Sushil Dhital

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Encapsulation of polyphenols,
Enzyme-fibre interactions,
High fibre -high protein product development
Plant-based proteins
Pickering emulsions
In vitro digestion and fermentation models


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Sushil completed his PhD at The University of Queensland in 2011, elucidating the structure-property relations of starch granules.  This was followed by a research fellow position at UQ, examining the starch-plant cell walls interactions.  Sushil joined Monash University (Department of  Chemical Engineering)  in July 2019. 

Sushil currently serves as Editor for the journal Carbohydrate Polymers and on the Editorial Board of the journals Food Hydrocolloids,  Food Chemistry and  Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre.

He also serves as the Chair of The Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA). AGSA provides a forum for Australasian grain scientists, students, nutritionists and others interested in grain science to advance the knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry.

Sushil carries fundamental and applied research on the structure-property-function-health relationships of food and food ingredients. His stronghold and research interest are in relating plant molecular structures to macroscopic properties relevant to food,  health, and product development. He uses cross-disciplinary approaches from physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. He uses various in-vitro and in-vivo models to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms beyond the nutritional and processing functionality of food and food ingredients.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Food Technology , PhD, University of Queensland

… → 2011

Food Technology , M. Tech , Tribhuvan University

… → 2007

Business , MBA, Tribhuvan University

… → 2000

Research area keywords

  • Food Strucure
  • Starch
  • Plant cell walls
  • Food Processing
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • In-vitro Models
  • Plant Proteins
  • Extrusion

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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