Welcome to Food Science & Technology
Established in 2020, the Department of Food Science and Technology aspires to develop a world-class training, research, and outreach program that leads the nation in shaping the future direction of the food science profession, while innovatively meeting the current and emerging needs of stakeholders. The department is invested on unique high impact education and research programs that apply contemporary and novel technologies in food processing, food safety and quality, and sustainability.
The undergraduate curriculum approved by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) offers two tracks, a Food Science Option and an Industry Option.
Explore various exciting opportunities available for our current and prospective students including student clubs, scholarships and career choices :
Our research strengths include specialized expertise in food science technologies, encompassing food chemistry, engineering, microbiology, and processing, with an unique access to a wide array of laboratories and pilot facilities.
Exciting News For Food Science Graduates!
Insights from industry experts and surveys such as the Institute of Food Technology’s 2019 Employment and Salary Report indicate not only high demand for careers in food science, but also high level of job satisfaction within the industry.
Aggies from Food Science & Technology department have a competitive edge for positions in food industry, regulatory agencies and graduate school opportunities, with an almost 100% job or professional placement within a year of graduation.
Testimonial from an employer:
“I recently hired a food science graduate from Texas A&M and I am extremely impressed with her technical knowledge, work ethic, and unique ability to adapt to the ever shifting challenges of the food and flavor industry. I was so impressed with the quality of food science program that I returned a year later and recruited a second hire, this time a graduate student, and I look forward to growing my business with the help of their knowledge and enthusiasm.”- –Greg Berndt, ClearMask, Moxee, WA.
- NIFA-funds a million dollar research and education project headed by Dr. Susanne Talcott
- Check out our latest e-newsletterSeptember 2023 FSTC Bulletin!
- Join the TAMU Food Science Club!The Food Science Club at Texas A&M University is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in a career in any aspect of the food industry. The club offers activities that will encourage networking, leadership, and educate members on the principles of food science.
- FSTC at Texas 4-H Roundup eventThe Texas 4-H roundup was held this year June 5th-8th. Texas 4-H is the youth outreach and development component of AgriLife Extension, and the agency administers 4-H clubs throughout the state. The Texas 4-H Roundup has been held annually since 1946. The FSTC team arranged a booth at the event, distributing informational pamphlets and promotional items…. Read More →
- TAMU Food Science Department features prominently at IFT 2023IFT First Annual Event and Expo was held July 16-19, 2023 in Chicago, IL. TAMU Food Science and Technology department was featured prominently in multiple areas. Two FSTC faculty receive 2023 IFT Achievement Awards The IFT Achievement Awards recognize an individual or team for remarkable contributions in research, applications, and service in the science of… Read More →
- FSTC’s Annual Alumni Dinner 2023The Department of Food Science and Technology hosted its annual dinner on Tuesday, July 18th at The Dawson in Chicago during the IFT First event. The event was sponsored by National Center for Electron Beam Research (E- Beam). The event was well attended with about 50 attendees, with several distinguished alumni, esteemed faculty members, and honored… Read More →
- Two New Faculty Join The Food Science Department!We extend a warm welcome to our FSTC team’s two new faculty members: Dr. Seockmo Ku and Dr. Reza Ovissipour! Dr. Seockmo Ku, has an MS in Food and Nutrition from Seoul National University (2009) and a Ph.D. and Postdoc in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University (2015 and 2015-2017, respectively). He was an… Read More →
- FSTC e-newsletter May 2023Don’t miss out on the latest news from the Food Science Department- Here is our May 2023 e-newsletter!
- Best Maid Products helps TAMU FSTC high-impact learning processing equipment get back on track!The Hot-Fill/High-Acid Processing Line is a Food Science departmental facility whose key research and teaching mission include high impact learning for scaled food processing, system modeling, outreach and entrepreneurship. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage in hands-on activity and manage food safety and operations on production size equipment. Unfortunately, due to the… Read More →
- You are Invited-FSTC’s Annual Alumni Dinner on July 18th, 2023Register for Texas A&M’s FSTC Alumni Dinner during the IFT First event on Tuesday July 18, 2023. Come and join your fellow Aggies and the faculty of The Department of Food Science and Technology for an informal dinner on Tuesday, July 18th, 6:30 pm at The Dawson. This is a wonderful chance to reconnect with… Read More →