Dr. Pubali Dhar currently serves as an associate professor and principal investigator at the Laboratory of Food Science & technology, Food & Nutrition division, University of Calcutta. Her research team is primarily engaged in exploring different aspects of functional food and lipid technology. Having an h-index of 12, i10 index 18, and >50 publications in International peer-reviewed high-impact journals with over 613 citations and substantial teaching experience of more than 18 years at both graduate and postgraduate level she has demonstrated her research and teaching acumen quite conspicuously and consistently. Her educational background in physiology and lipid science makes her one of the few experts who have contributed significantly in the development of novel nutraceuticals. She has supervised 10 PhD thesis and over 8 students are presently working. She has also supervised 4 doctoral students in the recent past all of whom are now well settled in their respective professional careers. Even as a doctoral and post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Dhar had demonstrated exceptional research skills. She has been awarded with the Dr. S. Hussain Zaheer Memorial award, 2007 for best research contribution in the last three calendar years on lipid technology instituted by Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi, an integral member of OTAI (Oil Technology Association of India) and also with P.B. Sen memorial award, 1999 instituted by the Physiological Society of India (PSI), New Delhi for the best research contribution in the field of Physiology and applied sciences. She has recently been awarded Dr. S D Thirumala Rao Memorial Award 2015 in the70th Annual Convention of Oil Technologists’ Association of India for her work on value added products from waste material of oil Industry. She has been awarded most prestigious Mrs. Sakuntala Dasgupta memorial award for research in the field of nutrition by Physiological Society of India (PSI) in the year 2016.
In addition, she is the Assistant Head of the OIL LABORATORY at the Department of Chemical technology, University of Calcutta, accredited with NABL standards along with Dr. Mahua Ghosh, (HEAD) Assistant professor, Department of Chemical technology, University of Calcutta.
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