Prabodh Satyal, PhD

Prabodh Satyal, PhD

Executive Officer

Prabodh Satyal, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer of Aromatic Plant Research Center (APRC). He is originally from Nepal and moved to the United States to pursue research in essential oils at the University of Alabama Huntsville, where he received his MS, Ph.D., and post-doctoral studies in essential oil research. Dr. Satyal has studied the chemical composition of more than thirty thousand essential oils from various parts of the world, has published more than a hundred research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been a quality analyst (serving in several positions) for nearly ten years. He is an editorial member of several journals. Dr. S has a special interest in essential oil adulteration detection using marker-based analysis and has created the only known mass spectral library of synthetic markers. He has played a significant role in establishing several essential oil databases and has spoken at dozens of reputable international conferences. He also has research collaboration on several world-renowned universities for EO research and currently supervising Ph.D., MPhil, and Masters level students on their research. He is currently developing the first-ever fully automated adulteration analysis software for GCMS that will identify the percentage of purity, origin, and mixed sources in essential oils.