Koushik Seetharaman published more than 100 journal papers and 4 book chapters. He advised more than 35 graduate students, of which 10 received doctoral degrees. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University. He held positions at universities in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ontario (Canada), and Minnesota. His time at the University of Guelph (Ontario) became his most active and intense time as a teacher and researcher. His research group grew to 40–45 people, from more than 15 countries and all continents. Seetharaman was also very active within the research community. He was the Carbohydrate Division chair for IFT and AACCI; scientific program chair and vice chair for the AACCI annual meetings; and one of the active founders of the AACCI Student Division. In addition, Seetharaman was involved in several international collaborative projects.