Balunkeswar Nayak

Balunkeswar Nayak

Balunkeswar Nayak
Assistant professor of Food Processing, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Maine, Orono, USA


Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is an Assistant Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, United States. He received his Ph.D. in Food Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman, WA and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Post-Harvest Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Prior to joining at University of Maine, he worked as Research Associate in the Food Allergy Research and Resources Program (FARRP) in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of various professional societies including the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), US.

Research Interest

o Thermal and non-thermal processing
o Engineering properties of food materials
o Transfer phenomena in processing
o Health benefits of antioxidants/phytochemicals in vegetables, fruits and cereals
o Phytochemical processing in foods
o Processing effects on food allergens