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Singh to Present Harris Award Seminar

February 15, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A University of California, Davis, professor, known for his research to improve food processing, will accept Ohio State University's 2010 Harris Award for Excellence in Food Science and Technology on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

R. Paul Singh's research has led to the development of new systems to conserve energy in food processing, improved sensors for monitoring shelf life of foods, and prediction methods for freezing, frying and drying processes. Currently, his research focuses on studying gastric wall motility and fluid flow in the human stomach to develop the next generation of foods for health.

As part of the Harris Award recognition, Singh will present “Understanding Gastric Digestion to Develop Future Foods for Health” at noon Feb. 22 in Room 118 in the Parker Food Science Building, 2015 Fyffe Court, Columbus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Harris Award was established in 2004 and is given annually to recognize excellence in food science, food technology or related disciplines.

Singh is distinguished professor of food engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Department of Food Science and Technology at UC-Davis. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He is an author or co-author of three U.S. patents, 14 books and over 240 refereed papers on food engineering topics. Since 2005, he has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Food Engineering.

Singh has consulted with numerous domestic and international agencies, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, World Health Organization, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Energy, NASA and a number of food companies around the world. He received degrees in agricultural engineering from Punjab Agricultural University (B.S., 1970), University of Wisconsin (M.S., 1972) and Michigan State University (Ph.D., 1974).

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Kelly Elisar