Asst. Prof. Dr. Suvaluk Asavasanti, a researcher from Food Technology & Engineering (FTE) Laboratory, the Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute (PDTI) of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Food Engineering Division, The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the global organization based in Chicago, USA with over 17,000 members from more than 100 countries who are committed to advancing the science of food.
She is the only Thai who was selected from international experts in the global education and food industry to be a Member-at-large of the Food Engineering Division (2018-2020), Education Extension & Outreach Division (2019-2021) and The Professional Development Workgroup (2018-2020). In 2018, she was selected by the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) to represent young Thai food technologists to join the IFT Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), a highly selective global leadership program established for new professionals in the science of food.
Highly praised as a devoted and dedicated volunteer, Asst. Prof. Dr. Suvaluk has contributed to IFT’s annual international symposium upon her role of reviewing the students’ abstracts at the conference and organizing the graduate student poster competition. Founded in 1939, IFT is a global organization which 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 believes that science is essential to ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all. For more information, go to ift.org.