Kiruba Krishnaswamy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Food Science

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

Contact Information

Email krishnaswamyk@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-2339
Address 244 Agricultural Engineering Building
Website FEAST Lab

Education

  • Post-Doctoral, Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
  • PhD, Bioresource Engineering from McGill University, Canada
  • M.Tech Food and Agricultural Process Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India & McGill University, Canada
  • B.Tech Food Process Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

Research

Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEAST) research group integrates sustainable food process engineering to address the two interconnected challenges of food and nutrition security.

Sustainable food process engineering

  • Value addition to food loss/waste
  • Post-harvest processing of fruits, vegetables, ancient grains, underutilized agro-forestry crops and medicinal plants

Food fortification

  • Process development and scaling-up of fortified therapeutic foods to address malnutrition
  • Fortification of foods with micro-nutrients (vitamins & minerals) e.g. iron, zinc, iodine, folic acid, vitamin B12 to prevent hidden hunger

Innovative technologies

  • Nano/micro-encapsulation based oral delivery systems for micro-nutrients and medicinal bioactive compounds
  • Green nanotechnology