The 2018 J.G. Woodroof Lecture titled, "Food Product Development in the 21st Century – Turning Art into Science," will be given by Dr. Stephen P. Lombardo, Director of Materials & Process Technology McCormick & Company, Inc. Dr. Stephen P. Lombardo is currently the Director of Materials & Process Technology for McCormick & Company, Inc located in Hunt Valley, MD. He is responsible for leading ground-breaking R&D research in discovery, development, scale-up, and commercialization of product, process, and flavor delivery technologies for global application. He received Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987, and has worked in Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company prior to joining McCormick in 2011. The event is co-sponsored by The University of Georgia Department of Food Science and Technology, UGA Food Science Club, and Phi Tau Sigma UGA Chapter.