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Dr. Neela Satheesh

Dr. Neela Satheesh

Associate Professor (Food & Nutrition)

Academic Qualifications:

  • Doctor in Philosophy (Food Technology) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India in June 2012.
  • Master of Science (Microbiology) from Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, India, in June 2006
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana , India, in June 2004

Broad Current Research Interest:

  • Processing, Value addition and Preservation of Perishables
  • Storage, handling and processing of durables
  • Food Product Development and Quality analysis
  • Processing and handling of Edible oils and Fats

Teaching Interests:

  • Ftpe 6124, Food Biotechnology and Fermentation Technology, 4 Credits
  • Ftpe 7235, Beverage Processing Technology, 3 Credits
  • Ftpe 7236, Oil and Fat Processing Technology, 3 Credits
  • PhEM8024, Postharvest Handling System of fruit and vegetable products, 3 Credits
  • FST 523, Food Packaging Technology, 2 Credits
  • FSPT 2112, Food Toxicology, 2 Credits
  • FSPT 1042, Food Microbiology, 2 Credits
  • FSPT 4242, Food enzymology, 2 Credits
  • FSPT 2122, Dairy Products Processing Technology, 3 Credits
  • 10.FSPT 1074, Food Analysis, 2Credits
  • Phte 7112, Advanced Postharvest Technology, 4 Credits

Fellowships/Grants/Selections:

  • University fellowship for the Ph. D study awarded from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anatapuram, Andhra Pradesh India, 2007- 2012.
  • Full Time Research Scholar, Department of Food Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anatapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India. 2007-2012

Research Grants:

  • Neela Satheesh, Sirawdink FF. Assessment of knowledge and attitude of Food safety concepts in Jimma University students and staff, Jimma, Ethiopia, Ministry of Higher Education, Ethiopia (Budget: $1200) 2013-2014
  • Kumella D, Neela Satheesh, Lelisi T. Effect of different processing conditions on Karibo preparation-A fermented traditional beverage of Ethiopia. Ministry of Higher Education, Ethiopia (Budget: $ 4500) 2015-2016
  • Genenu A, Kumella D, Neela Satheesh, Tizazu Y. Production and Characterization of Pumpkin Seeds Oil and Development of Snack Food Products from Pumpkin (Cucurbitapepo) Grown in Ethiopia, Ministry of Higher Education, Ethiopia (Budget: $ 5000) 2016-2017
  • Neela Satheesh, Bekaleach G, Solomon W. Performance Evaluation of the Low cost storage methods for Onions, Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium Ethiopia project( Budget : $2500)2017-2018
  • Solomon W, Neela Satheesh. Investigating botanical based pest control strategy against major stored grain pest, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, around West Gojam (Awi Zone), Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia. Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Budget : $ 6000) -2018-2020
  • Genenu A, Abebaw A, Neela Satheesh, Assessment of Quality loss, Mycotoxin and Their Contributing Factors along the Value Chains of Hot Pepper (Capsicum Species) in Wenberma District, West Gojjam, Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Budget: $ 5000) 2018-2020
  • Neela Satheesh, Solomon W, Aditya P.  Ethiopian Pepper Case Study – Mycotoxin hazard analysis and identification of possible control measures, Greenwich university, UK (Budget: 5000 Pounds) 2020-2021
  • Bethlehem M, Neela Satheesh, Solomon W Nutritional evaluation, post harvest loss assessment and seed quality determination of emmer wheat in Ethiopia, International center for Agricultural Research in the Dry areas (ICARDA) (Budget: 8000USD) 2017-2021

Academic positions:

  • Associate Professor, 6th August, 2021 to till Date, Food and Nutrition department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sri Sri University, Cuttack, Orissa, India.
  • Associate Professor, 11th 2017, September to 13th, July, 2021, Facility of Chemical and Food Engineering, Bahr Dar Institute of Technology Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
  • Assistant Professor, 29th, September, 2012 to 6th September 2017, Department of Postharvest Technology, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Community service projects:

  • Community service project on Preparation of metal silos like structure from plastic barrel for preservation of durables, Research and community service office, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (2017-2019)
  • Community service project on Demonstration of Onion Postharvest processing and Low cost storage methods for onion storage Research and community service office, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (2019-2020)

Scopus Index/SCI journals/ NAAS/ Care Journals:

  • Agimassie A A, Eskindir ET, Bayuh B, Neela Satheesh (2020) Nutritional Composition, Physicochemical, Cooking and Functional Properties of Selected Newly Introduced Upland Brown Rice Varieties Grown in Ethiopia. Cog food and Agri Article ID: Article: 1945281 
  • Abebaw TT, Abebaw AN, Neela Satheesh (2021) Effect of Anchote and Potato Starch Addition on Colloidal Stability of Pineapple Juice. Int J of Food Sci Article ID: 6615273 
  • Agimassie A A, Eskindir ET, Bayuh B, Neela Satheesh (2020) Effects of Growing Locations and Newly Introduced Low Land Rice Varieties on Physicochemical, Nutritional Composition, Cooking and Functional Properties in Ethiopia. Philip J Sci 150: 923-934
  • Tesfa NG, Desalegn AM, Solomon WF, Neela Satheesh (2021) Physical properties and Antibacterial activity of cotton fabric treated with methanolic extracts of Solanum incanum fruits and Red onion peels. The J textile Ins. Available online
  • Ezana G, Solomon WF, Neela Satheesh (2020) Effect of broken coffee beans particle size, roasting temperature and roasting time on selected physical properties, sensory acceptability and caffeine content of roasted coffee by using circulating hot air in single layer packed bed arrangement. J Food Qual Article ID: 8871577
  • Rahel D, Neela Satheesh, Solomon WF (2020) Effect of different concentrations of the Gibberellic Acid and Calcium Chloride dipping on quality and shelf-life of Kochoro variety Tomato. Philip J Sci 150 (1): 335-349
  • Neela Satheesh, Solomon W F (2020) Injera (An Ethnic, Traditional Staple Food of Ethiopia): A review on Traditional Practice to Scientific Developments. BMC Ethnic food journal 7: 32
  • Neela Satheesh, Solomon W F (2020) Kale (Brassica oleracea L. acephala): Review on Nutritional Composition and Anti-Nutritional Factors, Cog food and Agri Article ID 1811048
  • Kiros M, Tefera B, Neela Satheesh (2020) Assessment of Food Variety, Dietary Diversity Scores and Dietary quality of complementary food of 6-24 months aged children in Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia. J Nut and Food Sci 51( 2):  323-344
  • Melkam B, Neela Satheesh, Sadik J (2020) Screening of Ethiopian mango cultivars for jam suitability and determination of effect of pectin, sugar, and acid on physico-chemical and sensory properties of mango jam. Sci African Article ID: e00277
  • Muhammed A, Sadik J, Admassu F, Neela Satheesh (2019). Optimization of Lupine (Lupinus albus) composition, Feed Moisture content and Barrel temperatures for best quality Maize based Extruded Snack food. Food Sci and Nut 50: 853-869.
  • Neela Satheesh, Solomon WF (2019) Nutritional composition of Orange fleshed sweet potato and role in Vitamin A deficiency. Food Sci and Nut 7 (6): 1920-1945.
  • Solomon WF, Neela Satheesh (2019) Nutritional profile of the Food from Enset: A staple Diet for more than 25 percent population in Ethiopia. J Nut and Food Sci 49 (4): 824-843.
  • Neela Satheesh and Solomon WF (2018) Review on structural, nutritional and anti-nutritional composition of Teff (Eragrostis tef) in comparison with Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). Cog Food & Agi Article ID: 1546942,
  • Kumela DT, Lelise T, Neela Satheesh, Melkayo G (2018) Acrylamide Occurrence in Keribo: Ethiopian Traditional Fermented Beverage. Food Control 86: 77-82.
  • Kiros M, Tefera B Neela Satheesh (2018) Nutritional, Anti-nutrition Evaluation and Sensory Acceptability of Porridge prepared from Red Teff Flour, Malted Soybean Flour and Papaya Fruit Powder. Food Sci and Nut 6: 891-903.
  • Hawa A, Neela Satheesh, Kumela D (2018) Nutritional and anti-nutritional evaluation of cookies prepared from okara, red teff and wheat flours. Int Food Res 25(5): 2042-2050.
  • Rahel Getu, Yetenayet Bekele, Neela Satheesh (2017) Effect of Concentration of Soymilk, Mango Nectar, Sucrose Solution on physic-chemical and sensory acceptability of blended beverage. Acta Sci Pol Techno Aliment 16(4):379-391
  • Mawardi Yusuf, Ali Mohammed, Neela Satheesh (2017) Assessment of Effect of Drying Temperature and Time on Nutritional Quality of Cochoro Variety Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Ann of Food Sci and Tech 18(2):145-152.
  • Bethlehem M, Neela Satheesh, Solomon W (2019) Emmer wheat -an Ethiopian prospective: a short review. Ann of Food Sci and Tech 20(1): 89-96.
  • Neela Satheesh (2015) A review on production and potential application of virgin coconut oil, Ann of Food Sci and Tech 16(1):115-126.
  • Esa Abiso, Neela Satheesh and Addisalem Haile (2015) Effect of storage methods and ripening stages on postharvest quality of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) cv. Chali, Ann of Food Sci and Tech 16 (1):127-137
  • Mekasha Temeche, Neela Satheesh, Kumela Dibaba (2016) Food Safety Knowledge, Practice and Attitude of Food Handlers in Traditional Hotels of Jimma Town, Southern Ethiopia. Ann of Food Sci and Tech 17 (2): 507-5017
  • Gerefa Sefu Edo, Neela Satheesh and Gezehagn Berecha (2015). Antifungal activity of Ginger, Cinnamon leaf essential oils on Mango Anthracnose disease causing fungi (gloeosporioides). Car J Food Sci and Tech 7(2): 26-34.
  • Neela Satheesh, NBL Prasad (2014). Production of Virgin coconut oil by different wet methods and determination of quality parameters. Ann of Food Sci and Tech 15(1):10-19.
  • Neela Satheesh, NBL Prasad (2013). Optimization of parameters for fermentative production of virgin coconut oil by Lactobacillus sp. Ann of Food Sci and Tech 14(2): 312-317.
  • Genenu Alwmu, Adamu Zegeye, Neela Satheesh (2017). Effect of mushroom flour on proximate composition and dough rheological properties of whole wheat flour Ann of Food Sci and Tech 18(3): 413-423.

Other Journals:

  • Belay H and Neela Satheesh (2017) Review on 3-Chloro-1, 2-propanediol: A chloropropanol formed during food processing. Der. Pharma Chemica 9(7):84-90.
  • Mawardi Y, Ali M, Neela Satheesh (2017) Effect of duration and temperature of oven drying on physical and sensory properties of dried cochoro variety tomato(Lycopersicon esculentum L.) ACTA UNI CIB, Series E: Food Tech (AUCFT) 21(1):1-10.
  • Kumera N and Neela Satheesh (2016) Review on Pesticide Residue in Plant Food Products: Health Impacts and Mechanisms to Reduce the Residue Levels in Food. Archi of App Sci Res 8 (3):55-60
  • Neela Satheesh (2015) Review on Distribution, Nutritional and Medicinal Values of Casimiroa edulus L- An Underutilized Fruit in Ethiopia. Amer-Eur J of Agri and Envi Sci15 (8): 1574-1583
  • Gerefa SE, Neela Satheesh and Gezehagn B (2015) Effect of Essential Oils Treatment on Anthracnose (C. gloeosporioides) Disease Development, Quality And Shelf Life of Mango (Mangifera indica L). Amer-Eur J of Agri and Envi Sci 15 (11): 2160-2169.
  • Neela Satheesh, Prasad NBL (2014) Production of Virgin coconut oil by induced fermentation with Lactobacillus plantarum NDRI 184. Croat J Food Tech Biotech and Nut 9 (1-2): 37-42
  • Neela Satheesh and Prasad NBL (2013) Production of Fermented Coconut water Beverages. Asian J Food and Agro Ind 6(5): 281-289.
  • Neela Satheesh and Prasad NBL (2013) Induced fermentative production of virgin coconut oil. Asian J Food and Agro Ind 5(5): 355-363
  • Neela Satheesh and Prasad NBL (2012) Production of Virgin coconut Oil from Dry and wet Methods of Induced Fermentation and its characterization. J Lipid Sci and Tech 44(2):47-53
  • Neela Satheesh and NBL Prasad (2012) Optimization of parameters for Fermentative production of virgin coconut oil by Lactobacillus fermentum J Food Sci and Eng 2:44-50
  • Tamiru Kasaye Atlaw, Jha Yogesh Kumar, Neela Satheesh (2018) Effect of Germination on Nutritional Composition and Functional Properties of Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenumgraecum Linn) Seed Flour, Int J Nut and Food Sci 7(3): 110-115
  • Hawa A, Neela Satheesh, Kumela D(2018) Functional, physical and sensory properties of cookies prepared from okara, red teff and wheat flours, Cro J of Food Sci and Tech 10(1): 23-32

Book Chapters:

  • Neela Satheesh, Solomon WF (2021) Importance of coconut protein in human Health. In: Probir Kumar Ghosh (Eds.) The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L) production, cultivation and uses, Nova Science, New York, USA. pp 119-142

Abstracts and Presentations in National and International conferences / Symposium / Workshops:

  • Neela Satheesh and NBL Prasad (2008) Processing of Virgin Coconut Oil. In: 3rd International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries & 5th Convention of The Biotech Research Society of India, Osmania University, Hyderabad 6 – 8 Nov, 2008.
  • Neela Satheesh and NBL Prasad (2011) Production of virgin coconut oil by dry & wet methods (induced fermentation) and it’s characterization. In: 66th Annual Convention of OTAI and International Seminar on Innovations in Oils, Fats & Allied Products towards Sustainability & Lipids Expo 2011, India institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad18th and 19th Nov, 2011
  • Neela Satheesh and NBL Prasad (2011) Optimization of parameters for fermentative production of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) by Lactobacillus species. In: Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods, the 5th International Conference on Fermented Food, Health Status and Social and Well- being: Challenges and Opportunities, CFTRI, Mysore, 16-17, Dec, 2011.
  • Neela Satheesh and NBL Prasad (2011) Induced fermentative production of VCO” – An advanced method to natural fermentation. In: National conference on technologies for sustainable food production CONFOTECH `11, Avinashilingam University, 9 Dec, 2011.
  • Pradeep JVG and Neela Satheesh and Ramesh M (2012) Bio-Terrorism-Microbes as weapons. In: 10th National level biological congress on promising faces of Biotechnology held at Muthyammal college of arts and science, Rasipuram, Tamil Nadu, on 7th and 8th, January 2012.
  • Vikram Goud A., Parvenisa S. K. and Neela Satheesh (2012) Production of Poly hydroxyl butyrate(PBH) by Lactobacillus lactic. In: 10th National level biological congress on promising faces of Biotechnology held at Muthyammal college of arts and science, Rasipuram, Tamil Nadu,  7th and 8th, January 2011.
  • Aashrith T, Lakshman K and Neela Satheesh (2011) Biotechnological processing of food waste. In: 10th National level biological congress on promising faces of Biotechnology, Muthyammal college of arts and science, Rasipuram, Tamil Nadu, on 7th and 8th, January 2011.
  • Pradeep JVG, Neela Satheesh, Ramesh M (2010) Nano nose- It smells the disease. In: National seminar on Nano-Medicine and Nano-Biotechnology, Bangalore on 13 th to14th October 2010.
  • Preethi B, Neela Satheesh, Ramesh M. (2010) Medicinal values of Sanjeevani plants [Selaginella bryopteries]. In: National Seminar on Emerging trends in Biotechnological applications in plants-Indian Perspective, Chaitanya Post Graduate College (Autonomous), Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, on 27th and 28th March, 2010.
  • Pradeep JVG., Neela Satheesh, (2010) Genetically modified food is safe?. In: National Seminar on Emerging trends in Biotechnological applications in plants-Indian Perspective, Chaitanya Post Graduate College (Autonomous), Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, on 27th and 28th March, 2010.

Participation in symposia/conferences/workshops: 

  • Short term training course on Modern instrumental methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis (HPLC, GC, GC-MS, UV-VIS, FTIR SpectrophotometersSPECTROPHOTOMETERS), Center of Environment, JNTU, Kukatpally, Hyderabad.1-14th, 2007.
  • Short term course (33 hrs) on Advanced Design of Experiments and Statistical Analysis, Held at Jimma University, Ethiopia, Organized by Prof. TessemaAstatkie, Dalhousie University, Canada. From April 1-11, 2013
  • Short term Course (33 hrs) on Entrepreneurship and Value Chain management, Held at imam university, Organized by Dr. Christopher Hatt, Dalhousie University, Canada. From December 2-13, 2013
  • Short term course on Scientific writing held at Jimma University, Organized by Faculty from Hamburg University, Germany.28th and 29th of December, 2013
  • A short term course (33 hrs) on Advanced Designing and Analysis of Experiments for PHM and scientific paper writing, Held at Jimma University, Ethiopia, Organized by Prof. TessemaAstatkie, Dalhousie University, Canada. May 19-30, 2014
  • A short term course (30 hrs) on Designing and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments and publication of papaers in scientific journals, Held at Jimma University, Ethiopia, Organized by Prof. TessemaAstatkie, Dalhousie University, Canada. April 2- May 1, 2015.
  • A short Term Training on Handling of Fruits and vegetables, Held at Jimma University, Ethiopia, Organized by Prof. Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, Mc Gill University, Canada. April 2- May 1, 2015.

Professional affiliations:

  • Life member Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India)
  • Life member Oil technologists association of India

Previous Organisation:

Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Post-Harvest Technology: Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Achievements:

  • Selected as full time PhD scholars and awarded University fellowship in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, for year 2007.
  • Collaborations and Grants from Greenwich University, UK and ICARDA, Ethiopia (For Ph.D student research grant) in previous organization.
  • Awarded best oral presentation in CONFOTECH-11, A National conference conducted at Avinashilingam University, Tamil Nadu, 2011.
  • Acting as external reviewer for different international peer reviewed Journals.

Dr. Neela Satheesh says:

Teaching is a divine profession which creates responsible future society. Since 9 years, I have been teaching in the field of Food Technology and keen to continue my future in the same field. I am looking for an organization established on ethical and traditional values. I find that Sri Sri University is one among. The core and spiritual values, scope for research and collaborations, ethics, university facilities and environment motivated me to join this organization. I am extremely happy and blessed to work in this university.

Other professional contribution:

  • Editorial board member, Journal of Food Stability
  • External reviewer for different peer reviewed journals
Title Publisher
International Journal of Food Science Hindawi
International Journal of Agronomy Hindawi
Journal of Food Science and Technology Springer
Scientific Africa Elsevier
PLOS ONE PLOS ONE
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer
Food Chemistry Elsevier
Journal of Food Processing and Preservation Wiley Science
South African Journal of Science Academy of Science of South Africa
Food Science and Nutrition Wiley Science
Philippines Journal of Science Science and Technology Information Institute
Journal of Agriculture and Food Security BMC
Nutrition and Food Science Emerald
Journal of Culinary Science and Technology Taylor Fancies
Food Reviews International Taylor Fancies
Journal of Food Process Engineering Wiley Science
Title Publisher
International Journal of Food Science Hindawi
International Journal of Agronomy Hindawi
Journal of Food Science and Technology Springer
Scientific Africa Elsevier
PLOS ONE PLOS ONE
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer
Food Chemistry Elsevier
Journal of Food Processing and Preservation Wiley Science
South African Journal of Science Academy of Science of South Africa
Food Science and Nutrition Wiley Science
Philippines Journal of Science Science and Technology Information Institute
Journal of Agriculture and Food Security BMC
Nutrition and Food Science Emerald
Journal of Culinary Science and Technology Taylor Fancies
Food Reviews International Taylor Fancies
Journal of Food Process Engineering Wiley Science
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