Bala Balasubramaniam was awarded the 2016 Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association (AITAA) Distinguished Alumni award in the category of Academic and Research Excellence.
He was nominated by the AITAA United States Chapter.
This award follows an honor he received in August when he was elected a fellow in the International Union of Food Science and Technology.
Balasubramaniam received his Master's degree in post-harvest technology from AIT. AIT is located in Bangkok, Thailand.