Dr. Vijay K. Juneja
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Jammu, J&K, India on July 1, 1956. Educated at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, 1974-78, B.V.Sc. & A, H.(Honors); M.S. (Animal Science), University of Tennessee (UT), Knowville, Tennessee (TN), USA, 1988; Ph.D., Food Technology and Science, UT, Knowville, TN, USA, 1991.

Lead Scientist, Predictive Microbiology for Food Safety (Microbiologist, GS-15), 2004 to date

Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wyndmoor, PA; Lead Scientist (Microbiologist, GS-14), 1999-04; Lead Scientist (Microbiologist, GS-13), 1995-99; Microbiologist (GS-12), 1991-95, 1986-91.

Awards/Honours: International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) Harry Haverland Citation Award, 2015; NRI Welfare Society of India’s Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award, 2014; Gold Medalist, ‘Outstanding Mentor/Coach’, Federal Executive Board, Philadelphia, 2013; Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Research and Development Award, 2012; National Science Foundation Food Safety Leadership Award for Research Advances, 2012; ARS Technology Transfer Award, 2010; Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region – Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, 2010; IAFP Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award, 2005; Editor, International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2007-11; Editor, ‘LWT-Food Science and Technology’ 2013 – to date; Editorial Board Member: Journal of Food Protection, Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Frontiers in Microbiology, and Food Research International.

Fellow: Institute of Food Technologists, 2008; American Academy of Microbiology, 2013.

Research Areas: Food Safety and Predictive Microbiology

Address: Lead Scientist (Microbiology), ERRC-USDA-ARS, 600 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 190038, USA; [Tel: Off. 215-233-6500; Cell: 215-370-8566; Fax: 215-233-6697; Email: vijay.juneja@ars.usda.gov]