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Dr. Shikha Ojha

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Department: Horticultural Engineering

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Research programs

Research areas

  • 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



Curriculum Vitae

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.