Faculty Department

Abhishek Chandra

Abhishek Chandra

Assistant Professor

PhD. - Food Engineering (Submitted)
Department of Food Engineering, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Sonipat, Haryana, India
Doctoral thesis research on “Effect of ultrasound-assisted drying on the quality of papaya slices”. - 2022

M.Tech. – Food (Biotech.) Engineering
College of Technology, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India - 2015

B.Tech. – Agricultural Engineering
College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand, Gujarat, India - 2013

Ares of Specialiation

Drying technology | Non-thermal processing of fruits and vegetables | Standardization/ Optimization | Fabrication of food processing equipment | quality preservation of ready-to-eat fruit and vegetable products | New product development | Utilization of by-products

Career Graph:

  • Assistant Professor (Allied Sciences)
    Mar 2022 – Present
    School of Health Sciences and Technology (SOHST), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Papers published in journals: 5

Papers presented in conferences: 3 (International conferences)

Citations: 19

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=nv7mz9kAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Scopus Author ID: 57210827421

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhishek-chandra-07b60545/

Recent Publications:

Journal Articles

Peer Reviewer for Journals:

  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Wiley
  • Journal of Food Science and Technology, Springer

Research Contribution:

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Effect of ultrasound-assisted drying on the quality of papaya slices
5 Years (2017-2021)
National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Haryana
Design, fabrication, and performance evaluation of advanced multimode drying unit. Also, investigated the effect of non-thermal pre-treatment techniques for drying papaya.

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Duration
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Drying of papaya slices of varying thickness in a pilot-scale freeze dryer
4 weeks (2016)
NIFTEM and Shree Uttam Food Products India Pvt. Ltd., Indore, M.P.
Studied the effect of slice thickness of papaya on the drying characteristics

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Duration
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Study of enzymatic pre-treatment parameters and its optimization for quality improvement of bio-oil from postharvest sugarcane residue
1 Year (2014-2015)
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
The aim was to reduce the lignin content and to determine the optimum conditions for enzymatic pre-treatment of the residue by using enzyme Cellulase with β-glucosidase after physical and alkaline treatment.

 Recent Publications:

Journal Articles

  • Abhishek Chandra, Sourabh Kumar, Ayon Tarafdar, and Prabhat K. Nema. "Ultrasonic and osmotic pretreatments followed by convective and vacuum drying of papaya slices." Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (2020) Wiley (IF: 4.125) |SCI Indexed|https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.10847
  • Sourabh Kumar, Abhishek Chandra, Prabhat K. Nema, V.S. Sharnagat, Sachin Kumar, Palmei Gaibimei. "Optimization of the frying process in relation to quality characteristics of Khaja (A traditional sweet)." Journal of Food Science and Technology (2022)Wiley (IF: 3.117) |Scopus Indexed| https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-022-05509-x
  • Rachna Sehrawat, Abhishek Chandra, Prabhat K. Nema, and Vinkel Kumar Arora. "Drying of fruits and vegetables in a developed multimode drying unit and comparison with commercially available systems." Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, (2019) Springer (IF: 1.35) |Scopus Indexed|https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-019-00371-1
  • Sourabh Kumar, Prabhat K. Nema, Sachin Kumar, and Abhishek Chandra. “Kinetics of change in quality parameters of Khaja during deep-fat frying.” Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2021 Wiley (IF: 2.609) |Scopus Indexed| https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.16265
  • Sachin Kumar, Gurdeep Rattu, Swati Mitharwal, Abhishek Chandra, Sourabh Kumar, Aman Kaushik, Vijendra Mishra, Prabhat K. Nema. “Trends in non-dairy-based probiotic food products: Advances and challenges” Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2022 Wiley (IF: 2.609) |Scopus Indexed| https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.16578

Honours and Achievements:

  • NIFTEM Fully-Funded 5-Year Ph.D. Research Fellowship- 2015
  • Certified in the course for Graduate Engineers for Planning & Designing of Cold Chain Infrastructure
  • Certified in the course for Architecture Designing
  • Invited as an expert speaker for a webinar on “Value addition of food products by drying: application of ultrasound technology” organized by Parul institute of technology, Vadodara – 2021
  • Invited as a judge for “7th Southeast Asian Agricultural Engineering student chapter annual regional convention 2021 (ARC - 2021)” organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Wiley
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Food Science and Technology, Springer

Personal interests:

  • Photography, Travelling, Gardening, Sports (Table tennis)