Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition
Dr. Gurmeet Singh
Centre Head and Professor
Food Analytics & Developing an Integrative Nutrition Database, Mass Personalization of Nutrition, Post-harvest botanical processing for value addition, Functional food design, Process Science & Tech, Texturizing Vegetarian Proteins
Gurmeet is a scientist, inventor and innovator with 25 years of experience of working in academia & food industry Research & Development. He has a strong interest in working on ‘food first’ solutions for health and wellness problems relevant to society & environment sustainability.
Currently he is Professor and Head of Centre for Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition where he researches end-to-end ‘food first’ sustainable solutions for health and wellness problems relevant to society & environment. His research spans food analytics, developing functional foods for nutrient deficiencies like iron, metabolic health, and brain health, texturized vegetarian proteins, post-harvest processing for value addition to edible botanicals and creating livelihood generating technologies for social entrepreneurship.
Gurmeet also runs a food and beverage start-up company which focuses on products for ‘goodness’. He runs a tea club called ‘Infusions of Goodness’.
Gurmeet has 25 patents filed, 20 publications published, 1 book edited. He is also keenly interested in teaching and developing curricula for the future and has taught many courses and delivered many workshops over his career. He has also spent 2-years voluntary teaching science to 7th-grade children in a Kannada medium school on Saturdays.
Gurmeet won the of Best Teacher Award at Penn State (1997), Best Patent Award Unilever (2005), Unilever Global Compass Award for Innovation (2013), Chairmans Award for Tea Category (2018).
Gurmeet has a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University USA. He spent 4 years in academia as a Faculty of Biochemical Engineering at Penn State & IIT Delhi and 20 years in Unilever where he was the global R&D Director for disruptive innovation in his last role. He was adjunct professor at National Institute of Advanced Studies (2018-19) and continues to be one at Indian Institute of Plantation Management (2018 to present).