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Srinivas Janaswamy

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Research Assistant Professor of Food Science

Education
Ph.D. X-ray Crystallography, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Affiliations

Research
Primary Research Areas
  • X-ray crystallography 
  • Biopolymers structure and functionality
Specific Research Areas
  • Molecular structure and junction zone details of polysaccharides and polysaccharide blends, and relationships to macroscopic behavior 
  • Developing novel and cost effective delivery systems using food hydrocolloids 
  • Tailoring polysaccharide structures for improved functionality 
  • Biotexture of plant tissue derivatives 
  • Protein-polysaccharide interactions 
  • Molecular Dynamics simulations

Teaching
FS 690D Conformation of polysaccharides 
FS 632 X-ray diffraction laboratory course

News Releases
  • “Smuggling medicines in food” by Dr. Tamsin Phillips, Publishing editor of Chemical Communications on March 20, 2012 in ‘Chemistry World’ magazine, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • “Pass the lycopene: Scientist can protect supplements inside food” by Brian Wallheimer, Purdue Agricultural Communications on March 26, 2012.
  • “Process developed for more nutritional supplement stability” by Allan on March 26, 2012 in ‘Science Business’.
  • “Purdue scientist working on nutrition technology” on March 26, 2012 in ‘Inside Indiana Business’.
  • “New methods protect nutrient supplements until they reach the body” on March 26, 2012 in ‘Elements4Health’.
  • “Scientist develops a way to encase nutraceuticals in food-based products” in ‘News Medical’ on March 27, 2012.
  • “You can spice up meals with real vitamins, nutrients” by ‘NYDailyNews’ on March 27, 2012.
  • “You can piquancy adult dishes with genuine vitamins, nutrients” in ‘Vitamin, Minerals and Health Supplements’ on March 27, 2012.
  • “Pass the beta-carotene, please” by Julie Harker in ‘Brownfiled AG News for America” on March 27, 2012.
  • “Scientist working on ways to protect supplements inside food” in ‘Natural Healthcare Canada’ on March 27, 2012.
  • “New method enables consumers to spice up meals with vitamins” in ‘Food processing technology’ on March 28, 2012.
  • “Forget salt and pepper, pass me the nutritional supplements” by Tania in ‘Fisher Scientific’ on March 28, 2012.
  • “Scientists work to encase, protect nutritional supplements” in IFT Weekly Newsletter, on March 28, 2012.
  • “Scientist creates method for protecting supplements inside food” in ‘Nutrition Horizon’ on March 29, 2012.
  • “New encapsulation system may allow consumers to sprinkle supplements on foods” by Nathan Gray in ‘Nutra Ingredients’ on March 29, 2012.
  • “Potential for sprinkled vitamins” in ‘Prepared Foods’ on March 30, 2012.

Selected Publications

Patel, B. K., Campanella, O. H., & Janaswamy, S. (2013). Impact of urea on the three-dimensional structure, viscoelastic and thermal behavior of iota-carrageenan. Carbohydrate Polymers, 92, 1873-1879. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01448617

Janaswamy, S., Gill, K. L., Campanella, O. H., & Pinal, R. (in press). Organized polysaccharide fibers as stable drug carriers. Carbohydrate Polymers. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01448617

Running, C. A., Falshaw, R., & Janaswamy, S. (2012). Trivalent iron induced gelation in lambda carrageenan. Carbohydrate Polymers, 87, 2735-2739.

Janaswamy, S., & Youngren, S. R. (2012). Hydrocolloid-based nutraceutical delivery systems. Food & Function, 3, 503-507.

Hickman, B. E., Janaswamy, S., & Yao, Y. (2009). Autoclave and beta-amylolysis lead to reduced in vitro digestibility of starch. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57(7005), 7012.

Hickman, B. E., Janaswamy, S., & Yao, Y. (2009). Properties of starch subjected to partial gelatinization and beta-amylolysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57, 666-674.

Janaswamy, S., & Chandrasekaran, R. (2008). Heterogeneity in iota-carrageenan molecular structure: Implications for polymorph II?III transition in the presence of calcium ions. Carbohydrate Research, 343, 364-373.

Janaswamy, S., Murthy, G. S., Dias, E. D., & Murthy, V. R. K. (2008). Structure analysis on the Ba3Mg(Ta1-xNbx)2O9 ceramics: Coexistence of order and disorder. Materials Research Bulletin, 43, 655-664.

Han, X. Z., Ao, Z., Jane, J. L., Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R., & Hamaker, B. R. (2006). A novel low glycemic maize starch: preparation and characterization. Biomacromolecules, 7, 1162-1168.

Janaswamy, S., Murthy, G. S., Dias, E. D., & Murthy, V. R. K. (2006). Ordering in BaMg1/3Ta1/3Nb1/3O3 ceramics: An X-ray Rietveld analysis. Crystallography Reports, 51, 231-235.