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Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education

Ph.D – Food Technology

A Ph.D. in Food Technology empowers individuals to deeply explore specific food processing technologies by conducting original research that advances scientific understanding in processing, safety, and innovation. It equips scholars to tackle complex challenges in sustainability, food security, and health, positively influencing global food systems. The program serves as a platform for investigating cutting-edge innovations amidst rapid technological progress. Ph.D. candidates play a pivotal role in devising strategies to increase food production, reduce waste, and improve food distribution efficiency in response to a growing world population. Advances in Food Technology research contribute sophisticated methods for food safety and quality assurance, benefiting both consumers and the industry. Graduates can pursue diverse career paths in academia, industry research, or policymaking, shaping the future of the food sector. With its interdisciplinary focus on chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and nutrition, a Ph.D. in Food Technology nurtures a comprehensive understanding of the field’s complexities. Engaging in Ph.D. research enables collaboration with global experts, contributing to a collective effort to address shared concerns and enhance the sustainability of the global food supply chain. Ultimately pursuing a Ph.D. in Food Technology is a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge, addressing critical issues in the food industry, and contributing to a more sustainable and resilient future for food production and consumption.

Area of Expertise

Presently our research scholars are working on the research problems of the following areas:

  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology and Safety
  • Food Quality and Sensory Science
  • Food Packaging Technology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • Food Nanotechnology
  • Food Waste Management