Department Updates

Gov. Abbott appoints Dr. Suresh Pillai to Texas Radiation Advisory Board!

May 28th, 2024

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Suresh Pillai, Ph.D., professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Food Science and Technology and director of the National Center for Electron Beam Research, NCEBR, to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. For more details, read the AgriLife Today story by Paul Schattenberg HERE.

FSTC Graduate Students Recognized by IFT

May 28th, 2024

FSTC’s Cyprian Syeunda, receives the 2024 Excellence in Leadership Award for Graduate Students. The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes two student members of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), one undergraduate and one graduate student, who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their execution of student activities that furthers the mission of IFT. The award will… Read More →

FSTC’s College Bowl Team wins second place in the South Central Area IFTSA Competition!

May 22nd, 2024

Since 1985, the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the following areas: food science and technology, the history of foods and food processing, food law, and general IFT/food-related trivia. The College Bowl is designed to facilitate interaction among… Read More →

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TAMU FSTC at IFT First Annual Event and Expo

May 17th, 2024

Dr. Suresh Pillai to be honored as 2024 IFT Fellow on Sunday July 14th at the Awards Celebration Ceremony & Reception from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – IFT FIRST Theater The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow designation is a prestigious recognition conferred upon an IFT member in acknowledgment of their outstanding career achievements,… Read More →

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Position Available: Assistant Professor and Extension Food Specialist

May 15th, 2024

The Texas A&M Department of Food Science and Technology at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX seeks outstanding applicants for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist position with an emphasis in food processing and safety. This is a 12-month faculty appointment (100% Extension) based at the flagship main campus in College Station, TX…. Read More →

Dr. Suresh Pillai honored as 2024 IFT Fellow!

April 30th, 2024

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow designation is a prestigious recognition conferred upon an IFT member in acknowledgment of their outstanding career achievements, significant service, leadership, and contributions to both IFT and the field of food technology. The Department of Food Science and Technology is proud to announce that Dr. Suresh Pillai, Professor and… Read More →

IFANCA endows $300,000 for Dean’s Excellence Scholarship in Food Science and Technology

March 18th, 2024

The IFANCA Endowed Dean’s Excellence Scholarship in Food Science and Technology was established in 2024 with an initial sum of $300,000. The proceeds from this endowment will be allocated to grant scholarships to three (3) full-time students in good academic standing who are actively pursuing an undergraduate degree within the Department of Food Science and… Read More →

FSTC’s Dr. Ovissipour receives 2.5M grant from USDA-SAS for research on Cellular Agriculture

March 17th, 2024

The demand for meat and animal-based products is increasing dramatically as the world population is predicted to grow to 10 billion by 2050, as estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization. To address this challenge, Dr. Reza Ovissipour, from Food Science Department is co-leading a USDA-SAS project on developing cell-based meat. Dr. Ovissipour is co-leading… Read More →

Culinary Creativity Unleashed: Food Science Club Cooking Competition!

March 16th, 2024

The Food Science Club orchestrated a highly triumphant Cooking Contest, drawing in students from Texas A&M to partake in a Chopped-inspired challenge, aiming to craft the most delectable dish. With approximately 30 contenders, six teams were formed, each presenting cuisines spanning from Spain to Argentina and beyond. Employing diverse ingredients such as jackfruit, sour candy,… Read More →

Andrew Maust ’23 finds his true passion in food science

December 11th, 2023

A Professor’s Guidance Unlocks New Dimensions of Food Science Passion for Graduating Enthusiast, Andrew Maust Although Andrew Maust ‘23 graduated with bachelor’s degree in political science from Rice University, it was a class called The Chemistry of Cooking that truly grabbed his attention and piqued his interest. “The course was co-taught by a chef and an organic… Read More →