Distinguished Professor Emeritus R. Paul Singh has been invited to serve on the prestigious Food and Nutrition Board of the Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prof. Singh will provide input related to issues pertaining to food technology and engineering.
His invitation notes that "The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), established 79 years ago, addresses issues of safety and adequacy of the nation's food supply; establishes principles and guidelines of adequate dietary intake; and renders authoritative judgments on the relationships among food intake, nutrition, and health. The board’s major focus is to evaluate emerging knowledge of nutrient requirements and relationships between diet and the reduction of risk of common chronic diseases, and to relate this knowledge to strategies for promoting health and preventing disease in the United States and internationally. FNB’s work also includes assessing aspects of food science and technology that affect the nutritional quality and safety of food and influence health maintenance and disease prevention."
Prof. Singh is an expert in food engineering and transport phenomena in food processing. He is the author (with D.R. Heldman) of the text Introduction to Food Engineering and has received many awards for his research and teaching including the Nicolas Appert Award from the Institute of Food Technologists and the Massey Ferguson and Kishida International Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. He was inducted into the Food Engineering Hall of Fame in 2003 and elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008.
Congratulations to Dr. Singh!