Title: Adjunct Associate Professor
Company: Ohio State University
Location: Worthington, Ohio, United States
John H. Litchfield, Adjunct Associate Professor at Ohio State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in food science and technology.
Backed by expertise in food science and technology, Dr. Litchfield is currently lending his knowledge to the students of Ohio State University. He joined the institution as an adjunct associate professor in 1977, and really found a home there. In the past, he garnered experience as a chemist for Searle Food Corp., a research technician for Swift & Co., an assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a research leader and consulting staff member at Battelle Memorial Institute. His research interests included food industry waste treatment, food safety, and industrial microbiology. Dr. Litchfield has also conducted research on antibiotic resistance in livestock. He shared his findings by authoring articles for scientific journals and by co-authoring “Food Plant Sanitation.”
Outside of his career, Dr. Litchfield was very active in his community. He was the president of the Institute of Food Technicians from 1991 to 1992, the president of the Society of Industrial Microbiology from 1970 to 1971, and a food industry consultant in Chicago from 1957 to 1960. He was also named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Institute of Chemists, the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Biology, the Royal Society of Biology of Great Britain, the Royal Society of Public Health, the Institute of Food Technicians, the Royal Society Health, and the Society of Industrial Microbiology.
As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Dr. Litchfield was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from Ohio State University, a Carl R. Fellers Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Food Technicians, and a Charles Porter Award from the Society of Industrial Microbiology. His achievements were featured in the 5th edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest.
Dr. Litchfield prepared for his endeavors by earning a PhD and a Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1956 and 1954, respectively, and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950. Between 1951 and 1953, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
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