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Department :  Food Science & Technology

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Name:Dr. Bhavnita Dhillon
Areas of Interest / SpecializationFood engineering, microbial load detection, antimicrobial treatment and system design, product development and nutritional analysis.
e Mail:bhavnita.dhillon@msn.com
Best Ten Publications:• Puri, S., B. Dhillon, and N.S. Sodhi. 2015. A Study on the Effect of Degree of Milling (DOM) On Color and Physicochemical Properties of Different Rice Cultivars Grown in Punjab. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research 6(3): 310-319. • Kaur, J., B. Dhillon, and S. Puri. 2014. Development of health based functional whey drink incorporating carrot, beetroot, mint and ginger. Beverage & Food World 42 (4): 41-44. • Puri, S., B. Dhillon, and N.S. Sodhi. 2014. Effect of degree of milling (DOM) on overall quality of rice-a review. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research 5 (3): 474-489. • Chopra, N., B. Dhillon, and S. Puri. 2014.Formulation of buckwheat cookies and their nutritional, physical, sensory and microbiological analysis.International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research 5(3): 381-387. • Dhillon, B., D.Wiesenborn, H.Sidhu, and C. Wolf-Hall. 2012. Improved microbial quality of buckwheat using acetic acid and acidic calcium sulfate solutions in a fluidized bed. Journal of Food Science 77(4): E98-E103. • Dhillon, B., D. Wiesenborn, H. Dhillon, and C. Wolf-Hall. 2010. Development and evaluation of a fluidized bed system for wheat grain disinfection. Journal of Food Science 75(6): E372-E378. • Dhillon, B., D. Wiesenborn, C. Wolf-Hall, and F. Manthey. 2009. Development and evaluation of ozonated water system for antimicrobial treatment of durum wheat. Journal of Food Science 74(7): E396-E403.
Awards and Honours:• Member, Organizing Committee for 25th Indian Convention of Food Scientists & Technologists (ICFoST-XXV): Food Processing for Sustainable Agriculture & Industry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, 10th to 12th November, 2016. • Convener, Food Expo, ICFoST-XXV: Food Processing for Sustainable Agriculture & Industry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, 10th to 12th November, 2016. • Rapporteur, Session: Start-ups in Food, Agriculture and Bio-Fuels, ICFoST-XXV: Food Processing for Sustainable Agriculture & Industry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, 10th to 12th November, 2016. • Invited Speaker for the live talk show “Jee Ayan Nu” broadcasted by Jalandhar Doordarshan, Government Broadcasting Corporation of India on 29th July, 2014. • Member, Punjab Academy of Sciences, February 2012-present. • Member, Alpha Epsilon - Society of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineers, March 2007-present. • Member, Gamma Sigma Delta - Agricultural Honor Society of America, February 2008-present. • Member, ASABE - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, May 2007-present. • Member, AACC - American Association of Cereal Chemists, July 2008-July 2009. • DST travel award to present in 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 21st to 24th July 2013. • Frank Bain Scholarship, College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A., April 2009. • Non-Faculty Travel Award, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, to present research at AACC Annual International Meeting 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. • Graduate Research Assistantship and full free waiver, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A. to pursue Ph.D. and research, Aug 2006- Jan 2010. • Ranked first, Masters in Processing and Food Engineering, 2006, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. • Merit scholarship, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, Dec 2004-July 2006. • Reviewer, European Food Research and Technology Journal, June 2011-present. • Reviewer, Journal of Food Science, July 2011-present. • Reviewer, Drying Technology, September 2013-present.