Marcel Loncin Research Prize
David Julian McClements
$50,000 paid in two annual installments and a plaque from the Marcel Loncin Endowment Fund of the IFT Foundation
David Julian McClements, Professor, University of Massachusetts, received the 2010 Marcel Loncin Research Prize, which provides research funding to a scientist or engineer conducting basic chemistry, physics, or engineering research applied to food processing and the improvement of food quality.
McClements’ proposed research will focus on developing food-grade delivery systems to encapsulate, protect, and release bioactive lipophilic components for incorporation into food products. Further, McClements will strive to develop guidelines for the food industry to facilitate the rational design and fabrication of delivery systems for bioactive food ingredients. These delivery systems could enable the creation of functional foods designed to maintain health and wellness. Over the course of the research project, he will help young scientists to develop their skills through mentorship and exposure to the health and wellness field.