Microwave Expert



  • Microwave Packaging by Sacharow & Schiffmann, Pira International (1992).
  • "Microwave Processes for the Food Industry" in Handbook of Microwave Technology for Food Applications, Marcel Dekker, Inc. (2001).
  • "Packaging for Microwave Foods" in The Microwave Processing of Food, CRC Press & Woodhead Publishing Ltd, 2nd Edition (2016).
  • "Microwave-assisted Frying" and "Microwave Packaging" in The Microwave Processing of Food, CRC Press & Woodhead Publishing Ltd, 2nd Edition (2016).
  • "Microwave and Dielectric Drying" in Handbook of Industrial Drying, Marcel Dekker, 4th Edition (2014).
  • "Microwave Technology in Baking" in Advances in Baking Technology, Blackie Academic & Professional (1993).
  • "Drying" part of Section 1, "Principles of Pharmaceutical Processing" in The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy, Lea & Febiger (1986).
  • "Critical Factors in Microwave Generated Aromas" in Microwave Extruded and Maillard Generated Aromas, American Chemical Society (1993).
  • "Formulating for Microwave Cooking" in Batters and Breading in Food Processing, 2nd Edition, AACC International (2011).
  • "Industrial microwave heating of foods: principles and three case studies of its commercialization" in Case studies in novel food processing technologies, Woodhead Publishing Ltd. (2010).
  • "Microwave Packaging" Chapter in the "Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering" in 2012; published by the Taylor and Francis Group.
  • "Microwave Chemical & Materials Processing: A Tutorial," Springer Publishing (Japan), co-editor, 1st quarter 2017.

Journals and other Print Publications (a selection from 50)

  • "Performance Testing Of Products In Microwave Ovens," Microwave World (1987)
  • "Problems in Standardizing Microwave Oven Performance," Microwave World (1990)
  • "Hazards Created By Misuse Of Microwave Ovens," Food Industry Report, Sunvale Publishing Co. (1989)
  • "Techniques for Accurately Measuring Temperature in Static Liquids During Microwave Heating," Proceedings of the 10th AMPERE International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, Modena, Italy (2005)
  • "A Primer on Evaluating the Economics of a Microwave or RF Processing Systems," Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Microwave and RF Applications (2004)
  • "Fires in Industrial Microwave and Radio Frequency Processing Systems," Proceedings of the Second World Congress on RF and Microwave Processing, published by the American Ceramic Society (2000)
  • "Designing Industrial Microwave Heating Systems for Safe Operation: I. Batch Ovens," Proceedings of the Third World Congress on Microwave and RF Application, published by the American Ceramic Society (2002)
  • "Deceptive Heating May Make Microwaved Food Injurious, Leader's Product Liability Law and Strategy (1994)
  • "Injuries Caused by Microwave Ovens." Part 1: Proceedings of the First Global Conference on Microwave Heating (Japan) (2008); Part 2: Proceedings of the AMPERE Conference (Karlsruhe Germany) (2009)
  • "The Effect of High Level Microwave Exposure" in "Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency" (2011)
  • "Debunking Microwave Myths" in the Proceedings of the IMPI Fall Short Course: "Developing Microwavable Products: Ingredients, Packaging, Preparation & Food Safety" (2011)
  • "The Resonate-Plate Frequency-Launching System," Proceedings of IMPI 46 (2012)
  • "Inexpensive Microwave Leakage Deterctors — Are They Worth It? (A Performance Evaluations Report)." (Schiffmann, R.F. & Steiner, R.), JMPEE 46(3) (2012)
  • "Microwave Ovens and Food Safety: Preparation of Not-Ready-to-Eat Products in Eight Standard Microwave Ovens (Part 1) and Three Smart Ovens (Part 2), JMPEE 47(1) (2013)
  • "Small-sample Positional Effects in Microwave Ovens." Proceedings of IMPI 49., San Diego (2015)

For a complete list of publications and also presentations (extensive), email Bob Schiffmann.

Certified Food Scientist award by the Institute of Food Technologists, 2013

Awarded the first ever Metaxas Microwave Pioneer for being the primary driver resulting in the research into microwave heating and its applications, by his peers, 2012