North Dakota State University food science graduate student wins excellence in leadership award at IFT FIRST

Courtesy: Institute of Food Technologists
Courtesy: Institute of Food Technologists

(Fargo, ND) --  A NDSU graduate student is celebrating after winning an award from Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

North Dakota State University graduate student Anto Charles was given the Excellence in Leadership Award at IFT FIRST. Charles, a native of Chennai, India, is a PhD candidate in the Food ingredients and Biopolymers Laboratory. His research area is focused on improving the bioavailability and chemical stability of hemp cannabidiol (CBD) using microencapsulation techniques. His professional volunteering experience includes IFT’s Nutraceutical and Functional Foods Division and Food Chemistry Division, as well as the Minnesota Section of IFT and IFT’s NDSU student chapter. 

“I am happy to win the Excellence in Leadership Award for the graduate student category. This award motivates me to contribute more to the food science community by working with IFT,” Charles said.

The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a graduate student member of IFT who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in their execution of student activities that furthers the mission of IFT.