Jayaprakasha named American Chemical Society Fellow

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. G.K. Jayaprakasha, a researcher at Texas A&M AgriLife’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center and department of horticultural sciences in College Station, has been selected a Fellow in the American Chemical Society’s Division of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

Jayaprakasha will receive the honor at the society’s annual meeting Sept. 8-12 in Indianapolis.

According to the citation, his collaborative work has been published in more than 105 peer-reviewed food science and technology, analytical, bio-organic and medical chemistry journals. He has edited and authored several books, reviews and chapters and presented at almost 160 national and international symposiums.

He is known for developing a novel process for the isolation of bioactives from natural sources such as fruits and vegetables, mainly from citrus juice, and has filed 24 patents in the U.S., Europe and India.

Jayaprakasha also recently was recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London  as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, received the Laljee Godhoo Smark Nidhi award by the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists of India and was recognized as a Fellow of Indian Chemists by the Institution of Chemists in India.

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