Kiruba Krishnaswamy

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Assistant Professor

Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences - CAFNR //
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering - College of Engineering

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEAST – works on three interconnected areas: upcycling of food loss/waste for circular economy; developing innovative delivery systems for micronutrients; food fortification to address micronutrient deficiencies (Hidden Hunger).

Krishnaswamy is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Division of Food, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences. Her research program Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEAST: integrates convergence sciences with engineering principles to address the interconnected challenges of food and nutrition security. She uses a circular food systems approach to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Krishnaswamy obtained her B.Tech. in Food Process Engineering from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. She obtained the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for her graduate research and continued her Ph.D. in Bioresource Engineering from McGill University, Canada. She worked on three large-scale food fortification projects with micronutrients during her Postdoc at the University of Toronto. She has experience working on food and nutrition security projects in India, Kenya, Canada, and the US.

Courses taught

  • Food Process Engineering
  • Zero Hunger Challenge
  • Frontiers in Fortification: Connecting Food and Health

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Bioresource Engineering, McGill University