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 2017 Achievement Award Recipients!

Nicolas Appert Award

Jozef Kokini, PhD, Purdue University

Babcock-Hart Award

Eric Decker, PhD, University of Massachusetts

William V. Cruess Award for Excellence in Teaching

Soo-Yeun Lee, PhD, University of Illinois

Carl R. Fellers Award

Suzanne Nielsen, PhD, Purdue University

Food Technology Industrial Scientist Achievement Award

Christopher Doona, PhD, CFS, United States Army, Natick Soldier RD&E Center

W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award and Lectureship

Manjeet Chinnan, PhD, University of Georgia

Elizabeth Fleming Stier Achievement Award

Louise Wicker, PhD, Louisiana State University

Myron Solberg Achievement Award

Frank Busta, PhD, MS, CFS, University of Minnesota

Bor S. Luh International Award

Joseph Jen, PhD, California Polytechnic State University

Gerhard Haas Achievement Award

P. Michael Davidson, PhD, University of Tennessee

Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research

Emmanuel Hatzakis, PhD, The Ohio State University  

Research and Development Award

Gustavo Barbosa-Canovas, PhD, Washington State University

Sensory and Consumer Sciences Achievement Award

Michael O’Mahony, PhD, University of California

Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award

V.M Balasubramaniam, PhD, The Ohio State 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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