Kiruba Krishnaswamy - Mizzou Engineering

Kiruba Krishnaswamy portrait

Kiruba Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering (Sustainable Food Systems Engineering)

244 Agricultural Engineering Building


Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Kiruba Krishnaswamy is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering with a joint appointment at the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. She holds the MU Pillars of Pursuit – Food Sustainability joint position in the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri. Krishnaswamy leads the Food Engineering and Sustainable Technologies (FEAST) research program to address the interconnected challenges of food and nutrition security.

The FEAST team develops innovative food technologies geared toward maternal and child health for local and global development, supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2 – Zero Hunger). She has worked with industry and NGOs, most notably in India, Canada, the USA and Kenya.


Post-Doc (chemical engineering) from University of Toronto
PhD (bioresource engineering) from McGill University
MTech (food and agriculture) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India & McGill University (Commonwealth Scholar)
BTech (food process engineering) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

Technical Focus

Food fortification

Innovative technologies

Sustainable food process engineering