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Food Science Seminars

The Food Science seminars are scheduled every Thursday during fall semester and every Tuesday during spring semester. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 3:50 pm in Room 131, Food Science building, Athens. Varied topics of interest are presented by speakers from academia, government and industry. The schedule below is updated as information becomes available. In addition to regularly scheduled seminars, special seminars and Food Science graduate student defenses are listed. All seminars are open to the public. Degree award dates of alumni from our department are noted in parentheses.

Fall 2020




Aug. 20

FST Faculty and Staff - Rakesh Singh, Casimir Akoh, Koushik Adhikari, Daniel Morris, Gwen Hirsch, and Joseph Hyatt
Introduction to Food Science and Technology
Aug. 27
Kelsey Forester - Science Research and Instructional Librarian
Introduction to Library Resources

Sept. 3

Dr. Harshavardhan Thippareddi - Professor, CAES-Poultry Science
Low Moisture Products - What’s Up With Their Safety?

Sept. 10

Jaideep Siddhu - Manager of Scientific Information & Product Stewardship - The Coca Cola Company Careers in Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Sept. 17

Raghu Kandala - R&D Manager at Ocean Spray Cranberries
PD Competitions vs. Reality OR Why there are no Chip and Dip kits in the market

Sept. 24

Shaoting Li - CAES-Food Safety Center
Food Metagenomics: Pathogen detection, subtyping, and microbiome profiling from poultry and fresh produce.

Oct. 1

Dr. Esther van der Knaap - Professor, CAES-Horticulture
A common mechanism underlies morphological variation in tomato and other vegetables.

Oct. 8

Josh Rivner - R&D Platforms Sr. Manager, PepsiCo Inc.
Key Learnings for New Product Development and Commercialization from a PepsiCo Food Scientist
Oct. 15

Oct. 22

William S. Kisaalita -  Professor, ENGR-Chem Material & Biomed
Development Engineering: Empowering Communities in Low-Resource Settings through Sustainable Technology-based Solutions

Oct. 29

Debra Repko - Application and Technical Support Manager - BUCHI Corporation
Spray drying success strategies for the food industry
Nov. 5
Nov. 12
Student Seminar
Student Seminar
Nov. 19
Dr. Malak Esseili - Assistant Professor of Food Virology - Center for Food Safety  Coronaviruses: Literature Updates for the Food Industry

Nov. 26



Dr. Mark Harrison has been selected as the 2017 Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award recipient from International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). The award is in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the public, IAFP, and the Food Industry.  Congratulations, Dr. Harrison!