Dawson earns top agricultural research award

By Peter Kent

Paul L. DawsonFood scientist Paul L. Dawson has received Clemson's highest agricultural honor: the 2007 Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research.

His research includes developing soy-based packaging films that are environmentally friendly and can be recycled as animal feed, reducing the risk of food-borne illnesses, and enhancing the healthful ingredients in fruits and vegetables through protein films that control microbes and provide antioxidant protection.

Joining the Clemson faculty in 1991, Dawson includes students at the heart of his research program. He or his students have presented 92 scientific presentations, published 66 research articles in nine peer-reviewed journals, 34 trade or technical publications and 10 book chapters. He is also a co-inventor on four patents.

Dawson completed his doctoral and post-doctoral studies in food science at North Carolina State University.

For information: Paul Dawson, 864-656-1138, pdawson@clemson.edu