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Arthur Francis Novak

food science educator , executive.

Arthur Francis Novak, American food science educator, executive. award 1976), American Pharm.


Novak, Arthur Francis was born on October 25, 1916 in Baltimore. Son of Frank C. and Anna Barbara (Hulka) Novak.


Bachelor of Science, University Maryland., 1937. Master of Sciences, University Alabama, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy., Purdue University, 1947.

Postgraduate Johns Hopkins University, 1939-1940, U. Louisville, 1941-1942, University of Southern California, 1951-1953.


Supervisor fermentation Seagram-Calvert, Louisville, 1940-1947. Professor bacteriology and chemistry U. Florida, Gainesville, 1947-1951. Director research Nutrilite Products, Inc., Buena Park, California, 1951-1954.

Professor, head department food science and technical, professor marine science Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, from 1954. President International Technology Consultants, 1978-1979. Vice president for science and technical Singleton Packing Corporation, Tampa, Florida, 1979.

Consultant foods and drugs, since 1947. Consultant to state and federal agys., since 1949. Ford Foundation adviser oceanography, food science to Brazil, 1968-1969.

Professor physiology U. Sao Paulo (Brazil) Faculty Medicine. Adviser to India food programs, 1976. Adviser to Venezuela, 1977.

Technical director International Shrimp Council, since 1967.


  • Author: Microbiology of Shellfish, 1962, Fundamentals of Food Science, Fish Proteins, 1977. Contributor articles to professional journals Patentee in field.


Member International Technology Assistance Committee, since 1960. Board of directors Boys. Fellow American Institute Chemists.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Gulf Coast Institute Food Technologists (president 1964-1965, Man of Year award 1976), American Pharmaceutical Association, American Nuclear Society, Oyster Institute North America, National Fisheries Institute, National Shell Fisheries Association, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society, Marine Technology Society, Shrimp Association Americans, Shrimp Breeders and Processors American (technical director), Southern Association Food and Drug Officials, Council American Bioanalysts, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Institute Food Technologists (chairman constitution and by-laws, food quality control coms.), Rho Chi, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Pi Tau Sigma, Lambda Tau, Phi Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Mary Frances Miller, May 15, 1947. Children: Martha Neal, Katrina Marie, Stephen Francis.

Frank C. Novak

Anna Barbara (Hulka) Novak

Mary Frances Miller

Martha Neal Novak

Katrina Marie Novak

Stephen Francis Novak