National Academy of Engineering elects Swartzel

February 11, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Kenneth Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds distinguished professor emeritus, department of food, bioprocessing, and nutrition sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, as a new member. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

Swartzel was elected for his advances in thermal processes of food preservation. He will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9, 2016. Swartzel is a Fellow and Professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He is also the recipient of IFT’s 2013 Nicolas Appert Award and the 2008 Myron Solberg Award.

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