Scientific-Staff 

 
Neethu K.C.
Designation : Scientist
Discipline :
Division : Social Sciences Division
Specialization : Bioinformatics; Recirculation Aquaculture system; Cage design for brackishwater aquaculture
Research areas:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Recirculation Aquaculture system
  • Cage design for brackishwater aquaculture
Brief profile:

After taking masters and PhD in Dairy Engineering from National Dairy Research Institute in the year 2010-2012 and 2012-2015, respectively, I joined CIBA since 2016. I am currently working in Social Science Division in CIBA. I have worked on establishing a lab scale model for treating the hatchery discharge water using Integrated multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA). I have contributed to design water and aeration budget for a large scale finfish hatchery and to design paddlewheel for mixing in raceway ponds for microalgal biomass production. I have interests in bioinformatics recirculation aquaculture system, IMTA, cage designing, image analysis and Mathematical, Kinetic, Artificial Neural Network and Statistical modelling.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfishInstitute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Recipient of Maulana Azad National Fellowship for the year 2013-14 awarded by UGC during PhD
  • Awarded with Senior Research Fellowship with Fellowship-2013 of ICAR, New Delhi
  • Third Rank holder in B.Tech Dairy Science & Technology at university level (Kerala Agricultural University)
  • IInd Prize. Neethu, K. C., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald F, P. Arun Kumar and B. Surendra Nath. 2015. Comparison of microstructure evolution of pantoa fried in sunflower oil and ghee. Poster presentation. In: ICMR & DST Sponsored 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Food and Nutrition for Health Management, Bangalore. 14-15th May. P.36. (DFT-O-07).
  • IInd Prize. Neethu, K. C., Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald, F., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Menon Rekha Ravindra, Jayaraj Rao, K. and Surendra Nath, B. 2012. Modeling the moisture transport of pantoa during deep-fat frying. Poster presentation. In: Subhiksha Dairy and Food Industry Conference, Thrissur. 11-13th April. P-123. (APT-1).
  • IIIrd Prize. Neethu K.C., Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald F., Surendra Nath B., Vedavathi, M.K., Menon Rekha Ravindra, Heartwin Amaladhas P. and Balasubramanyam, B.V. 2012. Sensory evaluation modeling of buttermilk drinks using fuzzy logic approach. Poster Presentaion. In: National Conference on Appropriate Technologies for Indian Food Processing Industries, Bangalore. 5-6th March. P-93(No. IICPT/NCOFTECH/2012/PT1138).
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Franklin, M .E. E., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Neethu K. C.[...] Battulah Surendra Nath. 2016. Modeling the Kinetics of Physicochemical and Textural Qualities of pantoa (Indian Dairy Dessert) During Deep‐Fat Frying. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12805
  2. K. C. Neethu, A.K.Sharma, Heartwin A. Pushpadass [...] M. Manjunatha. 2016. Prediction of convective heat transfer coefficient during deep-fat frying of pantoa using neurocomputing approaches. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, DOI: 10.1016/j.ifset.2016.02.012
  3. Neethu, K. C., Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald, F., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Menon Rekha Ravindra, Jayaraj Rao, K. and Surendra Nath, B. 2014. Analysis of transient heat and mass transfer during deep-fat frying of pantoa . Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12310
  4. Neethu, K. C., Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald, F., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Menon Rekha Ravindra, Jayaraj Rao, K. and Surendra Nath, B. 2014. Pantoa – An indigenous dairy delicacy. Beverage & Food World, 41(7), 37-38.
  5. Neethu, K. C., Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald, F., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Menon Rekha Ravindra, Jayaraj Rao, K. and Surendra Nath, B. 2012. Colour measurement of pantoa using computer vision technology. Paper Presentations. In: national Seminar on Automation in Dairy and Food Industry, Tirupati. 24-25th September. P-134.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Franklin, M .E. E., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Neethu K. C.[...] Battulah Surendra Nath. 2016. Modeling the Kinetics of Physicochemical and Textural Qualities of pantoa (Indian Dairy Dessert) During Deep‐Fat Frying. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12805
  2. K. C. Neethu, A.K.Sharma, Heartwin A. Pushpadass [...] M. Manjunatha. 2016. Prediction of convective heat transfer coefficient during deep-fat frying of pantoa using neurocomputing approaches. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, DOI: 10.1016/j.ifset.2016.02.012
  3. Neethu, K. C., Magdaline Eljeeva Emerald, F., Heartwin A. Pushpadass, Menon Rekha Ravindra, Jayaraj Rao, K. and Surendra Nath, B. 2014. Analysis of transient heat and mass transfer during deep-fat frying of pantoa. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12310
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