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Research Showcase

Showcasing Transformative Research in New Ways

Research is the foundation of innovation. It provides us the critical insight into what is possible and inspires our creative thinking to help us imagine and design better food. 

Poster Showcase

All IFT FIRST posters had 1-minute on-demand recordings of their presentation that can be accessed online, along with a PDF of their poster. These materials will be available until December 31, 2022.

Access the Poster Showcase On-Demand

Scientific Discovery

IFT FIRST is where industry meets academia and transformative discoveries are found. This track features presentations by pre-tenured faculty and grant project awardees whose research will transform the future of food. Click here to view all Scientific Discovery sessions.

Pre-Tenured Faculty and Recent PhD Graduates

Grant Project Awardees


Hilmar Ingredients IFT FIRST thanks our Research Poster Showcase sponsor Hilmar Ingredients, suppliers of whey protein and lactose made from sweet whey. Hilmar's U.S.-based operations produces large runs of whey protein concentrate, hydrolysate and isolate, as well as edible, refined and ultra refined lactose.

Special member registration rates and tiered registration discounts for attendees available.