Gregory Ziegler selected as IFT Fellow

Posted: March 13, 2015

Gregory Ziegler has been selected as a 2015 IFT Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science

Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science

The IFT Fellow designation is an honor bestowed upon an IFT member by their peers, recognizing exemplary professionalism in the field of food science.  To celebrate the achievement, an awards ceremony will be held in July during the IFT Annual Meeting, IFT15, in Chicago, IL. 

Gregory Ziegler is recognized as an advocate for the profession of food science, academic leader, passionate teacher, and student mentor, and for his outstanding research contributions in food process engineering.  Ziegler’s research focuses on foods as material composites, with properties governed by the physical and chemical interactions of their constituents.  His research to understand the physical and structural transformations occurring in chocolate during “conching” helped transform the process from an art to a science and his long-term efforts in understanding bio-polymer behavior have resulted in basic and applied knowledge that have benefitted both the academe and industry.  His work has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and 18 M.S. and 13 Ph.D. degrees.

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