Naushad Emmambux

Naushad Emmambux



Naushad Emmambux is currently a professor in the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, University of Pretoria. He holds a C2 rating from the NRF and is the research leader for food processing at the South Africa DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security. He mostly lectures in food chemistry, and cereal science and technology. His research is broadly on African food (cereal pulses and roots) biopolymers for nutrition and functional use. The main focus is on the chemistry of starch modification with lipids for clean label starches used in the production of nano-materials, non-gelling high viscosity starches for stabiliser and fat replacers, low glycaemic index foods, encapsulation of nutraceuticals, and biocomposites with other biopolymers. He also works in processing of cereal and pulse grains for quick cooking as well as to improve nutritional quality.