Dr. Paul Thomas
Fellow, Elected 1995

Born in Cochin, India on 22 March 1939. Educated at Sacred Heart High School, Ernakulam, 1950-54; Sacred Heart College, Ernakulam, 1954-56, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vellayani, Kerala, 1956-59; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore, 1959-61; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1969; Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1976-78; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, Germany.

Project Leader, Fruit & Vegetable Technology Division, CFTRI, Mysore, 1962-67; Scientific Officer, Fruit & Vegetable Preservation Section, 1967-94 and Head, Food Technology Division, 1994-99, BARC, Mumbai; Secretary, Food & Agriculture Committee, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, DAE, 1992-98; Technical Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna in the field of food irradiation to Algeria, Iran, Nigeria, and Vietnam; Consultant, International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation, IAEA, Vienna, 1999- 2003.

Awards/Honours: Senior Fellow of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1976-78

Research Areas: Post-harvest physiology & technology of fruits and vegetables, food irradiation technology

Address: 402, Sankalp Gardenia Apat., Gokulam Main Road, Mysore 570002, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (0821) 2514263; Email: pthomas_1939@yahoo.com]