Announcement

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.

Erika Estrada takes first place in IAFP 2021 Poster Competition!

July 22, 2021

Erika Estrada, Ph.D. graduate student in Harris Lab, was awarded first place in the poster presentation in the J. Mac Goepfert Developing Scientists Competition at the International Association for Food Protection meeting in Phoenix, Arizona; first place in the technical talk presentation went to Karuna Kharel, a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University.  Erika's poster presentation was titled, "Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Characterize the Genetic Diversity of Salmonella enterica Isolated from Raw Inshell Pistachios".

Welcome to Assistant Professor Andrew Gravelle

July 16, 2021

Please welcome Food Science and Technology's newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Andrew Gravelle.  Andrew comes to us from the University of Guelph, where he earned his Ph.D. in Food Science this year.  His M.S. and B.S. degrees were in Biophysics, also at the University of Guelph, after which he was a Research Associate in Food Science for seven years, 2011-2017, just prior to his doctoral degree studies from 2018-2021.   

New Stewart-Bamforth Educators Award Announced by Institute of Brewing and Distilling

July 02, 2021
Background

The new award is named after Professors Graham Stewart and Charlie Bamforth. It is most appropriate that this award be named jointly as during the 1990s and 2000s both ran a very successful series of educational symposia to aspiring brewing students in Africa, Asia, India and the Americas. Both have written and edited numerous fundamental malting, brewing and distilling texts that are now routinely referred to by students.

Welcome to New FST Chair Chris Simmons

June 30, 2021

Please join our department in welcoming our new Chair, Christopher Simmons.  Chris is a Professor who joined Food Science and Technology in 2013.  He earned his Ph.D. (as well as his B.S. and M.S.) in Biological Systems Engineering, UC Davis.  After earning his Ph.D. in 2011, he was a postdoc at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville for two years. 

Selina Wang - 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award

March 19, 2021

Congratulation to FST's Dr. Selina Wang, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Fruit and Vegetable Processing, for being selected for the 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award!  The award recognizes the outstanding scholarly research efforts and accomplishments of Academic Federation members.  There will be an upcoming UC Dateline story featuring all the awardees, but for now, congratulations to Selina and her lab!  

John Bruhn recognized by IAFP as 50+ year Milestone Member

March 03, 2021

IAFP continues its Milestone Member 50+ year recognition with Dr. John Bruhn. John retired from the University of California-Davis after 37 years on the Extension Faculty in dairy foods in the Department of Food Science and Technology. As founder and Director of the UC Davis Dairy Research and Information Center, he conducted applied research and educational programs that emphasized factors affecting the quality and safety of raw and processed milk, and dairy foods.

Virtual Department Seminar Series, Winter 2021 Zann Gates January 28, 2021

Here is the schedule of Food Science and Technology weekly department seminars for the remainder of the Winter 2021 quarter.   (Please email Zann Gates at zgates@ucdavis.edu to get the Zoom link if you don't already receive it via internal communication channels.)

DiCaprio Team Seeks Industry Info on Dried Fruit Production

January 28, 2021

Are you a dried fruit processor?  A team of food scientists, including FST's Erin DiCaprio, at UC Davis is interested in learning from you.  We are interested in developing guidance for validation of dried fruit production, but in order to accurately reflect industry practices we need to know how you do it. Please consider providing information about your process to inform our team.  Our goal is to support the industry and enhance potential market channels for dried fruit processors.

The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time.