Hi folks! I am Pranav, the founder of Food Sciences Blog – so you can call me Food-Sciences-Blogger 😉
I am an engineer, researcher, cook, food blogger, article writer, ebook writer and award winner as well.
Sharing my success story here 🙂
I am from Hyderabad, a cosmopolitan city in South India. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India and Masters degree in Food Science from Oklahoma State University.
During my Bachelors, I found research in dairy protein purification very interesting as milk whey proteins possess greater therapeutic and biological importance. I worked on milk whey protein clarification using filter membranes (2010-2011) and in the process, developed a passion for Food Science and Technology. Later, I published 2 research papers on milk whey protein clarification. This is how my research life started. 🙂
I have liked fruit flavored milkshakes greatly since my childhood. Many times, I observed that the shelf lives of these milk drinks were shorter, even when stored under refrigerated conditions.
I often wondered if it was possible to extend the life of such dairy and fruit processed food products with natural ingredients and with no/minimal change in sensory properties. This thought made me interested in the area of value-added processing of food products.
Also, the interactions with Food Scientists helped me work towards the possible narrowing of areas for further research I intend to undertake.
To drive my passion for food, I started a Blogger blog (foodsciencewebsite) from which I switched to WordPress blog (current one) as WordPress offers more flexibility and cool add-ins 😛 I started publishing blogposts and experimenting at my personal test kitchen.
Since 2012, I’ve been offering food science consulting services in various areas.
Fall 2013, I decided that I should pursue an advanced degree in Food Science in order to build a strong knowledge base in the same and become an expert specializing in multiple food sectors. I applied for MS degree in Food Science at Oklahoma State University and got admitted in Fall 2014.
To achieve my short term goal (becoming an R&D Food Scientist to formulate new functional food products and beverages), I began to work on multiple product development research projects (formulation/sensory/shelf life/nutritional studies) at Okstate.
As part of my Research Assistantship, I had a great opportunity to develop (from concept to pilot/production trials) value-added peanut butter snack and line extension products which are rich in protein and healthy fatty acids.
I prioritized my regular schedule to handle multiple national level product development competitions. From Fall 2014 to Summer 2016, I formulated 4 new functional food product development products.
Understanding the functionality of food ingredients; developing functional food products is my motto. I learned a lot about formulation since Dec 2013.
Still, a long way to go ….
Thanks for reading my story!! That’s all for now. 🙂
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