Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

In early 1992, a Belgian scientist named Marcel Loncin, then Head of the Dept. of Food Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, expressed a desire to endow a biennial prize that would honor and provide funding for a scientist or engineer conducting basic research applied to food processing and improvement of food quality.Werner Bauer (left),the first Marcel Loncin Research Prize recipient,discusses lab results with Ernesto Dalan of the Nestlé Research Center.

His friends Werner Bauer and Theodore Labuza convinced him to consider endowing the prize with the Institute of Food Technologists. The contract was approved in Octo…

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein