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 for 2016 will be available in late 2015.

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IFT is thrilled to announce the 2015 IFT Fellows! We look forward to honoring the new class of Fellows at IFT15.

Sheryl Barringer, PhD
Ohio State University

Janet Collins, PhD, RD, CFS
CropLife America

H. Russell Cross, PhD
Texas A & M University

Christopher Daubert, PhD
North Carolina State University

Michael Eskin, PhD
University of Manitoba

Olga Martín-Belloso, PhD
University of Lleida

David Julian McClements, PhD
University of Massachusetts

Hyun Jin Park, PhD
Korea University

Yrjö Roos, PhD
University College Cork

Harjinder Singh, PhD
Massey University

Gow-Chin Yen, PhD, CFS
National Chung Hsing University

Gregory Ziegler, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

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.

IFT Fellows Group

“I will cherish this award with much admiration for years to come.”

Syed Rizvi
Bor S. Luh Award Winner 2010
Syed Rizvi