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PhD Candidate
Food Science

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Tel: 479 5463 ext: 5463
Location CSB Room 108

Understanding the effect of Pulsed Electric Field treatment on secondary metabolite production in Allium cepa L. suspension culture.

Supervised by Professor Indrawati Oey, Assoc Prof. David J Burritt (Botany) and Dr. Graham Eyres.


Rajkumar, born and raised in India, completed his undergraduate degree in his home town in one of the best universities of the state, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Rajkumar completed his Masters in Food Science, Safety and Health at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 2013.

He chose to do his PhD in the University of Otago as he says, “I find the research, going on in the department on non-thermal processing very interesting. This kind of research, urges me to learn the right skills and knowledge, under the tutelage of the experts. My ambition is to become a food and health scientist and I believe I have come to the right place.”

Project Outline

To study the effect of pulsed electric fields on the secondary metabolites of onion.