Area of Research
  • Microplastic contamination, Waste utilization and Product development


  • Ph D, ARS

Current projects
  • Microplastic contamination in fish and fishery products

Awards and recognition
  • Dr. C.V. Kulkarni Best Young Scientist Award-2017
  • Publons Global Peer Reviewer Award 2018
  • ICAR- CIFE Best Teacher Award -2019
  • ICAR- CIFE Best Scientist Award- 2021
Publications (Best 5 publications)
  1. Rakesh Rukmangada, Bejawada Chanikya Naidu, Binaya Bhusan Nayak, Amjad Balange, Mithilesh Kumar Chouksey and K. A. Martin Xavier * (2023)  Microplastic contamination in salted and sun dried fish and implications for food security – A study on the effect of location, style and constituents of dried fish on microplastics load Marine Pollution Bulletin 191-114909 (NAAS- 13.00)
  2. Soibam Ngasotter, Lokesh Sampath; K.A. Martin Xavier* (2022) Nanochitin: An Update Review on Advances in Preparation Methods and Food Applications Carbohydrate Polymer 291(11):119627  (DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2022.119627) (NAAS- 16.72)
  3. Vignaesh Dhanabalan, K.A. Martin Xavier*, Shibu Eppen, Adharsh Joy, Amjad Balange, K. K. Asha, L. Narasimha Murthy and Binaya Bhusan Nayak (2021) Characterization of chitin extracted from enzymatically deproteinized Acetes shell residue with varying degree of hydrolysis Carbohydrate Polymer 253, 117203  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.117203  (NAAS- 16.72)
  4. Kasturi Chattopadhyay, K.A. Martin Xavier*, Porayil Layana, Amjad Khansaheb Balange and Binaya Bhusan Nayak (2019). Chitosan hydrogel inclusion in fish mince -based emulsion sausages: Effect of gel interaction on functional and physicochemical qualities International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 134: 1063-1069. https://doi.org/1 0.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.05.148 (NASS- 14.03)
  5. K.A. Martin Xavier*, Hauzoukim, K. Nagalakshmi, Amjad K. Balange, M.K.Chouksey and G. Venkateshwarlu (2017) Functionality of chitosan in batter formulations and its effect on physicochemical quality parameters of enrobed fish sticks Carbohydrate Polymers 127:189-194. (NAAS- 16.72)
  6. K. A. Martin Xavier*, V. Geethalekshmi, Sushree Ratnamanjari Senapati, P.T.   Mathew, A.C. Joseph, K.G. Ramachandran Nair (2017) “Valorization of Squid Processing Waste as Animal Feed Ingredient by Acid Ensilaging Process" Waste and Biomass Valorization 8 (6), 2005-2015 (DOI: 10.1007/s12649-016-9764-1) (NAAS- 9.45)


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