Isaac Heertje Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Isaac Heertje was a world-leading food structure expert employed for 22 years at Unilever in the Netherlands. To this day, his research achievements constitute some of the highest quality research performed in this field.

Following its inaugural meeting in the Netherlands in 2014, the Food Structure and Functionality Forum has established the Isaac Heertje Distinguished Scientist Award to recognise a high-level scientist from industry, government or academia that has made a significant contribution to the field of food structure and functionality.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition, contribution towards accommodation and travel expenses for the 2nd Food Structure and Functionality Forum Symposium and a complimentary conference registration and gala dinner ticket.

Candidates are to be nominated by a colleague familiar with the work of the nominee. Amongst the contributions to research achievements to be considered by the selection committee are:

  • Research activity – cumulative contributions, seminal articles or monographs, etc.;
  • Significant breakthrough(s) in an individual's research field;
  • Previous recognitions by professional societies and other distinguished awards of international character, and;
  • Contributions to the training and research careers of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research scientists and technical staff.

Award recipients shall present a seminar at the upcoming FSFF conference in Singapore in which they discuss aspects of the research for which they are receiving the award.

  • The nomination package will include:
  • Comprehensive summary (5 page maximum) of the research achievements of the nominee, including a brief CV.
  • Supporting statement (2 page maximum) of why the nominator(s) feel that this scholar's work has proved outstanding and important to the advancement of food structure and functionality.
  • Citation (100 word maximum) – Highlight why the nominee deserves this award and any notable achievements.
  • Supporting materials, including, if appropriate, external appraisals of the nominee's work and one or two significant publications. (Support materials are limited to 5 documents.)

The award recipient shall be chosen by the FSFF awards committee.

To submit your nomination for the Issac Heertje Distinguished Scientist Award, please send the requested information to Wendy Hurp, Executive Publisher, no later than Friday 29 January 2015.