Dr. Yong-Cheng Shi is a professor in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University (KSU). He received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, and MS and Ph.D. in Grain Science from KSU. He worked for National Starch Food Innovation from 1994 to 2005. He has 17 granted US patents and more than 100 publications. He co-edited a book with Dr. C. C. Maningat on Resistant Starch: Sources, Application and Health Benefits in 2013. He was an Associate Editor of Cereal Chemistry from 2006 to 2013 and currently sits on the Editorial Board of Carbohydrate Polymers and the Advisory Board of Starch. Dr. Shi was the Belfort Lecturer at the Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Purdue University in 2015. He received the Cereals & Grains Association Phil Williams Applied Research Award and was named a Fellow in 2016.
The Alsberg-French-Schoch Memorial Lectureship was established in 1965 to honor chemists who have made distinguished contributions to fundamental starch science. Established by the Corn Refiners with a grant to the Cereals & Grains Association for its administration, the award is given every two to four years and includes the opportunity to present a lecture (generally 20 minutes) on some phase of starch science during a session of an annual meeting of the association.
Award nominations will be considered again in 2023.
Submit nominations using the online form found on the awards page. The online nomination form will be available from November 2022–January 31, 2023.
How to Nominate
Nomination packets should include the following:
- Indication of the award for which the nominee is being nominated
- A cover letter describing why the nominee is worthy of consideration for the stated award
- At least two and not more than five supporting letters
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- Nominations should address the activities most relevant to the award, with a clear statement of the impact the nominee has had in his/her specific area of expertise.
|2013||Bruce Hamaker||2015||Kwan Hwa Park|
|2017||Yasunori Nakamura||2018||Louise Slade & Harry Levine|