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Dr. Narpinder Singh will be awarded by American Association of Cereal Chemists(AACC)

SIMERPREET KAUR | July 24, 2019 11:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr. Narpinder Singh, Director Research and Head, Department of Food Science & Technology has been awarded with the Fellow of American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International in recognition of his distinguished contributions in the field of Cereal Science & Technology.
Dr.Singh is working in the areas of starch and protein chemistry, extruded products, modified starches, baked products, cereal & legumes quality, milling, gluten-free product development, selection of raw material, etc. He carried out extensive work on establishment of structure-function relationship in starch present in different crops (potato, corn, rice, wheat, field peas, chickpea, kidney beans, rice bean, black gram, amaranth, sorghum, mango kernel, unripeapples) using advanced and modern techniques. The fundamental knowledge on protein secondary structure, and structure-function relationship combined with thermal properties and rheology, was used to identify targeted application of pulse proteins in food industry. He has also used pulse protein isolates in the formulation for gluten free products.

He has attracted around INR 793 lakh extramural research projects as Principal/Co Principal Investigator an INR 269 lakh infrastructural grants for his department as Head of Department. Dr. Singh has effectively shared his research expertise with the scientific community, as evidenced by his 245 peer reviewed research papers in high impact journals with more than 12000 citations and h-index of 60 on Google scholar. The ceremony of this award will be held at the upcoming AACC International Meeting (Cereals and grains; 19' Nov 3-5) at Denver, Colorado, USA.  AACC international is a global nonprofit association of nearly 2000 scientists and food industry professionals working to advance the understanding and knowledge of cereal grain science and its product development through research, leadership, education, superior technical service and advocacy.
At present he is supervising 8 Ph.D. students, two Research Associate. Recently, two research scholars, MsSawasti Sharma and Mr Ajay Kumar were awarded the prestigious scholarship "Prime Minster" Fellowship for Doctoral Research under his supervision.  Dr. Singh is an internationally renowned Food Technologist and is the Fellow of various esteemed Indian Academics (INSA, NASI, NAAS and AFSTI).  He also holds various prestigious awards "ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kadwai Award and J.C.Bose National Fellowship of Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for outstanding research in his field.    

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