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Published on Aug 13, 2012
Owen Fennema, Professor Emeritus of Food Science at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison, passed away August 1 at the age of 83. He joined the UW faculty in 1960 and retired in 1996. During that time he served as department chair and in many other leadership roles including President of IFT, Editor-in-Chief of IFT Peer-Reviewed Journals and recipient of IFT's highest honor, the Nicholas Appert Award. He authored the widely used food science textbook, Fennema's Food Chemistry and was recognized as one of the "fathers of food science." Owen was also an accomplished stained glass artist and a poet. Barbara Byrd Keenan, IFT's Executive Vice President, and Daryl Lund, who succeeded Owen as Editor-in-Chief of IFT Peer-Reviewed Journals, discuss the contributions Owen made.