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Edith A. Christensen Award for Outstanding Contributions in Analytical Methodology


In recognition of the central role that analytical methodology and approved methods have played in the history of Cereals & Grains Association and their future importance, the Edith A. Christensen Award for Outstanding Contributions in Analytical Methodology was created to recognize scientific contributions in analytical methodology, and service to the society through approved methods leadership. Awardees will have the option to present a lecture during an annual meeting of the Association at which the award is presented.


The recipient must have contributed to the development of new analytical technologies, and/or the application of new analytical technologies to cereal grains and products, and/or the application of existing analytical technologies to solving detection and measurement problems in the field of cereal science.

The recipient must have demonstrated involvement and leadership in approved methods activity within Cereals & Grains Association.

Membership in Cereals & Grains Association is required.

How to Nominate

Nominations for the 2023 award are accepted through January 31, 2023.

Nomination packets should also include the following:

  • Packet must include a letter of nomination detailing the nominee's accomplishments in analytical methodology and the approved methods process.
  • Two letters of support for the nominee must be submitted.   ​​

 Award Winners

2005  Edith A. Christensen 2020  Padmanaban Krishnan
2006  Philip C. Williams 2021 
Sheryl Tittlemier
2007  Charles Gaines 2022 
Andreia Bianchini​
2008  Barry McCleary
Jon DeVries
2010 John MacDonald
2011 Janette Gelroth
2012 Terry Nelsen
2013 Stephen Delwiche
2014 Elaine Sopiwnyk
2015 Nancy Ames
2016 Wayne Moore
2017 Paul Wehling
2018 Ray Shillito
2019 Kathryn Phillips