Riteshma Devi -  School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Riteshma Devi

Name: Riteshma Devi

Degree: BSc. in Biology & Chemistry, PGD in Chemistry, GCTT, MSc in Chemistry

Position: Teaching Assistant

Location: 090-010 (Chemistry Lab)

Tel: 679 -32 32847

Fax: 679 32 31512

Email: riteshma.a.devi(at)usp.ac.fj

Teaching/ Technical Help in Teaching: (lab supervision and tutorials for all the courses)

1. CH101 (Lab coordinator), CH105, CH102 (Lab coordinator)

2. CH203, CH204 (Lab coordinator)

3. CH301, CH303.

Current Research Interests: (if applicable)

Climate Change, Essential oils, Food Composition & Analysis and Body Mass Index in the South Pacific.


Selected Publications:

  1. Prayna P.P. Maharaj, Riteshma Devi and Surendra Prasad; Antimicrobial effect of essential oils of some Fijian medicinal plant leaves on pathogenic bacteria. South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (CSIRO Publishing), 34, 35-39, 2016.


  1. Prayna P.P. Maharaj, Surendra Prasad, Riteshma Devi and Romila Gopalan; Folate Content and Retention in Commonly Consumed Vegetables in the South Pacific. Food Chemistry (Elsevier), 182, 327-332, 2015.


  1. Joe Brophy, Riteshma Devi, Sadaquat Ali, Dhana Rao and Subramaniam Sotheeswaran; Chemistry and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oils from Ripe and Unripe fruits of the Fijian Morinda citrifolia(noni/kura) Rubiaceae. Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants (Taylor and Francis), 11(6), 598-602, 2008.


  1. Riteshma Devi, Jayashree Arcot, Subramanium Sotheeswaran, Sadaquat Ali; Folate contents of some selected Fijian foods using tri-enzyme extraction method. Food Chemistry (Elsevier), 106, 1100-1104, 2008.


  1. Parvish N. Kumar, Riteshma Devi and Mani Naicker; Body Mass Index (BMI) A Selection Tool for Sports. Fiji Medical Journal, 23 (1), 24-27, 2004.


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