Ranjani Varadan | AIChE

Ranjani Varadan

VP of Research and Development
Impossible Foods

Ranjani Varadan is Vice President of R&D at Impossible Foods, a Redwood City-based company that creates delicious plant-based meat products. Ranjani joined Impossible Foods in 2011 to reduce the impact of industrialized animal farming on the environment and to revolutionize the meat and dairy production system for the growing global population. Currently, Ranjani leads the R&D efforts at Impossible, focusing on how plant-based ingredients can be used to create a variety of textures and flavors for the next generation of Impossible products. Trained as a biochemist, Ranjani has worked on many aspects of development of the Impossible Burger, now available at nearly 6,000 restaurants across the U.S., Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. When she’s not working, Ranjani enjoys music and hiking.