July 17, 2018

group photo of leadership award winners at IFT 18Professor Kumar Mallikarjunan was recently honored by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for his leadership and innovation in promoting the science of food as the recipient of the Bor S. Luh International Award.

Mallikarjunan distinguished himself internationally in research, teaching, and outreach, and is recognized by his peers as an example of success in international programs. His contributions have been largely focused on enhancing the processing and storage of cereals, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, and the development of appropriately scaled technologies for developing countries, especially sub-Saharan African countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Ghana). His accomplishments show a balance among technology transfer, understanding issues, and the international exchange of ideas. 

The Achievement Awards recognize IFT members (teams or individuals) for remarkable contributions in research, applications, and service in the food science and technology industry. In addition to recognition during the Awards Ceremony, the recipients will be celebrated in the Hall of Honor, which celebrates exceptional accomplishments and volunteer leadership of dedicated science of food members and professionals. This year’s Hall of Honor also features the Emerging Leaders Network Award recipients, the newly elected Class of Fellows, Section and Divisions Outstanding volunteers, and IFTSA Student Leadership Awards. 

professor mallikarjunan accepting his award from the IFT president