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Departmental Adjunct Faculty

Arun Kilara

Dr. Arun Kilara

Nutri+Food Business Consultants

117 Westside Drive, Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4431

Dr. Kilara is a consultant to the food industry. His practice specializes in dairy foods, ingredient functionality, formulation, product development and training. Prior to starting his own business Dr. Kilara was a director of protein research at Monsanto Co. He has also served as a faculty member at Penn State for 20+ years.

He has published over 110 papers, holds two U.S. Patents and has authored chapters in several books in his areas of expertise. He is a sought after speaker and has appeared on all major national TV channels and numerous publications as a spokesman for ice cream and dairy foods.

He directed the famous Penn State Ice Cream Short Course for 13 years. This course was offered in Australia as well. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Central America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand in connection with ice cream. He has also conducted collaborative research with scientists in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt and Japan.


B.Sc. (1969) Punjab University, India
M.Sc. (1971) Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada
Ph.D. (1976) Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Membership in Organizations

Professional Member of Institute of Food Technologists, Society of Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Tau Sigma

Personal Interests

Travel, history, photography, reading and classical music

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695
(919) 515-2951