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.