International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering is devoted to the publication of original manuscripts and review articles relevant to the topics of food science and nutrition. It is an international peer-reviewed journal that includes peer-reviewed research covering all aspects of experimental nutrition and various aspects of food science. The Journal gives a comprehensive view of the food chain and the interactions between diet and health. It focuses on recent developments and applications of modern genetics as well as enzyme, cell, tissue, and organ-based biological processes to produce and improve foods, food ingredients, and functional foods. Papers based on fundamental and interdisciplinary research will be particularly encouraged. The research described should be innovative either in the approach or in the methods used. The significance of the results for the food science and food industry communities should be specified.

Dattatreya Mahadev Kadam

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering

Research Scientist, Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Research Areas

Drying and Dehydration, Value addition, foam mat drying, solar drying, Design and Development of post-harvest machinery, greenhouse technology, Packaging, Development of antimicrobial and Biodegradable film


2011Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) Agril and Biosystems Engineering, ISU, Ames, Iowa, USA
2000-2003Ph. D. (Engg.)Agricultural Process and Structures , I.A.R.I., New Delhi
1999M. Tech (PAS)Processing and Agricultural Structures, P.A.U. Ludhiana
1997B. Tech(Ag. Engg.)Agricultural Engineering, U.A.S. Dharwad
1992P.U.C. Kan, Eng, P.C.M.B , P.U.B. Bangalore
1990S.S. L.C.Kan., Eng., Hindi, Maths, Science, Social Studies, K.S.E.E.B, Bangalore


2011-presentBOYSCAST Fellow/PDF
2009-presentSenior Scientist (AS & PE)
2007-2009Scientist, SS (AS & PE)
2003-2007Scientist (AS & PE)

Academic Achievement

"Young Scientist Award-2010" from Bioved Research Society, Allahabad (UP)
"The Young Engineer Award-2008" from The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata
2011 CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION for developing and transferring the innovative technology entitled "Dried Onion Flakes and Onion Powdering Technology from Director, CIPHET (ICAR), Ludhiana
2010 CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION for developing and transferring the innovative technology entitled ‘CIPHET Banana-Comb/hand Cutter’ to M/s National Agro Industries, Ludhiana from Director, CIPHET (ICAR), Ludhiana
2000-2003 IARI Fellowship
1999-2001 ICAR NET
1997-1999 ICAR Junior Research Fellowship
1995-1996 Best Cultural Activities Award


2006 to present Life Member ISAE : LM 10245
2007 Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (India) in Agricultural Engineering Division
2009 Life Membership of Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala
Member of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad

Publications: Journals

[1]  Dattatreya Mahadev Kadam, Lata, David Vijay Kumar Samuel and Alok Kumar Pandey (2005). Influence of different treatments on dehydrated cauliflower quality. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 40; 849-856. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2005.01007.x
[2]  Ashwani Kumar, Dattatreya M. Kadam, Jayant B. Thaware and Indu Bhushan Bhagat (2005). Performance of gothic shape with vertical sidewall greenhouse structure in cold desert region of India for crop production. Plasticulture. II Epoca- 6 (124); 90-105.
[3]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, and D.V. K. Samuel (2006). Convective flat-plate solar heat collector for cauliflower drying. Biosystems Engineering. 93 (2); 189-198. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng. 2005.11.012 (Top 25, Hottest paper)
[4]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, D V K Samuel and Rajender Parsad (2006). Optimisation of pre-treatments of solar dehydrated cauliflower. Journal of Food Engineering. 77 (3); 659-664. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2005.07.027. Special Section: CHISA 2004 (pp. 379-471)
[5]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, D V K Samuel, Pitam Chandra and H S Sikarwar (2008). Impact of processing treatments and packaging materials on some properties of stored dehydrated cauliflower. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 43 (1); 1–14 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2006.01372.x
[6]  A. K. Singh, Dattatreya M. Kadam, Mili Sexena and R. P. Singh (2009). Efficacy of Defatted Soyflour Suppliment in Gulabjamun. African Journal of Biochemistry Research. 3 (4); 130-135
[7]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, Dhananjay Dhondiram Nangare and Harinder Singh Oberoi (2009). Influence of pre-treatments on microbial load of stored dehydrated onion slices. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 44 (10), 1902–1908. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2009.01980.x
[8]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, Robin A. Wilson, and Sumandeep Kaur (2010). Determination of biochemical properties of foam mat dried mango powder. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 45 (8); 1626-1632 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2010.02308.x
[9]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, D. D. Nangare, Rajbir Singh and Satyendra Kumar (2011). Low Cost Greenhouse Technology for Drying Onion (Allium cepa L) Slices. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 34 (1); 67–82. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-4530.2008.00337.x
[10]  Dattatreya M. Kadam and Devinder Dhingra (2011). Mass Transfer Kinetics of Banana Slices During Osmo-Convective Drying. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 34 (2); 511–532. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-4530.2009.00373.x
[11]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, S. Balasubramanian (2011). Foam mat drying of tomato juice. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 35 (4); 488–495. doi:10.1111/j.1745-4549.2010.00492.x
[12]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, Deepak Raj Rai, R. T. Patil, Robin A. Wilson, Sumandeep Kaur, and Rahul Kumar (2011). Quality of fresh and stored foam mat dried Mandarin powder. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 46 (4); 793–799 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2011.02559.x
[13]  S. K. Devatkal, D. M. Kadam, P. K. Naik and J. Sahoo (2011). Quality Characteristics of Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Extended with Sorghum Flour. Journal of Food Quality. 34 (2); 88–92 doi:10.1111/j.1745-4557.2010.00367.x
[14]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, R. K. Goyal, K. K. Singh and Manoj Kumar Gupta (2011). Thin layer convective drying of mint leaves. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 5(2); 164–170.
[15]  D. M. Kadam, R. K. Goyal and M. K. Gupta (2011). Mathematical modeling of convective drying thin layer drying of Basil leaves. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 5 (19); 4721-4730, Available online at
[16]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, Robin A. Wilson, Sumandeep Kaur and Manisha (2011). Influence of Foam Mat Drying on Quality of Tomato Powder. International Journal of Food Properties. DOI: 10.1080/10942911003763701 Available online: 29 Dec 2010
[17]  P. Barnwal, Dattatreya M. Kadam, K. K. Singh (Under Review). Influence of moisture content on physical properties of maize (Zea mays L.). International Agrophysics of Polish Academy of Sciences.
[18]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, R. T. Patil, Sumandeep Kaur, Robin A. Wilson and S. Balasubramanian (Under Review). Influence of Foaming and Drying on Foam Mat Drying of Tomato Juice, Journal of Food Science and Technology (Mysore).
[19]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, R. T. Patil, Robin A. Wilson, D. R. Rai, Sumandeep Kaur, Sonia Chadha and Varinder Kaur (Accepted). Biochemical and Microbial Quality Evaluation of Foam-Mat Dried Pineapple Powder, International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
[20]  Dattatreya M. Kadam (2000). Edible Film: Use Preparation and Formulation. Agro-India. June-July 2000, 16-17.
[21]  Dattatreya M. Kadam (2005). Ohmic Heating for Food Processing. Processed Food Industry. 8 (8): 14-16.
[22]  Md. Shafiq Alam, Dattatreya M. Kadam and Rakesh Kumar (2005). Extrusion Technology in Food Industry. Processed Food Industry. 9(1): 28-33.
[23]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, and Jarnail Singh (2006). Effect of Packaging Materials and Ethylene Absorbent on Shelf Life of Bell Pepper. Journal of Agricultural Engineering (ISAE). 43 (3): 126-130.
[24]  S. Mangaraj and Dattatreya M. Kadam (2007). Design and Scale up of Food Extruder: Single Screw. Processed Food Industry. 10 (11): 32-41.
[25]  Archana Kushwaha and Dattatreya M. Kadam (2008). What all one needs to bake bread? Processed Food Industry. February 2008: 20-28.
[26]  P Barnwal, Dattatreya M. Kadam and K K Singh (2009). Heat transfer in food extruders: An energy balance approach. Processed Food Industry. 12(12): 27-31.
[27]  Sivakumar, S. Devatkal, S.K. Balasubramnian, S., Kadam, D.M., Biswas, A.K. and Sahoo. J. (2010). Quality characteristics of low fat sweetened dahi formulated with soy protein isolate and carrot juice. Indian Journal of Dairy Science. 63 (2), 86-90.
[28]  Mridula D,  V K Bhargav ,  R T Patil ,  D M Kadam  and Rita Jain (2010). Performance Evaluation of a Low Cost Flour Mixer. Agricultural Engineering Today (ISAE). 34 ( 4)
[29]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, D. V. K. Samuel, Pitam Chandra and Udaykumar M. Kadam (Accepted). Water Sorption Isotherms of Dehydrated Cauliflower. Journal of Agricultural Engineering (ISAE).

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  D.V.K. Samuel, J. K. Singh and D. M. Kadam (2004). Development and evaluation of solar tunnel type dehydrator for vegetables. The theme "Food and Bio Process Engineering (FBPE)" of the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Agricultural and Food Engineering (etae 2004). Food and Bio Process Engineering, Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi pp- 27-35.
[2]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, Devinder Dhingra, Mathew Prasad and R. T. Patil (2009). Osmotic Dehydration in Banana Slices (Chapter 40). Banana New Innovations by H P Singh and M M Mustaffa (1st Edition), Westville Publishing House, New Delhi. 238-243 pp.
[3]  Dattatreya M. Kadam, R. T. Patil and Pratibha Kaushik (2010). Foam Mat Drying of Fruit and Vegetable Products (Chapter 5). E book entitled "Drying of Food, Vegetables and Fruits" Volume 'A': Fundamental Topics. Edited by Dr. Sachin Jangam (National University of Singapore), Dr. Chung Lim Law (University of Nottingham, Malaysia) and Professor Arun Mujumdar (National University of Singapore). pp 111-124
[4]  Dattatreya M. Kadam and D. Dhingra (2010). CIPHET Banana-Comb/Hand Cutter (Chapter 1). Booklet on CIPHET Developed Post Harvest Technologies Vol-I by R. T. Patil, Dattatreya M. Kadam and Pratibha Kaushik, Director CIPHET (ICAR), Ludhiana. 1-4 pp.
[5]  Dattatreya M. Kadam and D. D. Nangare (2010). Dried Onion Flakes and Powder (Chapter 11). Booklet on CIPHET Developed Post Harvest Technologies Vol-I by R. T. Patil, Dattatreya M. Kadam and Pratibha Kaushik, Director CIPHET (ICAR), Ludhiana. 57-63 pp.
[6]  Dattatreya M. Kadam (2011). Novel Techniques in drying of liquid foods, In: Novel Techniques in Food Processing Co-Product Utilization and Quality Assurance Edited by Mridula D., M.R. Manikantan and R. T. Patil. Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. 36-41 pp.
[7]  R. T. Patil and Dattatreya M. Kadam (2011). Hot Air Drying Design: Fluidized Bed Drying (Chapter 20), in Handbook of Food Process Design Edited by Shafiur Rahman and Jasim Ahmed. Wiley-Blackwell, UK