Career

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan is presently the Director of Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur from 2016. Before being appointed as the Director of IIFPT he was Principal Scientist and Coordinator for the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) at CSIR-CFTRI. He is having more than two decades of experience in research and administration.

He obtained B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from A.C. Tech, Anna University, Chennai and completed M.Tech. at Anna University, Chennai. He has done his doctoral research in Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Food Engineering at Loughborough University of United Kingdom. During his Ph.D, he was awarded with prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship Programme of Government of United Kingdom.

His areas of research include design of engineered nano and micro scale delivery systems for the controlled and targeted release of food bioactive compounds, 3D food printing, engineered human dynamic gastrointestinal system and glycemic index studies, spray drying and spray-freeze-drying of food products and computational modeling of food processing operations.

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan is an active researcher and his research endeavors are well documented in the form of 116 impact factor-publications with an average impact factor of 4.01, two International patents and seven Indian patents. He is also the author of 6 books and 59 book chapters published by coveted publishers. He has supervised 8 Ph.D. theses and more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s theses.

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan is the elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) –AFST(I), and the Institute of Engineers (FIE). He serves as the Associate Editor of International Journal of Food Engineering, Academic Editor of PLOS ONE Journal, International Editorial Advisory Board member for Drying Technology Journal, Editorial Board member of various international journals and as a peer reviewer for more than 20 International journals. He is the member of several professional committees and the member of the Board of Studies in various academic institutions.

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan awarded with prestigious 'ICAR - Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences - 2019'. He was awarded with Tata Innovation Fellowship 2019-20 by DBT, Government of India. He was also awarded with National Design Award 2019 for outstanding contribution by The Institution of Engineers, National Design and Research Forum. He is also the recipient of the prestigious NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2018 and the AIFPA Special Platinum Jubilee Award for Development of Food Processing Technology & Innovation 2018.

He has received several other awards including Dr B.D.Tilak Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award 2016 from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Dr. M. Sabir Oration Award 2017 by Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Best Director of the year 2018 and Visionary Leader of the Year 2018 by Integrated Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI).