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Food Engineering Postdoctoral Scholar

The Food Engineering Lab is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to work in the area of food gastric digestion and transport processes. The successful candidate will work on projects relating to design and validation of in vitro digestion systems, data analysis and interpretation, and physical and chemical analysis of food digestion products. Apply by June 1, 2016.

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Alumni Class Notes

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

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

Kullanart Tongkhao 2011, Doctoral, Food Science.

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...

dianeDiane Barrett Fellowship and International Tomato Processing Symposium, May 6, 2016
The International Tomato Processing Symposium is scheduled for May 6th, 2016, in the Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute, on the University of California, Davis campus. There will be a retirement dinner following, in the adjoining Good Life Garden. This symposium is designed for tomato processors, breeders, grow-ers, marketers and UC-affiliated researchers.


dowdy awardSimmons Lab student wins Arla Foods Fellowship
The Arla Food Fellowship was awarded to Ryan Dowdy, a second year doctoral student in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Ryan works in the laboratory of Professor Christopher Simmons. Ryan's research project will combine renewable desalination of dairy waste streams with improved membrane technology. He will receive $40,000 from Arla Foods to support one year of his research.


OmahonyProfessor Mike O'Mahoney to speak at SenseAsia conference
Michael O'Mahony will be giving an invited lecture at the SenseAsia conference in Shanghai in May.


researchersProtein-Trapped Sugar Compounds Nourish Infant Gut Microbes
Professors David Mills, Daniela Barile, Juliana de Moura Bell and other FST researchers have shown that an enzyme produced by beneficial microbes in babies' intestines is able to harvest specific sugar compounds from human breast-milk and cow's milk. The discovery identifies the sugars -- rather than associated protein compounds -- as the key to nourishing those important, health-promoting microbes.


Send your application for Design Thinking for Food / FST 298
The department of Food Science & Technology invites FST and VEN student applications for enrollment in Design Thinking for Food (FST 298) Fall 2016 (Tuesdays, 1-4pm). This multi-disciplinary team-based course will teach the design thinking innovation process as students tackle this year's challenge of Food Waste and create breakthrough solutions.


BarrettFST mourns the passing of Professor Emerita Ericka Barrett
FST recently learned that Professor Emerita Ericka Barrett passed away on August 23, 2015.


McCarthyDr. Michael McCarthy elected IFT Fellow
IFT has announced its 2016 Fellows, and our own chair, Dr. Michael McCarthy, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists!


HeeneyFST PhD student wins NSF fellowship
Dustin Heeney, a PHD student in the Marco lab, has been notified that he received a prestigious NSF fellowship award for his thesis research.


TeamFST student College Bowl Team to compete in national championships
UC Davis' FST student College Bowl Team wins regional championship of IFTSA.


networkingFST hosts successful networking event and NCIFT award banquet
FST students had a big evening on March 1 with an Industry Speed Networking event followed by the annual NCIFT Student Recognition Banquet.


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