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2014

  • IFT Nonthermal Processing Division Service Award, New Orleans, USA

2013

  • University of Salerno, Italy Fellowship to conduct research, present lectures and deliver a senior course at the Department of Chemical Engineering at this Institution for six months
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship to deliver a series of lectures in Combined Methods to Process Foods at several prestigious Japanese Universities and Research Institutions

2012-2014

  • Elected IUFoST Scientific Council Chair

2011

  • IFT Nonthermal Processing Division Outstanding Volunteer Award

2010

  • Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research Scholarship and Arts, Washington State University
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate from Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Fellow

2006

  • Fellow of the British Institute of Food Science and Technology (FSTI)
  • IUFoST Outstanding Service Award, Nantes, France
  • AIChE Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

2005

  • IFT International Division Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award
  • IFT Nicolas Appert Award, Institute of Food Technologists (Highest Award in Food & Science)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, the Society for Food Science and Technology

2003

  • Elected permanent member of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST)

2003-2006

  • Elected to Governing Council of IUFoST (International Union for Food Science and Technology)

2002

  • Sir Frederick McMaster Fellowship for Excellence in Scientific Research, Government of Australia
  • IFT Non-thermal Processing Division Lecturer

2002, 2001, 2000

  • Sahlin Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Arts Finalist, Washington State University

2001

  • Member, Uruguayan National Academy of Engineering
  • John Christian Fellowship to deliver a series of lectures in Food Process Engineering at Food Science Australia-CSIRO
  • International Award, Institute of Food Technologists

1999-2000

  • Cited in Lexington’s who’s who

1999

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University

1998-2001

  • Institute of Food Technologists Scientific Lecturer

1998-2005

  • Institute of Food Technologists Scientific Communicator

1998

  • Cited in International Who’s Who of Professionals
  • Sahlin Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Arts Nomination, Washington State University

1997

  • Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University
  • Generalitat de Valencia Fellowship to conduct research for three months at IATA (Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos), Valencia, Spain

1997, 1996

  • Research Excellence in Biological Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University

1996-1998

  • Featured Researcher, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University

1996

  • ESCOP/ASOP Fellowship, for training in administration leadership, College of Agriculture and Home Economics (did not attend)

1995

  • Transactions of the ASAE Paper Award

1994

  • Cited in American Men & Women in Science
  • Distinguished International Professor, Government of Catalonia, Spain
  • University of Lleida Fellowship to conduct research for two months at this Institution, Lleida, Spain

1993-Present

  • Honorary Professor, University of Uruguay

1992, 1993

  • Kharkov Exchange Faculty Advisor, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University (not accepted)

1992

  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty in Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University
  • Featured Teacher, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University
  • Cited in Who’s Who among Hispanic Americans

1990

  • Dedication Ceremony, AIChE-Student Chapter, Mayagüez, PR

1989, 1988

  • NSF-EPSCoR Scholarly Productivity Award for Excellence in Research

1982-1985

  • University of Massachusetts Fellowship for Ph.D. studies in Food Engineering

1980-1982

  • Fulbright Scholarship for Master of Science studies in Food Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1980

  • Government of Israel Scholarship, Ministry for Foreign Affairs: ‘International Postgraduate Course in Computer Applications to Water Resources’; Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1980

1967

  • Youth for Understanding Scholarship, to study at a high school in the USA (not accepted)