Dr. Mahmoud is a Specialist in the Bureau for Food Security. Dr. Mahmoud was Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion at MSU. Prior to that, he was holding a Postdoctoral position (in Food Safety) at Purdue University. He earned his PhD in Marine Biosciences (Food Safety) from Hokkaido University (Japan). Prior to that he was a Visiting Scientist at University of Lisbon (Portugal). He was holding a Researcher position at the NRC (Egypt) between 1994 and 2000. He got his BSc/MSc degrees in Agricultural Sciences from Cairo University. The main goal of Dr. Mahmoud’s work is to Protect Public Health; Reduce the prevalence of Foodborne Illness and promote the introduction of safer food using Novel Technologies including Electrolyzed Water, X-RAY, ClO2. Dr. Mahmoud got more than $1M from the USDA, States and Food Industry to support his Research (between 2008 and 2016). Dr. Mahmoud published about 100 publications (in international journals and/or conferences), two book chapters and edited a book entitle "Salmonella-A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen” (His publications were citied more than 1200 times). He served as an editor-in-chief, editor/editorial board member for 12 international journals including Food Microbiology, Journal of Food Protection, Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, African Journal of Food Scinece. He was an active member in several large food science organizations including the IAFP, IFT; served as a spokesman for the IFT. Dr. Mahmoud has done (as a Technical Expert in Food Safety, Food Technology, R&D, Post-Harvest, etc.) about 15 assignments for the USAID FtF program in several developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central America and Caribbean including Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Lebanon, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, etc.