Award Winning Faculty

We are extremely proud of the current and former faculty and staff of our department whose cutting edge research and extraordinary teaching as well as their outstanding service and dedication have been lauded here at Ohio State as well as nationally and internationally. We continue to support and encourage our faculty to build upon our already renowned reputation by continuing to look for ways to solve the world’s food problems and to continue teaching and inspiring the next generation of food scientists and we support and encourage our staff to grow and development in their profession. We celebrate with them as they continue to receive recognition for their efforts.

Food Science and Technology Faculty Awards

American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS Fellow Dr. Ken Lee
John Litchfield - 1966
Steven Schwartz - 2007 
Ken Lee - 2015  

American Council on Education ACE Fellow
Dennis Heldman - 1974
Ken Lee – 2009

American Dairy Science Assn. International Dairy Foods Assn. Research Award
Rafael Jimenez-Flores – 2009

American Dairy Assn. Milk Industry Foundation/Kraft Outstanding Teaching Award
Rafael Jimenez-Flores - 2003

American Meat Science Association Distinguished Extension and Industry Service Award
Lynn Knipe - 2008

American Meat Science Association Meat Processing Award
Lynn Knipe – 2003

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Assn. Distinguished Alumni Award Academic and Research Excellence
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam – 2016

California Polytechnic State University Distinguished Scholarship Award
Rafael Jimenez-Flores - 2010

California Polytechnic State University CAFES Outstanding Research Award
Rafael Jimenez-Flores - 2009

CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award
2015 CFAES Recognistion BanquetDennis Heldman - 1978

CFAES Meritorious Service to Students
Ron Harris - 2015

CFAES Pomerene Teaching Award
Sheryl Barringer – 2005
Ahmed Yousef - 2007

CFAES Rodney F. Plimpton Teaching Award
Luis Rodriguez-Saona - 2012
Monica Giusti - 2015
Jiyoung Lee - 2016

CFAES Staff Advisory Council Above and Beyond
Andrea Gorzitze - 2016

CFAES Staff Advisory Council Shirley Brooks Jones Award
Julie Townsend - 2004

Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award
Barbara Kowalcyk - 2018

Flavor and Extract Manufacturer’s Assn. Excellence in Flavor Science
Devin Peterson - 2015

Frozen Food Foundation Food Freezing Research Award
Dennis Heldman – 2011

Gamma Sigma Delta
Thorvald Kristofferson* – 1968
W. James Harper* – 1976
Karla Roehrig – 1992
Mike Mangino – 1995
2012 Gamma Sigma Delta Int'l Award of Merit Dr. Valente AlvarezGrady Chism – 1996
David B. Min* – 2007

Gamma Sigma Delta International Award of Merit
W. James Harper* - 1993
Valente Alvarez - 2012
Lynn Knipe - 2014

Gamma Sigma Delta International Research Award
David B. Min* - 1990
John Allred - 1992
V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam - 2008

Hormel Spirit in Innovation Research Award
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam - 2006

International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) Fellow
Dennis Heldman - 2006
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam – 2016

International Assoc. of Engineering and Food - Food Engineering Lifetime Achievement
Dennis Heldman – 2011

DFISA-ASAE International Food Engineering Award
Dennis Heldman - 1981

V.M. "Bala" BalasubramaniamIFT Bor S. Luh International Award
Poul Hansen - 2003

IFT Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam - 2017

IFT Carl Fellers Award for Exemplary Leadership, Service, and Communication
John Litchfield – 1994
Ken Lee – 2007
Dennis Heldman – 2013

IFT Fellow
Wilbur A. Gould* - 1980
John Litchfield - 1980
Dennis Heldman - 1981
Grady W. Chism - 1992
Ken Lee - 1998
David Min* - 2002
Ronald D. Harris - 2007
2017 IFT Harold Macy AwardSteven Schwartz - 2008
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam - 2012
Sheryl Barringer - 2015

IFT / ASN Gilbert A Leveille Award and Lectureship
Steven Schwartz 2013

IFT Harold Macy Award MN Section
Ken Lee – 2014
Dennis Heldman - 2017

IFT Nicolas Appert Award for contributions to the field of Food Science and Technology
Wilbur A. Gould* – 1993
Dennis Heldman - 2018

IFT Nonthermal Processing Division Outstanding Member and Division Hall of Honor
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam - 2004

IFT Research and Development Award
Steven Schwartz - 2001
Dr. Emmanuel HatzakisAhmed Yousef – 2015

IFT Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research
Q. Howard Zhang - 2001
Sheryl Barringer – 2004
Emmanuel Hatzakis – 2017
Barbara Kowalcyk - 2018

IFT Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science
David B Min* - 1995
W. James Harper* – 1999
Devin Peterson - 2018

IFT William V. Cruess Award for Excellence in Teaching
Mike Mangino – 1993
John B. Allred - 1995
Grady Chism - 1996
Luis Rodriguez-Saona - 2018

Dr. Monica GiustiInternational Union of Food Science and Technology IUFoST Young Scientist
Emmanuel Hatzakis – 2017

National Residence Hall Honorary Member
Mary Kay Pohlschneider - 2014

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator 
Luis Rodriguez-Saona – 2016
Monica Giusti – 2017
Mary Kay Pohlschneider - 2018
Christopher Simons - 2018

Ohio Association for Food Protection Educator of the Year
Ahmed Yousef – 2014

OARDC Individual Research Award
Ahmed Yousef - 2000

OARDC Innovator of the Year 
Yael Vodovotz – 2003
Steve Schwartz - 2003
David B. Min* - 2004
2017 OARDC Annual Research ConferenceMonica Giusti – 2010
Ahmed Yousef – 2014
Hua Wang – 2015
Melvin Pascall – 2017
Bala Balasubramaniam - 2018 

OARDC Distinguished Junior Faculty
Sheryl Barringer - 1997
V.M. “Bala” Balasubramaniam – 2011
Luis Rodriguez-Saona – 2014 
Jiyoung Lee – 2017

OARDC Distinguished Senior Faculty
Steven Schwartz - 2015
Ahmed Yousef - 2017

OARDC Multi-disciplinary Team Research Award
Ahmed Yousef - 1996

OARDC Outstanding Staff Award
Tony Stull - 2015

Ohio JCEP DSA Ruby Award
Valente Alvarez - 2018

Sheryl Barringer and Luis Rodriguez-SaonaOSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
John Allred - 1974
W. James Harper* - 1977
Mike Mangino - 1996
Luis Rodriguez-Saona - 2017

OSU Distinguished Diversity Enhancement
Ken Lee – 2013

OSU Distinguished Staff Award
Julie Townsend - 2012

OSU Award for Distinguished Service
John Litchfield - 2016

2013 CFAES Recognition BanquetOSU Early Career Innovator of the Year
Monica Giusti – 2013

OSU Office of Student Life University Housing Outstanding Faculty Program
Lynn Knipe – 2013

OSU Outstanding Service to Academic Initiative Committee
Mary Kay Pohlschneider – 2013

OSU Student Life Director’s Award
Mary Kay Pohlschneider – 2017

OSU Student Life Outstanding Faculty Program
Lynn Knipe - 2013

Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Award
Devin Peterson - 2008

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Devin Peterson 2004

TechColumbus Innovation - Outstanding Women in Technology
Monica Giusti – 2012

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ACES Outstanding Instructor
Rafael Jimenez-Flores - 1994

Waters Center of Innovation Award
Devin Peterson - 2012

*indicates deceased