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Oral history interview with Philip Nelson, 2008 Feb. 8

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TitleOral history interview with Philip Nelson, 2008 Feb. 8
IntervieweeNelson, Philip E.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708013(Nelson)
Date RecordedFebruary 8, 2008
Abstract of InterviewPhilip Nelson is a native Hoosier and the William R. Scholle Endowed Chair in Food Processing. He received his Bachelors degree and Ph.D. from Purdue. Nelson talks about the formation of the Department of Food Science in 1984 and serving as head of that department until June 2003 when he stepped down to devote time to teaching and research. Nelson is known for his aseptic processing and packaging or the science of fresh-a method to safely process food before putting it into a similarly sterile container. Nelson received the 2007 World Food Prize for his contributions to food preservation and processing on October 18, 2007. He is the first winner cited for work in the post production of agricultural research. He talks about the departments outreach through an annual series of workshops on aseptic processing for engineers and food scientists. Nelson is the recipient of many other awards including Agriculture Alumni Certificate of Distinction [2001], Mid America Food Processing Association Person of the Year, and the H.B. Brown award in 2002. Following the receipt of the World Food Prize, Governor Mitch Daniels announced a new prize: the Dr. Phillip E. Nelson Innovation Prize. This prize recognizes a Hoosier scientist whose work goes beyond pure scientific research and leads to the creation of products or processes that revolutionizes industry, inspires further scientific inquiry and improves the quality of life.
SubjectsNelson, Philip E.--Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Purdue University--Administration
Purdue University. School of Agriculture
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration58 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6ns0szc
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