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...

DianeCLFP presents Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Diane M. Barrett
Congratulations to Professor Barrett for this recognition from the California League of Food Processors!


Lewis smZach Lewis co-authors article about breastmilk and microbes in Science
Mills Lab post-doc Zach Lewis recently cowrote an article called "Mother's Littlest Helpers" in Science magazine.


Christine Bruhn and a chicken10 tips to keep summer grilling safe
Christine Bruhn discusses food safety tips for the warm summer months of grillin' and chillin'.


R. Paul SinghUC Davis food engineer named World Ag Prize Laureate
Paul Singh named as 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate.


fresh vegetables4 ways to create a healthful summer diet
Diane Barrett comments on a healthful summer diet in this Washington Post article.


breweryBrewery receives $1 million gift to fund new equipment
Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis. The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. The gift from Alvarez will build on previous investments and secure UC Davis position as a leader in brewing education.


bamforth smallFST's Charlie Bamforth awarded honorary Doctorate of Science
Heriot-Watt University in Scotland is awarding Distinguished Professor Charlie Bamforth with a Doctorate of Science on June 26.


MillsNick Bokulich and Dr. David Mills' research featured in Illumina newsletter
Illumina technology company featured the research of Mills and Bokulich in their April newsletter. Data was gathered using their next-generation sequencing instruments.


meetingUCD FST student team wins regional College Bowl Competition
Congratulations to our students who took the prize at this years College Bowl Competition, and will go on to compete at Nationals in Chicago this July! UC Davis' FST students sponsored the IFTSA Pacific West Area Meeting and hosted the competition in March.


Spyrou smFST undergrad wins Food Hackathon grand prize
Congratulations to FST undergrad Constantine Costa Spyrou, who won the Food Hackathon's grand prize -- a trip to the 2015 World Expo in Italy. He won for creating an app to help consumers choose foods that meet their medication needs.


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

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

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

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