Dr. Amit Nath was born on 1st February 1970 at Mariani, in the District of Jorhat, Assam, India. He graduated in B. Sc. (Agriculture) from School of Agricultural Sciences, North Eastern Hill University, Medziphema, Nagaland in 1993 and received University Gold Medalist. He acquired Master in Food Technology in 1995 from Central Institute of Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore and received Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2007. He also completed MBA degree from IGNOU, New Delhi in 2008.
He was appointed as Scientist (Food Science and Technology) in the Indian Council of Agricultural Sciences during 1998 and presently working as Principal Scientist (Food Technology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut, UP, India. He is a life member of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologist (India). He has worked in eleven research projects, one patent applied, published 45 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, two books, six proceeding papers and eleven book chapters. Designed and developed high temperature short time (HTST) air puffing system and also optimized the process technology for production of potato and potato-soy based ready-to-eat (RTE) snacks using high temperature short time (HTST) air puffing followed by oven toasting method. Established Pack house facilities (1 ton/day) in the ICAR Complex under DBT sponsored projects for minimization of post harvest losses of important horticultural crops (viz., Khasi mandarin fruits, pineapples, ginger and turmeric). Designed and developed CFB packaging system for long distance transportation of fresh ginger for minimization of post harvest losses. He also involved in design and developed low-cost portable biomass fired dryer for drying of large cardamom.
He has been conferred with Dr. J.S. Pruthi Award (2013) by the Association of Food Scientist and Technologists (India); received Kunwar Saxena Bahadur SRDA Award (2014) from Society for Recent Development in Agriculture, Meerut, India.
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