• Holder of the Professorship in Food Diversity Food Science and Technology Dept. Texas A&M Univ.
  • Director ‐ Extrusion Technology Program, Professional & Continuing Education, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
  • Graduate Faculty, Department Food Science and Technology.
  • Tel: 979-845-2774; E-mail:


  • D. Food Science, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA 1992
  • S. (Honors), Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan 1987
  • S. (Honors), Food Technology & Agriculture, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan 1985

Additional Training:

  • Food Safety Training (GMPs, HACCP, FSMA, Food Defense, Food Fraud, FSVP, & Internal Auditing); Des Plaines, IL. Provided by American Institute of Baking (AIB) International. Nov. 18-19, 2019
  • Applying HACCP Principles for the food Service Industry; Deland, USA. Provided by HAACP Training Org. June 3, 2009
  • A Short Course on “Food Extrusion” American Association of Cereal Chemist, March 22‐25, 1994


  • University of Maine Bernard Lown Alumni Humanitarian Award 2016

Course Taught/Currently Teaching:

  • NFSC 300 599,700, M98 (Spring and Fall – Online Since 2014) – Religious and Ethnic Foods
  • NFSC 311 (Fall 2020)- Principles of Food Processing
  • FSTC 685/NUTR‐ 691‐ Religious and Ethnic Foods
  • FSTC/NUTR 489‐504, 415 and 300 (Every Fall since 2007-2014) – Religious and Ethnic Foods
  • FSTC/DASC 314 ‐ Food Analysis

Organizing and Conducting Short Courses Every Year Since 1992

  • Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion (Started 1992)
  • Extruded Pet Foods & Treats (Started 2015)
  • Snack Food Processing: Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips (Started 1997)
  • Food Extrusion: Cereals, Pulses, Proteins, and Other Ingredients (Started 1998)
  • Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition, and Feed Management (Started 1994)

Experience: Academic:

  • Holder of the Professorship in Food Diversity Food Sci. & Tech. Dept TAMU (Dec. 2017‐ Present)
  • Director– Process Engineering R&D Center, (Formally Food Protein R&D Center), Texas A&M University System (May 2006 to March 31, 2020)
  • Director and Senior Research Scientist ‐ Food Protein R&D Center, TAMU. (2012 to 2016).
  • Interim Director– Food Protein R&D Center, TAMU (May 2005 to May 2006).
  • Head ‐ Extrusion Technology Program and Research Scientist, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Jan. 2003‐Present.
  • Head ‐ Extrusion Technology Program and Associate Research Scientist, Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A & M University System, (1997‐ Dec.2002).
  • Graduate Faculty, Food Science and Technology Program, Texas A&M University, (1998 to Present).
  • Faculty, Center of Food Processing & Engineering, Institute of Food Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, (1995‐2005)
  • In‐Charge ‐ Extrusion Technology Program and Assistant Research Scientist, Food Protein R&D Center Texas A & M University System, (1992‐97).
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Food Technology, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, (1987).


  • Food Science Consultant, Swan’s Honey Co. Brewer, ME. (1990‐92)
  • Food Science Consultant, Maine’s Own Treat, Trenton, ME. (1990)
  • Ice Cream Processor, University of Maine Farm Store, Orono, ME. (1988‐89)

Professional Interests:

  • Extrusion Processes

  • Cereals and Snacks Extrusion

  • Food Technology

  • Ethnic and Religious Food

  • Aquaculture Feed

  • Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion

  • Oil Seed Processing

  • Recycling of Food By‐products

  • Food Product Development

  • Texturization of Vegetable Protein


  1. Riaz, M. N. and Chaudry, M. M. 2018. Handbook of Halal Food Production. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.


  1. Riaz, M. N. and G. Rokey, 2012. Extrusion Problems Solved ‐ Food, Pet Food and Feed.  Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


  1. Riaz, M. N. Extruders and Expanders in Pet Food, Aquatic and Livestock Feeds. Agrimedia GmbH, Germany


  1. Riaz, M. N. Soy Application in Foods. Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL., USA


  1. Riaz, M. N. and Chaudry, M. M. 2004. Halal Food Production. Pub. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., USA (Translated in Chines, Korean and Persian)


  1. Riaz, M. N. “Extruders in Food Applications”. Pub. Technomic Publishing Co., Inc. Lancaster, PA. USA (Translated in Spanish)


  1. Chaudry, M. M., Hussaini, M. M., Jackson, M. A. and Riaz, M. N. Halal Industrial Production Standards. Published by My Own Meals, Inc. IL, USA

Halal CV

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