Invited talks, lectures & panel discussions
  • Expert committee member in the Brainstorming Session on “Smart Protein – Future Sustainable Food with Low Environmental Footprint” convened by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, on August 12th 2023 
  • Panelist in the discussion on “Developing next generation plant-based products and building the smart protein talent pool” at the Smart Protein Forum organized by The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), Bengaluru, on July 28th 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Plant-based meat, egg and dairy products – An overview” for the M.Sc. students of Integrated Food Science and Integrated Biotechnology programs, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
  • “Plant-based food and smart proteins from pulses” at the International Conference on Pulses: Smart Crops for Agricultural Sustainability and Nutritional Security”, organized by the Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD), ICAR – Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and to be held at NASC Complex, Pusa Campus New Delhi, during 10th-12th February 2023.
  • “Smart protein: The current scenario & the way forward” at the 29th Indian Convention of Food Scientists & Technologists (ICFOST), organized by the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists India (AFST(I)) at Al Saj Convention Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, from 5th-7th January 2023.
  • “Coffee: The Science behind Product Development and Recent Perspectives”, a lecture for M.Sc. Food Science and Technology and Integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology students of Vellore Institute of Technology, on October 29th 2022.
  • “Coffee: The Science behind Product Development and Recent Perspectives”, under the “FDP-STP Program on the theme, “Medicinal & Aromatic Plants” – a flagship program of Atma Nirbar Bharat jointly organized by the UGC-HRDC and Mahakaushal University, Jabalpur, from 2nd-7th March 2022.
  • “Spray-freeze-drying”: A synergistic drying technique for foods and bioproducts, under the “Popular Lecture Series” of Course Code “CH1010: Introduction to Chemical Engineering” for the students of B.Tech., Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), on 3rd September 2021.
  • “Food Fortification – For Health and Well-being” at the One day workshop on “Food Fortification – The way forward”, held at the College of Agriculture, Vellayani, supported by the AFST(I) Kollam Chapter, under the auspices of “Netprofan”, Indira Gandhi National Open University and Department of Community Science, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, on November 15th , 2019.
  • “Applications of computational fluid dynamics in food and bioprocessing” at the Technical Workshop on Biomodeling and Food Safety, organized by M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology at Bangalore during 16th-20th September 2013.