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Antoni Rutkowski

researcher , food scientist

Antoni RUTKOWSKI, Polish expert in food science. Order of Polonia Restituta; Order of Banner of Labour (Second Class) and other decorations. Polish Academy, of Sciences 1971-1983, member; Presidium 1984-1989; Hungarian Association of Food Industries 1977; All-Union Academy, of Agriculture Sciences (USSR) 1984.


Rutkowski, Antoni was born on November 13, 1920 in Poznan, Poland. Son of Witold and Wanda (Pokrzywnicka) Rutkowski.


Licentiate, Agricultural High School, Czernichow-Crakow, Poland, 1942. Master of Science in Food Science, University Poznan, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science, University Poznan, 1951.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Agricultural University Poznan, 1983. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Olsztyn, Poland, 1986. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Warsaw, Poland, 1990.


Lecturer in Food Technology Department 1954. Assistant Professor, Director Fat Industry Institute, Warsaw 1954-1959. Deputy Director, General Chemistry Institute, Warsaw 1960-1969, Extraordinary Professor 1961, Ordinary Professor 1969.

Head, Department, of Food Technology, Agriculture University, Olsztyn 1960-1969. Deputy Director Food and Nutrition Institute, Warsaw 1969-1973. With Main School of Farming, Agriculture University, Warsaw: Head, Department, on Meat and Fat Technology 1973-1982, Director Food Technology Institute 1977-1982, Head, Department, of Processing Tech, of Oleiferous Seeds.

Chairman Food Tech, and Chemistry Committee of Polish Academy, of Sciences 1969-1971, 1978-1985. Correspondent; Deputy Secretary, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Department, of Polish Academy, of Sciences 1972-1977, Secretary of Department, and. Chairman Science and Technology Council of Minister of Food Industry 1969-1981, Vice-Chairman Science and Technology Council of Minister of Agriculture and Food Economy 1981-1989.

Expert FAO; President Polish Food Technologists’ Society since 1990. Vice-President Foundation for Development of Polish Agriculture since 1990. Honorary; President since 1987.


  • Author: Edible Vegetable Protein Concentrates and Isolates, 1981, Food Additives, 1993, Food Ingredients and Additives, 1997, Compendium of Food Additives, 2003.

  • Numerous works on chemistry of food products, including on vegetable oils and post-extractive oil-meals, mostly rapeseed oils and their nutritive value. 11 books and acad. handbooks, numerous scientific works.


Fellow International Academy Food Science and Technology, Polish Academy of Sciences (science secretary section agricultural science 1983-1989, member of executive since 1990, chairman committee food chemistry and technical since 1969, honorary president, vice president council of scientific societies 1996-2002), Russian Academy Agricultural Sciences (Moscow). Member Institute Food Technologists, Polish Society Food Engineers, Polish Food Technologists Society (president 1990-1997, honorary member 1998), International Union Food Science and Technology (executive member, vice president 1987-1990), Hungarian Society Food Industry (honorary), Polish Food Council (vice president 1998-2002).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography.


Married Zofia Kazmerczak, March 30, 1949. Children: Halina, Aleksandra.

Witold Rutkowski

Wanda (Pokrzywnicka) Rutkowski

Zofia Kazmerczak

Halina Rutkowski

Aleksandra Rutkowski