2015 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus
Posted: April 15, 2015
Dr. Chris Daubert was recognized as the 2015 ABE Outstanding Engineering Alumnus. He is head of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at NC State University, where he has been a faculty member since 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Penn State (1991) and a Ph.D. degree in agricultural engineering and food science from Michigan State University (1996). In addition to administrative responsibilities, Daubert directs the Food Rheology Laboratory. An internationally-recognized expert on food rheology and texture, Daubert applies fundamental engineering principles and physical-chemical models to explain ingredient functionality known to impact food quality. He and his research team have published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and chapters, while mentoring more than 20-graduate students and post-doctoral engineers and scientists. In 2005, NC State University recognized Daubert for instructional excellence by naming him to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Dr. Daubert is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Institute of Food Technologists which will recognize him as a Fellow in 2015. He recently concluded service as editor-in-chief of the prestigious Journal of Texture Studies and continues to serve the editorial board of the Journal of Food Process Engineering.