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Professor SHAH, Nagendra Prasad

Professor SHAH, Nagendra Prasad

School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.V.Sc. & A.H. (First class Honours, India); M.Sc. (South Dakota); Ph.D. (Alberta)


  • 2299 0836
  • 2559 9114
  • KBSB 6N08

Teaching Areas

  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Dairy Science
  • Introductory Food Science

Research Interests

  • Probiotics, and prebiotics
  • Functional dairy foods
  • EPS and GABA producing starter cultures
  • Dairy foods microstructure
  • Dairy ingredient functionality

Current Research

  • Functionality of low fat mozzarella cheese
  • Gut microbiome
  • Transcriptomics and EPS production mechanism
  • GABA producing cultures and mechanism of action

Fellowships

  • 2016    Institute of Food Technologists Fellow award- Institute of Food Technologists, USA
  • 2014    American Dairy Science Association Fellow award - American Dairy Science Association, USA
  • 2004    Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Fellow award- Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Australia

Awards and Honours

  • 2016    Elected as Phi Tau Sigma Food Science and Technology Honour Society Lifetime membership award - Phi Tau Sigma the Honour Society of Food Science and Technology, USA
  • 2016    International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing - International Dairy Foods Association, USA
  • 2016    Institute of Food Technologists Fellow award- Institute of Food Technologists, USA
  • 2015    Lushan Friendship medal - People’s Government of Jiangxi Province, PR China
  • 2015    National Dairy Research Institute Dr. K.K. IYA Memorial Oration award - Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
  • 2014    American Dairy Science Association Fellow award - American Dairy Science Association, USA
  • 2013    Institute of Food Technologists Certified Food Scientist award - International Food Science Certification Commission, USA
  • 2013    American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Service Award- American Dairy Science Association, USA
  • 2011    Keith Farrer award of merit - Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Australia
  • 2009    William C. Haines Dairy Science Award presented-California Dairy Research Foundation, USA
  • 2008    Loftus-Hills silver medal - Dairy Industry Association, Australia
  • 2005    Vice -Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Research – Victoria University, Australia
  • 2004    Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Fellow award- Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Australia
  • 2003    Marschall Rhodia International Dairy Science Award – Danisco, USA
  • 1999    American Dairy Science Association Foundation Scholar Award - American Dairy Science Association, USA