Lina M. Ramirez-Lopez, PhD

Title: Project Leader and Senior Applications Scientist
Company: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Lina M. Ramirez-Lopez, PhD, project leader and senior applications scientist at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of food science.

Bolstered by more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Ramirez-Lopez is well-regarded for her expertise in microbiology and food science. Since 2021, she has excelled as a project leader and senior applications scientist at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., where she specializes in product support and development, as well as pet food optimization. She previously held a similar applications scientist position for food protection at DuPont from 2016 to 2021. Furthermore, Dr. Ramirez-Lopez operated as an R&D project manager for SPF North America Inc. from 2013 to 2016 and as a research scientist for IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group in 2013. Ever committed to her industry, she also remains affiliated with the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Chemical Society.

As part of her earliest professional efforts, Dr. Ramirez-Lopez operated in several research assistant positions at Clemson University from 2005 to 2008. As a student of the institution, she earned a Master of Science in food science and food microbiology in 2006 and a master’s degree in food technology and processing in 2008. She ultimately achieved a PhD in food science at Oklahoma State University in 2011, and she subsequently remained at the college to work as a postdoctoral fellow between 2012 and 2013. To commemorate her accomplishments, Dr. Ramirez-Lopez was recently featured among the Impactful Women in the Pet Food Industry by Pet Food Magazine in 2023. Attributing her success to her dedicated work ethic and willingness to learn and collaborate with others, she is particularly proud to have solved several food spoilage issues at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. since she joined the company.

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