Food Science People


More than 75 faculty and staff members work in the Department of Food Science conducting research, teaching courses, and ensuring that our program is the foremost in the world for the study of food science. Faculty and staff members are located on two main Cornell campuses in Ithaca and Geneva.

Faculty Spotlight

Olga Padilla-Zakour

Olga Padilla-Zakour

Expertise: Safety and stability of plant-based foods; formulation and processing of acid; acidified and water activity controlled-foods; juice technology; food entrepreneurship
Research Interests: Identification of key factors that affect the safety and quality of specialty foods produced by small-scale processors. Development  and evaluation of processing systems that result in safe; high quality; plant-based food products. Methods to enhance the economic viability of agricultural producers that manufacture value-added plant-based foods