Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate
R Paul Singh, Indian-American professor has been selected for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate.
The award was announced at the annual Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences (GCHERA) conference held at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon.
Singh is known for niche research areas of agricultural sector such as freezing preservation, energy conservation, post-harvest technology and mass transfer in food processing.
H had earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering form Punjab Agricultural University. He had completed his doctorate from Michigan State University, US.
Presently he is Professor at University of California (UC), Davis and had joined it in 1975.
His research and studies on
- Airflow in complex systems: helped to design innovative systems for the rapid cooling of strawberries.
- Food freezing: helped to development of computer software generally used to improve the energy efficiency of industrial freezers.
His research group also had created food- processing equipment under a NASA contract for a manned mission to Mars.
He also had contributed in establishing and evaluating food-engineering programs at various institutions throughout the world including in India, Brazil, Portugal, Peru and Thailand.