DR. S. RAJARATHNAM
Dr. S. Rajarathnam retired as Head of the Department of Fruit and Vegetable Technology, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore-570020. He joined CFTRI in July 1974 and worked in various capacities and presently leading the Fruit and Vegetable Technology Department on handling of fresh fruits and vegetables, their value addition through processing, besides mushroom production and processing.So far he has filed 24 patents, 24 processes, and 41 research papers in International Journals besides 11 text book chapters and reviews with International publishers like Marcel Dekker, CRC, Academic Press (UK/USA). Also 19 papers were presented in various symposia. He was awarded the Technology Day Award on 11th July 2002 from the Ministry of Science and Technology for the contributions on Rural and Urban Applications of Mushrooms. He has been an identified referee to several International Journals of Society of Chemical Industries (UK), British Mycological Society (UK) and American Chemical Society (USA).