Food Science and Technology
College of Bio-medical and Health Science
Dr Palanivel Ganesan is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Nanotechnology Research Center in the Department of Applied Life Science and Biotechnology at Konkuk University, South Korea. His research career began at the Central Food Technology Research Institute, India, under the guidance of Senior Scientist Dr S.V.N. Vijayendra. He then received a Thai Government Fellowship for his doctoral studies in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He is an active researcher in the area of plant bioactive compound-based functional foods and serves as an academic in different institutions around the world, including Sejong University, South Korea, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, and Konkuk University, South Korea. His major areas of research are on the delivery of plant-based bioactive compounds through micro or nano delivery systems and to develop functional foods for various chronic disease treatments. During the course of his 10 years as a researcher and academic, he has published more than 50 manuscripts in ISI-indexed journals along with four book chapters in the areas of food science and technology, food biochemistry and nanoscience and technology. He also serves as an editorial board member for several high-indexed journals. He has also received various research projects funded through government and private sectors, worth approximately $500,000.