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Deepa Agarwal

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Currently, working as PostDoc Research Fellow in Food science department. The current research project involves investigating the impact on structure and processing of different varieties of wheat and its impact on the functional properties of the wheat.

In past, worked as Research Associate at Pipers Crisps in knowledge transfer partnership with the University of Nottingham, UK. Research project involved around the understanding the key-player for instability of flavour potato crisps, root cause analysis of flavour instability and methods for minimizing the issues and new product development (flavour) for potato crisps. This project was funded by KTP, Innovate, UK.

Expertise Summary

Food Structure and Processing

Characterisation techniques such as Rheology, Dynamic Vapor sorption (DVS), Low Resolution NMR (Relaxation NMR) and WXRD (wide angle X-ray diffractometer)

KTP project involves all R&D activities at Pipers crisps ltd, lincoln, UK. This project involved technical skills such as: Flavour profiling (using HS-SPME-GC-MS), Sensory profiling of savoury food products and New Product Developments.

Teaching Summary

# Demonstrator for following techniques:

Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS) in collaboration with Surface Measurement Systems, UK

Rheology in collaboration with Anton Paar Rheometer systems, UK

# Taught Undergraduate Practical's:

1. Operation of Low Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (Relaxation NMR)

2. Rheological analysis of different polymeric suspension and gels

# Taught Postgraduate Practical's: Examine and Correlate the sensory and physical properties of tomato ketchups.

Agarwal Deepa, MacNaughan W., Foster T.J. (2015) Relaxation NMR and rheology in cellulosic materials. NMR workshop, The University of Nottingham, UK. (Talk)

Agarwal Deepa, Foster T.J., (2014) Rheological Properties of highly refined cellulose: carboxymethyl cellulose Mixtures compared to other commercially available Fibres. Annual European Rheology conference (AERC), Karlsruhe, Germany. (Talk)

Agarwal Deepa, Foster T.J., (2014) Investigation of the interaction between micro fibril cellulose and different polymeric additives in aqueous suspensions. 6th International conference on polymer behaviour (ICPB (6)), Vienne, Austria. (Talk)

Agarwal Deepa, MacNaughan W., Foster T.J., (2013) Investigate sorption and desorption phenomenon on cellulose based fruit fibres. EPNOE, Nice, France. (Talk)

Agarwal Deepa, Foster T.J., (2013) Rheological properties of highly refined cellulose: carboxymethyl cellulose mixtures compared to other commercially available fibres. Gums and Stabiliser for food industry, Wrexham, Whales, UK. (Poster)

Agarwal Deepa, Foster T.J., (2014) Investigation of the interaction between micro fibril cellulose (MFC) and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) as additives in aqueous suspensions. Anton Parr Rheology Course and Poster session, Nottingham, UK. (Poster)

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