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Elaine Black, PhD

Elaine Black is a Lead Microbiologist for Global Analytical and Microbiological Services at Ecolab. She manages the Microbiology Technical Services team, providing microbiological support and expertise to customers in the Food and Beverage, Food Service, Hospitality and Healthcare industries. She works closely with Ecolab Field Specialists to deliver comprehensive solutions for everyday food safety issues.

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Elaine Black, PhD
Lead Microbiologist for Global Analytical and Microbiological Services

Elaine Black is a Lead Microbiologist for Global Analytical and Microbiological Services at Ecolab. She manages the Microbiology Technical Services team, providing microbiological support and expertise to customers in the Food and Beverage, Food Service, Hospitality and Healthcare industries. She works closely with Ecolab Field Specialists to deliver comprehensive solutions for everyday food safety issues.

Previously, Dr. Black worked as a Principal Microbiologist for Ecolab focusing on the development of antimicrobial treatments for food tissue and hard surfaces. Before joining Ecolab, she worked at the University of Delaware, Department of Food and Animal Sciences (2006-2008) as a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct professor and held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Minnesota, Department of Food Science (2008-2010).

Dr. Black is a member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Dr. Black graduated from University College Cork, Ireland with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science in 2001 and a PhD in Food Microbiology in 2006. As part of her studies, she spent time as a visiting researcher in the Queen’s University, Belfast, NI and the University of Delaware.