Daryl B. Lund

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Daryl B. Lund
Born 1951
California, United States
Occupation Food scientist, Food engineer
Spouse(s) Dawn

Daryl Bert Lund (born 1941) is an American food scientist and engineer who has served in various leadership positions within the Institute of Food Technologists, including President in 1990-1991 and currently as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Food Science. Lund was named one of 26 innovators in Food Engineering magazine's 75th anniversary edition in September 2003.

Early life and college

Born in California, but raised in Wisconsin, Lund attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he earned his B.S. in mathematics in 1963. While an undergraduate, Lund was a roommate with Tommy Thompson, who later became Governor of Wisconsin (1987–2001) and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services during the first term of George W. Bush (2001–2004).[1] Lund stayed at Wisconsin, where he earned a M.S. in Dairy and Food Industries, and a Ph.D. in food science and chemical engineering.

Academic career

After earning his Ph.D in 1968, Lund rose through the ranks at Wisconsin's Department of Food Science, reaching the rank of Department Chair in 1984. His research included fouling in heat exchangers during processing, microwave-processing of foods, and food quality kinetics. Lund remained with Wisconsin until 1987 as department chair until he accepted a position at Rutgers University as its department chair.

In 1988, Lund moved to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey to accept the position of chair of the Department of Food Science. Lund was promoted to Executive Dean of Agricultural and Natural Resources in December 1989 and served until July 1995. While serving as Dean, Lund streamlined administrative services, initiated a review of all undergraduate curriculum, and initiated a long-range planning for the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

In August 1995, Lund joined Cornell University in Ithaca, New York as Dean of Agricultural and Life Sciences. While at Cornell, he initiated long-range planning that helped the college survive a 20% reduction in staffing, increased state support of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, initiated a review of undergraduate curriculum that led to major changes within the organization, initiated support of distance learning, initiated involvement in genomics.

In January 2001, Lund was named Executive Director of the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors and Professor of Food Engineering in Food Science at UW–Madison. He acts as a facilitator of interstate collaborators on research and greater integration between research and extension in a twelve state area. During his career, Lund has written over 200 publications in scientific journals, 25 book chapters, co-authored a major textbook on physical methods of food preservation, and presented over 200 presentations. He also succeeded Owen R. Fennema as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Food Science on September 1, 2003, a position he currently holds.

Honors and awards


  1. Thompson made the comments on being a roommate of Lund's during the introduction of his keynote address at the Opening Session of the 2003 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, Illinois on July 12, 2003.


  • "2003 Carl R. Fellers Award: Daryl Lund." In 2003 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo Program and Exhibit Directory. Chicago: Institute of Food Technologists. p. 43.
  • "Daryl B. Lund." Food Engineering. September 2003. p. 72.
  • "Fennema to retire as editor of IFT's scientific journals. Lund to succeed him." Food Technology. September 2003. pp. 139–140.

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