Charles Sims Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

May 4, 2009



Charles Sims Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

Chicago, IL - Charles Sims, Professor at the University of Florida, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellows in 2009 for his work as a Food Science educator and mentor to generations of students.

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.

During his academic career, Sims developed and taught courses in Introductory Food Science, Psychophysical Aspects of Foods, Quality Control in Food Systems, and Sensory Analysis of Foods. He was instrumental in creating an introductory course for distance education. Sims’ research on grapes provided sound science to a growing wine industry in the 1980s, which led to the expansion of many wineries and vineyards that produce grapes for the juice and wine market.

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