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Chicago, IL 60616
Focused and result oriented professional with one and half years of academic & research experience. Proven
ability of prioritizing and multitasking actions according to agreed objectives.
Master of Science, Food Process Engineering (ChBE Dept.)
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL GPA 3.50 May 2012 (expected)
Bachelor of Engineering, Biotechnology
Visveswariah Technological University (VTU), INDIA GPA 3.89 May 2007
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE
Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT IFSH) June 2009 - present
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Food Engineering, Illinois Tech Chicago, IL
Mathematical and statistical modeling of heat transfer and
ow in cooling systems.
Identifying and optimizing methods for reproducibility, process and productivity improvement.
Documenting protocols technical reports and records.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) April 2008 - December 2008
Team Leader, Department of Biological Sciences Bangalore, INDIA
Designed and executed projects on Glioblastoma Multiforme Modeling- Phase I and II.
Mass Transfer Characteristics, Clinical Evidence and surgical incision factors were modeled successfully.
Nestle India Ltd. August 2007 - December 2008
Production & Quality O cer, Milk Operations Mysore, INDIA
Responsible for QMS documentation and Production planning for Nestle Infant food formulas.
Supervisor of line production which consisted various unit operations such as evaporators ( nos. 2, cap.
23,000 lt/hr), spray dryers (nos.3, cap. 3500 kg/hr) and dry mixer units (nos. 2, cap. 4000 kg/hr).
Conducted HACCP study for every line production post commissioning.
Implementation of NEMS ( Nestle Environment Management System) and FPL( First Priority Level).
Nestle India Ltd. November 2006 - May 2007
Research & Development Intern Mysore, INDIA
Microbiology Experiments, Heat & Mass transfer experiments, Transport phenomena, Process control and
automation, Chromatography, Centrifugation, Membrane ltration, Enzyme assays, UV- Spectroscopy, Im-
mobilization, HACCP, GLP, GMP.
IFT Poster titled - Comparison of cooling rates using Blast Freezer, Ice Bath and Walk-in Refrigerator
Team Leader of the projects on GLM Modeling and Biofuel Production
Rasmol, COMSOL Multiphysics, Slice-O-Matic, AutoCAD, Python 3.0, MS Excel.