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Curriculum Vitae – March 2014
Manickavasagan Annamalai (Manick) Ph.D., P. Eng. (NB, Canada)
Citizenship – Canadian
Adjunct Professor
Department of Biosystems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Assistant Professor
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University
Al-Khod 123, PO Box 34, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: Office (968) 24143646, Mobile (968) 98813952
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
SUMMARY
Qualification
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Ph. D. (Biosystems Engineering), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
Certification in Higher Education Teaching (CHET), University of Manitoba, Canada
Licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Fredericton, NB,
CANADA
Training in Health Outcome Research (Design, Measurement, and Analysis Methods), Harvard School of Public
Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Research
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Expertise and Interests : ―Food for Health and Wellness: Quality assessment, processing, product development
and awareness creation‖
Publications: 131 technical articles (Journal Papers –34; Books Edited – 4; Book Chapters – 7; Technical Reports– 8;
Conference Proceedings – 17; Oral Presentations – 56; Technology Transfer and Monographs – 5)
Funded Research: As PI - OMR 202,276 (USD 521,872) through 8 projects; As CoI - OMR 220,200 (USD 568,116)
through 4 projects.
Research Awards: Young Researcher Award (2013), SQU; Canada Graduate Scholarship (2005-2007).
Teaching
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Asst. Professor, SQU:
o Expertise and Interests: Food and Process Engineering, Unit Operations in Food Processing, Post-harvest
Technology and Quality Management, Storage Engineering, Seminar and Presentation Skills.
o Course developed: Non-destructive Testing Techniques for Biological Products (SWAE 6203)
o Student Evaluation: More than 90% of students agreed positively in most of the teaching components in
student‘s evaluation (mean value of 4 years)
o Award: Nominated by Head of the Department for the ―Best Teacher Award-2013‖ at SQU
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, MB, Canada
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
Community service
 Chairman, Organizing Committee for the International Symposium on Whole Grain Products, Oman (2012)
 Coordinator, Sustainable Agriculture and Marine Environment Seminar (SAME) Series, SQU (2010-2013)
 Agricultural & Food Industry Experience – 7 years
 Canada Food Science Ambassador (2007-2008): Food Science Promotion – Program initiated by Canadian Institute of
Food Science and Technology
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EDUCATION
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Ph. D. – Food Engineering/Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of
Manitoba, CANADA – 2007 (OGPA 4.17/4.50)
Certification in Higher Education Teaching (CHET), University of Manitoba, CANADA – 2007
M. E. – Agricultural and Food Processing, College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University,
INDIA – 1997 (OGPA 9.12/10.00)
B. E. – Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, INDIA –
1995 (OGPA 3.82/4.00)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
INDUSTRY
Scientist
McCain Foods Limited, the largest food company in Canada
Feb. 2007 – Aug. 2009
 Chaired several projects in food processing, food product development, and instrument development for food quality
evaluation
Assistant Manager (Leaf Processing)
Godfrey Phillips India Limited, the Indian partners of Philip Morris Inc, USA
Nov. 1997 – Jan. 2002
 Led ―process optimization for yield improvement‖, ―quality index‖ and ―process degradation method for yield
determination‖ projects at green leaf threshing (GLT) plants
 Developed purchase plan, and administered leaf buying, handling, grading and warehousing
 Managed leaf processing for export market
 Supervised packed-product warehouses for inventory control, infestation control and shipping
ACADEMIC
Assistant Professor (Postharvest Technology & Food Processing)
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Aug. 2009 to the present
Teaching
Courses Taught
 Non-destructive Testing Techniques for Biological Products (SWAE 6203)
 Advanced Topics in Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering (SWAE 6009)
 Food and Process Engineering (FSHN 4100)
 Postharvest Technology and Quality Management (SWAE 3203)
 Seminar and Presentation Skills (CAMS 4002)
 Seminar and Presentation Skills (CAMS 3000)
 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (SWAE 2001)
Teaching and course development
 Developed the course ―Non-destructive Testing Techniques for Biological Products (SWAE 6203)‖ for
postgraduate students in agricultural and biological sciences
 Developed the curriculum and degree plan for the Agricultural Engineering program at the Soils, Water and
Agricultural Engineering Department (2010) along with other faculty members
 Implemented the ―Undergraduate Student Symposium‖ concept in CAMS 4002 in which students get an
opportunity to make a presentation to an external audience and gain more confidence in oral presentations
 Advised more than 40 undergraduate students in academic activities
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Research
Project Supervision
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Development of computer vision technology for quality assessment of dates in Oman (From 2011) – In Progress
Nutrification of traditional foods with Omani dates (From 2011) – In Progress
Whole wheat products development and awareness creation in Oman (2011 – 2013) – Completed
Omani halwa with healthy vegetable oils (From 2010) – Completed
Awareness of healthy diet among college students in Muscat, Oman (2010) ) – Completed
Research Supervision
Visiting Professors & Post-Doctoral Fellows
Dr. Marla Reicks - Visiting Professor
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota, MN, USA
(Project: Development of whole grain products)
– 2012
Dr. Thomas Gabriel - Visiting Professor
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering
University of Manitoba, MB, Canada
(Project: Computer vision for quality assessment of dates)
– 2012
Dr. Ihsaan Ebbas - Post-Doctoral Fellow
(Project: Development of whole grain products)
– 2011 to 2013
Dr. P. Mahinda Alahahoon - Post-Doctoral Fellow
(Project: Computer vision for quality assessment of dates)
– 2012 to 2013
Dr. Prathibha Ratheesh - Post-Doctoral Fellow
(Project: Nutrification of traditional foods with Omani dates)
– 2012
Graduate Students (5 completed, 4 in progress)
Teena Ann Mathew – PhD (Agricultural Engineering)
– From 2012
(Thesis: Visible and NIR imaging to identify fungal contamination in dates)
Chelladurai Vellaichamy – PhD (Biosystems Engineering)
(member) - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
(Thesis: Feasibility of storing Canola in harvest bags (silo bags))
– From 2011
Sawsana Hilal Salim Al-Rahbi – MSc (Agricultural Engineering)
(Thesis: Detecting surface cracks on dates using RGB imaging techniques)
In progress
In progress
– 2013
Karuppannan Ganeshmoorthy – MSc (Agricultural Engineering)
– 2013
(Thesis: Non-destructive measurement of total soluble solid (TSS) content of dates using NIR reflectance imaging)
Nawal Khamis Khalfan Al-Mezeini – MSc (Agricultural Engineering)
(Thesis: X-ray imaging of stored dates to detect infestation by saw-toothed beetles)
– 2013
Naima Hareb Abdullah Al Shukeili – MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
(Thesis: Classification of dates based on hardness using gray scale images)
– 2013
Halima Said Abdullah Al Dohani – MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
(Thesis: NIR imaging technique to detect hardness of dates)
– From 2012
In progress
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Hanan Salim Nasser Al Shekaili – MSc (Computer Engineering)
(committee member)
(Thesis: Artificial neural network (ANN) to classify date varieties)
– From 2011
In progress
Nafla Salem Said Al Waili – MSc (Agricultural Engineering)
– 2010
(Thesis: Physiological responses and post-harvest quality of banana as affected by storage conditions)
Research Assistants
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Teena Ann Mathew
Turkiya Khalfan Al-Busaidi
Safiah Elhadi
Sulaiman Saif Sulaiman Al-Harrasi
Fahima Ahmed Abdullah Al Balushi
Asma Mohammed Al-Maimani
Undergraduate Students (18)
Ahmed Muslem Salam Al-Mufargi
Ahmed Al-Souti
Abdullah Said Masoud Al-Mezeini
Rihal Said Salim Al Hashmi
Ahlam Salim Ali Al Sulti
Aysha Rashid N. Al Badi
Ibtisam Khamis Salim Al Mamari
Fathiya Mohammed Al Hadhrami
Azza Al Hadhrami
Iman Al Hagri
Iman Mohammed Al Badawi
Thouraya Ali Al Jahwari
Duaa Al Harrasi
Alaa Al Hinai
Kathiya Ali Alaufi
Khalsah Salim Al Hashmi
Asma Talib Al Hadhrami
Maruj Saif Al Sadi
–(Agricultural Engineering)
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– (Food Science)
– (Food Science)
– (Human Nutrition)
– (Human Nutrition)
– (Food Sciences)
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– (Agricultural Engineering)
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– (Soil Sciences)
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– 2010
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External Examiner
Venkatachalapathy N.
PhD (Agricultural Engineering)
(Project: Studies on continuous parboiling of paddy by steaming)
Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University, India
- 2012
Bushra Rashid Saif Al Ghafri
MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
(Project: Efficacy of date pits for primary prevention of colon cancer)
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
- 2013
Sithaara Suresh
MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
(Project: Thermal characteristics of date-pits powder)
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
-2013
Karima Al-Waleed Al-Hinai
MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
-2011
(Project: Instrumental texture profile analysis (TPA) of date-tamarind fruit leather with different types of
hydrocolloids)
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
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Chairman of Thesis Examining Committee
Khadeeja Sulaiman Al-Aamri
MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
(Project: Nutritional assessment of Omani Adults Undergoing Chronic Hemodialysis
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
-2013
Ahood Ahmed Hamed Al-Jabri
MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)
-2013
(Project: Effect of dietary supplementation of figs (Ficus carica L.) grown in Oman on Alzheimer’s disease transgenic
mice model)
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Research Publications: Please see Appendix I
Research Grants and Consultancies: Please see Appendix II
Scholarships and Awards: Please see Appendix III
Training in Agriculture and Food Industries: Please see Appendix IV
Leadership Skills: Please see Appendix V
Professional Services: Please see Appendix VI
Adjunct Professor
Department of Biosystems Engineering
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada
From Sep 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, USA
July – Aug. 2011
Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
Aug. 2003 – Jan. 2007
 Developed monochrome imaging, NIR hyperspectral imaging and thermal imaging systems for western Canadian wheat
class identification
 Developed thermal imaging system to detect hidden infestation in wheat (single kernel analysis)
 Developed thermal imaging system to detect hotspots in stored grain silos
 Evaluated non-uniformity of heating in pilot-scale industrial microwave drier and domestic microwave ovens
 Organized the purchase of processing equipment for a pilot plant at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and
Nutraceuticals, University of Manitoba, Canada
 Supervised 1 PG Research Assistant and 2 UG summer students
Research Assistant
Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
 Designed seedling bagging machine for oil palm seeds
 Developed precision farming approaches for oil palm plantations
Feb. 2002 – Aug. 2003
Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Agricultural Food Processing, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India
June 1995 – July 1997
 Investigated water consumption, product output and effluent generation at tapioca processing plants
 Developed a hydrocyclone system to concentrate tapioca starch milk
 Assisted in the teaching of courses for graduate students – ―Unit operations in food processing‖, ―Agricultural waste
byproducts utilization‖ and ―Storage engineering‖
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, Canada
Professional Member, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA
Member, International Society of Food Engineering (ISFE), UK
Member, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), Canada
Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE)
Member, Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE), Canada
Member, Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN), India
Member, Ageing and Dementia Research Group, Oman
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APPENDIX I
PUBLICATIONS
JOURNALS (Total-34)
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Manickavasagan, A., N.K. Al-Mezeini and H.N. Al-Shekaili. 2014. RGB color imaging technique for
grading of dates. Scientia Horticulturae (Accepted).
Manickavasagan, A., H.N. Al-Shekaili, G. Thomas, M.S. Rahman, N. Guizani and D.S. Jayas. 2013. Edge
detection features to evaluate hardness of dates using monochrome images. Food and Bioprocess
Technology (Accepted).
Manickavasagan, A., P.M.K. Alahakoon, A., Turkiya, A., Seif, A.K. Al-Wahaibi, A.A. AlRaeesi, R. Al-Yahyai and D.S. Jayas. 2013. Disinfestation of stored dates using microwave energy. Journal
of Stored Products Research 55: 1-5.
Teena, M., A. Manickavasagan, A. Mothershaw, E. Safiah and D.S. Jayas. 2013. Potential of machine
vision techniques for detecting fecal and microbial contamination of food products – A review. Food and
Bioprocess Technology 6(7): 1621-1634.
Manickavasagan, A., M. Reicks ,V. Singh, A. Sawsana, A. M. Intisar and R. Lakshmy. 2013.
Acceptability of a reformulated grain based food: Implications for increasing whole grain consumption.
Food Science and Human Wellness (DOI: 10.1016/j.fshw.2013.06.002).
Manickavasagan, A. and J. N. Al-Sabahi. 2013. Reduction of saturated fat in traditional foods by
substituting healthy fat - A case study with halwa. Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic
and Applied Sciences (DOI: 10.1016/j.jaubas.2013.06.003).
Manickavasagan, A., G.R. Dubasi, M.S. Rahman and M.M. Essa. 2013. Informal group intervention
technique to promote a healthy dietary habit in adults. International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology,
Neurological Diseases 3: 24-28.
Manickavasagan, A., M. Teena, Z. H. Al-Attabi and I. M. Al-Zakwani. 2013. Dates as substitute for
added sugar in traditional foods – A case study with idli. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 25
(11): (DOI: 10.9755/ejfa.v25i11.14920).
Al-Rahbi, S., A. Manickavasagan, R. Al-Yahyai, L. Khriji and P. Alahakoon. 2013. Detecting surface
cracks on dates using color imaging technique. Food Science and Technology Research (In Press).
Manickavasagan, A., L. K. Al-Subhi, A. A. Al-Mahdouri, A. S. Al-Mufargi, A. Al-Souti and A. M. AlMezeini. 2013. Knowledge in healthy diet among college students of Muscat. . International Journal of
Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases (In Press).
Thomas, G., A. Manickavasagan and R. Al-Yahyai. 2013. Contrast enhancement using brightness
preserving histogram equalization technique for classification of date varieties. The Journal of Engineering
Research (accepted) .
Manickavasagan, A., M. Insaaf and S. Dev. 2012. Rheological properties of rice-blackgram batter while
replacing white rice with brown rice. Food Science and Technology International (DOI:
10.1177/1082013213483612).
Thomas, G., A. Manickavasagan and R. Al-Yahyai. 2012. Classification of dates varieties and effect of
motion blurring on standarized moment features. Journal of Food Measurement & Characterization 6(1-4):
21-26.
Opara, U.L., R. Al-Yahyai, N. Al-Waili, F. Al-Said, M. R. Al-Ani, A. Manickavasagan and A. AlMahdouri. 2012. Effect of storage conditions on physico-chemical attributes and physiological responses of
‗milk‘ (Musa spp., AAB group) banana during fruit ripening. International Journal of Postharvest
Technology and Innovation 2 (4): 370-386.
Opara, U.L., R. Al-Yahyai, N. Al-Waili, F. Al-Said, M. R. Al-Ani, A. Manickavasagan and A. AlMahdouri. 2012. Pos tharvest responses of ‗Malindi‘ Cavendish banana to various storage conditions.
International Journal of Fruit Science 13(4): 373-388.
Manickavasagan, A., Gabriel, T, Al-Yahyai, R. and M. Hema. 2012. Brightness preserving histogram
equalization (BPHE) technique for classification of dates. International Journal of Image Processing and
Vision Sciences 1 (3-4): 27-29.
Ganeshmoorthy, K., M. Govindaraj, K. Alagusundaram and A. Manickavasagan. 2012. Conceptual design
of a semi automatic on-farm fruit and vegetable washer. Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and
Latin America 44(2): 22-25.
Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, N.D.G. White and J. Paliwal. 2010. Wheat class identification using
thermal imaging. Food and Bioprocess Technology 3(3): 450-460.
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19. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas and R. Vadivambal. 2009. Temperature distribution in ready-to-eat
chicken pie. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 51:3.39-3.44.
20. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2008. Thermal imaging to detect infestation by
Cryptolestes ferrugineus inside wheat kernels. Journal of Stored Products Research 44(2): 186-192.
21. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, N.D.G. White and J. Paliwal. 2008. Technical Note: Wheat class
identification using thermal imaging – A potential innovative technique. Transactions of the ASABE 51(2):
649-651.
22. Manickavasagan, A., G. Sathya, D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2008. Wheat class identification using
monochrome images. Journal of Cereal Science 47(3): 518-527.
23. Manickavasagan, A., G. Sathya, D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2008. Comparison of illuminations to
identify wheat classes using monochrome images. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 63(2): 237244.
24. Mahesh, S., A. Manickavasagan, D.S.Jayas, J. Paliwal and N.D.G. White. 2008. Feasibility of NearInfrared hyperspectral imaging to differentiate wheat classes. Biosystems Engineering 101(1): 50-57.
25. Manickavasagan, A. and D.S. Jayas. 2007. Infrared thermal imaging for agricultural and food
applications. Stewart Postharvest Review 3(5): 1-8.
26. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2007. Germination of wheat grains from non-uniform
heating after microwave treatment in an industrial microwave drier. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 49:
3.23- 3.27.
27. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2006. Non-uniformity of surface temperature of
grains after microwave treatment in an industrial microwave drier. Drying Technology 24: 1559-1567.
28. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, N.D.G. White and F. Jian. 2006. Thermal imaging of a stored grain silo
to detect a hot spot. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 22(6): 891-897.
29. Manickavasagan, A. and K. Thangavel. 2006. Single hydrocyclone for cassava starch milk. Agricultural
Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America 37(1): 80-84.
30. Manickavasagan, A. and K. Thangavel. 2006. A survey on water consumption and product output from
ten sago factories in India. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science 29 (1): 67-72.
31. Manickavasagan, A., John Gunasekar and P. Doraisamy. 2007. Trends in Indian flue cured virginia
tobacco (Nicotiana tobaccum): I. Harvesting, curing and grading. Research Journal of Agriculture and
Biological Sciences 3(6): 676-681.
32. Manickavasagan, A., John Gunasekar and P. Doraisamy. 2007. Trends in Indian flue cured virginia
tobacco (Nicotiana tobaccum): II. Threshing, packing and warehousing. Research Journal of Agriculture
and Biological Sciences 3(6): 682-686.
33. Manickavasagan, A., A. Sampathrajan, P.R. Manigandan, S. Manivannan, F. Magdalene Eljeeva Emerald,
R. Malarkodi, and S. Mangalam. 2005. An Experimental study on solar flat plate collector using an
alternative working fluid. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology 13 (2): 147-161.
34. Thangavel, K., R. Kailappan, A. Manickavasagan and M.S. Sajeev. 1998. Studies on single
hydrocyclone for concentration of cassava starch. Journal of Root Crops 24(1): 37-42.
BOOKS EDITED
1. Ambrose, D.C.P., A. Manickavasagan and R. Naik. 2014. Processing of Leafy Medicinal Herbs. CABI,
Oxford shire, UK (Accepted).
2. Manickavasagan, A. and H.P.W. Jayasuriya. 2013. Imaging with Electromagnetic Spectrum –
Applications in Food and Agriculture. Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany (In Press).
3. Manickavasagan, A., M.M. Essa, and E. Sukumar. 2012. Dates - Production, Processing, Food, and
Medicinal Values, Taylor & Francis Group: New York, NY (Print ISBN: 978-1-4398-4945-3; Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-4398-4947-7).
4. Essa, M.M., A. Manickavasagan and E. Sukumar. 2012. Natural Products and Disease Prevention, Nova
Science Publishers Inc. Hauppauge, NY.
BOOK CHAPTERS
1. M. Teena and A. Manickavasagan. 2013. Near infrared thermal imaging. In Imaging With
Electromagnetic Spectrum – Applications in Food and Agriculture, Ed. Manickavasagan, A. and H.P.W.
Jayasuriya Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany (accepted)
2. Manickavasagan, A., and N. Yasasvy. 2013. Gamma ray imaging. In Imaging With Electromagnetic
Spectrum – Applications in Food and Agriculture, Ed. Manickavasagan, A. and H.P.W. Jayasuriya
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany (accepted)
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Manickavasagan, A. and A. Rashid. 2012. Computer vision technology for quality assessment of dates. In
Dates - Production, Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values, Editors - Manickavasagan, A., M.M. Essa,
and E. Sukumar, PP-217-226, Taylor & Francis Group: New York, NY.
Rashid, A. and A. Manickavasagan. 2012. An overview of date palm cultivation. In Dates - Production,
Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values, Editors - Manickavasagan, A., M.M. Essa, and E. Sukumar, pp. 312, Taylor & Francis Group: New York, NY.
Manickavasagan, A. Dates – A potential substitute for added sugar in foods. In Dates - Production,
Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values, Editors - Manickavasagan, A., M.M. Essa, and E. Sukumar, PP317-322, Taylor & Francis Group: New York, NY.
Balasubramaniyan, B. and A. Manickavasagan. 2012. Processing and medicinal values of selected spices.
In Natural Products and Disease Prevention, Editors - M.M. Essa, A. Manickavasagan and E. Sukumar, PP
485-505, Nova Science Publishers Inc. Hauppauge, NY.
Manickavasagan, A. and B. Balasubramaniyan. 2012. Process optimization and minimal processing
techniques to retain bioactive compound in food products. In Natural Products and Disease Prevention,
Editors - M.M. Essa, A. Manickavasagan and E. Sukumar, 473-483, Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Hauppauge, NY.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
1. Thomas, G. and A. Manickavasagan. 2014. Texture analysis using income inequality metrics. In 2014
IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology conference (I 2MTC), May 12-15,
Montevideo, Uruguay (Accepted)
2. Manickavasagan, A., H. Neima Al-Shekaili and Gabriel Thomas. 2013. Computer vision technique to
classify dates based on hardness. In International Conference on Computing, Engineering and
Communication Technologies – ICCECT, August 14-15 in Bangkok, Thailand, 38-41.
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Manickavasagan, A., S. Al-Rahbi, R. Al-Yayai and L. Khriji. 2013. Image processing technique to detect
surface defects in dates. Proceedings of International Conference on Research Trends in Computer
Technologies ICRTCT – 2013, January 30 & 31, Coimbatore, India. pp. 250-252.
4. Gabriel, T., A. Manickavasagan, and A. Rashid. 2012. Image classification based on bit plane slicing.
International Conference on Recent Trends in Computer Science and Engineering, May 3-4, Chennai, India
(Published in CD).
5. Al-Yahyai and A. Manickavasagan. 2013. Quality of Dates: Influencing factors and assessment methods.
Acta Horticulture. (Accepted).
6. Manickavasagan, A. 2011. Texture profile analysis (TPA) of Omani halwa while replacing ghee with
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vegetable oils (Paper ID 10). 2011. Annual General Meeting of Canadian Society of Bioengineers, July 10 13. Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Manickavasagan, A. 2010. Trends in quality assessment of food during processing. International
symposium on new technologies for the food processing industry 67-73. Dec. 19-21, Muscat, Oman.
Manickavasagan, A and H. P. W. Jayasuriya. 2010. Food product development for health and wellness by
modifying traditional foods – A case study in Sultanate of Oman. Paper No. IAEC 2010/O-32. International
Agricultural Engineering Conference, Sept. 16th—20th, Shanghai, China (Published in CD)
Al-Waili, N., Opara, L., Al-Yahyai, R., Al-Ani, M., Al-Mahdhori, A. and A. Manickavasagan. 2010.
Physiological responses and postharvest quality of banana as affected by storage conditions. In the
Proceedings of the workshop on Integrated Approaches to Fruit Production and Postharvest Management in
Arid Climates. Edited by Al-Yahyai, R.,Al-Said, F.A., Deadman, M.L., and L. Opara. 78-86.
Mahesh, S., A. Manickavasagan, D.S. Jayas, J. Paliwal and N.D.G. White. 2007. Near-Infrared
hyperspectral imaging to differentiate wheat classes. Paper No. 076180, American Society of Agricultural
and Biological Engineering, St. Joseph, MI. (Available online)
Chacon, M., A. Manickavasagan, D.F. Tapia, T. Gabriel and D.S. Jayas. 2007. Segmentation of wheat
grains in thermal images based on pulse coupled neural networks. Paper No. 2735. IEEE International
Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2007), San Antonio, TX.
Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, R. Vadivambal and N.D.G. White. 2006. Temperature variations on
ready to eat chicken pie after microwave treatment. In Proceedings of Young Researchers Conference on
Applied Sciences Vol. 5, 345-353, UITM, Subang, Malaysia.
Sathya, G., A. Manickavasagan and D.S. Jayas. 2006. Determining the proportion of contrasting wheat
class in CWRS wheat using machine vision. 40th Annual Convention of the Indian Society of Agricultural
Engineers, Jan 19-21, 2006, Coimbatore, India. (Published in CD).
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14. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, R. Vadivambal and N.D.G. White. 2005. Thermal imaging to study the
heating pattern of wheat in an industrial microwave drier. In Proceedings of Inframation Vol. 5, 345-353,
Infrared Training Centre, North Billerica, MA.
15. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2005. Thermal imaging to identify western Canadian
wheat classes. Paper No. 056078, Am. Soc. Agric. Eng., St. Joseph, MI. (Available online).
16. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, N.D.G. White and J. Paliwal. 2005. Applications of thermal imaging in
Agriculture – A review. Paper No. 05-002. CSAE/SCGR (Can. Soc. Agric. Eng.), Mansonville, QC.
(Available online).
17. Manickavasagan, A., Azmi Yahya, Mohd. Nizan Jaafar, Wan Ishak and Desa Ahmad 2003.Time and
motion analysis for oil palm seedling bagging. In Proceedings of 3rd National Seed Symposium: 90-94,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
CONFERENCE AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
1. A. Manickavasagan, M. A. Teena, L. Ravikanth and D. S. Jayas. 2014. Detection of fungal infected dates
using NIR-Hyperspectral imaging (Paper ID: 1899173). ASABE and CSBE | SCGAB Annual International
Meeting, July 13 – 16, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Accepted).
2. Nawal Al-Mezeini, A. Manickavasagan and Thomas Gabriel. 2013. Comparison of Classifiers in
Identification of Infested Dates using X-ray Images. In International Conference on Biotechnology and
Food Engineering – ICBFE, August 24-25, Singapore.
3. Neima Al-Shekaili, A. Manickavasagan and Nawal Al-Mezeini. 2013. Artificial Neural Network (ANN)
to Classify Dates based on Hardness using Gray Scale Images. In International Conference on
Biotechnology and Food Engineering – ICBFE, August 24-25, Singapore.
4. Sawsana Al-Rahbi, A. Manickavasagan and Thomas Gabriel. 2013. Back Propagation Neural Network
(BPNN) to Detect Surface Crack on Dates using RGB images. In International Conference on
Biotechnology and Food Engineering – ICBFE, August 24-25, Singapore.
5. Manickavasagan, A., Ganeshmoorthy, K., and Alahakoon, P.M.K. 2013. Total soluble solid (TSS)
measurement in dates at tamr stage using NIR reflectance imaging. Annual General Meeting of Canadian
Society for Bioengineering CSBE/SCGAB, July 7-10 2013 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
6. Manickavasagan, A., Ihsan Abbas, Lorna Cork and Mohib Ahmed Khan. 2013. Samoon bread: changes in
nutritional and sensory qualities while replacing refined wheat flour with whole wheat flour. Annual
General Meeting of Canadian Society for Bioengineering CSBE/SCGAB, July 7-10 2013 in Saskatoon,
SK, Canada.
7. Manickavasagan, A, Ihsan Abbas, Lorna Cork, Mohib Ahmed Khan and Sawsana Al-Rahbi. 2013.
Acceptability of whole wheat Khubs and Rikhal. In Proceedings of Workshop on Promotion of Whole
Grain Consumption. June 20, 2013 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, PP 15.
8. Manickavasagan, A, Ihsan Abbas, Lorna Cork, Mohib Ahmed Khan and Sawsana Al-Rahbi. 2013.
Sensory qualities of whole wheat samoon bread. In Proceedings of Workshop on Promotion of Whole
Grain Consumption. June 20, 2013 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, PP 14.
9. Ihsan Abbas, A. Manickavasagan Lorna Cork, Mohib Ahmed Khan and Sawsana Al-Rahbi. 2013. Whole
grain consumption pattern in Oman. In Proceedings of Workshop on Promotion of Whole Grain
Consumption. June 20, 2013 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, PP 7.
10. Alahakoon, P.M.K. and A. Manickavasagan. 2013. Color adjustment of digital images acquired under
non-standard lighting conditions. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26,
Muscat, Oman.
11. Ganeshmoorthy, K., A. Manickavasagan, P.M.K. Alahakoon, , S. Al–Adawi, H. Al – Hajry and L. Khriji.
2013. Non–destructive measurement of total soluble solids (TSS) content of Khalas dates using NIR
imaging. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26, Muscat, Oman.
12. Al-Mezeini, N., A. Manickavasagan, Al-Yahyai, R. and Al-Wahaibi, A.K. 2013. X-ray imaging to detect
infestation in stored dates by saw-toothed beetle (Oryzaephilus Surinamensis). International Conference on
Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26, Muscat, Oman.
13. Teena, M., A. Manickavasagan and A. Mothershaw. 2013. The potential of machine vision technique in
detection of fecal, microbial and mycotoxin contamination of food products. International Conference on
Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26, Muscat, Oman.
14. Turkiya, A., Alahakoon, P.M.K., Manickavasagan, A., R. Al-Yahyai, A.K. Al-Wahaibi , S. Al–Adawi and
H. Al–Hajry. 2013. Disinfestation of stored dates using microwave energy. International Conference on
Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26, Muscat, Oman.
15. Al-Shekaili, N. and A. Manickavasagan. 2013. Classification of dates based on hardness using gray scale
images. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26, Muscat, Oman.
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16. Al-Rahbi, S., A. Manickavasagan, R. Al-Yayai, L. Khriji. 2013. Detecting Surface Cracks on Dates using
RGB Imaging Technique. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Feb 24-26, Muscat,
Oman.
17. Prathibha, R., A. Manickavasagan and N. Sivakumar. 2013. Dates: A prebiotic to enhance fermentation
and as an alternative to white sugar in traditional convenience foods (TCF). International Symposium on
Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Region-ISBCSAR, Feb 10-13, Muscat, Sultanate of
Oman.
18. Manickavasagan, A. 2012. Reduction of added sugar intake by fruits as substitute – A case study with
dates idli. IAPEN - First Annual Meet and Conference on Malnutrition and Food Adulteration, August 4,
Bangalore, India.
19. Manickavasagan, A., Gabriel, T, Al-Yahyai, R. and M. Hema. 2012. Brightness preserving histogram
equalization (BPHE) technique for classification of dates. International Conference on Computational
Vision and Robotics, August 19, 2012, Bhubaneswar, India.
20. Manickavasagan, A., Al-Yahyai, R. and T. Gabriel. 2012. Classification of date varieties using statistical
classifiers. NABEC-CSBE Joint Meeting and Technical Conference, July 15-18, Orillia, ON, Canada.
21. Al-Yahyai, R. and A. Manickavasagan. 2012. Fruit quality of date palm: Influencing Factors and
Assessment Methods. The 7th International Postharvest Symposium (IPS2012), June 25-29, 2012, KL,
Malaysia.
22. Manickavasagan, A. 2012. Update on whole grain consumption in India and Middle East regions. Whole
Grain Summit: May 20-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
23. Manickavasagan, A. Al-Rahbi Sawsana, Al-Zakwani Mohd. Intisar and Rajesh Lakhsmi. 2012. Sensory
properties of idli while replacing white rice with brown rice. International Symposium on Whole Grain
Products, April 14-15, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
24. Mathew, T.A., A. Manickavasagan, Seif Al-Adawi and Hamad Al-Hajry. 2012. Identification of whole
grain products. International Symposium on Whole Grain Products, April 14-15, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate
of Oman.
25. Al- Rahbi, S., T.A., A. Manickavasagan, Seif Al-Adawi and Hamad Al-Hajry. 2012. Health benefits of
millet grains. International Symposium on Whole Grain Products, April 14-15, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of
Oman.
26. Al-Mezeini, N., A. Manickavasagan, Seif Al-Adawi and Hamad Al-Hajry. 2012. Availability of whole
grain products in supermarkets of Sultan Qaboos University. International Symposium on Whole Grain
Products, April 14-15, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
27. Ganeshmoorthy, K., A. Manickavasagan, Thenmozhi, Seif Al-Adawi and Hamad Al-Hajry. 2012.
Innovative approaches to develop ragi (Eleusinecoracana) products for healthy diet. International
Symposium on Whole Grain Products, April 14-15, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
28. Al-Shekaili, N., A. Manickavasagan, Seif Al-Adawi and Hamad Al-Hajry. 2012. Opportunities and
challenges for whole grain products consumption in Oman. International Symposium on Whole Grain
Products, April 14-15, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
29. Manickavasagan, A. and A. Rashid.2012. Computer vision and digital image processing technology for
quality assessment and management of agricultural products. ―Paper ID: IP77) International conference on
computational Intelligence and Information technology, March 2-3, Coimbatore, India.
30. Manickavasagan, A. 2011. Opportunities for food industries in health food sector. National Conference on
Career and Research Trends in Food Processing, Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Ministry
of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, June 24-25. Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
31. Manickavasagan, A. 2011. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) to classify Omani date varieties (Paper ID
9). 2011. Annual General Meeting of Canadian Society of Bioengineers, July 10 -13. Winnipeg, MB,
Canada.
32. Manickavasagan, A., Sawsana, H.S.A., Al-Yahyai, R. and Khriji, L. 2011. Classification of Omani date
varieties by computer vision. ASABE Annual International Meeting, August 7 -10. Louisville, KY, USA.
33. Manickavasagan, A., Ibtism and Aysha. 2011. Sensory qualities of Omani halwa while replacing ghee
with vegetable oils. ASABE Annual International Meeting, August 7 -10. Louisville, KY, USA.
34. Manickavasagan, A. and Zakaria. 2011. Sensory qualities of Omani halwa with healthy vegetable oils.
Innovation Fair Oman (INFOM), Feb. 9 – 10, Muscat, Oman.
35. Manickavasagan, A. 2010. Effect of informal discussions on healthy food in behavioral changes. Paper
No. 1010027. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 20 – 23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
36. Manickavasagan, A., Mohamed Essa, Amant Ali and Mustafa Waly. 2010. Assessment of health food
awareness in Sultanate of Oman. Paper No. 1010025. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 20 – 23,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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37. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas, M. Subramaniam and A. Sarkar, 2010. Thermal imaging to monitor flour
temperature in wheat mills. Paper No. 1010012. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 20 – 23,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
38. Manickavasagan, A. and D.S. Jayas. 2010. Free-fatty-acid values of wheat grains from uneven microwave
heating in a continuous type microwave dryer. Paper No. 1010004. ASABE Annual International Meeting,
June 20 – 23, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
39. Manickavasagan, A. 2010. Effect of informal discussions on healthy food in behavioral changes. Paper
No. 1010027. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 20 – 23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
40. Manickavasagan, A., D.S. Jayas and R. Vadivambal. 2010. Temperature rise and non-uniformity in
chicken soup after microwave. Paper No. 1010003. ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 20 – 23,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
41. Manickavasagan, A. 2010. Thermal Imaging – Principle and Applications. Workshop on Imaging
Applications in Biological and Agricultural Biological Sciences, April 28, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
42. Essa, M.M., M. Waly, A. Ali and A. Manickavasagan. 2010. Screening the levels of reactive nitorgen
species, protein oxidation, lipid oxidation and energy metabolite (pyruvate) in autistic children in Sultanate
of Oman. International Conference of Intl Society for Autism Research, May 20 - 22, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA.
43. Manickavasagan, A., A. Rashid and M.M. Essa. 2010. Computer vision technology for potential
applications in date palm industry. Fourth International Date Palm Conference (FIDPC), March 15 – 17.
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
44. Manickavasagan, A., M. Al-Ani, A. Al-Lawati and A. Al-Mahdouri. 2009. Thermal Imaging for Quality
Evaluation of Agricultural and Food Products in Sultanate of Oman. National Farmers Day, Agricultural
Experimental Station, Sultan Qaboos University, November 09, Al-Khoud, Sultanate of Oman.
45. Jayas, D.S. and A. Manickavasagan. 2008. Application of thermal imaging in food industries. 6 th
International Food Convention, Newer challenges in food science and technology: Industrial Perspective,
December 15-19, Mysore, India.
46. Jayas, D.S., C. Karunakaran, A. Manickavasagan, F. Jian and R. Vadivambal. 2007. Detection, movement
and control of insects in stored grains – A summary of research at the University of Manitoba. A keynote
address presented at AZRA Conference, July 13-14, Hyderabad, India.
47. Manickavasagan, A., S. Mahesh, D. S. Jayas, J. Paliwal and N.D.G. White. 2007. NIR Hyperspectral
imaging to detect infestation by Cryptolestes ferrugineus inside wheat kernels. Paper No. 80, Joint meeting
of north central branch of the entomological society of America and entomological society of Manitoba,
March 25-28, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
48. Desai, S., A. Manickavasagan, D.S. Jayas and R. Currie. 2007. Temperature changes in honey bees due to
infestation by parasitic mites. Paper No. 34, Joint meeting of north central branch of the entomological
society of America and entomological society of Manitoba, March 25-28, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
49. Griffiths, K., A. Manickavasagan, D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2006. Thermal imaging to detect
infestation inside wheat kernels. NSERC Poster competition, University of Manitoba, September 18,
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA.
50. Shields, C., A. Manickavasagan, D.S. Jayas and N.D.G. White. 2006. Wheat class identification using
machine vision. NSERC Poster competition, University of Manitoba, September 18, Winnipeg, MB,
CANADA.
51. Manickavasagan, A., S. Desai, D.S. Jayas. and R.W. Currie. 2006. Thermal imaging to study
thermoregulation of bees while infested by mites. Paper No. CSBE06184. CSBE/SCGAB (Can. Soc. for
Bioengineering), Mansonville, QC, CANADA.
52. Desai, S., A. Manickavasagan, D.S. Jayas and R. Currie. 2005. Temperature changes on honey bees due to
infestation by Varroa Mite. Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Alberta and Entomological
Society of Canada, Ottawa, ON, CANADA.
53. Manickavasagan, A., Thangavel, K. and D.S. Jayas. 2004. An overview of water consumption and
effluent production in tapioca processing industry (MB04-105). In North Central ASAE/CSAE Conference,
September 24-25, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA.
54. Hilmi, H.S.M., E. Elias, H.S. Adam and A. Manickavasagan. 2004. Reducing water use of wheat by
closing cracks in the field. First Asian conference on precision agriculture, May 11-13, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
55. Manickavasagan, A. 1996. Pollution free production technologies*. In “Target-96” Conference, Regional
Engineering College, March 2-3, Trichy, India (* Presented in Tamil, regional language).
56. Manickavasagan, A. 1994. Integrated farming systems*. In “Target-94” Conference, Regional
Engineering College, January 21-22, Trichy, India (* Presented in Tamil, regional language).
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TECHNICAL REPORTS
1. Manickavasagan. A. and K. A. Mohib. 2013. Product development with whole wheat. Atyab Food Tech
LLC (Oman Flour Mills), Oman.
2. Manickavasagan. A. and J. Calvert. 2009. Assessment of thermal imaging technology for potential
application in gauging freezing effectiveness as determined by profiling product temperatures exit freeze
tunnel. Potato Processing Technology Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
3. Manickavasagan. A., 2009. Infrared thermal imaging to determine freezing quality of potato. Potato
Processing Technology Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
4. Manickavasagan. A., 2008. Blanch optimization in potato processing. Potato Processing Technology
Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
5. Manickavasagan. A., 2008. Effect of bed depth during OZ blanching on texture of final French fries.
Potato Processing Technology Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
6. Manickavasagan. A., 2008. OZ blanching for high sugar raw potato. Potato Processing Technology
Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
7. Manickavasagan. A., 2007. Screening of potato varieties by texture. Potato Processing Technology
Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
8. Manickavasagan. A., 2007. Potential applications of high pressure processing (HPP) in potato industry.
Potato Processing Technology Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada.
MONOGRAPHS
1. Ghosh, P.K. and A. Manickavasagan. 2006. Resources for teaching in the disciplines: Resource manual
for instructors in Biosystems Engineering. University Teaching Services, University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
1. Manickavasagan, A. 2012. Thermal imaging in agriculture. Mind Over Matters, Horizon 138-140. Sultan
Qaboos University Press, Sultanate of Oman.
2. Manickavasagan, A. and R. Al-Yahyai. 2012.Development of Computer vision technology for quality
assessment of dates in Oman. Al Tayebaat 2:44-45.
3. Manickavasagan, A. 1997. Oil extraction from rice bran. A talk in All India Radio, March 28, 1997, 6:40
pm IST, Coimbatore, India.
4. Manickavasagan, A. 1994. Resource efficient farming system. A talk in All India Radio, May 06, 6:40 pm,
IST, Coimbatore, India.
INVITED LECTURES
1.
2.
3.
4.
Food Processing and Product Development for Health and Wellness, College of Home Science,
Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Madurai, India (2011)
Global Opportunities for Agricultural Engineers, Department of Food Process Engineering, Tamilnadu
Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India (2010)
Computer Vision Technology for the Quality Evaluation of Agricultural and Food Products,
Sustaining Agricultural and Marine Environments (SAME) Seminar Series organized by College of
Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman (2009).
Thermal Imaging, for the course ―Analysis and Design of Biomachinery‖ at the department of Biosystems
Engineering, University of Manitoba (Course teacher: Dr. Ying Chen) (2006).
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APPENDIX II
RESEARCH GRANTS
Project
Funding Agency
Amount
Period
Role
1.
Nutrification of traditional
desserts with Omani dates
Sultan Qaboos
University
OMR
9,000
US$ 23220
20142015
PI
2.
Nutrification of traditional
foods with Omani dates
Sultan Qaboos
University
OMR
6,000
US$ 15480
20112013
PI
3.
Development of computer
vision technology for
quality assessment of dates
in Oman
The Research Council
(TRC), Oman
OMR
109,100
US$ 281,478
20112013
PI
4.
Whole wheat products
development and
awareness creation in
Oman
OMR
28,740
US$ 74,149
20112012
PI
5.
Whole wheat products
development and
awareness creation in
Oman
Atyab Food Tech LLC
(Oman Flour Mills,
Oman)
OMR
3,000
US$ 7,740
200112012
PI
6.
Post-harvest quality
assessment and value
addition to Omani dates
Dean‘s seed fund, SQU,
Oman
OMR 700
US$1,806
2010
PI
7.
Walnut and Parkinson
Sultan Qaboos
University
OMR
9,000
US$ 23220
20142015
CoI
8.
Feasibility of soft-coral
and sea cucumber
identification using fluid
particle imaging and
automated shape analysis
Sultan Qaboos
University
OMR
9,000
US$ 23,220
20122014
CoI
9.
Effect of dietary
supplementation of fruits
grown in Oman on
cognitive decline in
alzheimer‘s dementia, mild
cognitive impairment,
vascular cognitive
impairment and traumatic
brain injury
The Research Council
(TRC), Oman
OMR
201,000
US$ 518,580
20112013
CoI
Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research
Council of Canada
(NSERC)
Canada $
70,000
US$ 70,000
20052007
PI (as
scholarshi
p)
10. Thermal imaging to detect
infestation inside wheat
kernel
Industrial Innovation
Center, Oman
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11. Thermal imaging to detect
infestation inside wheat
kernel
University of Manitoba,
Canada
12. Development of precision
farming technologies for
oil palm plantations
Ministry of Education,
Malaysia
Canada $
48,000
US$ 48,000
20042007
PI (as
scholarshi
p)
RM 12,000
US$ 3,790
20022003
CoPI
INDUSTRY CONSULTANCIES
Company
Representative
Project
Period
1.
Atyab Food Tech LLC
(Oman Flour Mills), Oman
Mr. Mohib Ahmad Khan
General Manager
Whole wheat product
development
20112013
2.
Barka Factory for Omani
Sweets, Oman
Mr. Zakaria
Factory Manager
Omani Halwa with
vegetable oils
2010
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APPENDIX III
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2013
2012
2012
2011
2005 – 2007
2004 – 2007
2006
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2004
1996
1995 – 1997
1994
1993
1993
1989
1989
1988
1988
1988
1987
1986
1986
1985
1983
―Excellent Paper Award‖ – In International Conference on Biotechnology and Food Engineering,
organized by Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society
(APCBEES), Singapore (team)
―Best Young Researcher – 2012‖ Sultan Qaboos University
―Best Innovative Recipe with Whole Grains‖ for Oats and Dates – Porridge, International
Symposium on Whole Grain Products, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
―Top 3 Innovations in Oman‖, National Innovation Center (The Research Council (TRC) and
Industrial Innovation Center (IIC), Sultanate of Oman (selected to represent research in Oman at
the Kuwait Innovation fair 2011)
Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D2), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of
Canada
University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF), Canada
Best Poster award (III Prize) in NSERC Poster Competition, University of Manitoba, Canada
High Quality Student Incentive Award, University of Manitoba, Canada
Top-up Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
Top-up Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba
Travel Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba
Travel Grant, University of Manitoba Student Union
Travel Grant, Alumni of University of Manitoba
Travel Grant, Graduate Student Association of University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba Student Union Scholarship
Best Research Presenter Award (III Prize) in ―Target-1996‖ conference conducted by Regional
Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology, NIT), India
Tamilnadu Agricultural University Merit Scholarship, India
Best Research Presenter Award (II Prize) in ―Target-1994‖ conference conducted by Regional
Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology, NIT), India
Best Essay award (IV Prize) in a competition organized by the New Jersey Tamil Association,
USA
Best Orator award (II Prize), in Extempore organized by Agricultural College and Research
Institute, India
Best Orator award (III Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by Vivekananda Kendra,
India
Best Orator award (II Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by Kamarajar District Family
Welfare Department, India
Best Essay award (III Prize) in a competition organized by Sri Rama Krishna Seva Sangam, India
Best Orator award (I Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by Krishnasami Naidu
Educational Trust, India
School First Rank in SSLC Provincial Public Examination, SSHN Hr. Sec. School, India
Best Orator award (I Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by the Rotary Club of
Rajapalayam, India
Best Orator award (I Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by the Rotary Club of
Rajapalayam, India
Best Orator award (III Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by Ramnad District Family
Welfare Department, India
Best Orator award (I Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by Vivekananda Kendra, India
Best Orator award (II Prize), in an Elocution competition organized by Vivekananda Kendra, India
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APPENDIX IV
TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
ACADEMIC AND MANAGEMENT
2013
Designing Learning Outcomes: Sultan Qaboos University, Oman ( 2 days)
2012
Barriers to Innovation: Developing a creative and dynamic mindset, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of
Oman (1 day)
2010
Becoming an effective supervisor, The University of Queensland, Australia conducted at Sultan Qaboos
University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (2 days)
2001
Enhancing managerial effectiveness for executives, Administrative Staff College of India, India (5 days)
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, FOOD PROCESSING AND NUTRITION
2013
The First International Workshop on Food, Alzheimer‘s disease and Other Neurocognitive Diseases, Sultan
Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (1 day)
2013
Third Oman Catering Workshop, Department of Nutrition and dietetics, Sultan Qaboos University
Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (1 day)
2012
Nanotechnology – Practical Solutions in Agriculture, Food and Biological Systems, Workshop at NABECCSBE Joint Meeting and Technical Conference, Orillia, ON, Canada (1 day)
2012
Nutritional Challenges in the Sultanate of Oman, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman (1 day)
2010
Training in Measurement, Design and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research, Harvard School of
Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA (3 days)
2010
Current challenges in nutrition-related health problems in Oman, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of
Oman (1 day)
2009
Allergen Control – Someone‘s life depends on it. McCain Learning Centre, McCain Foods Limited,
Florenceville, NB, Canada (1 day).
2009
Mentoring effectively. McCain Learning Centre, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville, NB, Canada
(1 day).
2008
Fundamentals of starch, and its applications as batter in food industries, National Starch Food Innovation,
Brampton, ON, Canada (2 days)
2008
In-plant sensory training program, McCain Foods Canada – Quality Division, Florenceville, NB, Canada (2
days)
2007
French fry production and quality evaluation, McCain Foods Limited, Grand Falls factory, NB, Canada (5
days)
2007
Processing of battered potato products, McCain Foods Limited, Borden factory, PEI, Canada (5 days)
2007
Raw potato grading, McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville factory, NB, Canada (5 days)
2007
Pizza production, McCain Foods Limited, Grand Falls, NB, Canada (1 day)
2007
Fruit Juice (Concentrate) production, McCain Foods Limited, Grand Falls, NB, Canada (1 day)
2007
No-fat potato production, Research and Development Centre of Continental Europe (France), McCain
Foods Limited (2 days)
2007
Instrumentation for potato texture evaluation, Research and Development Centre of Continental Europe
(France), McCain Foods Limited (2 days)
2007
Pulsed Electric Field potato processing, Research and Development Centre of Continental Europe (France),
McCain Foods Limited (2 days)
2007
Texture characterization for food materials, Stable Micro Systems, Scarsdale, NY, USA conducted at
McCain Foods Limited, NB, Canada (5 days)
2007
Industrial Microwave systems for food processing, The Ferrite Company Inc., Nashua, NH, USA (1 day)
2007
Potato variety characterization, HZPC Americas Corporation, Charlottetown, PEI, conducted at McCain
Foods Limited, NB, Canada (1 day)
2007
Food starches, National Starch Food Innovation, Brampton, ON, Canada conducted at McCain Foods
Limited, NB, Canada (1 day)
2007
Hydrocolloid Technical Seminar, International Specialty Products (ISP), San Diego, CA (1 day)
1998
Flue Cured Virginia tobacco (light soil) production technology, Central Tobacco Research Institute, India
(5 days)
1998
Flue Cured Virginia tobacco (black soil) production technology, Central Tobacco Research Institute, India
(5 days)
1993
Sugar Production Technology, Dharani Sugars and Chemicals, India (5 days)
2007
The Workplace hazardous materials information systems (WHMIS), McCain Foods Limited, Florenceville,
NB (1 day)
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APPENDIX IV (CONTD.)
SAFETY
2009
2008
2007
Respiratory Protection – Train the Trainer, North Safety Products, USA conducted at McCain Foods
Limited, NB, Canada (1 day)
Joint Health and Safety Committee Training, Work Safe New Brunswick, St. John, NB, Canada (3 days)
First Aid Course, St. John Ambulance, NB, Canada (2 days)
ON-FARM OPERATIONS
2002
1994
1994
Fundamentals of off-road vehicle mobility, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (4 days)
Soil erosion and control measures, Office of Assistant Executive Engineer, India (5 days)
Design aspects of underground pipeline irrigation system, Central soil and water conservation training and
research institute, India (5 days)
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APPENDIX V
LEADERSHIP SKILLS
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Chairman of Organizing Committee, Workshop on Promotion of Whole Grain Consumption, Oman (June 20,
2013)
Member of Organizing Committee, ―Agricultural Engineering Workshop‖ Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
(June 04, 2013)
Member of Organizing Committee, ―Your Mind Matters - Remember 2013‖ Alzheimer's disease and healthy
life style awareness creation walkathon, Ageing and Dementia Research Group, Oman (April 14, 2013)
Member of Organizing Committee, International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Muscat, Oman (Feb
24-26, 2013)
Chairman of Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Whole Grain Products, Oman (April 14-15,
2012)
Coordinator for the CAMS Student‘s Research Conference, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (May 04, 2011)
Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture and Marine Environment Seminar Series, College of Agricultural
and Marine Sciences, SQU, Oman (2010-2013)
Chairman of Organizing Committee, ―Imaging applications in biological and agricultural sciences‖ College of
Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman (April 28, 2010)
Chairman for the Health and Safety Committee, Potato Processing Technology Centre, McCain Foods
Limited, Florenceville, CANADA (2008 - 2009)
Purchase Coordinator for the processing machineries to the pilot plant in the Richardson Centre for
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN) at the University of Manitoba (2005 – 2006)
Liaison Member, Industry Interaction Committee, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of
Manitoba, Canada (2005 – 2006)
Co-chairman of organizing committee and main speaker, ―Infrared thermal imaging: Principle and potential
applications‖ for university and industry personnel at the Multi Media University, Malaysia. (June 16, 2006)
Speaker of the workshop to to high school students at the PFIZER Canada Discovery Days in Health Sciences,
organized by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (November 18, 2005)
Member, Election Committee, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada (20052006)
Speaker of the workshop to high school students at the PFIZER Canada Discovery Days in Health Sciences,
organized by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (November 19, 2004)
Publicity Secretary for a short course on ―Fundamentals of off-road vehicle mobility‖ organized by University
Putra Malaysia (2002)
Students’ Representative for B. Engg. students at Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India (1990 – 1992)
Mess Representative for Agricultural Engineering hostel, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India (1993 –
1994)
Member, Social Service League of Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India (1990 – 1994)
School Pupil Leader, S.S.H.N. Higher Secondary School, India (1988)
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
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Member, International Review Committee, 17th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology and
Expo, August 17-21, 2014 Montreal, Canada
Chairman, Appeal Committee (CAMS 3000), Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud Sultanate of Oman
Member, CAMS Research Committee (From 2012) , Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud Sultanate of Oman
Member, CAMS Publication Committee (From 2013) , Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud Sultanate of
Oman
Chairman for 2013 ―Bor S. Luh International Award‖ selection Committee, Institute of Food Technologists,
USA
Member of editorial board in the Journal of Grain Processing and Storage, Jakraya Publications (From 2013)
Member of editorial board in International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases,
Medknow Publications (From 2012)
Judge for 2011 ―Bor S. Luh International Award‖ selection Committee, Institute of Food Technologists, USA
Member of CAMS Website Committee (20009-2011) , Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud Sultanate of
Oman
Member of selection committee for ASABE 2010 G. B. Gunlogson Fountain Wars Design Competition for
undergraduate students. June 21, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Member of the selection committee for the ―Best Student Research Award - 2010‖ at the College of
Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud Sultanate of Oman
Reviewer for ―Food Safety Guide‖, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Canada (2010)
Member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Reviewed Publication
Division (From 2010)
Member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Machine Vision Division
(From 2010)
Reviewer for International Agricultural Engineering Journal (From 2013 – reviewed articles 2)
Reviewer for Computer and Electronics in Agriculture, journal, Elsevier Science Ltd. (From 2013 - reviewed
articles 1)
Reviewer for The Journal of Engineering Research, Sultan Qaboos University (From 2013 - reviewed articles
1)
Reviewer for Food and Bioprocess Technology, Springer (From 2013, reviewed article 1)
Reviewer for Biosystems Engineering, Academic Press Inc (From 2010 - reviewed articles 1)
Reviewer for Sensors and Actuators, Elsevier Science Ltd. (From 2010 - reviewed articles 2)
Reviewer for ASAE paper competition held by the Information and Emerging Technology (IET) Division,
ASAE Annual Meeting (2005)
Reviewer for International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
(From 2009–reviewed articles 1)
Reviewer for Food Science and Technology Division of Science Alert Peer Review System (From 2009)
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