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...

davis teamFST student team takes 4th place in IFT meeting competition
A valiant effort was made by the UC Davis team at the IFT national meeting in Chicago. They secured 4th place in the College Bowl competition.

 Food waste powers project
Ryan Dowdy, a UC Davis graduate student in food science, received a UC Global Food Initiative student fellowship for his project "Microbial Fuel Cells for Food Waste."

LEAD 360 groupFST Professor Chris Simmons invited to participate in LEAD 360
Dr. Simmons was invited to participate in the 2015 LEAD 360 event in conjunction with IFT's annual meeting in Chicago.

HeymannUCD faculty and alumni honored at IFT
Several people with UC Davis affiliations were recognized at the annual Institute of Food Technologists meeting in Chicago.

ASM logoMarco lab's papers get coverage from UCD, Davis Enterprise and ASM
Two new publications from the Marco lab were recently highlighted by the Davis Enterprise. One of the papers is also going to be Spotlighted in the journal as well as in the monthly periodical for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

 Study: pesticide exposure risk to consumers low
Carl Winter, a scientist in the University of California-Davis, Department of Food Science and Technology (http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu), studied the Food and Drug Administration's 2004-05 Total Diet Study to prepare his research, which appears in the July issue of the International Journal of Food Contamination.

 Dairy offers more probiotic bang for the buck
Maria Marco, Professor of Food Science and Technology (http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu), is quoted in a Futurity Health and Medicine article discussing probiotics in dairy products.

outlook coverVEN and FST professors featured on cover of CAES' Outlook magazine
A partnership between UC Davis and Agilent Technologies brought together Agilent employee Jenny Nelson and professors Alyson Mitchell of FST and Susan Ebeler of VEN. Nelson is an Adjunct Professor in VEN and offers expertise on equipment her company provided to the UC Davis Food Safety and Measurement Facility.

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.

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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