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Gary List, PhD, to Present the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture

AGRO Congratulates Dr. Gary List for being presented the prestigious Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture Award! A biosketch of Dr. List’s career is featured below:


Gary List, PhD

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign


Gary List is a veteran of the US Army (1960-1963) and served as a technician at the US Army medical laboratory at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. The Secretary of Defense recognized his contributions with a commendation and a promotion to E-5. The University of Illinois awarded Dr. List an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2011 in recognition for his research on soybean oil. His research has encompassed every phase of oilseed processing and edible fats and oils. Dr. List has 490 publications, including forty-five book chapters, and has edited eight books. He was the co-author of two publications in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He has contributed to four revisions of the standard fats and oils textbook “Baileys Industrial Oil and Fat Products”(1985, 1996, 2005, 2020). He has received the top awards in lipids, food, and agricultural chemistry from the American Oil Chemists Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Chemical Society, and the European Federation Lipid Technology.

In 2006, the United Soybean Board honored Dr. List with a distinguished service award in recognition for his contributions to the soybean industry. He was selected as the Institute of Food Technologists (Chicago Section) Fred W. Tanner Lectureship Awardee and was the second bench chemist to receive the award in its 50 year history. The Minnesota Institute of Food Technologists section presented him the Harold Macy Award for Technology Transfer. Just two other ARS scientists have received the Macy Award since 1981. He has been active and served as a fellow in The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and The American Chemical Society (ACS). Service awards from AOCS include the Award of Merit and highest AR Baldwin Distinguished Service Award. He has given invited plenary lectures in Canada, Austria, China, Turkey, and Taiwan. Dr. and Mrs. List have four children and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include military history and the history of the fats and oils industry. Both he and his wife are active in their local church and inner-city ministry. From 1989 to 2002 they were foster and adoptive parents to twenty children.


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