Dr. P. Kandasamy, working as Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Institute of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. Currently, he is Head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering. He obtained his B.E (Agril. Engg.) and M.E (Agril. Engg.) in Agricultural Process Engineering degrees from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India and Ph.D degree from Visva-Bharati. His research fields are drying, controlled atmosphere storage, solar energy for food preservation, fish processing, food irradiation, processing and development of value-added products from major and underutilized fruits, hermetic storage, packaging. He has published 30 research papers in National and International peer-reviewed Journals and 12 book chapters and authored five books/edited books. Presently, he is guiding five PhD research scholars. He has presented several papers in National and International seminars and conferences. He has received an International research leadership award for best researcher in Post Harvest Engineering from IJRULA & Rula Awards in association with World Research Council and United Medical Council. He has attached with professional bodies including ISAE, IEI and AFSTI. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Food Engineering and Technology.
Food and Agricultural Process Engineering