Office BuildingAlfred Dairy Science Hall
Mailing AddressAlfred Dairy Science Hall 325
Dairy & Food Science-Box 2104
Brookings, SD 57007
EducationPh.D., Biological Sciences - Dairy Manufacturing, 2013: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
M.Sc., Dairy Technology, 1996: SMC College of Dairy Science, Gujarat agricultural University, Anand, India
B.Sc., Dairy Technology, 1993: SMC College of Dairy Science, Gujarat agricultural University, Anand, India
Academic Interests/ExpertiseDairy Products Processing and Ingredient Development
Academic ResponsibilitiesDS 400-400L/DS 500-500L – Dairy Chemistry and Analysis and Lab
DS 321 – Dairy Processing I – Theory and Lab - Cheese
DS 322 - Dairy Processing II - Theory and Lab – Condensed milk and Dried Products
DS-898D: Dissertation – Ph D
DS-798: Thesis- Masters
DS-498: Undergraduate Research/Scholarship
DS-791: Independent Study
Committee ActivitiesAdvisor and Executive Secretary: North Central Cheese Industry Association (NCCIA)
Associate Director: Midwest Dairy Foods Research Centre (MDFRC)
PI: Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing (IDIP), SDSU, Brookings, SD.
Advising 3 Doctoral students, 2 Master’s students, and one undergraduate student.
In the academic committee of 8 Doctoral/Master’s students.
Professional MembershipsAmerican Dairy Science Association
Institute of Food Technologists
Gamma Sigma Delta
The Society of Dairy Technologists of India
The Dairy Engineers Association of India
Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET)
Agriculture Research Communication Centre (ARCC), India
Work ExperienceCorporate R&D and Technical Services Coordinator (2013-2021): Saputo Cheese USA, Inc
Manager (Projects, Powder plant, Butter oil) (1996-2007): Mother Dairy (now called AmulFed Dairy), Gandhinagar (A Unit of G.C.M.M.F. Ltd., Gujarat State), India
Technical Officer (1993-1994): The Panchmahal District Cooperative Milk producers’ Union Ltd, Godhra (Gujarat State), India
In-Plant Trainee (1992-1993): Chittoor District Cooperative Milk producers’ Union Ltd, Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), India
Creative ActivitiesPapers published: 15
Invited presentations: 05
Conference papers presented: 26
Other presentations: 12
Panel member and judging: 03
Area(s) of ResearchCheese technology and dairy-based ingredient development.
Research focuses on new dairy-based ingredient development, enzymes (crosslinking, hydrolytic and modifying), cheese, other novel ingredients, new processes, and product development.
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