• Dr Raj Kumar 
  • Scientist
  • rajkumar[at]niist.res.in
  •   +91-9467142434

    Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D in Development of starch based active packaging: characterization and application in food packaging from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • M.E in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • B.E in Chemical Engineering from DCRUST, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, India
    Research Area

  • Biodegradable packaging materials, Edible coatings, Application of natural polymers in Agricultural and Environmental engineering, Post harvest technologies for fruits and vegetables
    Recent Publications

  • Kumar R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M. (2019) Synthesis and functional properties of gelatin/CA–starch composite film: excellent food packaging material Journal of Food Science and Technology (2019) 56: 1954-1965.
  • Kumar R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M. (2019) Moth Bean Starch (Vigna aconitifolia): Isolation, characterization, and development of edible/biodegradable films. J Food Sci Technol (November 2019) 56(11):4891–4900.
  • Jyoti Saxena, Jyoti Rawat and Raj Kumar (2017) Conversion of biomass waste into biochar and the effect on mung bean crop production. Clean soil air water, 45 (7). doi: [10.1002/clen.201501020].