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
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
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
American Soybean Association. Soybean Utilization
Advisory Panel, 1987-1994.
National Corn Growers' Association. Corn Research Evaluation Committee,
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,
Biotechnology Byproducts Consortium. Iowa State University. Co-director,