LSU AgCenter professor awarded honorary degree in Thailand

Linda Benedict  |  11/3/2016 6:44:33 PM

(11/03/2016) BATON ROUGE, La. – Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, has recently been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.

The conferment of the degree was Oct. 24 at a ceremony at the university, where Prinyawiwatkul has contributed to curriculum development and revision of higher education in food science and technology over the past 20 years.

Prinyawiwatkul has provided instruction on advanced sensory sciences to graduate students and faculty and collaborated on research projects at Kasetsart University and other universities in Thailand. In addition, he has supported the creation of the Center of Excellence in Sensory and Consumer Research at Kasetsart University.

At the LSU AgCenter, Prinyawiwatkul, who is the Horace J. Davis Endowed Professor, conducts research on food product development from Louisiana agricultural, seafood and aquacultural byproducts and wastes from processing plants.

He also conducts research in sensory science and evaluation methods as a driving force and tool for new food product development. He teaches classes, advises graduate students, provides services related to sensory/consumer evaluation to food industries, and works closely with the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator.

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Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, at a ceremony there on Oct. 24.

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