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...

frozen peasUCD study on frozen vegetables gets national press
A study of nutrients retained in fresh versus frozen vegetables was written up in Yahoo Food. The study was led by FST's Dr. Diane Barrett and PhD candidate Ali Bouzari.


thumnail of biltekoffFST Professor Charlotte Biltekoff featured e reThink Food conference
The inaugural reThink Food conference, organized by The Culinary Institute of America and the MIT Media Lab, will look at innovation at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Ill be one of 35 guest presenters on November 7 through 9 at the CIAs Napa Valley campus, sharing how my work is radically changing food markets, systems, and our understanding of consumer choices.


Ali BouzariFST PhD candidate named in Zagat's "30 under 30" list
Ali Bouzari is named in the Zagat guide's "30 under 30 Rock Stars redefining the industry" list for the San Francisco region.


 Christine Bruhn in Future Food 2050
Oscar-nominated director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, is exploring how we will feed 9 billion people by 2050 and looking at the past, present and future of food science. He'll draw from interviews with some of the brightest people on the planet, and reveal amazing stories and extraordinary science - all showcasing solutions in the world of food science.


Food Tech Club holds first meeting of the year
FST undergraduates met at the Food Tech Club's first meeting of the year on October 10.



thumbnail of dr. bornhorstFST welcomes Assistant Professor Gail Bornhorst
The Food Science & Technology department welcomes the new faculty member, who has a joint appointment with FST and the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.


Congratulations to FST students who won the RMI poster competition
Three FST graduate students won the RMI Graduate Student Poster Competition


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.

Faculty Position Announcement

At the Univeristy of California, Davis, an Assistant Professor Water-Energy Efficiency in Food Science and Technology with teaching, research and professional and university service responsibilities. The appointment is in the Department of Food Science and Technology and will have an affiliation with the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency.

Position Announcement