The American Meat Science Association has named Surendranath Suman, an associate faculty member in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture, as one of three recipients of its annual Distinguished Achievement Award.
The award was established in 1992 and is designed to recognize and foster the development of young AMSA members who have demonstrated significant scientific skills in muscle foods research and technology that contribute to the animal products industry and the AMSA.
Suman's research program focuses on the fundamental basis and applied aspects of meat color and is continuously supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program.
Suman came to the United States from India in 2002 and earned a doctorate from the University of Connecticut. In addition to teaching and research duties, he advises the UK Food Science Club. With Suman's AMSA recognition, every faculty member in the UK meat science area has now received the distinction.