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John H. Litchfield

Occupation: Adjunct Professor; Microbiologist; Food ScientistJohn Litchfield
Born: Scituate, Massachusetts, February 13, 1929

PhD, Food Technology, University of Illinois (1956)
MS, Food Technology, University of Illinois (1954)
BS, Food Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1950)

Consulting Staff, Battelle Memorial Institute (1993-2013)
Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (1960-1993)
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (1957-1960)
Research Technician, Swift & Co., Chicago, IL (1956-1957)
Chemist, Searle Food Corp., Hollywood, FL (1950-1951)

Career Related:
Adjunct Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1977-Present); Food Industry Consultant, Chicago, IL (1957-1960)

1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army (1951-1953)

Volunteer, Worthington Ohio Public Libraries

Creative Works:
Co-author, “Food Plant Sanitation” (1962); Contributor, Articles to Scientific Journals; Patentee in Field

Co-Inventor of Patent, Biodegradable Lactic Acid Based Polymers (2001, 2004)

Distinguished Service Award, The Ohio State University (2016); Professor of the Year, The Ohio State University (2008); Carl R. Fellers Award, Institute of Food Technologists (1994); Fellow, Royal Society of the United Kingdom (1992); Fellow, Society of Microbiology and Biotechnology (1987); Fellow, Institute of Food Technologist (1980); Distinguished Service Award, Institute of Food Technologists (1980); Charles Porter Award, Society of Industrial Microbiology (1977); Fellow, American Committee of Microbiology (1970); Fellow, Association of the Advancement of Science (1966); Hall of Honor, Department of Food Sciences, The Ohio State University; Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Fellow, American Institute of Chemists; Fellow, American Public Health Association; Fellow, Institute of Biology; Fellow, Royal Society of Biology of Great Britain; Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health; Fellow, Institute of Food Technicians; Fellow, Society of Industrial Microbiology

President, Institute of Food Technicians (1991-1992); President, Society of Industrial Microbiology (1970-1971); American Chemical Society; Water Environmental Federation; President, Gardeners Club of Central Ohio; President, Metro Gardens of the Columbus and Retro Park

Son of Frank Albert Litchfield and Alma (Hyland) Litchfield
Married: Dianne Chappell (4/15/1966, Deceased)
Children: Robert Chappell

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2000-2001, 5th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1992-1993, 23rd Edition (pub. 1992)

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