Materials Science.” USDA Higher Education Grants Program.  $138,000 plus $54,000 in matching funds from Rutgers University.  Funded from 7/1/02 to 6/30/07.
 “Novel Probes of Structure and Mobility in Amorphous Carbohydrates.”  Firmenich, Inc. $40,000.  Funded from 7/1/06 to 6/30/07.
 “Molecular Mobility and Diffusion in Amorphous Solid Proteins.”  USDA National Research Initiative.  $172,895.  Funded from 12/15/02 to 12/14/06.
 “Novel Probes of Structure and Mobility in Amorphous Carbohydrates.”  Firmenich, Inc. $30,000.  Funded from 7/1/05 to 6/30/06.
 “Using Luminescent Probes to Monitor Molecular Mobility and Diffusion in Amorphous Solids.”  USDA National Research Initiative.  $196,600.  Funded from 9/1/01 to 8/31/05.
"Food Science and Technology: Educational Objectives for the 21st Century." Mid-Atlantic Consortium, Kellogg Project.  $150,000.  Funded from 7/1/00 to 8/31/04.
"Optical Luminescence Measurements of Molecular Mobility, Chemical Environment, and State Change in Foods." Center for Advanced Food Technology.  $70,061. Funded from 7/1/00 to 6/30/03.
"Modeling the Three Dimensional Structure of Proteins by Homology: A New Course.” USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants Program and Rutgers, The State University (matching funds).  $178,648.  Funded from 9/1/99 to 8/31/02.  (with Peter C. Kahn)
 “Fluorescence and Circular Dichroism Spectrometers for a Proteomics Core Facility at Cook College.”  Re-Invest in Rutgers Program.  $143,000.  Funded from 2/1/02 to 6/31/02.  (with Peter C. Kahn)
"Tropomyosin Conformational Fluctuations and the Mechanism of Force Regulation in Striated Muscle.”  American Heart Association—Heritage Affiliate.  $144,869.  Funded from 7/1/99 to 6/30/02.
“Teaching Physical Science to Life Science Students.”  USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants Program and Rutgers, The State University (matching funds).  $135,942.  Active from 9/15/96 to 9/14/00. (with Peter C. Kahn)
“Food Science and Technology: Educational Objectives for the 21st Century.”  Planning grant from the Mid-Atlantic Consortium/W.W. Kellogg Foundation.  $7,500. Active from 7/1/97 to 3/1/00.  (with Donald Schaffner)
 “The Rotational Dynamics of Tropomyosin in Partially and Fully Regulated Striated Muscle Thin Filaments.”  American Heart Association—New Jersey Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowship.  $32,250.  Active from 9/1/97 to 8/30/99.  (Faculty sponsor for Iype K. Chandy)
"Denaturation as a Molecular Mechanism for Glass Transitions in Food Proteins."  USDA National Research Initiative.  $200,000.  Active from 9/1/95 to 8/31/99.
 “The Advanced Computer Graphics Laboratory for Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching and Research.” Special Allocations to Advance Strategic Initiative, Rutgers University.  $82,400. Funded from 1/1/98 to 6/30/98. (with Dr. Peter C. Kahn)
“Integrating Electronics and Information for Expanded Excellence in Food Science Education.”  Special Allocations to Advance Strategic Initiative, Rutgers University.  $77,900.  Funded from 1/1/98 to 6/30/98. (with Dr. Thomas Montville)
“Moving Food Science Undergraduate Education into the Electronic Age.”  Rutgers Dialogues Grant Program.  $7,000.  1/5/98 to 6/30/98.
“Graduate Food Science at a Distance: Rutgers Distance Learning Program.”  M&M Mars, Inc.  $14,237.  Active from 1/1/98 to 6/30/98.  (with Joseph D. Rosen)
“Rutgers Summer Workshop in Food Science.”  Institute of Food Technologists.  $3,985.  Active from 10/1/97 to 9/1/98.
“Campus-Wide Advanced Computational Laboratory.”  Rutgers University Computer Fee Funds Program.  $85,400.  Active from 7/1/97 to 6/30/98.  (with Peter C. Kahn)
 “Graduate Food Science at a Distance: Rutgers Distance Learning Program.”  Kraft Foods, Inc.  $81,969.  Active from 1/1/96 to 12/31/98.  (with Joseph D. Rosen)
“Graduate Food Science at a Distance: Rutgers Distance Learning Program.”  M&M Mars, Inc.  $16,189.  Active from 7/1/97 to 12/31/97.  (with Joseph D. Rosen)
“Campus-Wide Advanced Computational Laboratory.”  Rutgers University Computer Fee Funds Program.  $70,000.  Active from 7/1/96 to 6/30/97.  (with Peter C. Kahn)
"Rotational Dynamics of Skeletal Muscle Thin Filaments".  Muscular Dystrophy Association.  $143,107.  Active from 7/1/94 to 12/31/97.
“Graduate Food Science at a Distance: Rutgers Distance Learning Program.”  Kraft Foods, Inc.  $140,326.  Active from 1/1/93 to 12/31/95.  (with Thomas J. Montville)
"Spectroscopic Probes of Surface Hydration in Proteins at Low Water Activity".  Center for Advanced Food Technology--New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.  $57,000.  Active from 7/1/92 to 6/30/94. 
"A Novel Stopped-Flow Phosphorescence Spectrometer to Study Protein Folding".  Johnson & Johnson Discovery Research Fund.  $20,000.  Active from 7/1/92 to 6/30/94.
"Phosphorescence Studies of the Molecular Flexibility of Myosin". American Heart Association--New Jersey Affiliate.  $51,000.  Active from 10/1/91 to 6/30/94.
"Rotational Dynamics of Skeletal Muscle Thin Filaments".  Muscular Dystrophy Association.  $128,206.  Active from 1/1/90 to 12/31/92.
"Spectroscopic Probes of Surface Structure and Dynamics in Protein Systems at Low Water Activity".  Center for Advanced Food Technology--New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.  $26,998.  Active from 7/1/91 to 6/30/92.
"Phosphorescence Studies of the Molecular Flexibility of Myosin". American Heart Association--New Jersey Affiliate.  $50,000.  Active from 10/1/89 to 9/30/91.
"Luminescence Spectroscopy of the Surface Active Lipolytic Enzyme Phospholipase A2".  American Chemical Society--Petroleum Research Fund.  $18,000.  Active from 9/1/88 to 8/31/91.
"Spectroscopic Probes of Surface Structure and Dynamics in Protein Systems at Low Water Activity".  Center for Advanced Food Technology--New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.  $26,998.  Active from 7/1/90 to 6/30/91.
"Spectroscopic Probes of the Reaction Environment for Lysozyme Glycosylation in Restricted Water Environments".  Center for Advanced Food Technology--New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.  $28,000.  Active from 7/1/89 to 6/30/90.
"Molecular Structure and Dynamics of Synthetic Alpha-Helical Peptides".  Biomedical Research Support Grant--Rutgers University.  $8,008.  Active from 7/1/89 to 3/31/90.
"Molecular Dynamics and Conformation of Myosin Rod".  Rutgers University Research Council.  $2900.  Active from 11/1/88 to 3/31/89.
"Phosphorescence Studies of the Molecular Flexibility of Myosin".  American Heart Association--Kansas Affiliate.  $40,000.  Funded from 7/1/88 to 6/30/90; declined (left Wichita State University).