Researcher biography

Cozzolino is a Principal Research Fellow with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), University of Queensland. He has worked in several positions including Associate Professor in Food Chemistry (RMIT University, Melbourne), Head of Agriculture (CQUniversity, Rockhampton), Senior Research Fellow Barley Breeding Program (University of Adelaide, Adelaide), Team Leader Rapid Analytical Group (The Australian Wine Research Institute, Adelaide), Head of Animal Nutrition (INIA La Estanzuela, Uruguay).

His research focusses on the application of chemometric, machine learning and spectroscopic methods (e.g. NIR, MIR, hyperspectral) in a wide range of fields (eg. food, waste products, agricultural commodities). He has published more than 500 peer-review articles and book chapters (h index 68).

He was presented in 2013 with the Hirschfeld Award by the International Council of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for his outstanding contributions on the field of NIR spectroscopy. He ranked 94 in Australia and 3665 in the world as best-Chemistry-Scientist 2023 (