Cherl-Ho Lee Chosen as IFT Fellow

May 6, 2010


Mindy Weinstein

Cherl-Ho Lee Chosen as IFT Fellow

Chicago, IL- Cherl-Ho Lee, Professor, Korea University was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2010 for fostering international collaboration in food fermentation technology and for his outstanding research efforts.

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.

In an effort to enhance food safety and well-being in developing countries, Lee organized the UNU Workshop on Fish Fermentation Technology in Seoul Korea and co-edited Fish Fermentation Technology, which has served as a reference and guide in technical communication and collaborations in food science throughout Southeast Asia. He also established an International Training Course on Fermentation Technology at Korea University, which educated eight scientists from developing countries over a 10-month period. Lee has made a significant contribution to enhancing the collaborative relationship between IFT and the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology (KoSFoST) as well as linking the Korean American Food Technologists Association with KoSFoST. 

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970. A complete list of Fellows can be found on the IFT Web site at: