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Nandika Bandara


Nandika Bandara

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair

University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Nandika Bandara is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Proteins and Bioproducts at the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Dr. Bandara’s research primarily focuses on value-added applications of protein in nanodelivery, biopolymer applications in packaging and biomedical materials and protein processing, with particular emphasis on sustainable extraction technologies and non-thermal protein modifications for functionality improvement. In addition, to his primary role at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Bandara is currently serving as the Associate Editor of the Food Chemistry journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of American Oil Chemist Society (JAOCS), Also Dr. Bandara has served as the Content Chair, Chair-Elect and Chair of the Food Chemistry Division of the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) in the past and currently serving as the Past-Chair of the same Division.