1334 Eckles Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Computation modeling, Food processing, Non-thermal processing
Dr. Ronit Mandal joined PPIC in September 2022 as a post-doctoral researcher. He is currently working on a Microsoft-funded project on computational modeling of plant protein functionality in his post-doctoral research. He completed his PhD degree at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in July 2022, where he worked under the supervision of Dr. Anubhav Pratap-Singh on Design, development, and validation of continuous-flow pulsed UV light systems for liquid food processing. Previously he did his bachelor’s degree in Dairy Technology from WBUAFS, India and master’s in food Process Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He did his master’s thesis on design and fabrication of a solar energy driven milk pasteurization system. He has published more than twenty papers and book chapters until now, based on his research, as well as in collaboration with industries and multidisciplinary research groups around the globe. His research interests lie at the intersection of food engineering, computational modeling, and food sustainability. He is interested in exploring effects of non-thermal technologies like high pressure, pulsed UV, cold plasma on food preservation and functionality of food components. He has also worked on sustainable food processing on valorization of wastes from food industry waste streams. Dr. Mandal has delivered research presentations in various food science conferences and was a recipient of IFT Nonthermal Processing Division-EFFoST award in Oral competition in 2019. In his free time, he likes to go hiking, explore new places and calligraphy.