Dr. Suresh Kumar Paramasivam

Born in Thittagudi, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu on 23 May 1978. Educated B.Sc Horticulture at HC&RI, Periyakulam, TNAU, 1995-99; M.Sc Horticulture at ANGRAU, Hyderabad, 1999-2001; Ph.D. (Horticulture) at IARI, New Delhi, 2002-2006. Three months training, 2012, Michigan state University, USA; 45 days training, TEAGASC, Dublin, Ireland, 2023.

Principal Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR- National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, Principal Scientist 2018 to date.

Scientist, 2007, ICAR- NAARM, Hyderabad, Telengana; Scientist, 2007, ICAR- RC NEHR, Meghalaya; Scientist 2007-2011, ICAR Research complex for NEH Region, AP Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh; Scientist 2011-12, ICAR- CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram; Senior Scientist 2012-15, ICAR- NIASM, Baramati, Maharashtra; Senior Scientist, ICAR- NRC Banana, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, 2015-18.

Awards/Honours: Best Technology Award. 2023. ICAR, New Delhi; Shri. D. P. Ghosh Memorial Young Scientist Award-2020. Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences. New Delhi; Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award- 2018. ICAR. July, 2019. New Delhi; Bioved Young Scientist Associate Award 2015, Allahabad, UP, India; Scientist of the year award-2014, Samgra Vikas Welfare Society, Lucknow; KU Patel memorial award, 2010, All India Food Processors Association, December 2011; Oral presentation award, 6 nos; Poster presentation award, 7 nos; Consultant, APEDA, New Delhi 2017; Consultant, VFPCK, 2021; Technical Expert, Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society, 2021-23; Member- Expert group, PM-DevINE project, NECTAR, Assam, 2023; Member, Scientific panel (SP 12), FSSAI, 2023-26; Editor- JHF 2014, JSPPR 2014, J Agrometeorology 2020, Review Editor- Frontiers, Food characterization, Nutrition, Food Science and Tech. CEO, CIC, PMFME.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences, 2022; Indian Society of Horticultural Research and Development, Uttarakhand, India, 2022; Confederation of Horticulture Association of India, 2019

Research Areas: Postharvest technology, Banana starch, Modified starches, Low glycemic products, Functional products, Food encapsulation, Nutraceuticals, Smart foods, Bioplastics, Composites

Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Thogamalai Road, Thayanur Post, Trichy 620102, Tamil Nadu; Flat# S2, C Block, Royal Vesta Apartments, Vayalur, Trichy 620102, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (0431) 2618125; Cell: 9626 2571 54; Email: psureshars@gmail.com; Suresh.paramasivam@icar.gov.in]