invited Talks

  • Technical talk on Value addition and food processing: Sustainability strategies in the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation's Annual Conference on 10th August 2020.
  • Special address during the inaugural session of the Virtual Entrepreneurship Development Program - Farm to Fork: Atmanirbhar Bharath - Empowering Women in Food Sector organised by Atal Incubation Centre of Association of the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India ( ALEAP - India) on 21th July 2020.
  • Special address on CII Vinnai Thodu - Choose Your Career : A Career Guidance Sessionorganized by Confederation of Indian Industry 17th July 2020.
  • Technical talk on Strengthening Food Processing Sector in Tripura through PMFME Scheme at the first webinar on Scheme for Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (#PMFME) organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce on 15th July 2020.
  • Technical talk on Technological Advancement in the Food Processing Sector in the online event "CII Tamil Nadu Virtual Conference on Food Processing Industry - Advantage Tamil Nadu 29-30 June 2020 on 30th June 2020.
  • Technical talk on "Future Foods" in the online event "Online International Students and Faculty Development Programme on Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Value Addition, Food Safety and Security" organised by Rrajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior on 29th June 2020.
  • Inaugural Speaker in the Workshop on Literature Review and Citation Using Reference Manager Software- Mendeley, organized by Amity Institute of Food Technology on 8th May 2020.
  • Special address on The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Processing Sector and Road Ahead at webinar organized by Agrovision India, Nagpur on 20th April, 2020.
  • Technical talk on Future Foods: Opportunities in Food Sector organised by Laghu Udyog Bharati, Karnataka on 15th April 2020
  • Special address on Nanotechnology for food processing application at the Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru organized by Karnataka Vision group on Nanotechnology, held on 03.03.2020.
  • Special address on Future Foods at the international conference on banana 2020 at hotel Breeze Residency, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu organized by ICAR-NRCB, held on 23rd February 2020
  • Expert panel member for discussion on Commercialising innovations from Government R&D Institution into the market and the role of public & private institutions in innovation landscape of India at the AIC-EMPI, Chhatarpur, Delhi organized in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers welfare and Ministry of Food Processing Industries, held on 05th February 2020.
  • Special address on Spray Freeze Drying: mechanism, innovative applications and challenges at the 10th Asia Pacific Drying Conference 2019 organized by NIT, Rourkela, held on 16th December 2019.
  • Special address at the Brainstorming session on Post-harvest technology and value addition at the one-day event on Post-harvest technology and value addition organized by NAAS Coimbatore chapter held at ICAI-Sugarcane Breeding Institute on 4th December 2019.
  • Special address at the conference on Opportunities in Food Processing industries organized by DICCI in association with APEDA held at Hotel, The Chancery Pavilion, Bengaluru on 30th October 2019.
  • Special address at the international conference and exhibition on Emerging Technologies in Food Processing Sector, held at Chennai trade Centre, Chennai on 23rd august 2019.
  • Special address on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology at the international food products & kitchen Equipments- B2B expo organized by Tamilnadu chamber foundation on 12th August 2019.
  • Special address on Improving Bioavailability of Food Bioactives and Nutrients Through Novel Food Delivery Systems in the scientific session -presentation by newly elected fellows, at the NAAS Foundation Day and Annual General Body Meeting, NASC, New Delhi on 4th June 2019.
  • Special address on Trends and Advances in Food Processing Sector in the short course on food processing management at Radisson Blu Hotel, Chennai organized by IIFPT on 16th May 2019.
  • Special address on Sustainable Tertiary Processing- Farm to Processor at the XIV Agricultural Science Congress on innovation for Agricultural Transformation organized by NAAS & IARI, New Delhi at NASC Complex, New Delhi on 21st February 2019.
  • Special address on Multi Cereal & Legume Supplement and Millet-Based Snacks for MDMs at the National workshop on Improving dietary diversity in selected district under poshan abhiyaan: engagement of academic institutions as district nutrition support units held at The Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi on 20th February 2019.
  • Expert panel member for discussion on Startup opportunities in food processing at the 2nd international conference on Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Technologies (ICFNST) at Baba Farid College, Bathinda, Punjab on 16th February, 2019.
  • Expert panel member discussion at the National seminar on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods at IIFPT Thanjavur on 30th January 2019.
  • Special address on investment Opportunities in Agro & Food Processing Sector at the Tamil Nadu Global investors Meet (TN-GIM) 2019, Chennai on 23rd January 2019.
  • Special address at the 88th Annual Session of the NASI and Symposium on Science, Technology and Ecosystem for Sustainable Rural Development held at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidalaya, chitrakoot, Madhy Pradesh on during 6th to 8th December 2018.
  • Special address on Food Processing Sector Opportunities in Namakkal District and Setting Up of Food Processing incubator for PGP College of Agricultural Sciences, Namakkal at National Steering Committee for PGP college of agricultural sciences, Namakkal on 2nd December 2018.
  • Special address at the conference on Opportunities for SC/ST Entrepreneurs in Food Processing industry on 29th November 2018 at Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Special address on Recent Advances in Post-Harvest and Food Processing Technologies in the R&D celebrations at ITC Agri-Business Division, Guntur on 20th November 2018.
  • Special address on Food innovations- Understanding the Mechanisms at the 19th IUFoST world congress of food Science and Technology, at CIDCO Convention & Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai on 24th October 2018.
  • Special Address on Recent Trends in Food Processing Engineering at Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), on 12th October 2018.
  • Special address on innovations in Food at the National Conference on innovations in Food, Environment and Healthcare-2018 (NCIFEH) organized by D Y Patil deemed to be University, Navi Mumbai on 29th September 2018.
  • Special Address on Health Foods and Nutraceuticals at the Connected farming: indian AgriTech space organized by indian Technology Congress 2018, Bengaluru on 5th September 2018.
  • Special address, at inaugural of interactive session with Farmer Producer Companies Towards Oubling The Farmers income organized by Confederation of indian industry, Coimbatore at TNAU, Coimbatore on 14th July 2018.
  • Special address, Plenary session on R&D and Technology Up-Gradation in Food Processing Sector,at the National Conference on Food Processing & Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana organized by ASSOCHAM inDIA at TNAU, Coimbatore on 27th April 2018.
  • Value Addition of Pulses in india,at the Canada and india Workshop: Strengthening Scientific Partnerships organized by the National institute of Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) during 26th - 27th April 2018.
  • Special address at First Meeting of the Trichy Zonal Council organized by the confederation of indian industry, Trichy Zone on 21st April 2018.
  • Recent Technological Advances in Food Processing,at the inaugural function of the National Seminar on Recent Trends in Chemical, Food, Energy and Environmental Engineering - CofEEE'18 organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, A.C.Tech Campus, Anna University, Chennai during 15th March 2018.
  • Hands on Training in Cell and Molecular Biology Techniques at inaugural function of the DST-PURSE sponsored workshop organized by Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences - Bharathidasan University, Trichy on 14th March 2018.
  • innovative High Value Pulse Based Functional Foods at inaugural function of workshop organized by Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Community Science College & Research institute, Madurai Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai on 5th March 2018.
  • Special address on Farm to Fridge and Beyond: More Nuts Per Tree and More income Per Nut at Coconut Festival 2018 - Farm to Fridge and Beyond: A two-day Exhibition, Conference & Stakeholder Confluence" organized by the Confederation of indian industry at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore during 27th - 29th January 2018.
  • Trends in Food Processing Sector on Value Addition for income Generation in Agriculture 2017 (VAIGA 2017) at international Exhibition and Workshop on Agroprocessing and value Addition organized by Govt. of Kerala - Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare Department at Kerala Agricultural University, Velainkkara, Thrissur during 27th - 31st December 2017.
  • introduction on Coconut Food Processing and Support to FPO's at Conference on Coconut Food Processing Organized by Pollachi Coconut Producer Company Ltd at Surya hotel, Pollachi on 23rd December 2017.
  • Key note presentation on Nutraceuticals: The Underlying Science and Global Trends at XVII Annual conference of indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ISVPT-2017) and National Symposium on "Combating Antimicrobial resistance" held at LUVAS, Hisar during 20th - 22th December 2017.
  • Expert talk on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods for Nutritional Security of india at Plenary session "Maximizing utilization of Food - producing food smartly" at 5th international conference & exhibition "inDIA FARM 2 forK 2017" at Shangri-La's Hotel, New Delhi on 20th December 2017.
  • Lead Presentation on New and Emerging Technologies for Cereal Processing and Value Addition in the technical Session on Cereals and Cereal Products, at 26th indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists (ICFoST) of AFST(I) during 7th - 9th December, 2017 at CSIR-indian institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
  • innovations in Managing the Cold Supply Chain - Success Story of Mission onion at 7th National Cold Chain Summit at Hotel the Lalit, New Delhi on 25th September 2017.
  • Opportunities in Food & Agri Business at Monthly Speaker Meeting of Chamber of Commerce & industry Thanjavur at Hotel Gnanam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 18th September 2017.
  • Recent Advances in Food Processing at indian Technology Congress 2017 summit focusing on Agri Engineering innovations held at NIHMANS convention center, Bangalore on 10th August 2017.
  • Food Processing Technology - Opportunities at Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Science, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu on 28th July 2017.
  • Special address on Future of indian Nutraceuticals industry - Challenges and Way forward at 3rd National Symposium on Nutraceuticals organized by ASSOCHAM india at The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi on 06th July, 2017,
  • Expert panel member for discussion on Road Ahead for Food Processing: Best Practices, Disruptions & innovations at ASSOCHAM Food Processing Conclave, organized by ASSOCHAM at Chennai on 20th January 2017.
  • Latest R&D Technology and investment Opportunities in Food Processing Sector at Rajasthan Food Protech 2017 Opportunities in the Food Processing Sector in the wake of Make in india initiatives & 100% FDI in retail, organized by indian Chamber of Commerce & MofPI at Rajasthan on 19th January 2017.
  • Development of The Engineered Human Gastrointestinal System at CHEMCon 2016, organized by indian institute of Chemical Engineers at Chennai during 27th - 30th December 2016.
  • Recent Trends and Advances in Food Processing Sector at National Seminar on Recent trends in Food Processing, organized by indian institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT), Thanjavur and Central university of Punjab at Central university of Punjab, Bathinda on 9th December 2016.
  • Nutraceuticals - Role on Human Health at 85th Annual meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists, india (SBCI) -2016, organized at CSIR-CFTRI at Mysore during 21st - 24th November 2016.
  • Technological Advances in Food Processing Sector: Role of R&D at ASSOCHAM Conference on investment, infrastructure and innovation organized by ASSOCHAM at Bengaluru on 17th November 2016.
  • Development of Engineered Gastrointestinal System at indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists (ICFOST-XXV) organized by Association of Food Scientists and Technologists india AFSTI-HQ and Amritsar Chapter at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Punjab during 10th - 12th November 2016.
  • Nanofoods - Role in Health at World Food Day Program, organized by School of Life Science, Pondicherry University at Pondicherry on 24th October 2016.
  • Separation Technique in Chemical Engineering and Food Processing at international Conference "Technoscape2016",organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore during 20th October 2016.
  • Trends and Technological Advances in Food Processing Sector at Short Course on Food business management, organized by IICPT, Thanjavur during 28th - 30th September 2016.
  • Nanocomposites in Food Packaging at National Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in Food Packaging",organized by indian institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) at Thanjavur on 23rd September 2016.
  • Recent Trends in Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods at National Seminar on Functional Foods to Achieve Nutrition and Health Security, organized by Department of Food science and Nutrition Home Science College and research institute, TNAU Madurai & IICPT Thanjavur on 19th September 2016.
  • Recent Trends in Nutraceutials-Role of Pulses at Regional Consultation on Enhancing Productivity and Profitability of Pulses for Addressing Food and Nutrition Security, organized by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) at Chennai on 9th August 2016.
  • Nutraceuticals Role on Human Health and Emerging Trends at international Conference on New Horizons, Emerging Challenges and Recent Paradigms in Food Mediated Immunity and their Role in Human Health and Longevity, organized by PG & Research department of Zoology and Department of Immunity and Microbiology, The American college at Madurai on 31st August 2016.
  • Emerging Trends in Food Nanotechnology at inauguration of Helix Association 2016-17, organized by the Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli on 19th July 2016.
  • Emerging Trends in Nutraceuticals at 2nd National Symposium cum Awards on Nutraceuticals, Herbals & Functional Foods, organized by ASSOCHAM at New Delhi on 5th July 2016.
  • Recent Development and Enabling Condition for Crop and Food Processing in india at Seminar on Agro Processing Sector: Poised for Quantum Leap in india, organized by Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad on 25th June 2016.
  • Nano Food Particle Application and Development of Dynamic Gastrointestinal System at international Conference on Food Nutrition and Health (ICFNH), organized by Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women at Madurai during 6th - 7th June 2016.
  • Application of Nano Science in Food Technology at Valedictory Function of Chemical Society organized by University of Mysore on 28th May 2016.
  • Modern Technologies in Food Processing at Workshop on Promotion of Food Processing industries, organized by Directorate of industries, Odisha on 13th January 2016.
  • Application of Nanotechnology in Food Science at Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore on 18th November 2015.
  • Micro and nano encapsulation applications in Food processing at Department of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Mysore at Mysore on 29th April 2015.
  • Nanostructured Delivery Systems for Food Bioactives: Recent Trends and Future Challenges at 2nd international Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM 2014), organized by Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottayam, Kerala during 19th - 21st December 2104.
  • Emerging Technologies for Food Processing at National Conclave on The indian Food Processing Sector, organized by indo-American Chamber of Commerce at Chennai on 18th September 2014.
  • Applications of Freeze Drying and Spray-Freeze-Drying Processes on Bioproducts at DBT sponsored training course on 'Techniques for Bioprocess & Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering' organized by Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering at Chennai on 12th December 2014.
  • Nanostructured Micronutrients Delivery Systems: Current Trends, Future Projections and Challenges,A one-day Brainstorming session to identify the gaps in Food to Food fortification for the Addressal of Micronutrient Deficiencies for ensuring the health, wellness and nutrition of the indian population is being jointly, organized by DBT, New Delhi and CSIR-CFTRI at Mysore on 9th September 2014.
  • Nanodelivery Systems for Bioactive Compounds at inauguration of Student Biotech forum organized by Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering at Chennai on 26th July 2014.
  • Food Nanotechnology - Present Trends at National Student Conference on Food Technology organized by indian institute of Food Processing Technology (IICPT) at Thanjavur during 7th - 8th February 2014.
  • Nanoencapsulation Technologies and Delivery Systems for Food Bioactives at IFCon 2013 organized by CSIR-CFTRI, DFRL & NIFTEM at Mysore on 21st December 2013.
  • Food Science and Technology- Present Trends at JSS Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore on 30th November 2013.
  • Applications of Nanotechnology in Food Processing at National Conference on Nano Technology-Energy, Environment & Heath organized by institute of Engineers at Mysore on 19th October 2013.
  • Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Food and Bioprocessing at Technical Workshop on Biomodeling and Food Safety, organized by M.S. Ramaiah institute of Technology at Bangalore during 16th - 20th September 2013.
  • Nanoencapsulation and Its influence on Bioavailability at National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bio-processing and Simulation, organized by People's Education Society institute of Technology (PESIT) at Bangalore during 12th - 13th September 2013.
  • Computational Modeling of Bread Baking Process at Colloquium on Food Engineering: Present status and Future possibilities, organized by CSIR-CFTRI at Mysore on 6th August 2013.
  • Emerging Techniques for Food Processing at Conference on Recent Advances in Frontier Technologies for Rural Economic Prosperity and Sustained Food Security, organized by at Department of Biochemistry and Food Technology, Davangere University at Davangere on 10th April 2013.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications in Food Processing at Conference on Food Processing - Challenges and innovations for the New Millennium, organized by Sathyabama University at Chennai on 22nd February 2013.
  • Computational fluid dynamics and finite element modeling: Applications in processing industries at indian Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) at Mysore on 3rd November 2012.
  • Guess lecture on Modeling and Simulation Technique Applications in Food and Bioprocessing at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi on 3rd December 2012.
  • Applications of Nanotechnology in Packaging of Foods at First indo-US international Conference on Polymers for Packaging Applications (ICPPA 2012) organized by Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottayam, Kerala during 31st March 2012 - 2nd April 2012.
  • Recent Trends in Micro and Nanoencapsulation of nutraceuticals at indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists (ICFOST XXI), organized by Association of Food Scientists and Technologists india (AFSTI) at Pune, Maharashtra during 20th - 21st January 2012.
  • Application of modelling and Simulation Techniques in Food and Bioprocess Engineering at CSIR sponsored National Seminar on Application of Modeling and Simulation Techniques in Food and Bio-processing organized by at Kongu Engineering College at Erode on 8th December 2011.
  • Trends in Nanoencapsulation of Nutraceuticals at UGC sponsored National Symposium on Food and Nutrition Prospects in Human Health, organized by Department of Food Science, Periyar University at Salem on 21st October 2011.
  • Recent Trends in Micro and Nanoencapsulation of Nutraceuticals at Jaivik State Level Seminar organized by GM institute of Technology at Davangere on 8th October 2011.
  • Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification To Research and Educational institutions at the workshop organized by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) at National institute of Engineering Campus, Mysore on 20th August 2011.
  • Application of modeling and simulation in food processing unit operations at Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agriculture (University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore), Hassan, Karnataka on 6th August 2011.
  • Recent Trends in Modeling and Computational Simulations of Food Processing Operations at National Conference on Career and Research Trends in Food Processing, organized by indian institute of crop Processing Technology (IICPT) at Thanjavur on 25th June 2011.
  • Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in The Food industry at National Conference on Processed Foods - A Trend Beyond Boundaries, organized by M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women at Chennai on 10th February 2011.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Applications in Food Processing at 26th National Convention of Chemical Engineers on New Frontiers in Food Engineering organized by institute of Engineers at Bangalore on 22nd October 2010.
  • Recent Trends in Micro and Nano Encapsulation of Phytochemicals at ICMR sponsored National Seminar on Phytochemicals organized by Kongu Engineering College at Erode on 17th September 2010.
  • Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) To The Food Processing at MofPI sponsored National Conference on Prospects and Challenges in Food Processing organized by SRM University at Chennai on 10th February 2010.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for study the temperature profile inside the Electrical Heating Baking Oven at international Conference on Food Technology organized by indian institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) at Thanjavur, india on 28th August 2009.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations for Spray-Freeze-Drying Operations at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, india on 11th September 2008.
  • Thermal denaturation of whey proteins during spray-drying at 15th international Drying Symposium (IDS 2006), Budapest, Hungary on 21st August 2006.
  • Quality Issues in Protein Powder Manufacture: Spray-Drying Vs Spray-Freeze-Drying at Chemical Engineering Department, Loughborough University, UK on 2nd May 2006.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Application to Food industry at Central Food Technological Research institute, Mysore, india on 19th September 2002.