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Prof. (mrs). Thevaki Mahendran

Professor
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
Eastern University
Sri Lanka

Biography

Educational Qualification: Ph.D in Food Science and Technology - University of Reading, England (1993) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (Commonwealth Scholar and Fellow of UK.), University of Reading, England (2005) B.Sc. Agric. (Hons), UPDN, Sri Lanka (1984) Work Experience: Senior Lecturer Grade I Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 24th May 1999 – 16th September 2010 Senior Lecturer Grade II Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 24th May 1993- 23rd May 1999 Assistant Lecturer (Permanent) Department of Agronomy, Eastern University. 16th December 1985 – 23rd May 1993 Assistant Lecturer (Temporary) Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya. 1st January 1985- 15th December 1985

Research Interest

Postharvest treatments to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. Production and regeneration of volatile components in fruits stored in modified atmospheres. Postharvest treatments on nutritional and organoleptic attributes of fruits and vegetables. Chemical analysis of food commodities and detection of common food adulterants.

Publications

  • Vaheesar, K., Mahendran, T. and Namal Priyantha, H.M.D. (2001). Evaluation of Ground Water Pollution in the Kaluthawalai area of the Batticaloa district. Journal of Agricultural Sciences, AGRIEAST.3: 53-58.

  • Vaheesar, K., Mahendran, T. and Namal Priyantha, H.M.D. (2000). Analytical studies on irrigation water at Kaluthawalai in the Batticaloa district. Journal of Science. 1(1): 10-15.

  • Mahendran,T, and Brennan J. G. (1999). Food Irradiation. Journal of Agricultural Sciences, AGRIEAST. 1: 37- 45.

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