Prof Vinod Jindal appointed Emeritus Professor
Prof. Vinod Jindal has been bestowed with the title of Emeritus Professor by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). This was announced by the AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai following the approval by the AIT Board of Trustees in its meeting held on 18 February 2016.
Prof. Jindal obtained his Bachelor’s in Science from Agra University, India (1963) and his Bachelor’s in Agricultural Engineering and Technology from G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India (1967). He completed his Master’s in Agricultural Engineering from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA (1971); and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (with specialization in Food Process Engineering) from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA in 1975.
He joined AIT as an Assistant Professor in 1977, and he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 1980, and as Professor in 1989. He had served as Professor at AIT for about 16 years, and has graduated 19 Ph.D. and 160 Master’s students. His publication record includes 79 publications in peer reviewed journals, 43 papers in conference proceedings, one book chapter, seven edited conference proceedings/research reports, 22 papers in workshops/conferences/conventions and seminars, and six consultancy reports/other publications.
One of the hallmarks of Prof. Jindal’s career was the initiation and development of a graduate program/new field of study in Food Process Engineering at AIT in 1978 when no such program existed in the Asian region.
The American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) also honored him with the Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Award in 1994 in recognition of his achievement of developing a package for Computer Simulation for Grain Drying which was subsequently used for research and development work in Australia and many Asian countries. He is also the recipient of the Commendation Medal bestowed by the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers for Outstanding contribution in the field of education in 1990.