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Prof MN Emmambux




BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Mauritius), MSc Food Science (Pret), PhD Food Science (Pret)

Position: Associate Professor
Fields of expertise: Food chemistry, starch science and technology, rheology and nanotechnology
Tel no: + 27 12 420-2059
Fax no: + 27 12 420-2839
E-mail:  [email protected] 

Member of the South African Association for Food Science & Technology
Member of  AACC International (American Association of Cereal Chemists)

Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria. He is also a C2 rated researcher by the NRF and the research leader for food processing at the DST/NRF centre of excellence in food security.

He obtained his MSc (cum laude) and PhD in Food Science at the same department and then a postdoctoral fellowship at SIK - the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology and another postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pretoria. He lectures in food chemistry, cereal science and technology, food product development and food rheology.

His research is broadly on African food biopolymers for nutrition and functional use. The main focus is on chemistry of starch modification with lipids for ‘clean label starches’ for production of nano-materials; non-gelling high viscosity starches for stabiliser and fat replacers; low glycaemic index foods; encapsulation of neutraceuticals; and biocomposites with other biopolymers. He is interested in the area of food chemistry, food rheology, spectroscopy, microscopy and nanotechnology. He is currently supervising/co-supervising 8 MSc and 10 PhD students.

He has several publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and non-refereed journals. He has also attended and presented posters and delivered oral presentations at several local and international workshops and conferences. During his PhD studies he was awarded two best poster presentations at ICC (International Cereal science and technology) conference and Dreosti award for best oral presentation at SAAFoST (South African association for Food Science and Technology). He received a young scientist award by IUFoST (International Union for Food Science and Technology) in 2009. He also received the exceptional young researcher award at the University of Pretoria for 2015.

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