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...

PowellProfessor Robert Powell receives public service award
Congratulations to Dr. Powell for this award! The UC Davis Academic Senate makes the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Awards annually to recognize significant contributions -- to the world, nation, state and communities -- through public service.

Ryan with checkGraduate students in the Simmons Lab take top honors in UCD Grad Slam
Congratulations to Forrest (Ryan) Dowdy of the Simmons Lab, who won the first annual Grad Slam competition at UC Davis, which was held as part of the Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student (IGPS)Symposium. Another graduate student in the same lab, Brittany Allison, was a finalist in this competition.

Carl WinterDr. Carl Winter to join ANR's Program Council
The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Program Council advises the ANR Vice President on Divisionwide planning and delivery of programs and develops recommendations for allocation of Division resources.

 Postharvest Training & Services Project in Tanzania - Funded by the UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab
Diane Barrett, Food Science and Technology (http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu) faculty member, leads the Postharvest Training and Services Project in Tanzania. This project was originally funded by the Horticulture Innovation Lab.

FST research featured in Synthesis
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's magazine explores whether imbalances in gastrointestinal bacteria raise the risk for cancer and if restoring that balance be the key to preventing it. The research of Dr. David Mills and Dr. Carolyn Slupsky is helping to answer those questions.

Stem kidsFST students teach middle school girls the fun of food science
On Saturday, April 25, several graduate students in FST participated in the annual STEM for Girls event. This event, now in its third year, was started as an effort to get middle school aged girls from nearby communities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

studentsUCD hosts 2015 IFTSA Meeting and College Bowl Competition
The 2015 IFTSA Pacific West Area Meeting and College Bowl Competition was held at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science on March 7-8.

symposium speakersFood Safety Symposium Promotes International Dialogue
A One Health Food Safety Symposium held on the UC Davis campus, April 14-16, brought faculty together from Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) and the University of California at Davis.

Winning teamBeer from FST student winners of Iron Brew contest brewed at Sudwerk
Four UC Davis students in Charlie Bamforths Practical Malting and Brewing class earned more than good grades for their final project  a beer called Class is in Session IPA. They earned a chance to work with Sudwerk Brewing Co. and produce their winning recipe on a commercial scale.

 Breast Milk Pills Could Be Answer To Curing Intestinal Problems
Dr. Bruce German (Food Science and Technology, http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu) and his team of microbiologists and chemists have developed a probiotic supplement taken from human breast milk.

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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