Director

Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan
Director
Email : director[at]niist.res.in
Telephone : +91-471 – 2515226 Fax : +91-471 – 2491712 / 2491585

Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan, has taken over the charge as the Director of CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. Before being appointed as the Director of CSIR NIIST, he was the Director of the National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Thanjavur (an Institute of National Importance; formerly known as Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT)) from 2016.

He obtained B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from A.C. Tech, Anna University, Chennai, and completed M.Tech. at Anna University, Chennai. He has done his doctoral research in Chemical Engineering with a Specialization in Food Engineering at the Loughborough University of United Kingdom.

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan is an active researcher with more than two decades of experience in research and administration. His research endeavors are well documented in the form of 160+ impact factor-publications with an average impact factor of 5.17, two International patents, and seven Indian patents. He is also the author and editor of 10 books and 68 book chapters published by coveted publishers. He has supervised 13 Ph.D. theses and more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s theses.

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan is the elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) –AFST(I), and the Institute of Engineers (FIE). He is a member of several professional committees of autonoumous bodies under Govt. of India. He also serves as editorial board member for reputed journals and as member of Board of Studies in various academic institutions.

Dr. Anandharamakrishnan was awarded the prestigious ‘ICAR – Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences – 2019’. He was awarded Tata Innovation Fellowship 2019-20 by DBT, Government of India. He was also awarded the National Design Award 2019 for outstanding contribution by The Institution of Engineers, National Design and Research Forum. He is also the recipient of the prestigious NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2018 and the AIFPA Special Platinum Jubilee Award for Development of Food Processing Technology & Innovation 2018. He was also announced for the Tamil Nadu State Scientist Award (TANSA) 2018 by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology.

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