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Department of Food Science and Technology



Welcome to the department of Food Science and Technology (FST) at The Ohio State University (OSU). Here at OSU, we combine world class faculty and staff with state-of-the-art facilities to give our undergraduate and graduate students the best experience possible. One of the main goals at OSU is to “put students first” and, at FST, we’re committed to making that happen. From a student perspective, we are one of the largest food science programs in the United States. We currently have about 120 undergraduates and 80 graduate students in our program. We offer a wide variety of specialized cutting-edge research programs that focus in areas such as food and health, emerging novel food processing and packaging technologies, and, food safety and quality programs. Our program also collaborates with and offers programs for the food industry and we are committed to meeting the needs of our food and agricultural stakeholders in Ohio.


  • Congratulations to David H. Brown who is a 2022 CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. All recipients were recognized at the recent CFAES Alumni Awards event that took place as part of the College’s FallFest Homecoming celebration.

  • Dr. Martha Belury is currently serving as the Interim Chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology.

  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martha Belury as Interim Chair of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Department of Food Science and Technology effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Dr. Belury earned her B.S.


2022 IFT Excellence in Education Award Recipient Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores
2022 IFT Excellence in Education Award
Jessica Cooperstone: Food and Health
Jessica Cooperstone - Food and Health