Daryl Lund, professor emeritus of food science, is the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST). The award honors an individual for pre-eminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology over his or her career.
The IUFoST award announcement summarizes Lund’s contributions:
During a career that has spanned more than 40 years, the IUFoST Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Lund, has established a global reputation for excellence in food science and technology arising from his multi-disciplinary scientific contributions, leadership capability in several different sectors, extensive international involvement in research and education, and his ability to collaborate across academia, industry, and government, often involving all three. He is in high demand as a speaker and authority.
Dr. Lund’s career is strongly anchored in the US land-grant university system, with its educational philosophy of teaching, research, and extension/outreach. His research in food engineering (fouling of food contact surfaces, reaction kinetics in foods, microwave-assisted processing) produced significant results and numerous publications in scientific journals. He has published over 200 articles in scientific journals and 25 book chapters, co-authored two textbooks (including a major textbook on physical methods of food preservation), co-edited five books, presented over 200 presentations and holds a US patent. He was named one of 26 innovators in Food Engineering magazine’s 75th anniversary edition.
In the public sector, the level of Dr. Lund’s recognition by peers is demonstrated by his participation on numerous government and academic boards and committees. He has served as a reviewer for the US National Science Foundation (the primary federal funding source for research funds in the US), the Swedish Research Foundation, the US National Institutes of Health, the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture Research, the US National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the US Food and Drug Administration, the University of Ghana, the Agricultural University at Bogor Indonesia, the Brazil Research Foundation, and the University of Delaware, among many others.
The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is the global scientific organization representing over 300,000 food scientists and technologists from more than 75 countries. IUFoST organizes world food congresses, among many other activities, to stimulate the ongoing exchange of knowledge in those scientific disciplines and technologies relating to the expansion, improvement, distribution and conservation of the world’s food supply. IUFoST is a full scientific member of ICSU (International Council for Science) and it represents food science and technology to international organizations such as WHO, FAO, UNDP and others.