Division Competition Winners

Division competitions highlight the research of our Graduate Student members. Each year, hundreds of students participate in this highly competitive program. These winners are recognized during the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Congratulations to out 2012 winners:

Aquatic Food Products Division

 
Naim Montazeri
University of Alaska Fairbanks
1st place $1000
Yi-Tien Chen
Florida State University
2nd place $750
Yaozhou Zhu
Florida State University
3rd place $500

Biotechnology Division

 
Maria Rosales Soto
Washington State University
1st place $1000
Panchalee Pathanibul
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
2nd place $750

Pavan Kumar Soma
University of Maryland
3rd place $500

Carbohydrate Division

 
Chao-Feng Hsieh
University of Idaho
1st place $1000
Julian De Las Rosa Millan
Ceptrobi, Instituto Politecnico Nacional
2nd place $750
Yongfeng Ai
Purdue University
3rd place $500

Dairy Foods Division

 
Rachel Campbell
North Carolina State University
1st place $1000
Aaron Fox
North Carolina State University
2nd place $750
Neerja Desai
North Carolina State University
3rd place $500

Food Chemistry Division

 
Brian Song
Purdue University
1st place $1000
Chenmei Hou
Florida State University
2nd place $750
Brittany Towers
The Ohio State University
3rd place $500

Food Engineering Division

 
Natthakan Rungraeng
University of Hawaii, Manoa
1st place $1000
Floirendo Flores
University of Georgia
2nd place $750
Annie Dai
University of California, Davis
3rd place $500

Food Microbiology Division

 
Thomas Rodda
University of Minnesota
1st place $1000
Kirsten Hirneisen
University of Delaware
2nd place $750
Nancy Liu
University of Maryland
3rd place $500

Food Packaging Division

 
Soumi Ray
Rutgers
1st place $1000
Sumeet Dhawan
Washington State University
2nd place $750
Fang Tian
University of Massachusetts
3rd place $500

Fruit & Vegetable Products Division

 
Oluranti Campbell
Cornell University
1st place $1000
Nongnuch Athiphunamphai
Cornell University
2nd place $750
Cheryl Rock
University of Florida
3rd place $500

International Division

 
Sahar Navidghasemizad
University of Alberta
1st place $1000
Ayse Karadag
Istanbul Technical University
2nd place $750
Martin Sramek
Universität Hoheneheim
3rd place $500

Marketing & Management Division

 
Courtney Simons
North Dakota State University
1st place $1000
Timothy Buran
University of Florida
2nd place $750
David Bloom
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
3rd place $500

Muscle Foods Division

 
Changqi Liu
University of Kentucky
1st place $1000
Wejie Liu
North Carolina State University
2nd place $750
Rebecca Delles
University of Kentucky
3rd place $500

Nonthermal Processing Division

 
Fangfei Lou
The Ohio State University
1st place $1000
Jessie Usaga Barrientos
Cornell University
2nd place $750
Nicolas Meneses
Villalobos Technische
Universität Berlin 3rd place $500

Nutraceutical & Functional Foods Division

 

Kaustav Majumder
University of Alberta
1st place $1000

Junnan Gu
The Ohio State University
2nd place $750
Rodrigo Cavalcanti
University of Campinas
3rd place $500

Nutrition Division

 
Adriana Soto
Louisiana State University
1st place $1000
Kom Kamonpatana
The Ohio State University
2nd place $750
Maxine Roman
University of California, Davis
3rd place $500

Product Development Division

 
Sara Boswell
Texas A&M University
1st place $1000
Zhen Ma
McGill University
2nd place $750
Krunal Patel
South Dakota State University
3rd place $500

Quality Assurance Division

 

Mengna Su
South Dakota State University Quality
1st place $1000

Luis Rodriguez-Saona
Universidade de São Paulo
2nd place $750
Rebbeca Duar
Texas A&M University
3 rd place $500

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Division

 
Kevin Mis Solval
Louisiana State University
1st place $1000
Luis Espinoza Rodenzo
Louisiana State University
2nd place $750
Luis Alfaro Sanabria
Louisiana State University
3rd place $500

Toxicology & Safety Evaluation Division

 
Katherine Ivens
University of Nebraska
1st place $1000
Manasi Nimkar
Kanas State University
2nd place $750
Brigitta Santha
University of Nebraska
3rd place $500
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Past Division Competition Winners