Thomas H. Shellhammer 2012 IFT Fellows

Thomas ShelhammerThomas H. Shellhammer
, Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, was recognized for his leadership in working with universities and professional societies to establish collaborative research and educational programs in brewing science and nonthermal processing.

Shellhammer focuses his research on high pressure processing, food packaging, brewing engineering, and the chemistry of beer flavor. While at Oregon State, he has obtained 47 grants totaling $1.5 million to support research in brewing science and high pressure processing. He has written or contributed to 40 peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters, and the obtainment of one patent. Having been instrumental in addressing many technical obstacles related to high pressure processing and working at the forefront of hop chemistry, Shellhammer has garnered international attention for his research and breakthroughs in brewing science and high pressure processing of food. He has been a member of IFT since 1987.