• 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.
    • The department graduated 21 undergraduate students, 3 Masters students, and 4 PhD’s during the spring semester graduation. Congratulations and best of luck to our new alumni.
    • During our department’s spring semester graduation party, a number of awards were announced including:
      Dr. Matt Teegarden received the 2018 Pamela Parker Garten and Tom Parker graduate scholarship.
      Hannah Mehle received the 2017-2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
    • The CFAES Celebration of Students banquet took place this month and the department was well represented:
      Dr. Bill Hildebolt received the Meritorious Service to Students award
      Anna Schmenk and Daniel Sosh were recognized as rank 4 Newcomb Scholars
      Ashley Besancon was recognized as a rank 2 Newcomb Scholar
      Emily Kreinbrink received the CFAES Internship Award for FST
      Citation Needed received the ‘New Activity’ award for their screening of Food Evolution.