Daryl Lund Honored by Institute of Food Technologists

May 4, 2009



Daryl Lund Honored by Institute of Food Technologists

Chicago, IL - Daryl Lund, Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Nicholas Appert Award by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit international society with 20,000 members working in food science, technology and related professions.

The Nicholas Appert Award is given annually to an IFT member for preeminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology.  The award will be presented at IFT’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Anaheim, CA on June 6th 2009, and includes a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque from IFT.

Beginning in the 1970s, Lund’s research has focused on three key areas of food science: fouling of food contact surfaces, reaction kinetics in foods, and microwave-assisted food processing. His team's research on fouling of food surfaces highlighted the importance of the issue for food processors and resulted in the establishment of the International Conference on Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing, which later became a part of the International Conference on Engineering and Food.

Lund has demonstrated stellar leadership in a variety of roles, serving as Department Chair for the Departments of Food Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison andRutgers, Dean of the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Rutgers and Cornell, Executive Director of the North Central Regional Association of State Agriculture Experiment Stations Directors, President of IFT (1990–91), and President-elect of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (2008-2010).

IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance the food science industry and to help ensure safe, affordable, and nutritious foods to the world.  To honor these individuals and organizations, the IFT Awards Program was created. This program grants awards, fellowships, and prizes for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of food science and technology, administering 14 Achievement Awards, the Marcel Loncin Research Prize, and the IFT Fellows program. 



About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 20,000 individual members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT serves as a conduit for multidisciplinary science thought leadership, championing the use of sound science through knowledge sharing, education, and advocacy. For more information on IFT, visit www.ift.org.