Irina Potoroko

Irina Yurievna Potoroko

Doctor of Technical Science, Professor

Head of the Department of Food Technology and Biotechnology

School of Medical Biology


Irina Yurievna Potoroko is an Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation. She is a member of the Dissertation Defense Council; a member of Federal Association for General Education for Industrial Ecology and Biotechnology program (Kaliningrad State Technical University); a member of the Expert Council in the Regional Program Top 20 Goods of Chelyabinsk Region (part of the Russia’s Top 100 Goods competition).

Prof Potoroko’s research focuses on the innovative technologies in food production; sonochemistry application in food production; electro-physical effects in food production; and food detoxification.

In 2016, Prof Pototoroko and Prof. Shirish H. Sonаwane (India) established the Laboratory for Synthesis and Analysis of Food Ingredients at the Department of Food Technology and Biotechnology.

Irina Potoroko has headed the following research projects:

  • Theory of the Ultra-High Frequency Electromagnetic Field Effects on the Lipid Complex of Biological Objects (2003-2006). The research became the grant winner in 2006;
  • Biophysical Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields (2005–2008);
  • Theory of Food Production from Secondary Raw Materials on the Basis of Biologically Active Substances (2008–2009);
  • Modelling of situational control of resource efficiency in product manufacturing (in the framework of SUSU priority research area Supercomputer and Grid Technologies for Solving Problems of Energy and Resource Efficiency) (2011–2014 гг.).

Under Prof Potoroko’s supervision, 3 doctoral theses were defended:

2013 – Fatkullin Rinat Ilgidarovich: Fruit Drink Quality Formation on the Basis of Production Process Intensification;

2014 – Popova Natalia Victorovna: Quality Assurance of Dairy Product Processing and Production Process Intensification on the Basis of Ultrasound Exposure;

2015 – Tsirulnichenko Lina Alexandrovna: Formation of Improved Consumer Properties of Processed Poultry Meat Products Exposed to Ultrasound on the Basis of Water-Treatment.

The two doctoral theses are to be defended under Prof Potoroko’s supervision.

Prof Potoroko has done internship and advanced training in the following programs: Commercialization of Energy Saving in Social Sphere of R&D Results (China, Zhejiang University, 2013); Education Reform Innovation and International Cooperation (China, Shandong University, 2014); Eco-Friendly Extraction Techniques on the Basis of Sonochemistry (France, Avignon University); Program “André Mazon” (2015); and others.

Prof Irina Potoroko is the editor of SUSU Bulletin. Series: Food and Biotechnology and a reviewer of scientific papers for Ultrasonic Sonochemistry Elsevier (2014, 2016).

Prof Potoroko has 135 publications, including 21 educational manuals and 114 research papers, patents and other intellectual property objects.

Professor Potoroko gives presentations, lectures, and participates in many scientific conferences. She has taken part in the 1st Meeting of the Asia-Oceania Society of Sonochemistry at the University of Melbourne (Australia, 2013) presenting the topic Food Product Technologies on the Basis of Sonochemistry; and the XIV European Symposium on Research in Sonochemistry, Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse (France, 2014) presenting the topic The Kinetics of Formation of Foodstuff Sensory Characteristics Under the Effects of Sonochemistry.

Prof Potoroko believes that every scientist should have students and followers to share the gained knowledge and achievements for further development of the young generation. Only in this case we can expect sensational breakthroughs in science and research.

Prof Potoroko spends her rare free time cooking, doing interior design and needle work.


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