- Novel non-thermal technologies (pulsed electric fields, ultrasound, high pressure processing, cold atmospheric pressure plasma) for decontamination and shelf life extension
- Ultrasonication for process intensification
- Extraction technologies and by-product valorisation
Research Experience and Academic Qualifications
October 2019 – present: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam, Germany
January 2019 – September 2019: Lecturer in Food Science, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
December 2017 – January 2019: Postdoctoral research fellow in Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland (Project: ProHealth - Innovative processing to preserve positive health effects in pelagic fish products)
October 2014 – October 2017: PhD (Food and Nutritional Sciences), University College Cork, Ireland. (Thesis: Application of ultrasound technology for the development of functional meat products)
August 2012 – July 2014: MSc Food Technology, CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India.
Awards and Achievements
2018 International Union of Food Science and Technology Young Scientist Award
2017 Recipient of the Teagasc Short-Term Overseas Training Award
2016 Excellent oral presentation award at the 2nd international conference on ultrasonic-based applications, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Travel grant for participation as an Early Career Investigator in the 3rd Management committee meeting of the EU COST Action in Gran Canaria, Spain.