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Lavaraj earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Monash University in 2021 through the Food and Dairy Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) PhD program. Throughout his doctoral years, he collaborated with Simplot Australia Pty. Ltd., his industry partner, to investigate legume hydration and assess nutraceutical by-products in the context of industrial legume processing.

In addition to his Ph.D., Lavaraj holds a Master's degree in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Dairy Technology degree from Purbanchal University, Nepal. With two years of experience in the dairy industry and a wealth of multidisciplinary research expertise, Lavaraj has contributed to fields such as electrochemical sensor development, food waste utilization, novel food processing technologies, plant protein and functional foods.

Passionate about bridging academia and industry, Lavaraj actively brings innovative ideas to fruition. His extensive industry engagement includes collaborations with companies such as Simplot Australia Pty Ltd, Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM, USA), and Kraft Heinz ANZ.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

… → 2021

Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, M.Sc., Asian Institute of Technology

… → 2016

Food and Dairy Technology, B.Tech., Purbanchal University

… → 2012

Research area keywords

  • Plant Proteins
  • Food Engineering
  • Legume Processing
  • Food Waste Utilization
  • Bioprocessing
  • Novel Food Processing Technologies

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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