Welcome to Food Science & Technology

The internationally recognized Food Science and Technology Department makes food healthier, tastier, and safer for consumers. Students complete a rigorous scientific curriculum that prepares them well for the numerous job opportunities available in the food industry or for graduate studies in the physical, chemical, and biological sciences and medicine.

Making News...

HeleneDr. Helene Hopfer named Director of Research
Helene Hopfer is the new Director of Research at the UCD Food Safety and Measurement Facility.

 Turn beer into a career at these 5 schools
The UC Davis Brewing program in the Department of Food Science and Technology makes the top of the list in this USA TODAY article on brewing programs in US colleges. See what Charlie Bamforth has to say about the UC Davis program.

Bell and SpangFST weclomes new faculty
Two assistant professors have joined the FST faculty, Dr. Juliana de Moura Bell, and Dr. Edward Spang are the department's newest members.

FleetIn memoriam: Dr. Graham Fleet, alumnus of FST
The department was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of UC Davis Food Science and Technology alumnus Dr. Graham Fleet, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

group at Gill'sFST faculty visit Gills Onions and Houweling Tomatoes
Recently, two of FST's newest professors visited two food production sites: Gills Onions in Oxnard and Houweling Tomatoes in Camarillo.

DallasFST grad and post-doc is off to OSU as Assistant Professor
In January of 2016, Dr. Dave Dallas leaves his position in our department and will head to Oregon State University to be an Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

DowdyFST grad student selected as Global Food Initiative fellow
Congratulations to graduate student Ryan Dowdy, who was selected (again!) in the second class of Global Food Initiative fellows. The fellows are students from around the UC system who will work on projects ranging from food access to policy to waste.

linda harrisUSDA Grants Establish Regional Centers for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance
Linda J. Harris, Department of Food Science and Technology is the lead contact for the states of Arizona and California in the Western Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Center to Enhance Food Safety.

NitinFST's Nitin Nitin featured in UCD News
Professor Nitin Nitin was interviewed for the UCD News article, "UC Davis enabled 13 new companies in past year".

 UC Davis collaborates with Mars, Inc. for new food research center in China
At the end of September, international candy manufacturer Mars, Inc. opened its first Global Food Safety Center in Beijing, China. The center, which is slated to work with UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health (IIFH), consists primarily of laboratorial research to help educate the world on food safety.

Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

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The Department of Food Science and Technology is proud to be a founding department of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Alumni Class Notes

Laureen Shihemi 2014, Bachelor of Science, Food science and technology.

Xueqi (Shirley) Li 2013, M.Sc., Food Science.

Kullanart Tongkhao 2011, Ph.D., Food Science.

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