Address: 180 Thorncliff
Health: Excellent, 1.68 m, 65 kg
Marital Status: Married - two children
B.Eng. (Mech.Eng) 1967
M.Sc. (Agr.Eng.) 1970
University of Guelph
Thesis title: Mechanical properties affecting leaf loss in alfalfa.
Ph.D. (Agr.Eng.) 1973
Colorado State University, Colorado, USA
Dissertation: Heat transfer studies using granular media.
1993-present Chair, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Extension and administration.
1998-present Hon. Professor, Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Graduate student supervision, development of new courses and research in Microwave area.
1987-present Professor, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Teaching, research, extension, consulting and administration.
1986-1987 Sabbatic year (Visiting Scientist). Collaborative research at ICRISAT (Patancheru, India) and CFTRI (Mysore, India). Invited lecture tours were also done in Japan and in Thailand during 1987.
1983-1987 Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Teaching, research, extension, consulting and administration.
1977-1983 Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Teaching, research, extension, consulting and administration.
1975-1977 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Taught: Machine Design, Fluid Mechanics, Circuit Analysis, and Graphics.
1974-1977 Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Research work in the area of soil compaction and traction.
1973-1974 Chief Engineer, Mantronics Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Research and Development of machinery for the horticultural industry.
1970-1973 Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Research and development of machinery for agricultural sector.
1969-1970 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Research work in power and machinery area. Teaching: Differential Equations and Statistics.
1967-1968 Lecturer, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. Teaching and supervision of the laboratories and workshops.
1962-1963 Supervisor, agricultural and allied industries, Bangalore, India. Design and supervision of structural constructions cranes, trusses, columns, etc.
Know-how and experience:
Chimphango, A.F.A., G.S.V. Raghavan, and C. Ratti. 1999. Predicting Length of a Channel based on the Desired O2 and CO2 Levels in Diffusion Channel CA Storage System. Submitted for publication in Postharvest Biology and Technology.
Taranto, O.P., S.C.S. Rocha and G.S.V. Raghavan. 1999. Monitoring spouted beds regimes through Fourier transform spectral analysis. Submitted to Trans. of ASAE.
Jumah, R.Y., A.S. Mujumdar, and G.S.V. Raghavan. 1999. Aerodynamics of a novel rotating jet spouted bed. Accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Journal.
231 Dai, J., V.A. Yaylayan, G.S.V. Raghavan, and J.R.J. Paré. 1999. Extraction and colorimetric determination of azadirachtin related limonoids in neem seed kernel. J. Agri. Food Chemistry. (In Press)
230 Devahastin, S., A.S. Mujumdar, and G.S.V. Raghavan. 1999. Hydrodynamic characteristics of a rotating jet annular spouted bed. Powder Technology Vol.(103):169-174.
229 Lyew, D., Y. Gariépy, C. Ratti, G.S.V. Raghavan, and A.C. Kushalappa. 1999. An apparatus to sample volatiles in a commercial potato storage facility. Applied Eng. in Agric. Vol.15(3):243-247.
228 Desmarais, G., C. Ratti and G.S.V. Raghavan. 1999. Heat transfer modelling of screenhouses. Solar Energy. Vol.65(5):271-284.
227 Orsat, V., G.S.V. Raghavan, S. Sotocinal, D.G. Lightfoot, and S. Gopalakrishnan. 1999. Roller press for electro-osmotic dewatering of bio-materials. Drying Technology. Vol.17(3):523-538.
226 Venkatachalapathy, K. and G. S.V. Raghavan. 1999. Combined osmotic and microwave drying of strawberries. Drying Technology Vol.17(4-5):837-853.