Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh
PRAVASI FELLOW, ELECTED 2020

Born in Chauja, District Ghazipur, U.P. on 1 July 1952. Educated at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, B.Tech. 1975, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, M.S. 1977 and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D. 1983.

Head and Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, 2001 to date.

Assistant. Professor, Agricultural Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University), Halifax, Canada, 1983-85; Assistant. Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, 1985-91; Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1991-95; Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1995-2001; Honorary Professor, Food Science & Technology, Bohai University, Jinzhou, China, 2013-18.

Awards/Honours: Distinguished M.S. Thesis Award: Canadian Bio Resources Inc, Canada, 1977; Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1992; Who's Who in Worldwide Registry, 1994; ACOP/ESCOP Leadership Fellow, 1997-98; Outstanding Counselor Award, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, 2000; Elizabeth Fleming Stier award from IFT, 2009; Vice Chair, ASAE – Food Processing, 1992-93; Paper Awards & Special Publications, 1990-91; Chair, ASAE – Food Processing, 1993-94; Paper Awards & Special Publications, 1991-92; Chair designate, K-12 Career Guidance committee, IFT, 2005-06; Chair, K-12 Career Guidance committee, IFT 2006-07; Global Strategy Advisory Panel, IFT, 2008-09; Chair, Junior/Senior Scholarship Award Jury, IFT 2010, 2011; Chair/Manager, Review Panel for Food Processing research grants, USDA, 2011; Chair/Manager, Review Panel for Food Allergens research grants, USDA, 2011; Chair, External Review Team for Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA, 2013; Jury Member, IFT’s William Award, 2011-13; Chair, IFT’s Carl Feller award jury, 2019; Chair, Awards Committee, Phi Tau Sigma, 2015-16; Chair, Strategic Alliance Committee, Phi Tau Sigma, 20116-17; President Elect & Chair of Program Committee, Phi Tau Sigma, 2017-18; President, Phi Tau Sigma, 2018-19; Past President, Phi Tau Sigma, 2019-20; Chair, IUFoST Ethics Committee, 2019-till date; Chair/Member of several Professional International, National and State level Committees.

Fellow: IFT

Research Areas: Food process engineering, aseptic processing, food safety engineering, high pressure processing and other emerging technologies bfor food processing.

Address: Professor and Head, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, 100 Cedar Street, Athens, GA 30602, USA; 1041 Waterford Court, Watkinsville, GA 30677 USA; [Tel: Off. (706) 5241084; Res. (706) 2080191; Cell: (706) 3381188; Fax: (706) 5421050; Email: rsingh@uga.edu]