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About Eric A. Decker


Present Professor and Department Head, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid Research, American Oil Chemist Society, 2008
  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Research and Creative Activity, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 138th Commencement for Bachelor's Degree Candidates, 2007-2008
  • Research and Development Award, Institute of Food Technologists, 2006
  • Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid and Flavor Science, Institute of Food Technologists, 2006
  • Appointed to National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, 2006
  • Named to ISI Most Highly Cited Agricultural Scientists, 2005 to present
  • Named Fergus M. Clydesdale Endowed Chair, 2002-2007
  • Malcolm Trout Visiting Scholar, Michigan State University, 2003
  • Outstanding Scientific Publication, Phospholipid Division, American Oil Chemist Society (2003)
  • Outstanding Advising Award, College of Food and Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts (2002)
  • Elected Secretary and Chair, Food Chemistry Division, Institute of Food Technologists (2002-2005)
  • Guest Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2001-2004)
  • Elected American Meat Science Association Board of Directors (2000-2002)
  • Institute of Food Technologists Distinguished Lecturer (2000-2002)
  • Visiting Scientist, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University (2000)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Food and Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts (1998)
  • Division Lectureship, Division of Muscle Foods, Institute of Food Technologists (1998)
  • Samuel Cate Prescott Award, Institute of Food Technologists (1997)
  • Future Leader Award, International Life Science Institute (1996)
  • Hokkaido Overseas Guest Researcher Fellowship, Hokkaido Food Processing Research Center, Japan (1995)
  • Young Scientist Award, Agriculture and Food Chemistry Division, ACS (1994)
  • Achievement Award for Young Scientists, American Meat Science Society (1993)
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, American Oil Chemist Society (1993)
  • USDA National Needs Fellow, Department of Food Science, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst (1985-1988)
  • Highly Cited Researchers, Thomson Reuters, 2016


  • Food Science 101: Food and Health
  • Food Science 265: Survey of Food Science
  • Food science 541: Food Chemistry
  • Food Science 544: Food Chemistry Lab
  • Food Science 741: Lipid Chemistry

Contact Information

Room 236 Chenoweth Lab
University of Massachusetts
Amherts, Ma 01002


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