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Recognitions and Activities

  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tucker ’50 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Cornell University (2012)
  • USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in College and University Awards Program: Regional Award (One of Five Nationwide), 2011
  • State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010)
  • Michael Tien 72 Excellence in Teaching Award (2005), College of Engineering, Cornell University.
  • Paper Award for the top papers of engineering merit (1988) from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • Award of Excellence for the best Ph.D. dissertation (1986) from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
  • External Examiner, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1999.
  • Panel member, USDA NRI Competitive Grants Program (2 years).
  • Panel member, FDA funded project to the Institute of Food Technologists entitled, "How to Quantify the Destruction Kinetics of Alternative Processing Technologies," 1998.
  • Invited presentations, noted under Publications.
  • Seven students received the Best Paper Award from the Food Engineering Division of the IFT (A. Dhall, 2008; V. Rakesh, 2008; S. Geedipalli, 2004; J. Zhang, 2002; H. Zhang, 1998; H. Ni, 1996; M. Chamchong; 1996).


Institute of Food Technologists
Fellow, Previous Chair of the Food Engineering Division; Panel Member in special projects; Symposia organizer and Session Chair
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Member of Various Committees; Session organizer and chair
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Session Organizer and chair
Institute of Biological Engineering
Member, Session organizer
USDA Regional Project NC 1023
Member, Chair in the past

Ashim K. Datta

Ashim K. Datta

  • Professor
    Biological & Environmental Engineering
    Cornell University
    208 Riley-Robb Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853-5701
  • Tel: (607) 255-2482
  • Fax: (607) 255-4080