Dr. Om Prakash ChauhanResearch Scientist
Defence Food Research Laboratory, India
Ph.D. in Food Technology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India
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Dr. Om Prakash Chauhan is currently working as Scientist E at Defense Food Research Laboratory, Mysore, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Food Technology from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. He also worked as Lecturer at CFT, University of Allahabad, and Scientist B, C, and D at DFRL, DRDO, Mysore. Dr. Om Prakash received honors includes Bioved Fellowship Award, Dr JS Pruthi Award, Best Postharvest Technology Innovation Award, Young Scientist Award, and Technology Group Award and many others. He is member of editorial board in many journals, and referee in various national and international journals. He is member of FAD 10 (Processed Fruits and Vegetables Products) Sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), India, and life member of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India, and Nutrition Society of India, India. His area of research focuses on High Pressure Processing (HPP) of Foods, Established High Pressure Food Processing unit for the first time in India, Pulsed Electric field (PEF) Processing of Fruits, Vegetables and Milk products, Microwave Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables: Established first Vacuum Assisted Microwave Dehydration Unit in India, Micro and Macro-climatic Modulation of storage Atmosphere for Shelf Life Extension of whole and Precut Fruits and Vegetables, Development of Functional Foods based on Fruits and Vegetables, Development of valued added products from Coconut, and Development of Value added products from Soybean. He is also member of various committees for various conferences/seminar/symposia. He also organized Training Programmes, and Refresher course in Food Technology. He also guided 12 MSc. 2 PhD and 3 B.Tech students thesis. He has published (55) articles in journals, (2) books, (11) book chapters, (2) booklet, and (8) patents, and review (14) papers, (76) oral and poster presentations in conferences, (12) presentations and (17) articles in Hindi contributed as author/co-author.