Manager, Dairy Science Department
South Dakota State University, USA
Chenchaiah Marella, Ph D, MBA is the Manager of the Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing, Dairy Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in Dairy Technology and Dairy Engineering, respectively and Ph D in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. He worked as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Dairy Engineering in three agricultural universities in India. In the current position, he is responsible for formulating projects for developing dairy based ingredients specifically targeted for domestic and international markets, help dairy processors in their commercialization trials for dairy based ingredients, and manage the Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing. He has received highly sought-after awards, such as the 2008 Institute of Food Technologists Foundation’s scholarship winner, Manfred Kroger graduate research paper competition in Dairy Foods division finalist, and semifinalist in the 2009 Global Venture Challenge Idea 2 Product Competition conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, Institute of Food Technologists, American chemical Society and American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. He has received a lifetime membership from two professional organizations in India: the Indian Dairy Association and the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists.
Dr. Marella’s research interests include bioseparations, development of novel dairy based ingredients, food functionality, food processing unit operations, mathematical modeling of food processes, evaporation and drying, energy conservations in food processing.