Aman Sandhu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, IIT

Office: 

Bldg. 91, Suite 334

Phone: 

708.563.8823

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. Food Science
M.S. Food Technology
B.S. Food Science and Technology

Experience 

Analytical chemistry, Nutraceuticals and functional foods, Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetics, Polyphenols, HPLC and mass spectrometry.

Awards 

  • Berry Health Benefits Symposium Poster Competition (2nd position)
  • Marketing and Management Poster Competition (2nd position), Annual IFT Meeting
  • Richard F. Matthews Graduate Scholarship, FL section IFT
  • Graduate Florida Dairy Products Scholarship
  • D. Glynn Davies-Juice Products Association Scholarship, UF
  • Outstanding International Student Award, UF
  • Ronald H. Schmidt Professional Service Graduate Scholarship, FL section IFT
  • William C. and Bertha M. Cornett Fellowship, UF
  • Richard F. Matthews Graduate Scholarship, FL section IFT
  • Bob Olson Scholarship, UF
  • Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, UF
  • Graduate Student Council Travel Award, UF
  • UF-FSHN Graduate Student Travel Award
  • IFAS/CALS Graduate Student Travel Award
  • Merit Scholarship, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (India)
  • Academic Roll of Honor - Gold medal, Khalsa College, Amritsar (India)

Memberships 

  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Chicago section IFT
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Publications 

Amandeep K. Sandhu, Yuncai Huang, Di Xiao, Eunyoung Park, Indika Edirisinghe and Britt Burton-Freeman. Pharmacokinetic Characterization and Bioavailability of Strawberry Anthocyanins Relative to Meal Intake. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2016, 64, 4891−4899 

Aman Sandhu, Indika Edirisinghe, Britt Burton-Freeman and Jerry Zweigenbaum. UHPLC-MS/MS Triple Quadrupole Analysis of Anthocyanin Metabolites in Human Plasma Using Protein Precipitation and Solid Phase Extraction for Determination of Uptake from Food. Agilent application note 5991-6526EN-D2 

Roberto Massenti, Riccardo Lo Bianco, Amandeep K. Sandhu, Liwei Gu, Charles Sims. Huanglongbing Modifies Quality Components and Flavonoid Content of 'Valencia' Oranges. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2016, 96, 73-78. 

Amandeep K. Sandhu, Yun Cai, Bhaskar Janve, Wade Yang, Yavuz Yagiz, Maurice R. Marshall and Liwei Gu. Mathematical Modeling of the Anthocyanins Adsorption/Desorption from Blueberries on Amberlite FPX-66 Resin in a Fixed Bed Column. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 2015, doi:10.1111/jfpe.12323. 

Timothy J. Buran, Amandeep K. Sandhu, Zheng Li, Cheryl R. Rock, Weihua Yang, Liwei  Gu.     Adsorption/Desorption Characteristics and Separation of Anthocyanins and Polyphenols from Blueberries Using Macroporous Adsorbent Resins. Journal of Food Engineering, 2014, 128, 167-173. 

 Amandeep K. Sandhu and Liwei Gu. Adsorption/Desorption Characteristics and Separation of Anthocyanins from Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) Juice Pomace Using Macroporous Adsorbent Resins. Submitted to Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2013, 61 (7), 1441-1448. 

 Vishnupriya Gourineni, Neil F. Shay, Soonkyu Chung, Amandeep K. Sandhu, Liwei Gu. Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia) and Wine Phytochemicals Prevented Obesity Associated Metabolic Complications in C57BL/6J Mice. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2012, 60, 7674-7681. 

Timothy J. Buran, Amandeep K. Sandhu, Alberto M. Azeredo, Alisha H. Bent, Jeffrey G. Williamson, Rebecca L. Darnell and Liwei Gu. Effects of Exogenous Abscisic Acid on Fruit Quality, Antioxidant Capacities, and Phytochemical Contents of Southern High Bush Blueberries. Food Chemistry, 2012, 126, 1375-1381.

Amandeep K. Sandhu, Dennis J. Gray, Jiang Lu and Liwei Gu. Effects of Exogenous Abscisic Acid on Antioxidant Capacities, Anthocyanins, and Flavonol Contents of Muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia) Skins. Food Chemistry, 2011, 126, 982-988. 

Zheng Li, Xin Zhao, Amandeep K. Sandhu and Liwei Gu. Effects of Exogenous Abscisic Acid on Yield, Antioxidant Capacities, and Phytochemical Contents of Greenhouse Grown Lettuces. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2010, 58, 6503-6509. 

Amandeep Kaur, Devinder Kaur, D.P.S. Oberoi, B. S. Gill and D. S. Sogi. Effects of Dehydration on Physico-Chemical Properties of Mustard, Mint and Spinach. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2008, 32, 103-116.