|Name||:||Dr. V.Eyarkai Nambi|
|Specialization||:||Machine Vision Systems|
Dr. V.Eyarkai Nambi, was born in 3rd June 1984 at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He has completed his schooling at Madurai in 2001 and Joined in undergraduate at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He graduated in B.Tech (Food Process Engineering) in 2005 with university 2nd rank holding. He joined in M.Tech (Agricultural Process Engineering) with Periyar Endowment Merit Scholarship at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and completed in 2007. After post-graduation, Dr.V.E.Nambi joined as lecturer in SRM University Chennai and worked till April 2009. During his teaching period, he has guided 8 UG Students and handled courses related to Unit operations in food Engineering, Meat and poultry processing, Food microbiology, Management in food industries, Food plant layout etc. In 2009, He joined as Scientist in ICAR-CIPHET through ARS examinations and served at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana as scientist till July 2018. At present he is working as Senior Scientist and Head, ICAR-KVK, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University), Dindigul under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
In 2015, He obtained Ph.D in the field of Food Engineering and Agricultural Processing at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. During his Ph.D, he has developed a machine for grading of mango based on ripeness and size using machine vision technology. The developed machine can grade the mango into 10 customizable grades with the combination of five ripeness level and two sizes using nondestructive quality analysis with the help of computer vision technique. For this work, he has received Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Ph.D thesis in the field of Agricultural Engineering for the year 2016. During his research career, he has developed 05 new machines out of which 04 machines were filed for the patent, and 02 process protocols. He has published more than 32 research publications in International refereed journals and 35 seminar/conferences abstracts. He has organized 02 international training and 10 national level trainings in the field of post harvest management. He has received Young Scientist Award in 2016 from Bio-Ved Research Society, Allahabad and Young Engineer Award in 2018 from IEI (Institution of Engineers) for his research achievements. The National Acadamy of Agricultural Science has given Young Scientist Award to Dr.V.Eyarkai Nambi for his significant contribution in the field of Agricultural Engineering & Technology for Biennium 2017-2018.