Award Recipients

Food science and technology matters. Professionals in the field improve availability, nutrition, and safety of the world’s food supply. They bring scientific and technological innovation to an increasingly global marketplace. They give back to the community through teaching and leadership. 

IFT is thrilled to announce the 2018 Achievement Award Recipients!


Nicolas Appert Award

Dennis R. Heldman, PhD, The Ohio State University


Babcock-Hart Award

Casimir Akoh, CFS, PhD, University of Georgia


William V. Cruess Award for Excellence in Teaching

Luis Rodriguez-Saona, PhD, The Ohio State University

Carl R. Fellers Award

Charles H. Manley, CFS, PhD, Charles Manley LLC


W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award and Lectureship

Dominique Bounie, PhD, Lille University


Marcel Loncin Research Prize

Pawan Singh Takhar, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science

Devin Peterson, PhD, The Ohio State University


Trailblazer Award & Lectureship

Roger Clemens, CFS, PhD, University of Southern California


Bor S. Luh International Award

P. Kumar Mallikarjunan, PhD, University of Minnesota


Gerhard Haas Achievement Award

Vijay K. Juneja, CFS, PhD, USDA-ARS-Eastern Regional Research Center


Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research

Barbara Kowalcyk, PhD, The Ohio State University


Research and Development Award

The Innovative Infrared Research and Development Team: Zhongli Pan, Tara McHugh, Ragab Khir Abd El-Kader Gebreil, Chandrasekar Venkitasamy, & Hamed El Mashad, USDA-ARS-WRRC and University of California-Davis


Sensory and Consumer Sciences Achievement Award

Jacqueline Beckley, The Understanding & Insight Group, LLC


Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award

Patti Pagliuco, Institute of Food Technologists


Bernard L. Oser Ingredient Safety

Joseph V. Rodricks, PhD, Ramboll Environ US Corporation


Gilbert A. Leveille Award & Lectureship

Rui Hai Liu, PhD, Cornell University



Congratulations to this year's IFT Achievement Awards recipients.

Each year, IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance food science and the food industry.

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