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Department of Food Science and Technology



  1. FST Students Named to 2023 Autumn Semester Dean's List

    Feb 2, 2024

    Congratulations to the Food Science, Food Business Management, and Culinary Science students who were named to the 2023 Autumn Semester Dean’s List. To qualify for this recognition, these students completed a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Autumn 2023 semester.

    Dean’s List
    Amanda Adams
    Jenna Ainsworth
    Liddie Ainsworth

  2. OSU campus

    Food Science and Technology Awarded Good-to-Great Grant

    Sep 20, 2023

    Originally published by Ohio State News

    Good-to-Great Grants recipients announced

    The grants support the university’s goal of continuously improving academic, administrative and operational excellence

  3. Yogurt may be the next go-to garlic breath remedy

    Sep 19, 2023

    This story was origianlly published in Ohio State News
    Emily Caldwell

    Study finds proteins in particular have strong deodorizing effect

    It turns out yogurt may have a previously unknown benefit: eliminating garlic odors.

    A new study conducted in a lab – with follow-up human breath tests being planned – showed that whole milk plain yogurt prevented almost all of the volatile compounds responsible for garlic’s pungent scent from escaping into the air. 

  4. Belury Appointed Food Science and Technology Chair

    Jul 5, 2023

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martha Belury as Chair of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Department of Food Science and Technology effective July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2027. This position is subject to OAA and Board of Trustees approval.

  5. The Dale A. Seiberling Professorship in Food Engineering Search Announced

    Apr 20, 2023

    Department of Food Science and Technology opens search for the Dale A. Seiberling Professorship in Food Engineering.

    View the position description here.

    Search Committee

  6. Pancakes won’t turn you into a zombie as in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ but fungi in flour have been making people sick for a long time

    Mar 9, 2023


    Originally published in the Conversation.
    by Dr. Sheryl Barringer

    In the HBO series “The Last of Us,” named after the popular video game of the same name, the flour supplies of the world are contaminated with a fungus called Cordyceps. When people eat pancakes or other foods made with that flour, the fungi grow inside their bodies and turn them into zombies.

  7. Chocolate chemistry – a food scientist explains how the beloved treat gets its flavor, texture and tricky reputation as an ingredient

    Feb 13, 2023

    Originally published in


    By Sheryl Barringer
    Professor of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University

  8. Pohlschneider receives National Teaching and Student Engagement award

    Dec 15, 2022

    Congratulations to Food Science and Technology Senior Lecturer Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider on receiving the 2022 National Teaching and Student Engagement award, which “celebrates university faculty for their use of innovative teaching methods and service to students.” She was honored with three other awardees from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Pohlschneider has been a lecturer in the department since 2008.

  9. David Brown receives CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award

    Sep 30, 2022

    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.

    The Distinguished Alumni Award gives public recognition to those who have brought distinction to themselves and the college at large through their participation, commitment, and leadership.

  10. Belury Elected ASN President

    Jul 21, 2022

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