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Manjeet Chinnan

Manjeet ChinnanDr. Manjeet Chinnan is a professor of food engineering at the University of Georgia. His area of expertise is in food process engineering. He is internationally recognized authority on the processing, handling, and storage of cereal legumes, peanuts, fruits, and vegetables.

He has 500 publications to his credit including 130 refereed research articles and is recipient of more than $8 million dollars in research grants as PI or Co-PI. He is Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) and recipient of the 2007 Bor S. Luh International Award given by IFT.

His research interests are:

  • Food process and product development optimization using mathematical and statistical modeling techniques including Response Surface Methodology.
  • Modeling deep-fat frying operations, regenerating abused frying oil, measuring quality of fried foods and frying oil. Characterizing plastic and edible films for fresh and processed foods.
  • Microencapsulation and spray drying of phenolic and antioxidant compounds derived from plant materials.

View Chinnan's list of publications (pdf).