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Food Safety Assistant

Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
October 07, 2016

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MS in Food Safety and Technology with three years of hands-on laboratory research experience. Specialization in food research new product development and process development in non-thermal processing technologies. Seeking full-time opportunities in the food science industry QUALIFICATION

SQF system implementation SEPT 2016

Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) with FSMA MAY 2016

MS in Food Process Engineering MAY 2016


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois MAY 2016 Masters of Science in Food Process Engineering

Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, India APRIL 2014 Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology


1. FDA- Institute for Food Safety and Health, IIT, Chicago FEB 2016 – Aug 2016 Research Assistant- Process Development

Prepared Simulation model to determine the penetration depth, temperature and energy inside the food during treatment with broad spectrum pulsed light technology at varying wavelength ranging from 190 nm to 1180 nm.

Testing and regulating different voltage modules to check the consistency of the model at different temperature profiles

Using rheometer, spectrophotometer and radiometer to determine the physical properties of liquid samples after treating with wide spectrum white light and electromagnetic radiation

Using the multi-physics variate systems like COMSOL – Transient conduction, Transient heat transfer analysis and steady state conduction for quantification of the penetration depth of thin layer food

Used refractometer, radiometer and thermal conductivity analyser to determine different food properties

Used high efficiency Infra-red camera and IR gun for analysis of thermal profile of liquid during pulsed light treatment

Used turbidimeter, viscometer, rheometer, moisture and aw analyser for analysis of rheological parameters

Data analysis using data logger, thermocouples and data analytic software XLSTAT-Biomed and XLSTAT- Quality for six sigma and risk analysis

2. FDA-Institute for Food Safety and Health, IIT, Chicago DEC 2015 – FEB 2016 Research Assistant-Process Validation and testing

Testing the inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus in milk by using Pulsed broad spectrum white light

Developing existing methodologies and adopting changes with process control dynamics

Testing and drafting process conditions by regulating different voltage modules, processing time, processing temperature and distance from the PL xenon bulb

Testing the efficacy of Pulsed Light by variation in frequency by data collection across multiple experiments

Evaluating microbial log reduction, calculating and maintaining analytic results, equipment calibration and accuracy check, data monitoring and verification with FDA FOOD CODE 2013 3. FDA-Institute for Food Safety and Health, IIT, Chicago MAY 2015 - NOV 2015 Research Project Assistant- New product development

Achieved five log reduction for fruit juices using High Pressure Processing Technology for Shelf Life study

Enumerated the growth of cold and acid adaptive bacterial pathogens in juice samples before and after High Pressure Process(HPP) treatment, in both enriched and selective media

Conducted a challenge study for the industry based projects, to estimate various time-pressure combinations for high pressure processing in destructing bacterial pathogens of liquid food

Checking viscosity (using Anton Paar Rheometer), particulate size (using particle size analyser), moisture analysis (using AcuaLab moisture and Aw Analyser) and thermal conductivity (using KD2 PRO KS-I)

Evaluating scanning electron micrographs (SEM) and transmission electron micrographs (TEM) of pressure treated samples and reverse phase HPLC

Assisting in solid phase micro-extraction (SPME) using bipolar phase fibre for extracting volatile compounds

Designing experiments and scaling-up from benchtop to HPP pilot plant

Estimated the stability and shelf-life of HPP treated liquid food samples by storage procedures 4. FDA-Institute for Food Safety and Health, IIT, Chicago JAN 2015 - MAY 2015 HACCP Co-ordinator

Developed process flow chart, plant schematic chart and HACCP plan for the extruded wheat based breakfast cereals

5. Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, India SEPT 2013- MAR 2014 Research and Development Assistant

Prepared a theoretical design of the fully automated bioreactor system for the mushroom spawn

(Volvariella volvacea)

Used AutoCAD and Autodesk for 3D optimization of the model

Optimized 5-L BIOSTAT® Bplus bioreactor for maintaining humidity and modified air atmosphere

Achieved product quality when operated within design space

Designed all parts according to standards of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) WORK EXPERIENCE

1. Illinois Institute of Technology JUN 2016 - AUG 2016 Teaching Assistant- Advanced Food Process Engineering-summer (FPE 563) 2. Illinois Institute of Technology AUG 2015 - MAY 2016 Teaching Assistant- Advanced Food Process Engineering (FPE 561) 3. Superior Industries LTD. (UNITED BREWERIES franchise), Faridabad, India NOV 2013 – JULY 2014 Quality Control Lead

testing the efficiency of yeast doing fermentation, viability of yeast, contamination of microbes in the beer and water sample

chemical parameters check testing the chemical nature of the beer, pH, yeast extract in the beer

testing the bitterness unit, yeast consistency, yeast viability

Analysis of Malt, determination of concentration of CO2 in beer bottle and Hardness of water

To check the purity of bottles washed in bottle washer and bacterial action in bottles

swab testing and microbiological sampling, WL (Wallerstein Laboratory) sampling, Mc Conkey Agar Media sampling, Schwarz Differential sampling, Lysin Base sampling 4. Kailash Hospital and Heart Institute, Noida, India MAY 2013- JULY 2013 Medical Laboratory Technician (Intern)

Performed serology of the blood plasma samples of the patients.

Executed various tests like Hepatitis B surface antigen test, Hepatitis A IgM antibody detection test, Hepatitis C virus spot test, HIV detection spot test, Plasma regain rpr test, ELISA, C Reactive Proteins test

(CRP), Rocket immunoelectrophoresis and Radioimmunoassay.

Operated various immune-system sensors like Florescence Activated Cell Sortor (FACS), IMMULITE 1000, COBAS e14 and RPS electrolyte analyser.

5. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun, India MAY 2012- JULY 2012 Research and Development Intern

Performed tests on GREWIA OPTIVA (a fodder species) for studying nitrate reductase activity, Nitrogenase activity, estimation of chlorophyll and estimation of total carbohydrate by anthrone to improve the nutrition quality of fodder

Studied nitrate reductase activity of leaves as a function of height (distance from ground) CERTIFICATE

Implementing SQF systems – SQFI SEPT 2016

FSMA-Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance for human food – International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) and Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) MAY 2016

HACCP Certificate – International HACCP Alliance JUNE 2015


problem solving and creative thinking

interpersonal communication

relationship management

group dynamics and team building

stress and coping strategies

personal and professional excellence



QT9 FS-QMS Food Safety Quality Management System

Internal lab audit

Reverse phase HPLC (RPC)

Bench top and pilot scale HPP plant expertise

Pulsed Light equipment, voltage regulation and modulation

AutoCAD (scoping and initiating drawings), COMSOL

SPC MATLAB, XLSTAT-Biomed, XLSTAT-Quality software for data analysis

Infrared thermal imaging and Infrared spectroscopy, electron microscopy, refractometer, radiometer, spectrophotometer, turbidometer, moisture and aw analyser, Infrared camera, infrared gun, thermal property analyser, rheometer


Micro plating, spreading, streaking, isolation, inoculation WEB TRAINING

International Food Safety & Quality Network

Preventive Control and HACCP

FSMA’s requirements for Hazard analysis and preventive control rules

Integrating Management Systems Food Safety, Quality and Sustainability

U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act

Global Food Safety Initiative

Food Packaging and GFSI Standards - Requirements for Compliance EXTRA/CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Vice-chair - Food Science club at Illinois Tech-IFTSA chapter FEB – AUG 2016

Community desk manager at Illinois Tech residence and greek life SEPT- MAY 2016

Member of Volunteer committee at Ted x IIT, 2015. JAN – APRIL 2015

Coordinated amongst all organizations and campus departments to facilitate successful event

Introduced featured speaker at TEDxIIT in front of audience of approximately 300 people

Worked as Placement Co-ordinator in Amity University 2013-2014

Chair - literary club of Amity Institute of Biotechnology 2012-2014

Qualified National Science Olympiad and International Mathematics Olympiad 2010

Qualified All India Mathematics and Science Examination (AIMS TALENT EXAM) 2008

Qualified National Talent Search Contest (NTSC) in maths and science 2008

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