Process & Chemical Engineering
Department of Process & Chemical En
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490 3000
E: k.cronin@ucc.ie

Primary Degree: 1980 -1984
University College Dublin
Major Subject Areas: Solid and Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Materials, Control
B.E. (Mech), 2nd. Class Honours, Grade 1
Postgraduate Study: 1984 - 1986
University College Dublin
Master of Engineering Science Degree (M.Eng.Sc)
A research degree in the area of Tribology. The project involved designing, building and testing a hydraulic meter to quantify road surface macro-texture.
Doctoral Degree : 1988 - 1991
Brunel University (UK)
Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering)
A research degree in the field of Machine Design and Engineering Simulation. The project entailed designing, experimentally testing and simulating the performance of a mechanical anti-lock brake system for motorcycles.

Computer Modelling, Monte Carlo Methods, Markov Chains, Random Processes, Variability in Thermal Processing, Mechanical Design of Process Equipment, Process Safety.

Probabilistic Simulation of the thermal processing history of foods incorporating safety and quality.

Research projects;


•Analysis of vessel collapse by buckling.
•Vessel explosions; stochastic analysis of missile trajectories.
•Use of removable liners in bioprocessing equipment.
•Timber drying.
•Probabilistic simulation of food processing

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2002)'Agitators in milk processing plants'
MacCarthy, D.A., Fitzpatrick, J.J., and Cronin, K.; (2002) 'Agitators in milk processing plants' In: H. Roginski, J.W. Fuquay and P.F. Fox (eds). Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. [No details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Thermophysical Properties of Pulp and Rind of Papaya Cv. Maradol'
Espinoza-Guevara, R; Caro-Corrales, J; Ordorica-Falomir, C; Zazueta-Morales, J; Vega-Garcia, M; Cronin, K; (2010) 'Thermophysical Properties of Pulp and Rind of Papaya Cv. Maradol' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Heat transfer analysis of cheese cooling incorporating uncertainty in temperature measurement locations: Application to the industrial process'
Caro-Corrales, J; Cronin, K; Gao, X; Cregan, V; (2010) 'Heat transfer analysis of cheese cooling incorporating uncertainty in temperature measurement locations: Application to the industrial process' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Population balance modelling of protein precipitates exhibiting turbulent flow through a circular pipe'
Bas, N,Catak, M,Zumaeta, N,Fitzpatrick, JJ,Cronin, K,Byrne, EP; (2009) 'Population balance modelling of protein precipitates exhibiting turbulent flow through a circular pipe' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Impingement Cooking of Meat Products: Effect of Variability On Final Temperature'
Cronin, K, Caro-Corrales, J, Tobin, J, Kerry, J; (2008) 'Impingement Cooking of Meat Products: Effect of Variability On Final Temperature' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Analysis of The Variability In Collapse Time of A Process Storage Vessel Due to Internal Steam Condensation'
Cronin, K, Davis, M; (2008) 'Analysis of The Variability In Collapse Time of A Process Storage Vessel Due to Internal Steam Condensation' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Prevention of Thermo-Hydraulic Rupture of Solvent Transfer Pipes In The Pharmaceutical Industry'
Cronin, K, Byrne, E, Leary, PO; (2007) 'Prevention of Thermo-Hydraulic Rupture of Solvent Transfer Pipes In The Pharmaceutical Industry' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Selection of Processing Temperature to Minimize Product Temperature Variability In Food Heating Processes'
Cronin, K, Mackey, D, Cregan, V, O'Brien, S, Gleeson, JP, Abodayeh, K; (2007) 'Selection of Processing Temperature to Minimize Product Temperature Variability In Food Heating Processes' [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'The thermal kinetics of texture change and the analysis of texture variability for raw and roasted hazelnuts'
Demir, AD,Cronin, K; (2004) 'The thermal kinetics of texture change and the analysis of texture variability for raw and roasted hazelnuts' [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Thermal kinetics of texture changes and analysis of variability in the texture of raw and roasted hazelnuts'
Ali Dogan Demir & Kevin Cronin; (2004) 'Thermal kinetics of texture changes and analysis of variability in the texture of raw and roasted hazelnuts' [Details]
(2004)'Assessing the influence of the drying schedule on moisture variability in the batch drying of timber'
Cronin K; (2004) 'Assessing the influence of the drying schedule on moisture variability in the batch drying of timber' [Details]
(2003)'Process optimization strategies to diminish variability in the quality of discrete packaged foods during thermal processing'
Baucour, P,Cronin, K,Stynes, M; (2003) 'Process optimization strategies to diminish variability in the quality of discrete packaged foods during thermal processing' [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Process optimisation strategies to diminish variability in the quality of discrete packaged foods during thermal processing'
Baucour, Kevin Cronin & Martin Stynes; (2003) 'Process optimisation strategies to diminish variability in the quality of discrete packaged foods during thermal processing' [Details]
(2003)'Packaging strategies to counteract weight variability in extruded food products'
Cronin, K., Fitzpatrick, J., and McCarthy, D.; (2003) 'Packaging strategies to counteract weight variability in extruded food products' [Details]
(2002)'Modelling of the kinetics of colour change in hazelnuts during air roasting'
Demir, AD,Celayeta, JMF,Cronin, K,Abodayeh, K; (2002) 'Modelling of the kinetics of colour change in hazelnuts during air roasting' [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Probabilistic analysis and design of the industrial timber drying process'
K. Cronin, K. Abodayeh & J. Caro-Corrales; (2002) 'Probabilistic analysis and design of the industrial timber drying process' [Details]
(2002)'Modelling of the Thermal Kinetics of Colour Changes during Hazelnut Roasting'
Ali Dogan Demir, Jesus Maria Frias Celayeta, Kevin Cronin, Kamal Abodayeh; (2002) 'Modelling of the Thermal Kinetics of Colour Changes during Hazelnut Roasting' [Details]
(2002)'Prediction of temperature variability between hazelnuts during the roasting process'
Ali Dogan Demir, Kevin Cronin & Philippe Baucour; (2002) 'Prediction of temperature variability between hazelnuts during the roasting process' [Details]
(2002)'Packaging Strategies to Counteract Weight Variability in Extruded Food Products'
Kevin Cronin, John Fitzpatrick & Diarmuid McCarthy; (2002) 'Packaging Strategies to Counteract Weight Variability in Extruded Food Products' [Details]
(2002)'Analysis of random variability in biscuit cooling'
José Caro-Corrales, Kevin Cronin, Kamaleldin Abodayeh, Gustavo Gutiérrez-López & César Ordorica-Falomi; (2002) 'Analysis of random variability in biscuit cooling' [Details]
(2002)'Analysis of random variability in biscuit cooling'
Caro-Corrales, J,Cronin, K,Abodayeh, K,Gutierrez-Lopez, G,Ordorica-Falomir, C; (2002) 'Analysis of random variability in biscuit cooling' [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'A statistical analysis of biscuit physical properties as affected by baking'
Cronin, K. & Preis. C; (2000) 'A statistical analysis of biscuit physical properties as affected by baking' [Details]
(2000)'A mathematical analysis of the effect of input variability on the output mean for a class of thechnological processes'
Pokrovskii A., Abodayeh K., Cronin K.A.; (2000) 'A mathematical analysis of the effect of input variability on the output mean for a class of thechnological processes' [Details]
(2000)'Probabilistic studies of the thermal processing of discrete solid products'
Cronin, K., Abodayeh, K., Caro-Corrales, J., Pokrovskii, A., & Demir. A; (2000) 'Probabilistic studies of the thermal processing of discrete solid products' [Details]
(1999)'A methodology for investigation into alternative packaging methods for column wrapped biscuits'
Cronin, K; (1999) 'A methodology for investigation into alternative packaging methods for column wrapped biscuits' [Details]
(1998)'Probabilistic simulation of batch tray drying using markov chains and the monte carlo technique'
Cronin, K; (1998) 'Probabilistic simulation of batch tray drying using markov chains and the monte carlo technique' [Details]
(0)'Stainless Steel [B3993]'
Cronin, K.; (0) 'Stainless Steel [B3993]' [Details]
(0)'Energy Related Aspects of Timber Drying [B3991]'
Taylor, J. N.; Lavery, D. J.; Cronin, K.; (0) 'Energy Related Aspects of Timber Drying [B3991]' [Details]
(0)'Drying in Kilns: A Methodology for Stochastic Analysis Using Markov Modelling [B3994]'
Cronin, K.; Norton, B.; Taylor, J.; (0) 'Drying in Kilns: A Methodology for Stochastic Analysis Using Markov Modelling [B3994]' [Details]
(0)'A Development of a Simulation Tool to Enable Optimisation of the Energy Consumption of the Industrial Timber-Drying Process [B3990]'
Cronin, K.; Norton, B.; Taylor, J.; Riepen, M.; (0) 'A Development of a Simulation Tool to Enable Optimisation of the Energy Consumption of the Industrial Timber-Drying Process [B3990]' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2002)2nd International Conference on Simulation & Modelling in Food and Bio-Industry, FOODSIM’2002
Ali Dogan Demir & Cronin, K.; (2002) Modelling the kinetics of textural changes in hazelnuts during roasting . In: * eds. 2nd International Conference on Simulation & Modelling in Food and Bio-Industry, FOODSIM’2002 Blarney, Ireland, , 01-JAN-02 - 01-JAN-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2002)Proc. 32nd Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Demir, A.D. and Cronin, K.; (2002) Mechanical properties of raw and roasted hazelnuts and the thermal kinetics of texture changes during roasting . In: * eds. Proc. 32nd Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-02 - 01-JAN-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2002)Postharvest Conference
Ali Dogan Demir, Kevin Cronin & Philippe Baucour; (2002) Prediction of temperature variability between hazelnuts during the roasting process . In: * eds. Postharvest Conference Leuven, Belgium, , 01-JUN-02 - 01-JUN-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)Proc. 31st Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Demir, A.D., Frias, J.M., Abodayeh, A. & Cronin, K..; (2001) Modelling of the thermal kinetics of colour change in hazelnuts during roasting . In: * eds. Proc. 31st Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)Proc. 31st Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Demir, A.D., Frias, J.M., Abodayeh, A. & Cronin, K..; (2001) Modelling of the thermal kinetics of colour change in hazelnuts during roasting . In: * eds. Proc. 31st Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2001)Food Factory of the Future
Baucour, P. & Cronin, K.; (2001) Diminishing variability in product quality by process design . In: * eds. Food Factory of the Future SIK, Gothenburg, Sweden, , 01-JUN-01 - 01-JUN-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2000)Proc. 8th International Congress on Engineering and Food
Cronin, K., Abodayeh, K., Demir, A. D. & Fitzpatrick, J.; (2000) Probabilistic analysis of thermal processing of discrete solids . In: * eds. Proc. 8th International Congress on Engineering and Food Puebla, Mexico, , 01-APR-00 - 01-APR-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2000)Proc. 30th Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Demir, A.D., Cronin, K. & Abodayeh, A.; (2000) Analysis of temperature variability during roasting of hazelnuts . In: * eds. Proc. 30th Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2000)Proc. 8th International Congress on Engineering and Food
Caro-Corrales, J.J., Cronin, K., Gutierrez-Lopez, G.F., Ordorica-Falomir, C.A.; (2000) Monte carlo modeling of the biscuit cooling process . In: * eds. Proc. 8th International Congress on Engineering and Food Puebla, Mexico, , 01-APR-00 - 01-APR-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2000)Proc. of Food & Drink 2000
Cronin, K, Abodayeh, K & Demir, A.; (2000) Design of probabilistic thermal food processes . In: * eds. Proc. of Food & Drink 2000 Institute of Chemical Engineers, Birmingham, UK, , 01-SEP-00 - 01-SEP-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1998)Proc. 28th Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Cronin, K. & Rasmussen, H., S.; (1998) The relationship between biscuit thickness and biscuit fracture force . In: * eds. Proc. 28th Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1998)Proc. 28th Food Science & Technology Research Conference
O Sullivan, I., Cronin, K. & Hartman, T.; (1998) Determination of thermal properties of semi-sweet biscuits for subsequent use in a finite element model of biscuit cooling . In: * eds. Proc. 28th Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1997)Proc. 7th International Congress on Engineering and Food
Cronin, K.; (1997) Probabilistic simulation of the food drying process . In: * eds. Proc. 7th International Congress on Engineering and Food Brighton, England, , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1997)Proc. 27th Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Magot, C., Baque, L. & Cronin, K., S.; (1997) A statistical analysis of the variations of physical parameters of two brands of Rich Tea biscuits . In: * eds. Proc. 27th Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1996)Proc. 26th Food Science & Technology Research Conference
Cronin, K. & Kearney, S.; (1996) Investigation into the distribution in the final moisture content of dried vegetables . In: * eds. Proc. 26th Food Science & Technology Research Conference UCC, Cork, , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1994)Proc. 4th Int. Wood Drying Conference
Cronin, K., Taylor, J., Norton, B. & Riepen, M.; (1994) Determination of product degrade criteria to acts as a constraint on the optimisation of the energy consumption of timber drying kilns . In: * eds. Proc. 4th Int. Wood Drying Conference New Zealand, , 01-JUL-94 - 01-JUL-94 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1994)Proc. 6th Int. EDG Drying Conference
Riepen, M., Gard, W. & Cronin, K.; (1994) Analysis and optimisation of drying processes through the use of computer simulations . In: * eds. Proc. 6th Int. EDG Drying Conference Hamburg, , 01-JUN-94 - 01-JUN-94 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1993)Proc. CIBSE National Conference
Norton, B., Ramscar, M., Cronin, K., Lo, S., White, R., Lian, B., Lee, J. & Thurlbeck I.; (1993) A computer based environment for evaluating the heating and lighting implications of strategic architectural decisions . In: * eds. Proc. CIBSE National Conference Manchester, , 01-JAN-93 - 01-JAN-93 , pp.*-* [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2009)Proceedings of 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineers,
Cronin, K., Mahajan, P.V. & Byrne, E. ; (2009) Effect of deviation in storage temperature on the shelf life of a food product. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineers, Montréal, Quebec, Canada , 23-AUG-09 - 27-SEP-09
(2009)Proceedings of CIGR Section VI on International Symposium on Food Processing, Monitoring Technology in Bioprocesses and Food Quality Management,
Cronin, K. & Mahajan, P.V. ; (2009) Parameter studies on variability in the thermal response of mushrooms in storage. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of CIGR Section VI on International Symposium on Food Processing, Monitoring Technology in Bioprocesses and Food Quality Management, Potsdam, Germany , 31-AUG-09 - 02-SEP-09
(2007)International Symposium for Engineering Education,
Cronin, K., Bas, N. and Byrne, E.P.; (2007) Development of a computer-based teaching tool in probabilistic modelling. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium for Engineering Education, Dublin City University, Ireland , 17-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07
(1999)3rd Congress of the Northwest in Food Science and Biotechnology,
Caro Corrales, J.J., Cronin Kevin, Gutiérrez López, Gustavo and Ordorica Falomir, Cesar; (1999) Simulation of biscuit cooling with monte carlo. [Poster Presentation], 3rd Congress of the Northwest in Food Science and Biotechnology, Mexico , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99
(1995)Meeting of the Organic Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Society,
Conor Collins, Michael Cronin, Karen O'Flynn, Humphrey Moynihan and Daniel McCarthy; (1995) New Routes to Substituted Furanones. [Poster Presentation], Meeting of the Organic Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Society, Louvain-ain-neuf , 12-AUG-95 - 17-AUG-95

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(1999)Probabilistic study of the thermal processing of discrete solid food products.
Cronin, K., Abodayeh, K., Caro, J. & Pokrovskii, A.; (1999) Probabilistic study of the thermal processing of discrete solid food products. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1999)A mathematical analysis of the effect of the variability of input on the mean value of the output for a class of technological processes.
Pokrovskii, A, Cronin, K. & Abodayeh, K.; (1999) A mathematical analysis of the effect of the variability of input on the mean value of the output for a class of technological processes. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Engineers Ireland Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC College Lecturer01-SEP-95 / 30-DEC-99
University of Ulster Research Officer01-JAN-91 / 01-JAN-94
SKF, Engineering and Research Centre, Holland Mechanical Engineer01-JAN-86 / 01-JAN-87
Irish Sugar Company, Mallow Factory Engineer in the boiler-house01-JAN-84 / 01-DEC-84

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1984UCD Bachelor of Engineering
1986UCD Masters of Engineering Science
1993Brunel University Ph.D.
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Safety and Environmental Protection II PE4004Safety and Environmental Protection II
2014Mechanical Design of Process Equipment PE4007Mechanical Design of Process Equipment
2014Engineering Materials and Process Machinery Dynamics PE3005Engineering Materials and Process Machinery Dynamics
2014Mechanical Design of Process Equipment PE6007Mechanical Design of Process Equipment