Trust medal winners

Dr Graham Sworn - Trust medal winner 2016

Graham Sworn holds the position of Technical Fellow within DuPont Nutrition and Health.  He is part of the Discovery Group in Systems, Texturants and Emulsifiers R&D. He has a degree in Food Science from Southbank University, London and was awarded a Ph.D in 1998 by Canfield University for his thesis entitled ‘Novel gellan gum gels: Scientific and technological aspects’.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of hydrocolloid encompassing a wide range of products including, xanthan, gellan, alginate, guar, cellulose gum, LBG and carrageenan.

Dr Claus Rolin, 2015

Claus Rolin has a PhD from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has been employed with CP Kelco (and companies that merged into CP Kelco) since 1984.

Dr. Rolin has worked with the entire value-chain for commercial pectin including raw materials, manufacturing processes and uses. Lately, a major focus has been the use of HM-pectin for stabilizing acidified milk drinks

Professor Peter A. Williams, 2013

Professor P.A. Williams is Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Water Soluble Polymers at Glyndwr University which is internationally recognised for its work in the characterisation and properties of polysaccharides. He has over 30 years experience in the synthesis, physicochemical characterisation, solution and interfacial properties of polysaccharides (and other water soluble polymers).

Professor Mike Gidley, 2012

Mike Gidley graduated in Chemistry from Imperial College, University of London, and obtained a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 1981. He worked at the Unilever Research Laboratories, Colworth House, UK from 1981 until 2003, when he moved to take up the position of Director of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor Ian T. Norton, 2011

Mike Gidley graduated in Chemistry from Imperial College, University of London, and obtained a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 1981. He worked at the Unilever Research Laboratories, Colworth House, UK from 1981 until 2003, when he moved to take up the position of Director of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor John Michell, Trust Medal winner 2008

During his time at Nottingham he has been involved in the supervision of more than sixty graduate research students.  With John Blanshard he was the founding co-editor of the journal Carbohydrate Polymers (1981) and organised the seminal meeting on Polysaccharides in Food (1978). He has been extensively involved in teaching hydrocolloid science. He has published 180 research papers and patents and edited  five books.

Professor Glyn O. Phillips, Trust Medal winner June 2007

Professor Phillips is currently Chairman of Research Transfer Ltd, Phillips Hydocolloids Research Ltd, the Cellucon and Trusts and the Wrexham  Gums and Stabilisers Conferences. He is a Visiting Professor  and Fellow at the North East Wales Institute (University of Wales) and a Consultant to several industrial organisations, including to the Association for the International Promotion of Gums.