May 4, 2009



C. Patrick Dunne Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

Chicago, IL- C. Patrick Dunne, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Program, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2009 for his innovations in non-thermal processing of foods, and his promotion of national and international collaboration in food safety and security.

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT Member for 15 years and a Professional Member at the time of nomination. The 15-year member requirement may be waived by the Fellows Jury for those nominees who have spent all or a portion of their careers outside the United States.

Through his work with the U.S. Army, Dr. Dunne has created combat ration options that have high levels of functional efficacy, have proven nutrient effectiveness, and meet food safety standards.  He was instrumental in the formation of the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division, serving as the first Chair of the division in 1999. He has continued his involvement with the work of the division.

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970.



About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 20,000 individual members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT serves as a conduit for multidisciplinary science thought leadership, championing the use of sound science through knowledge sharing, education, and advocacy. For more information on IFT, visit