Iowa State Food Science Professor Honored by Cereal Chemist Association

AMES, Iowa — Larry Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, has been presented the Applied Research Award by the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC). The AACC International Applied Research Award is presented for a significant body of contributions to the application of science in the cereals area. Recipients of the award also are named an AACC International Fellow for their contributions leading to this award. Johnson presented "The Bioeconomy — 2010 and Beyond" at a lecture after receiving the award, which was presented at the AACC annual meeting Oct. 24-27. Johnson is internationally recognized for research and technology development of new value-added products from corn and soybeans. For more than 20 years, he has led ISU's Center for Crops Utilization Research, which develops or improves commercial and industrial uses for corn and soybeans. He also is director of ISU's BioCentury Research Farm, the first fully integrated biomass production farm and processing facility located west of Ames.