March 30, 2019

Dr. Lisa Mauer has won the 2019 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Research and Development Award

The IFT Research and Development Award is given annually “…to honor an IFT member or team of members who have made a recent, significant research and development contribution to the understanding of food science, food technology, or nutrition.” From the nomination: “Dr. Mauer has developed an innovative research program in the field of food materials science that tackles important emerging and persistent problems related to the quality, safety, nutrition, and shelf-life of low and intermediate-moisture foods.” “Her work has emphasized understanding the effects of processing and storage conditions on the structure-function relationships of food ingredients and ultimate food shelf life, with an increasing focus on the effects and control of ingredient architecture and water-solid interactions for vitamin and bioactive ingredient delivery as well as added sugar reduction strategies.”