Making News

Glen Fox & Charlie Bamforth featured in Chile - CA Brewing Webinar

August 30, 2021

At the end of July, Drs. Glen Fox and Charlie Bamforth were the keynote speakers in the "Chile-California Seminar: Strengthening the Local Brewing Industry".  The webinar was an opportunity for exchange of experiences and collaboration between the UC Davis Brewing Program and brewers in Chile.  Sponsors were the UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center and CORFO.

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. 

Food Science alumnus Martin Yan in the news - New York Times

June 17, 2021

Read food writer Priya Krishna's recent article in the New York Times (June 15th, 2021) on chef and celebrity Martin Yan, titled "Four Decades on, Martin Yan Faces a New Audience and a New World" for a fresh and timely look at a famous UC Davis food science graduate.  Martin Yan earned his bachelor's degree in 1973 and a master's in 1977; he also has a UC Davis Distinguished Achievement Award, 2013.  

Finding New Life for Wine-Grape Residue

April 22, 2021
Chardonnay Pomace May Be Rich in Health-Enhancing Compounds

by Diane Nelson, April 22, 2021

(From UC Davis News)

California produces nearly 4 million tons of world-class wine each year, but with that comes thousands of tons of residue like grape skins, seeds, stems and pulp. What if scientists could harness that viticultural waste to help promote human health?

Spang authors upcycled food article in The Hill website, April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Have you ever eaten a banana-peel sandwich?  FST Assistant Professor Ned Spang has, and he uses what he describes as a "pleasantly surprising...palate-expanding experience" in an invited opinion piece in The Hill, April 22, 2021, "Upcycled food: A sustainable second chance for food loss and waste", in which he details how upcycling food can tackle the problems of food waste, the supply chain and, ultimately, the environment - all while keeping the “triple bottom line," the combined economi