Characterisation of Food and Beverages through Tribology, Rheology, and other Techniques


Analysis of food and beverages is essential not only for quality control, but also in different stages starting from raw material selection to formulations to packaging and storage. The current event focusses on different characterisation techniques for food and beverage testing including tribology, rheology, optochemistry, etc. During this seminar, the attendees are introduced to the testing principles, instrumentation, as well as practical applications of these techniques with real-life examples.

10:00 - 11:00 Analytical techniques for beverage analysis - their capabilities and limits 
11:00 - 12:00 Viscosity: Introduction, Concept and its Food Application
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Rheology and Tribology in Food Applications
14:00 - 15:00 Live Demo: Rheometer

Date: 2021-05-05, 10:00 - 15:00 (IST UTC+05:30)
Language: English
Trainer: Dr Kartik Pondicherry, Mr. Amit Kumar Tripathi, Mr. Rahul Sharma

Dr. Kartik Pondicherry has a Doctorate in Tribology from the University of Leoben in Leoben, Austria. With over a decade of experience in the field of tribology, Dr. Pondicherry managed the global tribology portfolio at Anton Paar in Graz, Austria until the end of 2019. He later moved to India and started as a Technical Manager for Rheology at Anton Paar India. Over the past years, Dr. Pondicherry has conducted numerous seminars and trainings for people from both academia and industry across the globe. 

Mr. Amit Kumar Tripathi completed his masters in Biotechnology from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and presently working as an Beverage Market Development Manager at Anton Paar India. Where he is responsible for the alcoholic beverage and soft drink market with focus on the measurement of alcohol concentration, turbidity, color dissolved carbon dioxide, oxygen, total package oxygen and the measurement of sugar concentration where he is working closely with the industry in order to define current and future requirements for analytical solutions.

Mr. Rahul Sharma started out strong with a Masters in Microbiology after which he moved on to gain experience in Analytical Instruments in various industries like Applied Life Sciences. He has been working with Anton Paar India since 2013 and is currently the Technical Manager for Viscometry.