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    • Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores who has received a 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award. He will be recognized during the NATCA Conference this June. One of the central purposes of NACTA is to recognize those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education
    • Congratulations to the following faculty on their 2019 IFT Achievement Award. Dr. Valente Alvarez will receive the Bor S. Luh International Award, Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider will receive the Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award, Dr. Ahmed Yousef will receive the Gerhard Haas Award, Dr. Ken Lee will receive the Myron Solberg Award, and Dr. Monica Giusti will receive the William V. Cruess Excellence in Teaching Award.
    • We welcome Dr. Osvaldo Campanella to the department as the Carl E. Haas Endowed Chair in Food Industries. Dr. Campanella holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and a PhD in Food Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has served as faculty in the Department of Food Technology, Massey University where he focused his research on Food Engineering, Heat Transfer Modeling, Food Extrusion, Rheology and Dairy Technology.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Phil Minerich on receiving a 2019 CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award.  He received his BS in Food Science from OSU in 1976 and will be will be honored at the CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon on March 2nd at the Fawcett Event Center in Columbus.
    • Dr. Yael Vodovotz’s functional food research was recently featured in Agri-Pulse.
    • Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores served as an organizer and participant in the recent 3rd Annual Forum of Milk and Health in Mexico City.
    • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk was recently interviewed in an article about cell-based meat. Click here to read the article.
    • The department recently hosted over 100 students and guests for the department’s annual scholarship dinner. This past year over $128,000 was awarded in scholarships to 65 students from the department.
    • Dr. Yael Vodovotz and the CAFFRE program were on hand with CFAES and the James at the Farm Science Review to receive a check from the Growing the Cure Cooperatives.
    • We are pleased to announce the 2018 OSU FST Hall of Distinction recipients:
      Dr. John Litchfield
      Mr. Carl Obenauf
      Mr. William Spain
      Dr. Ira Gould – posthumous
      Mr. Lester Stauffer – posthumous
    • The Institute of Food Technologist’s IFT18 was held in Chicago this month and our department was well represented during the annual meeting. We had over 35 students and faculty participating this year in some capacity that included, but not limited to, poster presentations, competition finalists, student leadership, panelists, and speakers. OSUFST highlights during the meeting included:
      IFT Achievement Awards
      Dr. Denny Heldman received the Nicolas Appert Award
    • Congratulations to Dr. Robert Gravani who has been selected as the 2018 Harris Award recipient. Dr. Gravani is Professor Emeritus of Food Science in the Department of Food Science and Director Emeritus of the National Good Agricultural Practices at Cornell University. The 2018 Harris Award lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 7th at 4 pm in the Parker Food Science and Technology building, during our Autumn Food Science Seminar Series.

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