Food Science and Technology News : August 2019 Highlights

  • Congratulations to Mehmood Khan, MD who has been selected as the 2019 Harris Award recipient. Dr. Khan is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Life Biosciences Inc. and former Global Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo. The 2019 Harris Award lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 20th at 4 pm in the Parker Food Science and Technology building, during our Autumn Food Science Seminar Series.
  • The department welcomed over 15 new undergraduate and transfer students and 20 new graduate students to the department this semester for a total of 134 undergraduate and 89 graduate students in the department.
  • Dr. Jess Cooperstone has been selected Chair-Elect of the American Society for Nutrition's Carotenoid and Retinoid Research Interest Group (CARIG).
  • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk recently traveled to Ethiopia to teach “Introduction to Risk Assessment’. This was a risk assessment and risk ranking short course from EPHI (Ethiopian Public Health Institute) and the GOHI OSU office (Global One Health OSU Institute) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PhD students Aaron Beczkiewicz and Ariel Garsow served as the Teaching Assistants for the course
  • Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam and Dr. Yael Vodovotz are two of the co-investigators who have received award notification of a shared instrumentation grant (NIH S10 award) for purchase of the Bruker Resolve Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) coupled to a Zeiss Observer. 
  • The Food Industries Center, with lead instructor Dr. Valente Alvarez, conducted two onsite Better Process Control Schools in August at Wornick Foods (Blue Ash, OH) and AmeriQual Group (Evansville, IN), training employees in thermal processing of low-acid and acidified foods.
  • Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam, Dr. Farnaz Maleky, and FST alum Dr. Musfirah Zulkurnain published a research paper "Effects of Lipid Solid Mass Fraction and Non-Lipid Solids on Crystallization Behaviors of Model Fats under High Pressure"  in Molecules journal Special Issue Thermal Analysis Kinetics for Understanding Materials Behavior https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/24/15/2853.
  • Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam will serve as the Chairperson of Food Engineering Division of Institute of Food Technologists for 2019-2020.
  • PhD student Mackenzie Hannum talks about the food pyramid and dietary guidelines in a recent blog post for IFTSA’s Science Meets Food.
  • The department’s 2019 Autumn Seminar Series schedule can be found here. The seminars take place from 4-5 pm in Parker 118 each week and is open to the public.


Upcoming Events:
September 4                   FST Seminar
Dr. Maria Velissariou, IFT Chief Science and Technology Officer
4-5 pm Parker 118

September 11                 FST Seminar
Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk, OSUFST Assistant Professor
4-5 pm Parker 118

September 18                 FST Seminar
Richard Pisano Jr., President of Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd.
4-5 pm Parker 118

September 18-19            Advanced HACCP for Meat and Poultry Processors
Registration and more information

September 23                Online Infant Feeding Technician Certificate Course Launch

September 25                 FST Seminar
Brittany Miles and Amy Andes, OSUFST FoodSURE Coordinators
4-5 pm Parker 118

September 25                 Ohio Valley Section IFT "Goetta Load of This" Kick Off Event
Rhinegeist Brewery in Over The Rhine Cincinnati
6-8:30 pm     Link to this event.  

October 22                      Cleaning and Sanitation Basics

October 23                      Advanced CIP

November 11-13              FSPCS – Preventive Controls for Human Food Training