Professor Dr. Vijai K. S. Shukla

Prof. Dr. Vijai K. S. Shukla is author of nearly 110 original scientific publications, 12 invited review papers, and 15 book chapters in the areas of biochemistry, human nutrition, cosmeceuticals, neutraceuticals, enzymology, and modern analytical techniques for the separation of lipids and proteins. He is also the editor of six books. Professor Dr. Vijai K S Shukla's research interests have ranged from physical phenomena to mechanism of autoxidation, isolation of lipids, spectral phenomena related to lipids, modern analytical methodology and involvement of essential fatty acids in health and diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Batten’s syndrome.

Professor Dr. Shukla has shown essential fatty acid deficiency in multiple sclerosis and Batten's disease. These were related with glutathione peroxidase activity and antioxidants requirements in these diseases. Professor Dr.Shukla has also analyzed arctic diet in Greenland Eskimos and compared with Danes elucidating some of the mechanism of coronary heart diseases in these population groups.

In his research work Professor Dr. Shukla employs modern analytical methodology in order to resolve various scientific problems.

Appearances and Awards

  • Appearance in Who's Who in the World, 12th edition (1995-96)
  • Appearance in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the World
  • Appearance in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century
  • Appearance in The Barons 500 Leaders for the New Century
  • The Cambridge Blue Book (2005)
  • American Oil Chemists' Society 1996 prestigious Herbert Dutton Award for pioneering contribution in Lipid research presented in Indianapolis. The title of the award lecture was "Chocolate – The Chemistry of Pleasure"
  • American Oil Chemists' Society 2002 prestigious Stephen S. Chang Award presented in Montréal, Canada. The title of the award lecture was "Chocolate – Friend or Foe?" This award is given to a scientist who has achieved decisive accomplishments in basic research. The knowledge that the person has produced must have been utilized by industries for the improvement or development of food products related to lipids.
  • AOCS Fellow 2005 in recognition of his achievements in science and appreciation for significant service to the AOCS.

Professor Dr. Shukla appears frequently in international newspapers, magazines and recently Times of India sent their senior feature writer to write several articles about his work and Danish Television (DK4) made a program about his recent research discoveries.