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Sudhir Sastry Awarded the 2015 International Food Engineering Award

SastrySudhir K. Sastry is the recipient of the 2015 International Food Engineering Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions and advances to alternative process technologies for foods involving ohmic heating, aseptic, highpressure, and pulsed electric field (PEF) processing. Sastry, professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on electrothermal processing of foods.

The International Food Engineering Award honors and recognizes food engineering professionals from all parts of the world, who have made significant engineering contributions in research, development or design of food processes significant to the food industry; and in outstanding leadership, management or education to advance the food engineering profession. The sponsor of the award is Nestlé S.A., 1800 Vevey, Switzerland and the Food and Process Engineering (FPE) Division of the ASABE.

 Past History of the Award

The DFISA-FPEI Food Engineering Award is sponsored by the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers Foundation. Established in 1972, the award was presented every two years until 1995 when it became an annual award. In 1998 the award name was changed to IAFIS-FPEI Food Engineering Award and is presented annually alternating between recognition of a "Distinguished" Food Engineer in odd-numbered years, and an "Emerging" Food Engineer (with less than ten years' practice) in even-numbered years. The award sponsor, the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS) changed their name in 2006 to the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA).