• The College hosted their annual CFAES Celebration of Students award recognition program through a virtual YouTube Premier earlier this month. We are pleased to congratulate the students, faculty, and supporters of the department who were recognized. FST Advisory Board member David Calvin was recognized for his meritorious service to students. Dr. Chris Simons received the Rodney F. Plimpton Teaching Award, Dr.
    • Congratulations to Professor Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam who has been named the 2021 recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Research and Development Award. This achievement award celebrates his innovative research in food engineering, including his multidisciplinary research and industrial outreach, covering various advanced nonthermal and thermal food manufacturing technologies, which significantly contribute to the understanding of food science and technology. Dr.
    • Congratulations to FST undergraduate students Philip Eberly, Jacqui Fox, and Natalia Jaspeado Becerra who have been named 2021 CFAES Distinguished Seniors. They are three of the twenty-five seniors who have received the most prestigious undergraduate award at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
    • Dr. Ahmed Yousef was officially recognized as one of three 2020-2021 CFAES Distinguished Professors. The recognition was part of the 2021 CFAES Awards Program and can be viewed here. Also recognized during the Awards program was FST's David Kasler who received the Innovation Award from the CFAES Staff Advisory Council. David works as a research engineer in Dr.
    • Dr. Ahmed Yousef has been named a 2020 CFAES Distinguished Professor. The title of Distinguished Professor of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences honors colleagues at the rank of Professor who have excelled in teaching, research, or outreach/engagement, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, CFAES, and University, and/or the public. It is essential that such professorships are reserved for the most distinguished faculty.
    • Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores recently received a $200,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Company. This funding is to advance technology to isolate valuable milk phospholipids as part of the Milk Fat Globule Membrane from buttermilk in partnership with Dr. Shakeel Rehman. These components are gaining momentum as important to human health and wellbeing as nutrients to prevent inflammation, enhance gut function /microbiota and help in cognitive development and neuronal health.
    • Ohio State’s Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention received a $100,000 gift from Bill Marler and Marler Clark LLP PS, The Food Safety Law Firm. The gift was used towards the establishment of an endowed fund to support food safety. Click here to learn more.
    • The International Association for Food Protection recement held their virtual Annual Meeting and a number of faculty and students from the department participated.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Devin Peterson who has been named a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) inaugural Dean’s Chair by Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean. Click here to learn more.
    • We are pleased to announce the 2020 OSU FST Hall of Distinction Inductees:
      Ms. Shirley Bartee
      Ms. Angela Cauley
      Dr. Mario Ferruzzi
      Mr. Robert Ramseyer
      Dr. Walter Slatter
      - posthumous
      Mark your calendar and plan to join us on November 4th as we recognize these individuals and their contributions to food science and technology as well as their support of our department and The Ohio State University.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Boor on being selected the 2020 Harris Award recipient. Dr. Boor is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. Stay tuned for her lecture and visit during Spring Semester 2021.