Dr Alok Kumar Srivastava
Director, Referral Food Lab, Mysore

Chief Scientist and Head Head, Food Safety and Analytical Quality Control Lab Professor, AcSIR CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore

About Dr Alok Kumar Srivastava

  • During 3 decades service at CSIR, developed expertise in fields of Cereal Science & Baking Technology, Rheology, Food Fortification, Oilseed processing, Protein quality, Food Safety, Food Contaminants and Analytics, Nutrition and Health, Quality Management Systems.
  • Date of Joining CSIR: 22.06.1987
  • Ph D in Food Sci. [Uni. of Mysore, 2000]; M Tech in Post Harvest Food Process Engineering [GB Pant Uni. Of Agril. & Tech. Pantnagar]
  • Director, Referral Food Lab (RFL) at CFTRI Mysore, under authorization of FSSAI, New Delhi.
  • Secretary- Research Council, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru (Since 2017- continued)
  • Recipient to CSIR-DAAD fellowship for 2 yrs research project in Germany.
  • 30 research publications in national/ international peer reviewed journals
  • 30 presentations in National / International conferences
  • 5 patents
  • 8 book chapters
  • 5 Process / Technology development
  • Awarded Best paper in ICFOST 1998 and 2004
  • Merit Award in CSIR Inter-Laboratory “Leadership Development” program.
  • Leadership to CFTRI departments like Food Safety & Analytical Quality Control Laboratory, Food Protectants & Infestation Control, Sensory Science.
  • Research Guidance to 14 postgraduate Master studies and 3 Ph.D. students (Ms Jaisheela Marry, Ms Sushma, Ms Amrita Ray) for their R&D projects
  • Qualified Lead Assessor of ISO, EIC & NABL Quality Management System.
  • Lead successfully to complete National R&D projects like 12th Five year plan on “S&T Interventions to Combat Malnutrition in Women and Children”, “Technology for nutritional fortification of wheat flour with micronutrients” (MFPI, GOI), “Mission Mode Project on Food Safety” (CSIR) and “Tree-Borne Oilseed processing and Value Addition” (NOVOD Board, GOI) and many other industrially sponsored projects like “Method Validation for Vitamins, fatty acids and minerals” and “Laboratory Establishment”.
  • Foreign assignments to Singapore, Denmark, Srilanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Germany
  • Human Resource Development and Skill Development Program- Regular faculty to AcSIR, M Sc Food Technology and Short-term Skill Development programs.
  • Former Vice President and Secretary, Association of Food Scientist & Technologists, India (AFST-I)
  • Editor to Indian Food Industry Journal of AFST (2007-2010).
  • Member of Scientific Panel of FSSAI on ‘Food Contaminants’ and “Method of Analysis” and Chairman of BIS Sectional Committee (FAD28) on “Methods for Food Products”.


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