The Food Science seminars are scheduled every Thursday during fall semester and every Tuesday during spring semester. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 3:55 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.

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Fall 2023

Time: 3:55 p.m.
Location: Room 131, Food Science Building

August 24, 2023

FST Faculty and Staff Introduction
Dr. Manpreet Singh, Professor and Department Head
Dr. Abhinav Mishra, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Casimir Akoh, Distinguished Research Professor 
Daniel Morris, Lab Manager
Mackenzie Bui, Lab Manager 
Austin Bryan, Research Professional

August 31, 2023

Stephanie Blair, Science Research and Instruction Librarian, McBay Science Library

September 7, 2023

Development of Next-Generation Foods: Principles, Techniques, and Properties 
Dr. Hualu Zhou, UGA Food Science and Technology

September 14, 2023

Reimagining the Food System in an Artificial Intelligence World 
Dr. Christopher Kucha, UGA Food Science and Technology

September 21, 2023

Decoding the Volatile Aroma of Tomatoes 
Dr. Esther van der Knaap, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Horticulture, UGA

September 28, 2023

Customer-Driven Product Development
Kathryn Johnson, Senior Food Scientist, Newly Weds Foods Inc.

October 5, 2023

Rooted to Flourish 
Ali Hill, General Manager, Specialty Products, Golden Peanut, GA

October 12, 2023

Navigating the Future: Unveiling Department of Food Science and Nutrition — A Journey of Innovation and Excellence
Dr. Archana Kushwaha, Professor and Department Head at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

October 19, 2023

Confusing World of Food Classification Systems, Food Formulations, Ultra-Processed Food-Health Relationships, and Food Policy Implications
Dr. Eyassu, Senior Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition

October 26, 2023


November 2, 2023


November 9, 2023

What's the Point?
Phil Kosak, CEO, Owner of Carolina Fine Snacks

November 16, 2023


November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving - No Seminar

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