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University of Melbourne

Pooja Pandey

PhD Research Scholar

Specialization: Food Process Engineering ( Food Chemistry and Technology Laboratory) of the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering at IIT Kharagpur enrolled in the Autumn Semester 2017-18 (Roll No. 17AG91P01) under the supervision of Professor H N Mishra

Program: Joint Degree Doctoral Program, Melbourne India Postgraduate academy (MIPA) scholarship

Duration: Duration: 2 years in the University of Melbourne (Dec 2018 to Dec 2020)

Research Area:
Encapsulation of γ amino butyric acid (GABA) and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) using exopolysaccharides as coating material and its application in food products
The project will lead to development of foods with improved organoleptic and nutraceutical properties by using GABA and EPS. The encapsulated LAB and GABA will improve nutritional value addition of food, control of intestinal infection, cancer and serum cholesterol levels and lactose digestion. It prevents diabetes, diuretic, have tranquilizing effects or may act as brain boosters.

Co-Supervisors:

  • Dr. Gregory J. O. Martin
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering
    University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
  • Dr. Muthupandian Ashokkumar
    Professor, School of Chemistry
    Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science
    University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia

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Joydip Mondal

PhD Research Scholar

Specialization: Cryogenic Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. I had enrolled in the Autumn Semester 2017-18 (Roll No. 17CR91R03) under the joint guidance of Dr. Parthasarathi Ghosh (Cryogenic Engineering Centre) and Dr. Rajaram Lakkaraju (Mechanical Engineering Department)

Program: Joint Degree Doctoral Program, Melbourne India Postgraduate academy (MIPA) scholarship

Duration: Duration: 2 years in the University of Melbourne (Dec 2018 to Dec 2020)

Research Area:
Numerical and experimental investigation of erosion of solid particles through multiple bubble interactions
This project aims to understand the physics behind multibubble interaction leading to formation of microjets and shockwaves. The cumulative effect of multiple bubbles can lead to enhanced controlled erosion on certain materials (bcc metals, thermoplastics etc.) at cryogenic temperature (below 123 K).

Co-Supervisors:
  Dr. Muthupandian Ashokkumar
  Professor, School of Chemistry
  Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science
  University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia

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