Join our Team

We like to hear from motivated graduate, undergraduates, visiting scholars/post-doctoral associated who are interested in conducting food process engineering oriented research and industrial outreach.

Students can pursue M.S. or doctoral degree programs via either Department of Food Science and Technology or Department of Food Ag Biological Engineering where Dr. Bala has faculty appointments.

If you are interested to join our team, send me an email with your professional CV, along with about a paragraph or two description of about your professional experience & future goals. See below current opportunity


Applications are invited for food engineering oriented graduate research associate (GRA) positions available at The Ohio State University. The positions will be available from Summer (or) Autumn 2018.  More details about our laboratory can be found at

First student will conduct research on food safety aspects of a high pressure based ultra-shear technology for beverage processing. 2nd student will conduct research on functionality and nano-emulsion characteristics of resulting emulsion.

GRAs will work collaboratively as a part of multi-disciplinary team of university-industry team of researchers. In addition to conducting basic and applied food engineering research, GRAs can also contribute to food engineering teaching and industrial outreach activities.

The ideal candidate will have

(a) Degree(s) in Chemical / food/agricultural engineering. Excellent academic credentials & GRE scores.

(b) Hands-on process engineering experience in handling pilot plant scale equipment and conduct research.  Conduct relevant food engineering, chemistry and microbiology instrumental analysis. Any previous research experience at undergraduate or graduate level would be plus.

(c) ability to work in multi-disciplinary research environment. Interface with academia and industry

Interested candidates may contact Dr. Bala (614-292-1732 or for additional details.

Please email a cover letter, CV, transcripts introducing yourself and stating your qualifications and why you want to be part of our team.

We also welcome inquiries about the opportunity host food engineering scholars (with Govt  similar financial support).

Thank you.