CHICAGO – June 13, 2024 – The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific organization committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system, is pleased to announce Hao Feng, PhD, Blue Cross Blue Shield Endowed Professor of Urban Food Systems and Professor of Food Bioprocess Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been selected as a 2024 IFT Fellow, one of the highest honors bestowed upon a member of the science of food community. Being recognized as an IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction given to an IFT member who has achieved career excellence in addition to providing significant service and leadership to both IFT and the science of food profession.

Specifically, all nominees must demonstrate professional leadership through leading conferences, presentations, and other training and development programs; service and leadership to external advisory committees or boards; ongoing volunteer service to IFT; honors, awards, and other recognition within the science of food profession, as well as advancements to the science of food in industry, academia, government, or related organizations.

This year’s IFT Fellows will be celebrated at the Fellows Recognition Forum at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo, which is being held July 14-17, 2024, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Only 10 IFT members out of more 11,000 received this prestigious recognition this year.

Feng joined North Carolina A&T State University in 2022, where he researches how high-intensity ultrasound, as well as physical and chemical treatments, can improve food processing, safety, and preservation. Prior to his current role, he served as a Professor Emeritus of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also served as a visiting scholar and research officer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, as well as a lecturer at the Kunming University of Science and Technology in Yunnan, China. Throughout his career, he has authored three books, 24 book chapters, and 174 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Feng received his undergraduate degree and Postgraduate Certificate, both in Chemical Machinery Engineering, from the Dalian University of Technology in Liaoning, China. He then earned his PhD in Food Engineering from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He is a member of the Dogwood Section of IFT, and resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.

View the 2024 IFT Fellows.

About Institute of Food Technologists

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a global organization of over 11,000 individual members from more than 90 countries committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought together the brightest minds in food science, technology and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world’s greatest food challenges. IFT works to ensure that its members have the resources they need to learn, grow, and innovate to advance the science of food as the population and the world evolve. IFT believes that science and innovation is essential to ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all. For more information, please visit ift.org.

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