Congratulations to David Julian McClements for winning the Alton E. Bailey Award.
The Alton E. Bailey Award recognizes outstanding research contributions and exceptional service in the field of fats, oils, lipids and related disciplines. The award is sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
This spotlight will help you get to know Dr. McClements including an overview of his current research and how AOCS has helped develop his career.
Plan to attend Dr. McClements's award presentation on March 30, 2021, 9:30-10:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago USA; UTC-5). You can join the livestream on our website, on FaceBook Live, or on YouTube Live. Advance registration is not required. The abstract for this presentation is at the end of this blog post.
Can you tell us about current research?
Our lab is using nanotechnology and structural design principles to improve the health and sustainability of processed foods. In particular, we are interested in developing next-generation plant-based foods, such as milk, meat, and fish.
What was your reaction when you learned you had won the award?
I was delighted. It is a real honor to have my contributions to the field of food science recognized by my peers.
How has AOCS helped develop your career?
AOCS has been a great resource for communicating research findings through the journals and conferences, for finding out the advances in the field, and for meeting colleagues.