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 →

Transfer student finds true calling in food science

May 24th, 2024

James Jeffrey ’24, who graduates with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Food Science and Technology on the industry track,, found food science “purely out of circumstance” but has never questioned his ultimate decision to make it his field of study. “I was looking to change my major from Animal Science after my freshman… Read More →

Ph.D. student Fariha Irshad ’24 driven by parent’s aspirations, personal determination 

May 24th, 2024

Irshad said her interest in pursuing food science and technology at Texas A&M University started with her earlier studies in food and nutrition, where she learned about how food affects our health. “This got me curious about the science behind food and its impact on human nutrition,” she said. Instructors who influenced her academic journey … 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 →