Dr. George Abong’(Right) with other members of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) during this year’s biannual congress in Dublin, Ireland. He has been admitted to IAFoST as an Early Career Scientist at the age of 36 years.
At the age of 36 years, Dr. George Abong’, a lecturer at the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, becomes one of the youngest scientists admitted to the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST). He was among the 26 International inaugural scholars admitted into the prestigious international academy in a colourful ceremony held at the end of this year’s biannual congress in Dublin, Ireland.
His nomination was an elevation of the Young Food Scientist status he achieved in 2014. IUFoST recognized his scholarly work as a lecturer and a researcher who has supervised more than ten postgraduate students and has more than thirty peer reviewed publications. Also, his leadership skills that have enabled him raise to the chairmanship of the Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya (FoSTeP-K) were taken into account.