Dr. Rangaraju Visvanathan
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Kottapalayam, Thiruchirappalli District of Tamil Nadu, India on 16 July 1960. Educated at RC Middle School, Kottapalayam; 1965-72; Swami Vivekanada Vidyala Higher Secondary School, Vairichettipalyam, 1973-76; Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti, P.U.C. 1977, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, B.E. (Ag.) and Ph.D.; 1977-1982 and 1996, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; M.Tech.,1984.

Professor, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Thiruchirappalli, 2014 to date.

Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural Engineering, Coimbatore, 1984-1991, 1992-1997; Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam, 1991-1992; Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Aduthurai, 1997-1998; Associate Professor and Professor, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, 1998-2007; Head, Food and Agricultural Process Engineering, 2007-2013 and Post Harvest Technology Centre, 2013-2014.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award (ICAR), 1997; FAO Fellow - visiting scientist at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2000; USAID - ALO visiting scientist at University of California, Davis, 2005; TNAU Best Teacher Award, 2013; Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher (ICAR), 2014.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi, 2010; Institution of Engineers (India), 2010

Research Areas: Drying, storage, waste utilisation, value addition, food safety and quality control.

Address: Professor (Agricultural Processing), Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tiruchirapalli 620009, Tamil Nadu; 12/36, Sowbhagya Nagar - A Block, Civil Aerodrome P.O., Coimbatore 641014, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (0431) 2906100; Cell: 09443129711; Email: drrviswanathan@gmail.com; drrviswanathan@rediffmail.com]