Ramana Sundara is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Agri-food Technology based at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology. He has been actively involved in food research for over 25 years. His early research work at the Defence Food Research Laboratory (India) was to develop quick cooking and survival rations for Armed Forces. He then worked at the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition, Karlsruhe (Germany) as an Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellow, before joining Nestlé Research Centre, Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1995. Before joining the University of Lincoln, he was a Group Leader for Confectionery at Nestlé Product Technology Centre, York (Nestle PTC), responsible for developing and launching new products in various countries. Subsequently, he led the External Research Collaborations portfolio at Nestle PTC including the supervision of PhD studentships. He secured £1.5m funding from BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK and successfully managed multi-disciplinary projects. He has authored over 50 scientific papers and 6 patents, with an emphasis on chemistry and processing technology of fruits / vegetables, dairy and chocolate products.
Develop and lead new Master’s programme in Agri-Food Technology
Agriculture and Food Technology. Management of multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects, with a specific focus on adding value to every stakeholder involved in agri-food supply chain.
— University of Huddersfield, 2014
— University of York, 2004
PhD (Food Science)
— University of Nottingham, 1992
MSc (Food Technology)
— Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore (India), 1981