R. Paul Singh Honored by IFT

May 18, 2010


Mindy Weinstein

R. Paul Singh Honored by IFT

CHICAGO - R. Paul Singh, Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering, University of California, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Nicholas Appert Award by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a not-for-profit international society with members working in food science, technology and related professions.

The Nicholas Appert Award is given annually to an IFT member for preeminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology.  The award will be presented at IFT’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL on July 17th 2010, and includes a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque from IFT.

Singh’s research record spans a lifetime career in advancing the application of mathematical techniques for quantitative understanding of physical changes important in food processing.  Results of Singh’s research have been readily transferred from his laboratory to a wide range of applications in the food industry, including computer software linked to industrial freezers for improving energy efficiency, and improved biosensors for use in monitoring quality in food distribution. He has helped establish and evaluate food engineering programs at universities in South America, Central America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the U.S. and he has published a food science education textbook in four languages.

IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance the food science industry and to help ensure safe, affordable, and nutritious foods to the world.  To honor these individuals and organizations, the IFT Awards Program was created. This program grants awards, fellowships, and prizes for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of food science and technology, administering 14 Achievement Awards, the Marcel Loncin Research Prize, and the IFT Fellows program.  A complete list of Award Winners can be found on the IFT Web site at www.ift.org