Enrique Rotstein, Ph.D.,
is Vice President of Process Technology of the Pillsbury Company,Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is responsible for corporate process development, serving allthe different product lines of his company.Dr. Rotstein received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidaddel Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He obtained his Ph.D. from Imperial College, Universityof London, London, U.K. He served successively as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professorof Chemical Engineering at Universidad del Sur. In this capacity he founded and directedPLAPIQUI, Planta Piloto de Ingenieria Quimica, one of the leading Chemical Engineeringteaching and research institutes in Latin America. During his academic career he also taughtat the University of Minnesota and at Imperial College, holding visiting professorships. Heworked for DuPont, Argentina, and for Monsanto Chemical Co., Plastics Division. In 1987he joined The Pillsbury Company as Director of Process Analysis and Director of ProcessEngineering. He assumed his present position in 1995.Dr. Rotstein has been a member of the board of the Argentina National Science Council,a member of the executive editorial committee of the
Latin American Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
, a member of the internal advisory board of DryingTechnology, and a member of the editorial advisory boards of
Advances in Drying, PhysicoChemical Hydrodynamics Journal
Journal of Food Process Engineering
. Since 1991 hehas been a member of the Food Engineering Advisory Council, University of California,Davis. He received the Jorge Magnin Prize from the Argentina National Science Council, wasHill Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota Chemical Engineering and MaterialsScience Department, was keynote lecturer at a number of international technical conferences,and received the Excellence in Drying Award at the 1992 International Drying Symposium.Dr. Rotstein is the author of nearly 100 papers and has authored or co-authored several books.
R. Paul Singh, Ph.D.,
is a Professor of Food Engineering, Department of Biological andAgricultural Engineering, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Cali-fornia, Davis.Dr. Singh graduated in 1970 from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, witha degree in Agricultural Engineering. He obtained an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University in 1974. Followinga year of teaching at Michigan State University, he moved to the University of California,Davis, in 1975 as an Assistant Professor of Food Engineering. He was promoted to AssociateProfessor in 1979 and, again, to Professor in 1983.Dr. Singh is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and Sigma Xi. He received the Samuel Cate Prescott Award forResearch, Institute of Food Technologies, in 1982, and the A. W. Farrall Young EducatorAward, American Society of Agricultural Engineers in 1986. He was a NATO Senior GuestLecturer in Portugal in 1987 and 1993, and received the IFT International Award, Instituteof Food Technologists, 1988, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Punjab AgriculturalUniversity in 1989, and the DFISA/FPEI Food Engineering Award in 1997.Dr. Singh has authored and co-authored nine books and over 160 technical papers. Heis a co-editor of the
Journal of Food Process Engineering.
His current research interests arein studying transport phenomena in foods as inﬂuenced by structural changes during processing.
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