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Bhimu Patil

Patil, Bhimu
Bhimu Patil
Director - Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center Professor, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University
Undergraduate Education
B. S., Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, India - 1984
Graduate Education
M.S., Horticulture, University of Agricultural Sciences, India - 1986
Ph.D., Horticulture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - 1994
PDF, Washington State University, Prosser, WA - 1994-95
University of California, Parlier, CA - 1996-97

Dr. Patil has been actively involved in both research and educational activities related to global level ‘Foods for Health’. His research, in collaboration with trans-disciplinary scientists, related to bioactive-derived assays led to isolation and characterization of certain bioactive compounds in citrus and turmeric and other vegetables. His research is also focused on pre and postharvest effects on bioactive compounds in citrus, onion and recently his work is focused on other vegetables, fruits and spices including turmeric. He works with 26 VFIC industry members such as seed companies (Monsanto, Lark Seeds), retailers and wholesalers (HEB, Kroger), processors (Campbell Soup Company, Tropicana Nutrition Institute [Pepsico Inc], Beverage Institute of Health and Wellness [Coca-Cola] and Texas Citrus Exchange), and other commodity groups. He has published extensively in scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, editor reviewed proceedings, book chapters, edited a book.   He has extensive experience in handling and implementation of multi-state and multi-disciplinary grants.  For example, he was the lead PI on USDA-IFAFS grant which was focused on multi-state effort to isolate and characterize citrus limonoids and understand their biological activities.  During the last three years, Dr. Patil has completed two leadership training programs hosted by the Texas A&M University as well as he completed two-year advanced leadership program in February 2012, which is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research.  This training provides additional experience in administration of large multi-state grants.


B.     Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment:

2005 – Present                        Director, Vegetable & FruitImprovementCenter, TAMU Horticulture

2008-  Present             Professor, Department of Horticultural Sciences, TAMU

2005 –2008                       Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, TAMU

2002 – 2004                 Associate Director, Vegetable & FruitImprovementCenter, TAMU

2002 – 2004                Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX

1997 – 2002                Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX

1996 – 1997                Faculty (part time), CaliforniaStateUniversity, Fresno, CA

1992 – 1994                Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, TX

1989 – 1991                Assistant Professor, University of Agri., Sciences, Dharwad, India


2013- Distinguished Service Award-American Chemical Society- Div. of Ag. Food Chemistry

2013- American Society for Horticultural Sci. Outstanding Graduate Education Award

2013- Dean’s Outstanding Achievement-Research, Texas A&M University

2010 Vice Chancellor Research Excellence (on campus), Texas A&M University, Texas AgriLife

2009 Fellow, Division of Agri. and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society

2009 Fellow, American Society for Horticultural Sciences

2009 Fellow, Texas AgriLife, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2005 Exceptional Research Productivity Award, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

2005 Karnataka State Rajoythsava Award-Award was given by the Governor of the State

2004 Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Div of Ag & Food Chemistry, Amer Chem Society

2003 Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary Foundation)

2003 Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Ass of Ag Sci. of Indian Origin, ASA, SSSA, & CSA)

2003 Research and Excellence Award (College of Agriculture & Human Sciences, TAMUK)

2002 Achievement Excellence Award, India Association of the Rio Grande Valley

2001 Outstanding Teacher Award, TAMU-Kingsville, Dept of Agronomy & Resource Sciences