Mahendran is Associate Professor and Head of Centre of Excellence in Non-Thermal Processing at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology. He is also convenor for this centre of excellence in non-thermal processing. He has acquired graduation in B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) and M. Tech (Industrial Biotechnology) from SASTRA University, and Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering from Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. Prior to his association with IIFPT, he worked as Production Officer in Fermentation Department of M/s. Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Ltd. Nellore, Andhra Pradesh and also worked as Scientist in TIFAC/Department of Science and Technology, Government of India at New Delhi.
Mahendran’s research focus includes Cold plasma applications on Agri-Food, Food structure shape transformation and novel nonthermal processing on food systems. Mahendran has authored over 50 publications in reputed journals, popular articles and book chapters. He is also a member of professional bodies of food/chemical engineering, and he serves as editorial board member and reviewer for reputed food processing journals.
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Research ID: G-4672-2018
Scopus author ID: 5720914957