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Professor Megan Povey

Professor of Food Physics
Areas of expertise
Acoustic and ultrasonic monitoring of compositional changes in aqueous systems and food waste streams
Room 1.09
Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
School of Food Science and Nutrition

Prof. Megan Povey is a Physicist who has worked with food for over three decades, developing novel ultrasound/acoustic methods for food characterization and processing. Most recently, in collaboration with colleague Jianshe Chen, she has highlighted the importance of sound in the human appreciation of food. She is a designer, together with Phillip Nelson, of several instruments for analysing food and its stability including the Cygnus UVM ultrasound velocity meter and the Acoustiscan scanner. She is also co-inventor of the Ultracane blind aid.