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biochemical and food engineer

Thomas Jyun Hirasuna, American biochemical and food engineer. Registered professional engineer, New York.

Background

Hirasuna, Thomas Jyun was born on February 11, 1955 in Honolulu. Son of Masao and Pauline Tsuruko (Nakachi) Hirasuna.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1991.

Career

Summer engineer, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, 1975;process engineer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Seaford, Delaware, 1976-1977;assistant chemical engineer, General Foods Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1977-1978;associate chemical engineer, General Foods Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1978-1980;senior chemical engineer, General Foods Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1980-1984;project specialist, General Foods Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1984-1986;research associate, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1986-1991;postdoctoral associate, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1991-1993;visiting scientist, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, 1993-1994;senior project engineer, The Ford Network, Ithaca, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author several public. Patentee extruded protein product.

Membership

Program committee chair Ithaca Community Childcare Center, 1991-1992. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (secretary-treasurer food, pharmaceutical and bioengineering division since 1991, food engineering program coordinator since 1993, editor division newsletter 1983-1989, local section chair 1981), American Chemical Society, Institute Food Technologists, American Society Plant Physiologists, American Radio Relay League, Boston Computer Society, Berkeley Macintosh Users Group, Tompkins County Amateur Radio Club, Cornell University Amateur Radio Club (vice president 1992-1993), Macintosh Users Group for Writers and Users of Macintosh Programs (publicity coordinator 1991-1992, newsletter editor since 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: desktop public, amateur radio, Macintosh computers.

Connections

Married Jean Bartlett Hunter, August 13, 1977. Children: Jeffrey Toshiro Hunter, Suzanne Midori Hunter.

father:
Masao Hirasuna

mother:
Pauline Tsuruko (Nakachi) Hirasuna

spouse:
Jean Bartlett Hunter

children:
Jeffrey Toshiro Hunter Hirasuna

Suzanne Midori Hunter Hirasuna