Faculty Profile

Aqsa Akhtar


School of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Food Sciences and Technology

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Ms. Aqsa is an experienced food technologist with over three years of experience in both industrial and academic settings. She possesses a keen knowledge of food processing and preservation, with a focus on confectionery and biscuit manufacturing. She is a highly organized and dedicated professional with a positive attitude and can handle multiple assignments with short deadlines in high-pressure environments. With excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, she always aims to make a difference wherever she goes. Her research interest includes cereal science and processing technology, food enzymology, and food product development.

  • Biopolymers
  • Food Enzymology
  • Cereal Science
  • Food Product Development
  • Functional Foods
  • Emulsion Technology
  • Utilization of rice milling wastes through amylolysis
Name of Organization Designation Start Date End Date
Regal Food Industries, Jinnah Industrial State, Lahore Quality Assurance Officer 04-03-2018 31-12-2018
Asian Food Industries (Mayfair) Lab Analyst 01-03-2016 31-07-2016
Publication Type Title Journal Name Impact Factor Year of Publication
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Review on physicochemical, medicinal and nutraceutical properties of poppy seeds: a potential functional food ingredient Functional Foods in Health and Disease 0.740 2021
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Phytochemical constituents and biological properties of domesticated capsicum species: a review Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease 0.000 2021
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Utilization of diverse protein sources for the development of protein-based nanostructures as bioactive carrier systems: A review of recent research findings (2010–2021) Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 11.180 2021
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Assessment of different heavy metals in cigarette filler and ash from multiple brands retailed in Saudi Arabia Journal of King Saud University-Science 4.011 2021
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Appearance-based concerns among working women due to shutdown of self-grooming and beauty services amid COVID-19 situation-Perspective from Pakistan Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences 0.070 2021
Book Chapter (published) Encapsulation of Pigmented Lipophilic Antioxidants Through Micro and Nano-emulsions Emulsion‐based Encapsulation of Antioxidants: Design and Performance 0.000 2020
Degree Name & Area Year University City,Country
MSc Hons Food Science and Technology 2018 University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
BSc Hons Food Science and Technology 2016 University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
Position Start Date End Date
Lecturer 01-11-2019 Present
Lab Manager 01-01-2019 31-10-2019
  • Reviewer for Nutrition and Health, SAGE Publications.
  • Completed the online teaching course for faculty development, “The Art and Science of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” at UMT, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • HEC Merit Based Scholarship Holder (2016-2018)
  • 2-day training course on ISO – 22000 by Bureau Veritas, Pakistan.
  • Talent Award for excellent academic and extracurricular record, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists (PSFST)
  • Agrarian Blood Donor Society, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
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