Arun Kilara, Ph.D.

  • Adjunct Professor of Food Science
Arun Kilara, Ph.D.
117 Westside Drive, Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4431
Work Phone: 919-968-9322


  1. B.Sc. (1969) Punjab University, India
  2. M.Sc. (1971) Univ. Saskatchewan, Canada
  3. Ph.D. (1976) Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Dr. Kilara is a consultant to the food industry. His practice specializes in dairy foods, ingredient functionality, formulation, product development and training. Prior to starting his own business Dr. Kilara was a director of protein research at Monsanto Co. He has also served as a faculty member at Penn State for 20+ years.

He has published over 110 papers, holds two U.S. Patents and has authored chapters in several books in his areas of expertise. He is a sought after speaker and has appeared on all major national TV channels and numerous publications as a spokesman for ice cream and dairy foods.

He directed the famous Penn State Ice Cream Short Course for 13 years. This course was offered in Australia as well. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Central America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand in connection with ice cream. He has also conducted collaborative research with scientists in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt and Japan.

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Membership in Organizations
Professional Member of Institute of Food Technologists, Society of Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Tau Sigma