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Peter Lillford
Professor Lillford was trained as a chemist at King's College London, and after postdoctoral positions at Cornell and the San Francisco Medical Centre, joined Unilever Research where he spent most of his career. He led Basic Research in Food Physical Chemistry and Materials Science and as Chief Scientist (Foods), was also responsible for research in Microbiology and Sensory Science. He retired in 2001 and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Biology Dept. of the University of York, and the School of Engineering in Birmingham University. He is Chairman of Governors of the Institute of Food Research (UK), and is Chairman of the UK LINK Scheme in Advanced Food Manufacturing, He has held Fellowships with CSIRO (Australia), and consults for several multinational food companies. He was Chairman of the UK Technology Foresight Programme for Food and Drinks and is also a former President of IFST. He was awarded the Senior Medal for Food Science by the Royal Society of Chemistry: and an Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Federation of Food Science and Technology; and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Arts. He was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) "for services to science and the food industry".