Dr. Hassan Gourama, associate professor of Food Science at Penn State Berks, received the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - Food Microbiology Division Outstanding Member Award. IFT is an international, non-profit professional organization for the advancement of food science and technology. Dr. Gourama served as the chair of the IFT-Food Microbiology Division from July 2012 to July 2013 and previously served as the chair of the graduate student competitions from 2006 to 2010. The Food Microbiology Division within IFT is one of the largest professional organizations of food microbiologists, encompassing all areas of food microbiology, including those aspects of food science and technology in which bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, and parasites play a role.
August 14, 2013