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Bhimu Patil named Texas A&M University Regents Professor

Posted at 3:08 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 16:08:58-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M's University System Board of Regents has named Bhimu Patil, Ph.D, as a Regents Professor.

“I’m honored for this recognition of my accomplishments, which is possible due to my transdisciplinary collaborators’, students' and staff’s efforts,” Patil said.

Patil is the current head for the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Department of Food Science and Technology. His work includes reviewing bio-active compounds from different fruits and vegetables and understanding their roles in human health.

The new regents professor was one of 15 faculty members recognized for their extraordinary contributions to their university or agency, as well as the people of Texas.

Recent graduate Jose Perez, Ph.D., currently working at USDA, wrote, “Prior to meeting Dr. Patil, I lacked guidance on how to navigate my academic life... I had recently lost my father to heart disease and my mother had an elementary education. As a first-generation U.S. citizen and college student, I was unsure what path to take. Dr. Patil filled that void and became a guiding light in my career and my life. Thanks to his advice, support and motivation, I completed my undergraduate degree and continued with master’s and doctoral degrees at Texas A&M University.”

Patil has secured over $26.5 million in collaborative grants and over $17.1 million for his own research and education program. He has published 210 peer-reviewed articles and has been invited to present at 21 international keynote/plenary presentations and more than 200 invited presentations.

Patil has earned many awards, including a Texas A&M University’s Leonard M. Pike’s Inaugural University Professorship, a Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. He also has been named a Fellow by AGFD, ASHS, Brazilian Horticulture Society, Indian Horticulture Society and Texas A&M AgriLife Research.