Dr. Mark Fenelon

Dr. Mark Fenelon is Senior Principal Research Officer and Head of the Food Programme at Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland and at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland. Mark was appointed to his current position in March 2015. He was appointed as a research scientist at Teagasc in 2005 and was appointed Head of the Food Chemistry and Technology Department in June 2010. 

Mark graduated with a B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology from University College Cork, Ireland in 1994, a PhD in Food Science and Technology in 2000 and a Diploma in Process and Chemical Engineering in 2007. His main research interests are in dairy chemistry and related dairy processes. Dr. Fenelon has expertise in rheology, protein - carbohydrate, protein - mineral interactions and associated instrumentation / analytical techniques. He has extensive pilot plant and processing experience in thermal and dehydration technology (spray drying) at both industrial and academic level.