This recently launched unit focuses on the application of computational fluid dynamics in various agri-food processing applications. Modeling is a powerful tool for optimizing and improving process control over various unit operations by acquiring an in-depth understanding of the intricate transport phenomena in food systems. The unit uses advanced computing methods and undertakes industry and other external funded research projects in this field.
Further, considering the potential of nanotechnology, the unit also conducts studies on nano-level food processing. This includes strategies for nanoencapulation, nanoemulsions, nano delivery systems, nanopackaging and other advanced applications. Research and development on various aspects of nanostructured foods, nanocarrier systems, nano food additives, nanocoatings, and development of nanosensors are under progress.