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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar

Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar received his PhD in food science and technology at Cornell University in 2020. He is now a senior research scientist at PepsiCo. His research focused on developing novel iron-rich microalgae composites and exploring their utility as potential fortificants in food commodities to improve iron nutrition. As a TCI scholar, he conducted fieldwork in rural, marginalized communities in India and studied location-specific community trends that modulate nutritional iron status. Through his work, he brings together various facets of food science, nutritional science, chemical engineering, and social science in his quest to identify ideal food-based solutions to overcome iron malnutrition in the developing world. Rohil holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in biotechnology from India and a master’s degree in food science and technology from Cornell University.