Dr. G.S. Vijaya Raghavan

Born in Shantigrama (Hassan), Karnataka, India on 10 November 1944. Educated at Channapatna Boy's High School, 1956-1959; National College, Bangalore, 1959-1960; Bangalore University, 1960-67, B. Engg. (Mech.) 1967; University of Guelph, 1969-1970, M.Sc. (Agr. Engg.) 1970; Colorado State University, 1970-73, Ph.D. (Agr. Engg.) 1973.

Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, 1987 to present date. Distinguished James McGIll Professor, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, 2023 to present date.

Lecturer, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, 1967-68; Chief Engineer, Mantronics Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 1973-74; Research Associate, 1974-77; Sessional Lecturer, 1975-1977; Assistant Professor, 1977-1983; and Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, 1983-1987; Hon. Post Graduate Professor, Division of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,1990-1996; Hon. Professor, Institute of Elemento Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1993-2003; Chair, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, 1993-2003.

Awards/Honours: The John Clark Award of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE), 1990; Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence, 1992,1996; Maple Leaf Award of the CSAE, 1997; Certificate of Merit Awarded by Drying Technology - An International Journal, 2000, 2011; ASAE Certificate, 2000; Outstanding Indo-Canadian Award from the National Indo-Canadian Council, 2002; Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Certificate of Achievements, 2004; CSAE Certificate of Commendation, 2004; James McGill Professor Award, 2002-2009, 2009-2016; Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) Distinguished Service Award, 2006; Proctor and Gamble Company Award for Excellence in Drying Research, 2006; Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Drying Technology Journal, 2007; Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), TNAU 2007, and UAS-Dharwad 2010; David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision & Teaching, 2007; Lifetime Achievement Award by the Drying Technology Journal, 2008; Arun S. Mujumdar Medal, International Drying Symposium (IDS), 2010; Member, Food Expert Advisory Committee, Health Canada, 2011-2016; Director, Applied Science and Engineering Division of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada (RSC), 2015-2017; President, Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE), 2016; President-elect, Academy of Science of the RSC, 2016-2017; Kishida International Award, ASABE, 2017; President, Academy of Science, RSC, 2017-2019; Member, Kishida International Award Committee, 2018; Treasurer and Director, RSC, 2021-2024.

Fellow: Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE); Royal Society of Canada (RSC); Indian Institution of Engineers (IIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE, presently ASABE, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers); Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineers (CSAE, presently CSBE, the Canadian Society for Bioengineering)

Research Areas: Post-harvest technologies, storage, drying, food processing, electro-technologies, microwave-assisted extraction, bio-energy, biochar, microbial fuel cells

Address: Distinguished James McGill Professor, McGill University, Department of Bioresource Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Steward Building, Room MS1-027, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, H9X 3V9, Canada; 398, Boulevard de l'Ile, Pincourt, Quebec, J7V 9Y3, Canada; [Tel: Off. (514) 398-8731; Res. (514) 453-6151; Fax: (514) 398-7990; Email: vijaya.raghavan@mcgill.ca]