Sundaram Gunasekaran, professor of biological systems engineering, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Engineering and Food (IAEF). He was among a group of eight food engineers to receive the award this year. This group was recognized during the International Congress on Engineering and Food in Melbourne, Australia in September.
Gunasekaran’s research focuses on the rheology of food, especially cheese and, more recently, on the applications of nanotechnology and other methodologies as tools for pathogen detection and processing validation in foods. He is also the faculty director of CALS Global.
IAEF is a global body representing professional engineering societies, including food engineering activities. The IAEF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes long-serving experts for their lifelong contribution and international impact on the progress of food engineering.