Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

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Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an International Institute and promotes technological changes and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region and beyond through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners through the region and with some of the top universities of the world. Research and outreach activities at AIT are oriented towards the sustainable development of the region, strengthening the knowledge, development and business capacity of the region, and supporting communities and their economic development and integration into the global economy. Collaboration with regional and International partners has always been priority of the Asian Institute of Technology.
The Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT) at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) academic program is committed to guiding the graduate education of students preparing for professional and technical careers in Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences. The courses are developed to identify, develop, and apply the appropriate concepts, theories, and emerging methodologies from the fundamental disciplines of chemistry, engineering, microbiology, food and bioprocessing, nutrition, and sensory science, to the investigation of critical issues in food & biological systems, components, products, and processes. FEBT focuses on two areas of specialization: Food Process Engineering and Bioprocess Technology.

Food Process Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design of postharvest and food processing equipment; changes that may occur within products during handling, processing, and storage; measuring and controlling the quality of raw food materials; food supply chain safety; the handling and utilization of wastes generated during on-farm processing.

Bioprocess Technology dedicated for the developments in biotechnology and its applications in agro/food, food safety and risk analysis, functional foods, biopolymers, dairy and meat science, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Industrial bioprocess technology for the conversion of raw agricultural products and agro-industrial residues to value added products and biomaterials. To strengthen applicability of microorganisms for specific purposes, courses are also given in genetic engineering of microorganisms and cells. DNA with interesting properties is transferred to produce strains for industrial applications including the applications of probiotics and other microorganisms.

The faculty members and research staffs at FEBT, AIT have been served as experts in food technology, quality and food safety, and commission members for standards building up and issuing for various national, international organizations as well as for food and biotechnology industries. Various researches have been conducted on food security, postharvest technology, food processing, functional foods, food safety, valorization of agro-residues and food supply chain.

It has also been involved in two of the recently European Commission (EC) funded Framework Program (FP7) related to networking for science, technology and innovation on tackling the societal challenges on food security and food safety, health and water management and resource efficiency between Southeast Asia and Europe. FEBT has been conducting a research on biomass Utilization in value addition funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France.


Dr. Anil Kumar Anal

Assistant Professor

Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

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