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John H. Litchfield

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

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

Career:
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)

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

Civic:
Volunteer, Worthington Ohio Public Libraries

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

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

Awards:
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

Memberships:
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

Family:
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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