- Post-Harvest Processing
- Food / Bio-process Engineering
- Bioproducts and Biomaterials
- Techno-economics and LCA for Circular Economy
- Technology Entrepreneurship
Education and Experience
MBA (CED), Cape Breton University, 2017
Ph.D. McGill University, Bioresource Eng, 2002
M.Sc. McGill University, Ag. & Biosystems Eng, 1996
B.Eng. (Mech Eng.) Bangalore University, 1990
P.Eng. (Registered Professional Engineer, APEGS)
Faculty, College of Graduate Studies and Research, Dec. 2002 – present
Affiliate Member, Global Institute for Food Security, 2014-present
Member, Global Water Security Institute, 2014-present
Adjunct faculty, Biomedical Engineering, 2009-present
Adjunct Professor, QUT, Australia, 2019-present
Dr. Meda is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Chemical and biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and is main research focus is oriented on “Post-harvest value-added processing of food / biomaterials using novel technologies”. He has established an “Electro-magnetic Energy Applications” laboratory (for sensing and processing), along with his colleagues in other collaborators on campus. The microwave bio-processing research lab. is equipped with the state of the art processing systems and analytical capabilities. Dr. Meda has been recognized for this leadership and visionary qualities towards the effort he is investing on a global and sustainable food security.
Dr. Meda has published over 100 peer reviewed Scientific publications, 6 book chapters, 200 conference proceedings and supervised more than a dozen of post-graduate students and visiting scholars from Canada, India, Turkey, China, Iran, Sri Lanka and other EU countries. He has been invited as a key note speaker at International conferences in countries such as New Zealand, Turkey, Brazil, Austria, France, England, USA, and other Asia pacific region. He has been actively involved in Collaborations in India including Karunya University, NIFTEM, IIT-Delhi, NABI-CIAB, IICPT, IIT-Kharagpur, UAS, Bangalore, and TNAU.
Bioprocessing, Food Process Engineering, Biomaterials, Post-harvest management
Current and Past Projects
- Design and Development of Hybrid Drying Sytem for Saskatoon Berries (SFGA, Riverbend plantations, Saskatoon, Ms. G. Whittington).
- Manufacturing resistance starch from Canadian Wheat, Barley and Lentils for value-added food product development (INFRAREADY Products Ltd, Mr. M. Pickard, Saskatoon and Prof. R. Tyler).
- Development of Microwave Assisted Extraction System for Spices (pepper, coriander). Essential oils sampling procedure development (UAS-Bangalore, India and McGill University, Canada).
- Dehydration and textural characteristics beef meat jerky (in Collaboration with Prof. P. Shand, Dept. of Applied Microbiology and Food Sc.).
- Microwave and InfraRed Processing of Baking Ingredients (in Collaboration with Food Eng. Dept. Prof. G. Sumnu, METU, Ankara, Turkey).
- Microwave and Photo-Catalytic Treatment of contaminated Water (NWRI, UoR, CSC, Chemical Engineering, UoS.).
- MW-Vacuum Drying of Biomaterials (UBC, Prof. T. Durrance and EnWave Corp, B.C., Canada).
- Biomaterial handling and forestry materials processing using EM Energy utilization (Wood Processing Group, ENSIS-SCION, Rotorua, NewZealand, Dr. T. Haslett and S. Riley).
- Developing a Microwave assisted (infrared, vacuum) processing of lentils, pulses and oilseed crops
- Development of a Tribo-electrostatic Separation (dry fractionation) technology of proteins and starch from pulses /lentils flour
- AI based tools for ingredient manufacturing of proteins, starch and other nutrient and functional components.
- CSBE-SCGAB JOHN CLARK National Award, 2013
- Recipient of CSBE-SCGAB Glenn Downing Award, 2018
- Recipient of CSBE-SCGAB FELLOW award, 2019
- SES Educator of the Year 2022, Saskatoon Engineering Society, APEGS
- Recipient of EIC-FELLOW (Engineering Institute of Canada), 2023
Publications (Partial Listing)
Refereed Journal Publications
Huang C, JT Timothy, SK Purdy, F Chicilo, J Shen, V Meda, and MJT Reaney. 2023. Depletion of cyanogenic glycosides in whole flaxseed via Lactobacillaceae fermentation. Food Chemistry, 403, Elsevier, 134441
Sarker TR, V Meda, and AK Dalai. 2022. Catalytic hydrothermal gasification of aqueous effluents obtained from microwave torrefaction of agricultural residue. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 10(6), 108835
Hu Y, TJ Tse, YY Shim, SK Purdy, YJ Kim, V Meda, and MJT Reaney. 2022. A review of flaxseed lignan and the extraction and refinement of secoisolariciresinol diglucoside. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 1-16. Taylor & Francis Online.
Zhou L, JT Timothy, F Chicilo, J Shen, V Meda, and MJT Reaney. 2022. Electrostatic field and nano-adsorbent refining of fatty acid methyl esters. Journal of Cleaner Production 373, 133679 Elsevier.
Heydari MM, T Najib, V and Meda, 2022. Investigating starch and protein structure alterations of the processed lentil by microwave-assisted infrared thermal treatment and their correlation with the modified properties. Food Chemistry Advances 1, 100091, Elsevier
Sarker TR, S Nanda, V Meda, and AK Dalai. 2022. Densification of waste biomass for manufacturing solid biofuel pellets: a review. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 1-34, SpringerLink.
Heydari MM, T. Najib, OD Baik, K. Tu and V. Meda. 2022. Loss factor and moisture diffusivity property estimation of lentil crop during microwave processing. Current Research in Food Science, Elsevier, 5 :73-83
Sarker TR, S. Nanda, V. Meda and Ak Dalai. 2022. Pelletization of torrefied canola residue : Effects of microwave power, residence time and bioadditives on fuel pellet quality. Fuel, Elsevier, 312 : 122728
Yang J, V. Meda, L. Zhang and M. Nickerson. 2022. Application of tribo-electrostatic separation (T-ES) technique for fractionation of plant based food ingredients. Journal of Food Engineering, 320 : 110916
Yang J, L. Zhang, V. Meda, and M. Nickerson. 2022. Triboelectrostatic charging behavior of pulse particles in a vortex flow tribocharger. Food Research International, Elsevier, 111438.
Najib T, MM. Heydari and V. Meda. 2022 Combination of germination and innovative microwave-assisted infrared drying of lentils : Effect of physicochemical properties of different varieties on water uptake. Applied Food Research, Elsevier, 2(1) :100040
Mookerjee A,VB Borugadda, Ak Dalai and V. Meda. 2022. Valorization of hemp hearts oils by advanced extraction techniques and their comparative physicochemical characterization. Applied Food Research, Elsevier, 2(1) : 10051
Sarker TR, R. Azargohar, J. Stobbs, C. Karunakaran, V. Meda and AK Dalai. 2022. Complimentary effects of torrefaction and pelletization for the production of fuel pellets from agricutlural residues : A comparative study. Industrial Crops and Products, Elsevier, 181 :114740
Ravichandran C, A. Upadhyay, V. Meda, NK Rastogi, ZA Khan and N. Emanuel. 2022. Effect of high shear homogenization of physicochemical, microstrructure, particle size and volatile composition of residual pineapple pulp. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, IJFST, doi:10.1111/ijfs. IFSTTF,15984
Zhou L, J. Shen, JT Timothy, F. Chicilo, SK Purdy, V. Meda and M.Reaney. 2022. Electrostatic field treatment as a novel and efficient method for refining crude canola oil. Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 360 : 131905
Sarker TR, S. Nanda, V. Meda and AK Dalai. 2022. Process optimization and investigating the effects of torrefaction and pelletization on steam gasification of canola residue. Fuel, 323 :124239
Huang C, S. Purdy, T.Tse, V. Meda, and M. Reaney. 2021. Removal of cyanogenic glycosides from whole flaxseed using bacteria fermentation. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, JAOCS 98 :157-164
Hu, Y, V. Meda and M. Reaney. 2021. Flaxseed secoisolariciresinol diglucoside extraction. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, JAOCS, 98 : 162-163
Hrncirik CK, F. Maleky, Y. He, R. Mustafa, T. Tse, V. Meda and M. Reaney. 2021. Chicpea aquafaba as an emulsifier in food-oil emulsion. Journal of American Oil Chemists Society, 98: 66-69
Zhou L, M. Reaney and V. Meda. 2021. Electrostatic conditioning of canola oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, JAOCS, 98 : 161-162
Shim YY, Y.He, JH Kim, JY Cho, V. Meda, WS Hong, WS Shin, SJ Kang and M. Reaney. 2021. Aquafaba from Korean soybean I : A functional vegan food additive. Foods 10(10) : 2433
Shim YY, Y.He, JH Kim, JY Cho, V. Meda, WS Hong, WS Shin, SJ Kang and M. Reaney. 2021. Aquafaba from Korean soybean II :Physicochemical properties and composition characterized by NMR analysis. Foods 10(11) : 2589
Sarker TR, R. Azargohar, AK. Dalai and V. Meda. 2021. Enhancement of fuel and physicochemical properties of canola residues via microwave torrefaction. Energy Reports, 7 : 6338-6353
Sarker T. R., R. Azargoher, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. 2020. Physicochemical and Fuel Characteristics of Torrefied Agricultural Residues for Sustainable Fuel Production. Energy & Fuels 34, 11: 14169–1418.
He Y., S. Purdy, T. Tse, B. Taran, V.Meda, M.J.T. Reaney, and R. Mustafa. 2021. Standardization of aquafaba production and application in vegan mayonnaise analogs. Foods. 10(9), 1978. DOI: 10.3390/foods10091978
He Y, V. Meda.,M.J.T. Reaney, and R. Mustafa. 2021. Aquafaba, a new plant-based rheological additive for food applications. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 111, 27-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2021.02.035
Sarker T. R., S. Nanda, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. 2021. A Review of Torrefaction Technology for Upgrading Lignocellulosic Biomass to Solid Biofuels. Bioenergy Research 14: 645–669. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12155-020-10236-2
Sarker T. R., R. Azargoher, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. 2021. Characteristics of torrefied fuel pellets obtained from co-pelletization of agriculture residues with pyrolysis oil. Biomass and Bioenergy 150:106139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.106139
Sarker T. R., F. Pattnaik, S. Nanda, A. K. Dalai, V. Meda, S. Naik. 2021. Hydrothermal pretreatment technologies for lignocellulosic biomass: A review of steam explosion and subcritical water hydrolysis. Chemosphere 284: 131372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131372 Elsevier
Biswa R. Patra, S.Nanda, A. K. Dalai, V. Meda. 2021. Slow pyrolysis of agro-food wastes and physicochemical characterization of biofuel products. Chemosphere 285:131431 Elsevier
Biswa R. Patra, S. Nanda, A.K. Dalai, V. Meda. 2021. Taguchi-based process optimization for activation of agro-food waste biochar and performance test for dye adsorption. Chemosphere 285: 131531 Elsevier
Heydari, M.M., Singh, B. K., V.Meda, 2020. Kinetics of a thin-layer microwave-assisted infrared drying of lentil seeds. Legume Science. 2020; e31.
Yue H., Shim Y.Y., Mustafa R., V. Meda, Reaney M.J.T. 2019. Chickpea Cultivar Selection to Produce Aquafaba with Superior Emulsion Properties. Foods. 8 (12), 685. doi:10.3390/foods8120685
Garavand T and V. Meda. 2018. Drying kinetics and modeling of savory leaves under different drying conditions. International Food Research Journal 25(4):1357-64; ISSN (Online): 2231 7546
Ghanbari S, V. Meda and C. Niu. 2018. Conceptual Design and Feasibility Study of a Multi-Feed Integrated Biomass Conversion System. Advances in Agricultural Science, Vol (6): 01-24, ISSN: 2588-3801
Garavand S, V. Meda and L. Naderloo. 2018. Artificial neural network – genetic algorithm modeling for moisture content prediction of savory leaves drying process in different drying conditions. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. Elsevier (article in press); http://doi.org/10.1016/j.eaef:2018
Kang K, M. Zhu, G. Sun, L. Qiu, X. Guo, V. Meda and R.Sun. 2018. Codensification of Eucommia ulmoides stem with pyrolysis oil and char for solid biofuel: An optimization and characterization study. Applied Energy, Elsevier; 223:347-357.
Verma, A., V. Meda, S. Badoga and A. Dalai. 2017. Degradation of phenol with a microwave-UV irradiation treatment system using nano Ti-O2. The Global Environmental Engineers, Avanti Publishers, Vol (4):10-23- 2.
Nongmaithem, R. and V. Meda. 2017. Effect of microwave and microwave drying on drying kinetics of germinated lentils and its energy consumption. EM International: Ecology, Environment and Conservation Journal: 23(3):1405-1413, ISSN 0971-765X
Nongmaithem R, and V. Meda. 2017. Optimization of microwave vacuum drying parameters for germinated lentils based on starch digestibility, antioxidant activity and total phenolic content. International Journal of Food Studies, DOI : 10.7455/ijfs/6.1.2017.a5, ISEKI FOOD Series, Vol (6):44-55
Yuan D, Y.Y. Shim, J. Shen, P.D. Jadhav, V. Meda and M. Reaney. 2017. Distribution of glucosinolates in camelina seed fractions by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS. Research Article. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology: 119, 1600040, Wiley-VCH Varlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Meda V, P. Mitra, J.H. Lee and K.S. Chang. 2016. Optimisation of microwave-drying processing parameters on the physical properties of dried Saskatoon berries. DE GRUYTER OPEN, Open Agriculture 2016, 1:7-17
Nongmaithem R, and V. Meda. 2016. Lentils and its utilization: A REVIEW. RESEARCH & REVIEWS : JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, ISSN 2278-2249, Vol 5(1), 2016
Yuan, D., YY Shim, M.Reaney and V. Meda. 2016. Improved analysis of sinigrin in Ethiopian mustard. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 51:690-699
George, E., R. Bayartoghtok, L. Tabil and V. Meda. 2014. Optimization of wheat debranning using laboratory equipment for ethanol production. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 7(6):54-66 (http://www.ijabe.org)
Prince, M.V., K. Thangavel, V. Meda and R. Visvanathan. 2014. The influence of carrier blend proportion and flavor characteristics of nutmeg (myristica frangrans Houtt.) essential oil microencapsulated by spray drying. International Journal of Engineering Research and Development, e-ISSN:2278-067X, www.ijerd.com, 10(7):33-40.
Tumuluru, J.S., L. Tabil, Y. Song, K.Iroba and V. Meda. 2014. Impact of process conditions on the density and durability of wheat, oat, canola, and barley straw briquettes. BioEnergy Research. ISSN 1939-1234, DOI 10.1007/s121555-014-9527-4; 7(3): September 2014, Springer.
Naik, A., V. Meda and S.S. Lele. 2014. Freeze drying for microencapsulation of α-linolenic acid rich oil: a functional ingredient from lepidium sativum seeds. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Weinheim (in press)
Nagalakshmi, S.A., P. Mitra, V. Meda. 2014. Color, mechanical and microstructural properties of vacuum assisted microwave dried Saskatoon berries. International Journal of Food Properties, Taylor and Francis, IJFP, 00:1-15
Satpathy, S.K., L. Tabil, V. Meda, S.N. Naik and R. Prasad. 2014. Torrefaction of wheat and barley straw after microwave heating, Fuel, Elsevier Publication, 124:269-278
Verghese, M.V., K. Thangavel, V. Meda, R. Viswanathan and D. Ananthakrishnan. 2014. Effect of carrier blend proportion and flavor load on physical characteristics of nutmeg (myristica frangrans Houtt.) oleoresin microencapsulated by spray drying. International Food Research Journal, 21(5):2039-44
Naik, A., V. Meda and S.S. Lele. 2014. Application of EPS spectroscopy and DSC for oxidative stability studies of Nigella sativa and Lepidium seed oil. J American Oil Chem Soc. (AOCS), Springer, 91:p935-941
Naik, A., V. Meda and S.S. Lele. 2014. Freeze drying for microencapsulation of α-linolenic acid rich oil: a functional ingredient from lepidium sativum seeds. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Weinheim
Avanthika, S., P. Mitra, V. Meda. 2014. Color, mechanical and microstructural properties of vacuum assisted microwave dried Saskatoon berries. International Journal of Food Properties, Taylor and Francis, IJFP, 00:1-15
Tumuluru, J.S., L. Tabil, Y. Song, K.L.Iroba, and V. Meda. (2014). Grinding energy and physical properties of chopped and hammer-milled barley, wheat, oat, and canola straws. Biomass and Bioenergy, 60, 58-67
Iroba, K.L., L. Tabil, S. Sokhansanj, and V. Meda. 2014. Producing durable pellets from barley straw subjected to radio frerquency alkaline and steam explosion pretreatments. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Vol 7(3)
Hiregoudar, S., T.N. Sandeep, U. Nidoni, B. Shreshta and V. Meda. 2014. Studies on dhal recovery from pre- treated pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.) culitvars. Journal of Food Science and Technology, Springer, 51(5):922-928
Tumuluru, J.S., L. Tabil, Y. Song, K.L Iroba and V. Meda. 2014. Impact of process conditions on the density and durability of wheat, oat, canola, and barley straw briquettes. Bioenergy Research, Springer, ISSN 1939- 1234,DOI 10.1007/s12155-014-9527-4
Mitra P., V. Meda, R. Green. 2013. Effect of Drying Techniques on the Retention of Antioxidant Activities of Saskatoon Berries, International Journal of Food Studies, IJFS: Vol 2: p224-237
Mosqueda, M.R.P., L. Tabil and V. Meda. 2013. Physico-chemical characteristics of microwave dried wheat distillers grain with solubles. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy,IMPI, 47(3):p155-176
Elizabeth, G, L. Tabil and V. Meda. 2013. Pelleting Characteristics of Wheat Bran and Condensed Distillers Solubles (CDS) as Animal Feed" for review in Applied Engineering in Agriculture of ASABE Journal
Verghese, P., V. Meda, P. Viswanathan. 2012.The influence of carrier blend and flavor load on the nutmeg (Myristica frangrans Houtt.) essential oil microencapsulation by spray drying. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, IJFST (final reviewers comments submitted, accepted for publication)
Emami, S., A. Perera, V. Meda, and R.T. Tyler. 2012. Effect of Microwave Treatment on starch digestibility and physico-chemical properties of three barley types, Food and Bioprocess Technology (FABT), 11, (November), 688-702.
Hiregoudar, S., R. Udhaykumar, R., K.T. Ramappa, V. Meda, and B. Shreshta. 2011. Artificial neural network for assessment of grain losses for paddy combine harvester; a novel approach, Computer and Information Systems, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 140, 221-231
Emami, S., V. Meda and R.T. Tyler. 2011. Effect of micronisation and electromagnetic radiation on physical and mechanical properties of Canadian barley. International J of Food Sc and Technology (IJFST), Vol 46: 421-428.
Bal, L.M., V. Meda, S.N. Naik and S. Satya. 2011. Sea buckthorn berries: A potential source of valuable nutrients for nutraceuticals and cosmoceuticals. Food Research International (FRI), Elsevier, FRIN-03590 doi:10.1016/j.foosres.2011.03.002.
Bal, L.M., S. Satya, S.N. Naik and V. Meda. 2011. Review of solar dryers with latent heat storage systems for agricultural products. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, Vol 15: 876-880.
Pradhan, R.C., S.N. Naik, P.K. Rout, A.K.Dalai, and V. Meda. 2011. Supercritical CO2 extraction of wheat DDGS. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, Article ID: 489507-CIJF-2010-0063-R1), Taylor and Francis Group, Vol 61(8):829-836.
Mishra,S., V. Meda, A. K. Dalai, J.V. Headley, K.M. Peru, D.W. McMartin. 2010. Microwave treatment of Naphthenic acids in water. Journal of Environmental Science and Health - PartA. Vol 45:7 (10), p1240-7 August 2010, ISSN:1093-4529.
Emami, S., V. Meda and R.T. Tyler. 2011. Effect of micronisation and electromagnetic radiation on physical and mechanical properties of Canadian barley. International Journal of Food Science and Technology (IJFST), Vol 46: 421-428.
Tripathy, A., V. Meda, and S. Panigrahi. 2010. Effect of Drying Methods on the Physical and Structural Changes in Oil-Seed Flax Fiber, SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 3(1), 284-297. Available online at: http://saecomveh.saejournals.org/content/3/1/284.abstract.
Emami, S., V. Meda, R.T. Tyler and M.D. Pickard. 2010. Impact of micronization on rapidly digestible, slowly digestible and resistant starch concentrations in normal, high-amylose and waxy barleys. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Vol 58(17):9733:9799.
Mishra,S., V. Meda, A. K. Dalai, J.V. Headley, K.M. Peru, D.W. McMartin. 2010. Microwave treatment of Naphthenic acids in water. Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A. Vol 45:7 (10), p1240-7 August 2010, ISSN:1093-4529.
Perera, A., V.Meda and R.T. Tyler. 2010. Resistant Starch: A Review of Analytical Protocols for Determining Resistant Starch and of Factors Affecting the Resistant Starch Content of Foods. Food Research International, Elseviers Publishers, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2010.06.003, Vol 43:1959-1974.
Mishra,S., V. Meda, A. K. Dalai, D.W. McMartin , J.V. Headley, K.M. Peru. 2010. Photocatalysis of napthenic acids in water. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Issue 2, p644-650, (www.scrip.org/journal/jwarp). ISSN Print: 1945-3094 ISSN Online: 1945-3108, Scientific Research.
Headley, J.H., P. Kerry, S. Mishra, V. Meda, A.K. Dalai, D. McMartin, M. Mapolelo, R. Rodgers, and A. Marshall. 2010. Characterisation of oil sands napthenic acids treated with UV and Microwave radiation by negative ion ESI FT-ICR MS. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (RCM), Vol 24:3121-3126.
Sumnu, G., F. Koksel, S. Sahin, A.Basman and V. Meda. 2010. The effects of xanthan and guar gums on staling of gluten-free rice cakes baked in different ovens. International Journal of Food Science & Technology (IFST). Volume 45 (1):p87-93.
Panigrahi, S., A. Rana, V. Meda and P. Chang. 2010. Microwave-vacuum drying of flax fiber for biocomposite production. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy (JMPEE): IMPI, Vol 43(3):p35-41
Pradhan, R.C., V. Meda, S. N. Naik and L. Tabil. 2010. Physical properties of Canadian grown flaxseed in relation to its processing. International Journal of Food Properties, Vol 13:1-12, ISSN: 1094-2912, DOI: 10.1080/10942910902818137.
Pradhan, R.C., V. Meda., P.K. Rout, S.N. Naik, and A.K. Dalai. 2010. Supercritical CO2 extraction of fatty oil from flaxseed and comparison with screw press expression and solvent extraction processes. Journal of Food Engineering, Elsevier,DOI: 10.1016/j.foodeng.2009.11.021.Vol 98:p393-397.
Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
He Y., Mustafa R., Tse T., Meda V., Reaney M.J.T. Development of vegan mayonnaise with chickpea aquafaba from standardized cooking and drying conditions. (Oral and poster). FIRST, Food Improved by Research, Science, & Technology. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). July 19-23, 2021. Online.
Huang, C, Timothy Tse, Sarah Purdy, Jianheng Shen, Venkatesh Meda, and Martin Reaney. Scale-up experiments of removing cyanogenic glycosides from whole flaxseed using bacterial fermentation. (Poster). FIRST, Food Improved by Research, Science, & Technology. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). July 19-23, 2021. Online
Huang, C, Timothy Tse, Sarah Purdy, Jianheng Shen, Venkatesh Meda, and Martin Reaney. Degradation of cyanogenic glycosides from whole flaxseed by lactobacillus. (Poster). 2021 Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). July 12-16, 2021. Online
Sarker T. R., R. Azargohar, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. Enhancement of physicochemical and fuel properties of canola residue via microwave torrefaction. ACS Conference, Atlanta. 22-26 August 2021. Online
Sarker T. R., S. Nanda, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. Pelletization of torrefied canola residue: Effects of Microwave power, residence time, bio-additives on fuel pellet quality. 71th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference 2021.Montreal, Canada. October 24-27. Online
He Y., Mustafa R., Tse T., Meda V., Reaney M.J.T. Chickpea aquafaba as an emulsifier in food-oil emulsion. (Oral). 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. May 3-14, 2021. Online.
Sarker T. R., R. Azargoher, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. Physico-chemical properties of torrefied fuel pellets obtained from co-pelletization of agriculture residues with pyrolysis oil. 70th Canadian chemical engineering conference, October 26-30, 2020, Ottawa, Canada, Online
Sarker T. R., S. Nanda, R. Azargoher, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. Effects of torrefaction on physicochemical properties of agricultural residues. Virtual International Conference on molecules to materials (MTM 2020), December 17-20, 2020, Gujarat, India, Online
Sarker T. R., R. Azargoher, A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. 2021. Combination of torrefaction and pelletization of biomass: A comparative study. Sustainable Research in Energy and Environment (SREE-2021). India. January 15-16, 2021, Virtual.
Sarker T. R., A. K. Dalai, and V. Meda. Impact of bio-additives on quality of oat hull fuel pellets. Green Chemistry and Engineering towards Sustainable Development- An Industrial Perspective. Surat, India, Virtual, 16-18 June, 2021.
Najib, T and V. Meda. 2021. Treatment of lentil flour as a processing step for plant-based protein towards the Sustainable Development Goals. PAW e-Conference 2021, February 2-3, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Najib, T, B. Singh and V. Meda, V. 2021. Impact of germination, microwave, and infrared drying on protein structure and functional properties of Maxim lentil, 5th CIGR International Conference, Quebec, QC, Canada, May 11-14, 2021.
Najib, T, and V.Meda. 2021. Kinetic study of microwave-assisted infrared drying of germinated lentils, IMPI’s 55th ANNUAL MICROWAVE POWER SYMPOSIUM, Virtual Conference, USA. Oral presentation, submitted a 3-page manuscript. June 28-July 1, 2021.
Zhou, L, V. Meda, and M. J.T. Reaney. 2021. Electrostatic field treatment as a novel and efficient method in crude canola oil refining. AOCS (The American Oil Chemists' Society) annual meeting, Poster presentation, Online. May 4th, 2021.
Huang, C, T.Tse, S. Purdy, J. Shen, V. Meda, and Martin Reaney. 2021. Removal of cyanogenic glycosides from whole flaxseed using bacterial fermentation. AOCS (The American Oil Chemists' Society) annual meeting, Poster presentation, Online. May 4th, 2021.
Heydari, M.M., V. Meda, E.K. Mupondwa,and X. L. 2021. Life Cycle Assessment of Thermal Heating Methods for Processing of Lentil Flour. 5th International Conference of the CIGR, Quebec, Canada, Virtual, May 11-14 2021.
Heydari, M.M., Meda, V. (2019). Drying kinetics in relation with the physical and mechanical properties of lentil in the microwave-infrared drying system. Presented at CSBE Vancouver Conference, July 2019.
Heydari, M.M., Meda, V., Mupondwa, E. K., Li, X. (2020) Life Cycle Assessment of Thermal Heating Methods for Processing of Lentil Flour. Accepted to present at the 5th International Conference of the CIGR in Quebec in June 2020 but because of the Corona-virus Disease POSTPONED to May 2021.
Yue H.,. V. Meda and M. Reaney. 2019l. Chickpea cooking water replaces egg in food-oil emulsion. CSBE/SCGAB AGM and Technical Conference. July 14-17, 2019. Vancouver, Canada. ID: ID: 145, page 18.
- Nongmaithem and V. Meda. 2018. Techno-economic evaluation for the production of extruded products of germinated lentil. Annual technical conference of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE-SCGAB): #CSBE18214, July 22-25, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- Meda. 2018. Inter-disciplinary challenges and opportunities for biological engineers towards 21st century. Annual technical conference of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE-SCGAB): #CSBE18211 KTT and Outreach, July 22-25, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Yuan, D., Y.Y. Shim, V. Meda and M. Reaney. 2016. Distribution of glucosinolates in camelina seed fractions. 107th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, May 1-4, 2016.
- Meda, A Verma, A. Dalai. 2015. Treatment of Phenol in Water Using Microwave – Assisted Advanced Oxidation Processes, PACIFICHEM, December 2015.
Published Book Chapters
JT Timothy, L Zhou, F Chicilo, V Meda, and MJT Reaney. 2023. Biodiesel Refining and Processing Strategies. In Edited Volume, Advanced Biodiesel - Technological Advances, Challenges, and Sustainability Considerations by Dr. IMR Fattah, IntechOpen
Kauldhar BS, H. Kaur, V. Meda and BS Sooch. 2022. Insights into upstreaming and downstreaming processes of microbial extremozymes; In : Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90274-8.00001-0, SciencDirect, pp:321-352
Anno-Kusi. J., T. R. Sarker, S. Nanda, R. Azargoher, V. Meda, and A. K. Dalai. 2021. Pelleization of torrefied biomass using binders, In: Progressive Thermochemical Biorefining Technologies. S. Nanda and Dai Viet N. Vo; ISBN 9780367566098. CRC press, Bocaraton, Florida, pp: 105-124.
Sarker T. R., S. Nanda, R. Azargoher, V. Meda, and A. K. Dalai. 2021. Torrefied solids: A material border lining biomass and biochar, In: Progressive Thermochemical Biorefining Technologies. S. Nanda and Dai Viet N. Vo; ISBN 9780367566098. CRC press, Bocaraton, Florida, pp: 75-104.
Agu, O. S., Tabil, L. G., V. Meda,, Dumonceaux, T., and Mupondwa, E. 2018. Pretreatment of crop residues by application of microwave heating and alkaline solution for biofuel processing: A review. In E. Jacob-Lopes (Ed.), Renewable Resources and Biorefineries: InTech Open. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79103
Meda, V, V. Orsat and V. Raghavan. 2017. Microwave heating and the dielectric properties of foods in The Microwave Processing of Foods (Second Edition), Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, 2017, Pages 23-43; https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100528-6.00002-4
Meda, V., V. Orsat and V Raghavan, 2005. Microwave heating and the dielectric properties of foods in The Microwave Processing of Foods’, Edited by H Schubert and M Regier, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge, CB1 6AH, CRC Press ISBN-10:0-8493-3442- X, UK. Chapter 4: p61-75
Orsat, V.,V Raghavan, and V. Meda. 2005. Microwave technology for food processing: an overview in The Microwave Processing of Foods’, Edited by H Schubert and M Regier, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge, CB1 6AH, CRC Press ISBN-10:0-8493-3442- X, UK. Chapter 6:p105-118
V. Meda. 2022. Faculty development program; inter-disciplinary teaching, research and community development, Karnavati University, Gujarat, India February 3-4 (virtual)
V. Meda. 2022. Canada-India Bilateral R & D partnerships in Agri-Food Processing. Shastri Indo Canada Institute, June 14-15, 2022 (virtual)
V. Meda, 2021. Food processing sector; challenges and opportunities. National Institute of Food Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (NIFTEM), Govt. of India, New. Delhi, February 16-17, 2021 (virtual)
V. Meda. 2021. Post harvest and value-added research opportunities in Canada and Australia. Invited by the Queensland University of Technology, QUT, October 16, 2021 (virtual)
V. Meda. 2021. Bioprocessing and Bioproducts: A circular economy perspectives. Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat, India, November 3-4, 2021 (virtual)
V. Meda. 2020. R & D /business collaboration on value-added agri-food processing. Queensland University of Technology, Australia, November 22-23, 2020 (virtual)
V. Meda. 2020. Faculty development program; inter-disciplinary teaching, research and community development, Amity University, Mumbai Campus, India October 12-13, 2020 (virtual)
V. Meda. 2021. Post-harvest and food bioprocessing trends and emerging technologies. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), India, January 18-19, 2021 (Virtual)
V. Meda, 2019. Inter-disciplinary approach to biological engineering program and education. Annual CSBE-SCGAB Conference, July 14-17, Vancouver, UBC, Canada
V. Meda, 2019. Protein and Starch Utilization research at UoS. Inter-disciplinary approach to post-harvest value added processing. Annual Conference of the American Association of Oil Seeds and Chemistry (AOCC) technical session, Protein Highway, November 9-11, 2019, Denver, CO, USA.
V. Meda. 2020. Chemical bioprocessing Research and Development. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) School of Chemical Engineering faculty development program, India. February 14-15, 2020
V. Meda. 2019. International Conference on Technological Innovations for Integration of Food and Health (TiiFH 2019): A focus on North-Eastern India. Advances in pre-processing and post-processing technologies, February 14-16, 2019, Tezpur University, Assam, India.
V. Meda. 2019. Value-added Processing of Agro-foods and biological materials; research trends. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India, February 17, 2019. Department of Chemical Engineering Symposium.
Food Process Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India: Value added processing of biological and food materials; new approaches, trends and opportunities, October 2015
Extrusion Workshop: Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Center (SFIDC), Drying Systems: principles, types, kinetics and product consideration, December 1-2, 2015, SK
KSR Institute of Engineering, Coimbatore, India (March 2016): R & D issues on food security, safety, quality; UG/PG seminar series and curriculum mapping
International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, India October 2015, Strategic review planning for value addition of pulses/millets, bioprocessing
Meda, V. (Invited) (2014). International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, India October 2014, Strategic review planning for value addition of millets and under utilized agri-crops.