Awards and Honors – Dr. Akoh

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Samuel Cate Prescott Award – 1998

IFT Fellow Award – 2005

Research & Development Award -2008

Stephen S. Chang Award – 2008

Nicholas Appert Award (top society award) – 2012

Certified Food Scientist (CFS) – 2013

Babcock-Hart Award – 2018

American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)

Vice-Chair, Biotechnology Division of AOCS, 1998-2001

Chair, Biotechnology Division of AOCS, 2001-2004

Stephen S. Chang Award – 2004

AOCS Secretary, 2004-2007

AOCS Fellow Award – 2006

AOCS Vice President, 2007-2008

AOCS President, 2008-2009

Biotechnology Division Lifetime Achievement Award – 2009

Supelco/Nicholas-Pelick Research Award (top society award) – 2012

Alton E. Bailey Award – 2019

AOCS A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service Award – 2022

Other Professional Society Awards and Recognitions

Future Leader Awards, International Life Sciences (ILSI) – 1996-1997

ACS Agriculture & Food Chemistry Division Fellow Award, American Chemical Society – 2006

ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Agricultural Science – 2009

Academician, World Academy of Biocatalysis & Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB) – 2015

University of Nigeria Alumni Achievement Award – 2015

Washington State University Black Alumni Faculty Excellence Award – 2021

University of Georgia Awards and Recognitions

Gamma Sigma Delta Junior Faculty Research Award – 1994

Creative Research Medal Award – 1999

Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award – 2000

D.W. Brooks Research Award – 2003

Distinguished Research Professor Award – 2004

Journal Editorial Activities

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Food Quality, 1994‑1996.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Food Lipids, 1996‑2001.

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 1996‑present.

Associate Editor, Biotechnology, INFORM (International News on Fats, Oils and Related Materials), AOCS, 1998‑2003.

Editorial Board Member, Food Chemistry, 1999‑2004.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Food Science, 2002‑present.

Editorial Board Member, Biotechnology Letters, 2005-2006

Associate Editor, Food Chemistry Section and Concise Reviews/Hypotheses, Journal of Food Science, January 1, 2008-January 31, 2019.

Editorial Advisory Board Member, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 2008-present.

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (BAB), 2011-present.

Editorial Board Member, Annual Reviews of Food Science and Technology, January 1, 2013-present.

Scientific Editor, Journal of Food Science, February 1, 2019-present.