Faculty

Lecturer – FST104L Food Microbiology Laboratory Ahmad Hakim February 08, 2018

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a lecturer positions to teach FST104L – Food Microbiology Laboratory during the Spring 2018 Quarter. See http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/ for course descriptions.

Historical Artwork with Agricultural Motifs on Display at the Robert Mondavi Institute Complex

August 25, 2022
Art and research intersect within the Department of Food Science and Technology

Peaches, grapes, tomatoes and olives – some of California’s specialty crops that have been the subject of numerous research projects at UC Davis are also a prominent feature in a colorful art display at the home of the Department of Food Science and Technology.

A large vinyl display was recently unveiled in the Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI) complex. It was created using images of three historical batik cloth panels that depict California agricultural motifs.

UC Davis Students Create and Sell Iron Brew winning Scottish Ale Zann Gates June 03, 2022

The team of four UC Davis students who won this year's Iron Brew competition are now selling their prizewinning ale, which they have named, "Mighty Gale Ale".  

Andy Waterhouse Retires in June after 31 Years with the Department of Viticulture & Enology

May 27, 2022

Thank you to Professor Andrew Waterhouse for all he has done for the department and the university.  He will be retiring at the end of June 2022.  He has served as department chair, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and, most recently, Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. He has been a great mentor to many students and is always ready with an industry connection when a student is looking for that first internship.

Heard it Through the Grapevine

May 27, 2022
Welcome to Luis Diaz-Garcia! 

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is excited to announce that Luis Diaz-Garcia will be joining the department as a new faculty member and grape breeder, starting July 1, 2022! Welcome to UC Davis V&E! Ted Rieger has written a nice introduction to Luis, which can be found here.
 

Department Seminar Series - May 18, 2022

May 16, 2022
You are invited to attend the Food Science department seminar on Wednesday May 18, 2022 at 4:10 PM PDT. For the remainder of this quarter, the first year Food Science graduate students will present their research. This is a great way to see what is going on in other labs.
Coffee, honey and beer: Leadership California treated to tasty dimensions of UC Davis foods and beverage research Zann Gates May 11, 2022
How was your Friday morning? Full of tasty delights that feed your belly and your curiosity? Well, on Friday April 22nd, 55 women from Leadership California were treated to early coffees with a presentation from chemical engineer Tonya Kuhl, co-director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, followed by a honey tasting with Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.  
Improving Pig Diets to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Zann Gates May 09, 2022
Researchers from UC Davis and universities in Denmark and the Netherlands are joining forces in a new research project to reduce the need for antibiotics in pig production by improving intestinal resilience in developing piglets. The $21.2 million, 5-year PIG-PARADIGM project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
“The Science of Suds” at the Museum of Science and Curiosity Zann Gates May 05, 2022
The complexity of beer was the topic of the first “night at the museum” event at Sacramento’s newest science center, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or MOSAC, on March 28, 2022. 
Avocado Oil Short Course, August 4 - 9th, 2022 Zann Gates May 03, 2022
FST's Dr. Selina Wang and three instructors from New Zealand, pictured at right, are pleased to present their first Avocado Oil Short Course for FST Cooperative Extension. The course includes six pre-recorded lectures and one live-Zoom question-and-answer session with the instructors (with a choice of three dates in August for the Q&A session).