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Keshavan Niranjan

Professor of Food Bioprocessing, University of Reading

Keshavan Niranjan, better known as Niranjan, is the Professor Food Bioprocessing at the University of Reading. He is a chemical engineer trained at UDCT (currently ICT Mumbai) and has been a faculty member at University of Reading since October 1989, after completing post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the immediate Past President of the International Society of Food Engineering. He served as an Editor of the Journal of Food Engineering from 2007-2019, and is currently a Subject Editor of the Food and Bioproducts Processing Journal (Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part C). He is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2016) and Distinguished Service Award (2019) from the International Association of Engineering and Food. In 2020, he was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He is currently the cochair of the Education Committee of the International Union of Food Science and Technology.

Professor Niranjan has a strong publication track record with over 150 peer reviewed research papers to his credit. He researches in the broad area of food processing/process engineering for health and environment. His current research projects cover the following areas:
1) formation and stability of bubble included foods,
2) engineering strategies to lower fat uptake during deep fat frying,
3) development of compostable packaging, active or otherwise,
4) high pressure processing of foods, and
5) processing techniques for separating health positive ingredients.