Iowa State University











Lawrence A. Johnson









Lawrence A. Johnson
Center for Crops Utilization Research

Food Science and Human Nutrition


Courtesy Appointment

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Iowa State University
1041 Food Sciences Building
Ames, IA  50011-1061

Phone  (515) 294-4365
FAX    (515) 294-6261










Lawrence Johnson received his Bachelors of Science in Food Technology from the Ohio State University in 1969, his Masters of Science in Food Science from North Carolina State University in 1971, and his Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University in 1978.

Areas of specialization
Processing of cereals and legumes, effects of processing on nutritional and functional properties, extraction and separation of crops into food ingredients, food applications and processing of vegetable proteins, fats and oils processing and utilization, and protein and lipid chemistry.

Honors and Recognitions

Phi Tau Sigma (1969).
Bronze Star Medal. U.S. Army. Meritorious Service (1972).
Sigma Xi (1983).
Archer Daniels Midland Award for best research papers in Proteins and Co-Products Engineering and Technology, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (1987 and 1993).
Gamma Sigma Delta (1990).
Selected and participated in the NCGA/ICI Eurotech Corn Tour and Conference to Aid American Farmers to Better Compete in the World Market (1990).
United Soybean Board/American Soybean Association Utilization Research Award (1993).
Iowa FFA Association Distinguished Service Award (1995).
Corn Refiners' Association, Best Research Paper Award (1998)
Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (1999)

Committee Appointments

American Soybean Association. Soybean Utilization Advisory Panel, 1987-1994.
National Corn Growers' Association. Corn Research Evaluation Committee, 1990-1994.
Corn Utilization Conference IV, Program Steering Committee, 1991-1992.
Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center Steering Committee. Iowa State University. Member, 1991-1998
Iowa State Innovative System Advisory Board. Member, 1991-1994.
Iowa Transportation Center Research Advisory Board. Member, 1993-1998.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Innovation Research Review Panel. Member, 1992-1993; Leader, 1993-1994.
American Chemical Society, Spencer Award Selection Committee. Member, 1996-1999.
Biotechnology Byproducts Consortium. Iowa State University. Co-director, 1999-present.