Ice Cream Flavor Creation in FDSC 1101

Students in ice cream lab

Stocking Hall Gallery

Stocking Hall Gallery

Food Chemistry Lab

Food Chemistry Lab

Welcome to the Department of Food Science

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional, and engineering properties of foods and beverages. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply. 

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New Food Science Faculty Joining the Department

Dr. Alireza Abbaspourrad, the Yongkeun Joh Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology, alireza@cornell.edu, started October 1, 2015


Sam Alcaine, Assistant Professor of Dairy Fermentations, sda23@cornell.edu, start date May 2016

Dr. Julie M. Goddard, Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces, jmg26@cornell.edu, start date July 2016


Dr. Sam R. Nugen, Associate Professor of Food and Biosystems Engineering, srn6@cornell.edu, start date July 2016

Food Science News

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CALS research key to New York farming growth

Published: 
Jan 21, 2016
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Kathryn Boor spoke of CALS' partnership with agricultural producers from across New York state Jan. 19 at the 2016 Empire State Producers Expo. Read more

New Institute for Food Safety

Published: 
Dec 23, 2015
The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell, announced Dec. 15 with a $2 million state grant, establishes a center unique in its comprehensive approach connecting training and applied research to check the rise of foodborne illness.  Read more

State supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

Published: 
Sep 15, 2015
At a Sept. 14 press conference, New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric 55, which captures fresh taste and extends shelf life while ensuring food safety, will make Geneva a critical part of the validation of this cutting-edge system. Read more