Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science

Awarded in even years only.

Purpose: To honor an IFT-member food scientist or technologist who has made significant contributions to lipid or flavor science.

Award: $3,000 honorarium and a Steuben crystal sculpture from the Stephen S. Chang Endowment Trust Fund supported by the Taiwan Food Industries 

Eligibility: The contributions can be on any aspect of lipid or flavor science, ranging from basic chemistry to applied technology, but must have had some impact on commercial operations. The award applies to all disciplines involved in lipid or flavor science.

For example, the nominee: (1) studies the basic chemistry and mechanism of autoxidation of lipids and the knowledge is used by one or more companies to improve the stability of their products; (2) publishes papers concerning the chemistry and processes for the removal, from fats and oils, of impurities which might be harmful to health, and the knowledge is used by one or more companies to improve the wholesomeness of their products; (3) studies basic chemistry and the process of deep-fat frying, and this information is used by one or more companies to improve their deep-fat fried foods; (4) significantly contributes to the understanding of the chemical synthetic or biosynthetic process for the optimization of production of new, or nature-alike, flavor chemicals; (5) identifies the chemical profiles of potential flavor sources and pinpoints the importance of key flavor chemicals by correlating them with physiological flavor response; or (6) makes significant advances in the development of analytical methodology in flavor chemistry.

Special Instructions:
The Nomination Statement must not be more than four typed pages.

Required Reading

Nomination Statement Requirements:

  • Not to exceed four typed pages
  • Include educational background, professional affiliations, honors, and appointments of nominee
  • List offices held (IFT, section, division) and dates; committees served on (IFT, section, division) and dates; and other IFT activities
  • Explain why this individual should receive this award (refer to the “Eligibility” section in the award description as shown below)

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