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 were recognized during IFT15.

Congratulations to out 2015 winners:

AAFSIS Poster Competition

Tushar Galati
Cornell University
1st place $1000

Aquatic Food Products Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Behnam Keshavarz
Florida State University
1st place $1000
Robert Sevenich
Berlin Technical University
2nd place $750
Jonelo Sobreguel
University of Maine
3rd place $500

Biotechnology Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Ebenezer Ifeduba
University of Georgia
1st place $1000
Arranee Chotiko
Louisiana State University
2nd place $750
Namrata Karki
Louisiana State University
3rd place $500

Carbohydrate Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Yingshuang Lu
University of Illinois
1st place $1000
Yan Wang
Rutgers University
2nd place $750
Fang Fang
Purdue University
3rd place $500

Dairy Foods Division: Graduate Research Paper Poster Competition

Suresh Sutariya
South Dakota State University
1st place $1000
Bingqing Cai
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2nd place $750
Angie Ameerally
North Carolina A&T State University
3rd place $500

Food Chemistry Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Kang Pan
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
1st place $1000
Matthew Allan
Purdue University
2nd place $750
Ningjian Liang
University of British Columbia
3rd place $500

Food Engineering Division Poster Competition

George Stoforos
NC State
1st place $1000
Alexander Meldrum
UUniversity of Idaho
2nd place $750
Bangping Wang
Auburn University
3rd place $500

Food Microbiology Division Poster Competition

Meera Surendran Nair
University of Connecticut
1st place $1000
Katheryne Daughtry
NC State
2nd place $750
Deepti Karumathil
University of Connecticut
3rd place $500

Food Packaging Division Poster Competition

Maxine Roman
U, of Massachusetts
1st place $1000
Chandani Sen
Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur
2nd place $750
Elham Lashkari
Rutgers University
3rd place $500

Foodservice Division Poster Competition

Cecily Dussell
California Baptist University
1st place $1000
Grace Crosby
California Baptist University
2nd place $750
Maria Perez
California Baptist University
3rd place $500

Fruit & Vegetable Products Davison Poster Competition

Karina Rodriguez
Chapman University
1st place $1000
Wenjie Wang
Oregon State University
2nd place $750
Virginia Gouw
Oregon State University
3rd place $500

International Division Poster Competition

Trang Duong
Auckland University
1st place $1000
Sze Ying Leong
University of Otago
2nd place $750
Yaxi Hu
University of British Columbia
3rd place $500

John Z. Ordal (Food Microbiology Division): Graduate Student Research Paper Oral Competition

Jinsong Feng
University of British Columbia
1st place $1000
Qing Wang
University of Delaware
2nd place $750
Muhammed Shafeekh Muyyarikkandy
University of Connecticut
3rd place $500

Manfred Kroger (Dairy Foods Division): Graduate Student Research Paper Oral Competition

Lily Benner
Iowa State
1st place $1000
Gopinathan Meletharayil
South Dakota State University
2nd place $750
Curtis Park
NC State
3rd place $500

Muscle Foods Division Poster Competition

Xu Wang
University of Kentucky
1st place $1000
Charles Quinto
Chapman University
2nd place $750
Nantawat Tatiyaborworntham
Wisconsin State University
3rd place $500

Nonthermal Processing Division Poster Competition

Chuhan Liu
University of Delaware
1st place $1000
Shaila Nayak
Drexel University
2nd place $750
Jose Maldonado
Rutgers University
3rd place $500

Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods Division Poster Competition

Mary Kellett
University of Georgia
1st place $1000
Jinzhou Li
Cornell University
2nd place $750
Arashdeep Singh
University of Calgary
3rd place $500

Nutrition Division Poster Competition

Stephanie Diamond
Ohio State University
1st place $1000
Duc Huy Do
University of Georgia
2nd place $750
Elizabeth Pletsch
Purdue University
3rd place $500

Product Development Division Poster Competition

Poonam Bajaj
Wisconsin State University
1st place $1000
Ting Liu
University of Minnesota
2nd place $750
Changmou Xu
University of Florida
3 rd place $500

Quality Assurance Division Poster Competition

Valerie Zaffran
Florida State University
1st place $1000
Mei-Ling Shotts
Ohio State University
2nd place $750
Ningjian Liang
University of British Columbia
3rd place $500

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Division Poster Competition

Alexander Chouljenko
Louisiana State University
1st place $1000
Timothy Shafel
Hawaii University
2nd place $750
John Frelka
Ohio State University
3rd place $500

Rose Marie Pangborn (Sensory & Consumer Science): Graduate Student Research Paper Oral Competition

Shilpa Samant
University of Arkansas
1st place $1000
Kenneth McMahon
Wisconsin State University
2nd place $750
Kyle McClean
NC State
3rd place $500

Toxicology & Safety Evaluation Division Poster Competition

Shyamali Jayasena
University Nebraska - Lincoln
1st place $1000
Changqi Liu
Florida State Universtiy
2nd place $750
Amma Amponsah
University of Maine
3rd place $500

Education, Extension & Outreach Undergraduate Writing Competition

Jenna Huynh
Unviersity of California-Davis
1st place $1000
Joice Pranata
Cornell University
2nd place $750
Wahyu Choirur Rizky
University of Pembangunan Nasional
3rd place $500

Education, Extension & Outreach Graduate Writing Competition

Cansu Ekin Gumus
University of Mass
1st place $1000
David Potts
University of Minnesota
2nd place $750
Mrittika Bhattacharya
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay
3rd place $500
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