Fellows Election as an IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred for outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of food science and technology.

What is a Fellow?

The IFT Fellow designation is an honor bestowed upon an IFT member by their peers, recognizing exemplary professionalism in the field of food science.

 In a given year, no more than 0.3 percent of the professional membership is eligible, and even fewer than that will earn this honor.

Click here for the 2014 Fellows Task Force Report.

Nomination of a Fellow

The nominee must be a Professional Member of IFT and have been in active practice of the profession for at least 15 years. If your nominee is not elected a Fellow in any given year, you may re-nominate him or her in a subsequent year.

Nominations will open September 1, 2014 and close February 1, 2015.

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Fellows Elected in 2014

Learn more about IFT's new Fellows.

Diane M. Barrett
University of California-Davis

Eric A. Decker
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Bruce R. Hamaker
Purdue University

Anthony W. Kotula
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (retired)

Keshun Liu
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Robert McGorrin
Oregon State University

Olga I. Padilla-Zakour
Cornell University

Octavio Paredes-Lopez
Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute




Rukma Reddy
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Juan L. Silva
Mississippi State University

Juming Tang
Washington State University

Pamela J. White
Iowa State University

Raymond J. Winger
Massey University

Suk Hoo Yoon
Korea Food Research Institute

Howard Q. Zhang
Western Regional Research Center

Join Your Peers

Are you an IFT Fellow? You can now connect and chat with other IFT Fellows in the IFT Community online. Please note, you must login to participate.

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“Thank you so much for making the Awards Ceremony an unforgettable event. It was certainly the highlight of my career as a food scientist.”

Alfred Bushway
IFT Fellow 2009
Alfred Bushway