Brief Bio data
Dr. Prashant Gorakh Wasnik did his doctorate in Dairy Engineering from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. He served as Workshop Engineer in Indian council of Agricultural research for five years from 1992 to 1997. Then after, he joined the academic services of Dr. PDKV, Akola as Assistant Professor in senior scale. He became Associate Professor and Professor in subsequent years. He also served as Associate Dean, College of Dairy Technology, Udgir. Presently he is working as Associate Dean, College of Dairy Technology, Pusad and having the additional charge of Dean, Faculty of Dairy technology, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur.
He is a member of Academic and Executive council of MAFSU, Nagpur. He is life member of various professional bodies such as Indian Dairy Association, Indian Dairy Engineers Association, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India).
He has standardized the manufacturing technology of santra burfi, and studied the textural and moisture migration properties of traditional Indian dairy products with the financial support of RGSTC. He has also developed the mathematical model for prediction of adulteration of cow ghee with vegetable fat by image analysis.
He has published 20 research papers in national and international journals, two books and five book chapters.