R. Paul Singh
R. Paul Singh
University of California, Davis
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Dr. R. Paul Singh is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Food Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He received his degrees in the area of agricultural engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, India, (B.S); University of Wisconsin, Madison, (M.S.); and Michigan State University, East Lansing, (Ph.D.). Dr. Singh’s research involves computational modeling of food processes, design of novel food processing equipment, conservation of energy and water use in the food processing, the shelf life of foods, and modeling of food digestion for improved bioaccessibility of nutrients in the human body. Dr. Singh is an author or co-author of over 280 refereed papers and 14 books. His co-authored book on “Introduction to Food Engineering” is translated into seven languages and used worldwide as a textbook. In 2010, the Institute of Food Technologists awarded him the Nicolas Appert Award– the highest award given in food science in the United States. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the 2015 World Agriculture Prize Laureate awarded by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences. Currently, he serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Engineering.

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