Devanshu Mehta is a 3rd year food science PhD student under the guidance of Dr. Andrew MacIntosh at University of Florida, Gainesville. In 2014, he graduated as a Master’s in Food Processing from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. After graduation, he worked in the food packaging industry at Bemis Company (now Amcor) in Neenah, WI as a Sr. Product Development Engineer for three years before joining University of Florida in 2018. He is currently examining the fundamentals on yeast behavior (flocculation) in an ongoing fermentation process. Apart from academics, Devanshu is passionate about cooking. He is fond of traveling to new places and experimenting various local delicacies of the world. He also likes to play and watch soccer, cricket, and chess.