R. Paul Singh
Dr. R. Paul Singh is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Food Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California at Davis. He received his degrees in the area of agricultural engineering from Punjab Agricultural University (B.S. 1970), University of Wisconsin (M.S. 1972), and Michigan State University (Ph.D. 1974). His research involves computational modeling of food processes to improve industrial food manufacturing, resource (energy and water) utilization in the food industry, and modeling of food digestion for improved bioaccessibility of nutrients in the human body. Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He is an author or co-author of 17 books, 3 patents and over 275 refereed papers. His textbook “Introduction to Food Engineering” is translated into 6 languages and it is used worldwide in food engineering education. His educational videos on food science and engineering on YouTube™ (https://www.youtube.com/c/RPaulSingh) have been accessed over two million times by users around the globe. Currently, he serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Engineering. Dr. Singh received the Samuel Cate Award for Research in 1982, and the International award in 1988 from the Institute of Food Technologists, and the Distinguished Food Engineer Award in 1997 from the Dairy and Food Industry Suppliers Association. He received the Kishida International award in 2007, A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award in 1986, and the 2013 Massey Ferguson Gold Medal for education from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. In 2008, Dr. Singh was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. In 2010, the Institute of Food Technologists awarded him the Nicolas Appert Award– the highest award given in the field of food science in the United States. The International Association of Engineering and Food gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the development of food engineering profession in 2011. In 2015, Dr. Singh was awarded the World Agriculture Prize by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2018, he received Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from the University of Guelph.