|Kerala University College, Thiruvananthapuram, B.Sc.||1967|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, M.Sc.||1969|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Ph.D||1975|
Dr. S.N. Moorthy is a long time employee of CTCRi, Trivandrum with over 30 years research experience on tropical tuber crops mainly on starch chemistry and technology, biochemical principles of thse tubers, quality analysis of tubers for the other divisions etc. He is the ACCTI lifetime achievement award 2009 recipient for his outstanding contribution in the field of tuber crop starches and Hari Om Trust Award for 1993-94 for Outstanding contribution in Horticulture for the work on Tropical Tuber Starches.
A number of products based on tubers and theior starches for food and industrial applications were developed. These include cassava rava, Biscuits from yam flour, various starch derivatives -viz. starch with reduced viscosity , viscosity stabilized starches, oxidized starch, starch esters like starch phosphate, starch acetate, starch succinate, cold water miscible starch for food and industry, Carboxymethyl starch, Crosslinked starch etc. Technologies for production of these products were standardized and the technology for cold water miscible starch was purchased by Vensa Biotech, Samakot, Andhra Pradesh for commercial exploitation. Published two technical bulletins, one on cassava starch and another on all tuber starches . Coauthored in two books -one published by CRC Press, USA and another by Oxford-IBH, New Delhi and contributed chapters on two other books and in many institute publications.
ACCTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2009Added: 12/26/09