Binuja Thomas
Principal Scientist
Current Role
Education
M. Tech (Post Harvest Engineering) from I.I.T., Kharagpur
B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) from Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)
Experience
  • Nineteen years multifaceted experience in Research, Teaching and S&T Management
  • Lecturer in Food Engineering, School of Health Sciences, University of Calicut (2001-2003)
  • Lecturer in Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (MACFAST), Thiruvalla (2003-05)

Positions held at KSCSTE
Scientist B, KSCSTE : 03-12-2005 to 02-12-2008
Scientist C, KSCSTE : 03-12-2008 to 02-12-2011
Senior Scientist, KSCSTE : 03-12-2011 to 02-12-2015
Principal Scientist, KSCSTE :03-12-2015 onwards S&T Research co-ordination and Project Management including the following Schemes and Programmes of Council Headquarters.
Engineering and Technology Programme(ETP)
Rural Technology Programme(RTP)
Patent Information Centre (PIC)
Science Popularization Programmes (SPP)
Scheme for promoting Seminar/ Symposia/ Workshops (SSW)
Science Literature Awards (SLA)
National Technology Day celebrations (NTD) and
Partnering Academic-Industrial Research (PAIR)
Now pursuing Ph.D at Kerala Agricultural University

Awards & Recognitions
  • First Rank holder in B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) from KAU
  • Consistent Recipient of KAU Merit Scholarship
  • Qualified in GATE 1998 and Recipient of IIT Scholarship
  • Second Rank holder in M. Tech (Post Harvest Engineering)
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET-2001) in Agricultural Structure andProcess Engineering conducted by ASRB (ICAR)
  • Letter of Appreciation from KSCSTE
Publications
  • Malayalam article on IPR titled ‘Swantham Ennathu swanthamaakkan’, in the magazine ‘Kerala Karshakan’ (August 2008 edition), published by Farm Information Bureau of Agriculture Department.
  • Co-author of the article on Protecting the Creations in the magazine Kerala Calling (October 2008 edition) published by Information & Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala.
  • Dhrishya, C., Rajesh, G. K., Mufassil Usman, Vinduj, P. V., Shahama, K. and Binuja Thomas. 2019. Development and evaluation of batch type rotary cocoa dryer. Int. J. Eng. Sci. and Computing. 9(5): 22683-22687.
Membership in Professional Bodies
Member of Institution of Engineers (Kerala)
Full member of AFST (India).
Full Member of Kerala Academy of Sciences