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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...

 Big Bang Final Awards Ceremony
The top five Big Bang! Business Competition finalists will present their presentations at the final awards ceremony. Our panel of judges will announce the 1st and 2nd place winners; audience members will vote for the Peoples Choice Award winner.


zeyaFST grad student awarded a Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship
Zhengyao "Zeya" Xue has been awarded a Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship from the Trustees of Feeding tomorrow, the Foundation of IFT.


nitinProfessor Nitin selected as first Barrett Fellow
After a competitive selection process, Department Chair Mike McCarthy announced on May 6 that Associate Professor and Engineer N. Nitin would be the first holder of the Diane M. Barrett Fruit and Vegetable Faculty Fellowship.


benBen Golomb was awarded the Max Kleiber Graduate Research Award
Ben Golomb, a recent FSGG PhD graduate and member of the Marco lab, was just awarded the Max Kleiber Graduate Research Prize for his PhD thesis, and will be acknowledged at the 2016 Graduate Studies Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 23. One of Bens thesis research papers was just published in Nature Scientific Reports. This paper shows how probiotic Lactobacillus and the indigenous microbiota adapt for growth in the small intestine. Congratulations Ben!


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.


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