Food Science and Technology News: December 2020 Highlights

  • 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. Therefore, no more than 10% of the total number of those holding the rank of Professor in CFAES may hold this title at any one time.
  • Dr. Monica Giusti has been named a 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
  • Dr. Sheryl Barringer was one of twenty-five Fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) who were honored during a recognition ceremony in the virtual annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).  The Fellows were recognized for their accomplishments in completing the FSLI executive leadership development program and for contributions they have made to their individual organizations and the broader higher education and food systems. Click here to read more.
  • Dr. Chris Simons received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a novel test to independently assess smell and taste function in individuals who are at high risk for contracting COVID-19.
  • Dr. V. M. Bala Balasubramaniam, Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores, graduate associate Jerish Joyner Janahar, along with their industrial colleague Dr. Edmund Ting,  recently published a Journal of Dairy Science paper that discusses how high pressure, temperature, high shear, and their interactions influence the quality of fluid milk during novel continuous high-pressure processing.
  • A $190,000 gift was recently made to the Cooperatives for the Cure Cancer Fund. This fund supports food-based cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), and Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Dr. Yael Vodovotz serves as the director of CAFFRE.
  • Dr. Lynn Knipe talks about process equipment automation and the labor shortage in the meat processing industry in this Farm and Dairy story.
  • PhD student Abbie Sommer talks about how to achieve the perfect cut out cookie in this Science Meets Food blog.
  • Dr. Monica Giusti, Dr. Farnaz Maleky, and Kelly Elisar have been selected to serve on the CFAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Council.

*The department’s Spring 2021 seminar schedule is published on the FST website under ‘About Us’  and takes place on Wednesday’s from 4:10 pm -5:10 pm via Zoom. Please email or if you would like the link to any of the seminars. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

January 20
                             FST Seminar Series
Monica Giusti, PhD, Professor, Ohio State Department of Food Science and Technology
4:10 – 5:10 pm Zoom Link*

January 27                             FST Seminar Series
Guilherme Signorini, PhD, Asst. Professor, Ohio State Department of Horticulture & Crop Science
4:10 – 5:10 pm Zoom Link*

February 3                             FST Seminar Series
Jennifer Garner, PhD, Asst. Professor, Ohio State John Glenn College of Public Affairs
4:10 – 5:10 pm Zoom Link*

February 8-11                        Food Industries Center Training Course
Curso de Mejor Control de Procesos Térmicos y Cierres de Alimentos Envasados: FDA Certified Better Process Control School (BPCS) en Español 

February 10                           FST Seminar Series
Ahmed Yousef PhD, CFAES Distinguished Professor, Ohio State Department of Food Science and Technology
4:10 – 5:10 pm Zoom Link*

February 17                           FST Seminar Series
Food Industry Panel
4:10 – 5:10 pm Zoom Link*

March 8-11                            Food Industries Center Training Course
The Better Process Control School (virtual)

April 20-22                             Food Industries Center Training Course
Introductory HACCP (virtual)

April 27-29                             Food Industries Center Training Course
FSPCA - Preventive Controls for Human Food Training (virtual)