Manreet Singh Bhullar

Manreet Singh BhullarResearch Assistant Professor
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
22201 W Innovation Dr.
Olathe KS 66061
Phone: 913-307-7315

Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2019
M.S., Tennessee State University, 2016
B.S., Punjab Agricultural University, 2013

Research areas
Produce Safety

  • Water quality
  • Non-thermal disinfection
  • Pre- and post-harvest risk assessment
  • Antimicrobial Interventions

Bio Brief
Dr. Manreet Bhullar comes from Gurdaspur, Punjab, India, where he was born and raised on a small family farm. His upbringing around agriculture-loving people inculcated in him a passion for pursuing higher education in agricultural sciences. Dr. Bhullar earned a B.S. degree (2013) in agricultural sciences from Punjab Agricultural University, India, a master's degree (2016) in Animal and Food Sciences from Tennessee State University and later, a Ph.D. degree (2019) in Food Science and Technology from Iowa State University. His research expertise includes non-thermal processing of liquid foods with particular emphasis on UV-C disinfection, and agricultural water testing to ensure Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule compliance.

Dr. Bhullar is a food microbiologist and agricultural scientist with a research focus on enhancing the microbial safety of fresh produce. His research lab at K-State Olathe, emphases on identifying various routes of contamination in the food supply chain and developing antimicrobial interventions to minimize risks and protect public health.