FDSN Seminar Series: Neeraj Kamath


Neeraj Kamath

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition presents its fall 2023 seminar series featuring guest speaker Neeraj Kamath, associate principal technical service scientist in the dairy category and certified food scientist at Tate & Lyle, who will give a presentation on “Overview of Business-to-Business (B2B) Industry and Role of Technical Service Scientist in Growing the B2B Business.” This seminar is open to the public and will take place in person (with location and room number to be announced soon) from 12:45–1:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 21.

Seminar Details

Discussion on details about B2B industry; how different it is from consumer-packaged goods (CPG); why technical service scientists are important in maintaining customer relationships; troubleshooting; collaborating with cross functions such as sales, marketing, innovation, etc.; and eventually growing the B2B business.


Neeraj Kamath is an associate principal technical service scientist in the dairy category and a certified foods Scientist, working at Tate & Lyle—a specialty ingredients company based out of Sycamore, IL. Prior to this role, Kamath had the opportunity to work at T&L’s Singapore facility on a two-year international assignment, and at T&L Hoffman Estates, IL in beverage applications. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in food engineering and has over eight years of work experience in the food industry, manufacturing, and R&D fields. He also serves as a board representative on Chicago Section IFT committee and as an adviser to GROW Ag-funder based out of Singapore. Kamath’s passion is to get involved in various food related volunteering activities such as advising food start-ups, providing career guidance to students, and mentoring new professionals. Kamath is highly active on professional networks such as LinkedIn and IFT and believes in the art of good networking.


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