Field Faculty Members

The following internationally recognized faculty, with a broad range of expertise in all facets of food science are members of the graduate field. Faculty members represent four colleges and eleven departments within Cornell.  Field faculty members serve as Committee Chairs for the students enrolled in the Field of Food Science and Technology. Emeritus faculty can only serve as co-chair or a minor member on students' committees.​

Alireza Abbaspourrad

Yongkeun Joh Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology aa2347@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentration: food chemistry
Areas of Research: emulsification


Terry Acree

Terry Acree

Professor | tea2@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, sensory evaluation
Areas of Research: food and flavor chemistry, wine quality, analytical instrumentation


Terry Acree

Sam Alcaine

Associate Professor | sda23@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: dairy science, food microbiology
Areas of Research: food safety, microbial fermentation, protective cultures enzymes, dairy microbiology, brewing


David M. Barbano

David M. Barbano

Professor | dmb37@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: dairy science, food chemistry, food science [general]
Areas of Research: dairy science, cheese technology


Carl A. Batt

Carl A. Batt

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor | cab10@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: microbiology, genetic engineering of industrial microorganisms, biopolymers


Elizabeth BihnElizabeth Bihn

Senior Extension Associate | eab38@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food microbiology, food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: fruit and vegetable microbial safety; Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs); produce safety training, curriculum development; focus group facilitation


Kathryn J. Boor

Kathryn J. Boor

Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor | kjb4@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: dairy science, food microbiology, food science [general]. international food science
Areas of Research: bacterial food safety, dairy product quality and safety


John W. Brady

John W. Brady

Professor | jwb7@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry
Areas of Research: food chemistry, chemical attributes and functional properties of food macromolecules


J. Thomas Brenna

J. Thomas Brenna

Professor | jtb4@cornell.edu
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Concentrations: food chemistry, food engineering, food science [general]
Areas of Research: metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), high-precision isotopic, molecular, and elemental mass spectrometry, steroid isotape analysis


Robin Dando

Robin Dando

Assistant Professor | rd426@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: sensory evaluation
Areas of Research: sensory neuroscience, physiology, psychophysics, obesity research


Ashim K. Datta

Professor | akd1@cornell.edu
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Concentrations: food engineering
Areas of Research: heat and mass transfer in food processing, microwave heating, freezing


Raymond P. Glahn

Raymond P. Glahn

Associate Professor | rpg3@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science and U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory
Concentrations: food chemistry, food science [general]
Areas of Research: bioavailability of trace minerals and micronutrients from crops and foods

 


Julie Goddard

Julie Goddard

Associate Professor | jmg26@cornell.edu 
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food science [general], food engineering, food microbiology
Areas of Research: active packaging, antimicrobial and nonfouling materials, biocatalytic materials


Robert B. Gravani

Robert B. Gravani

Professor | rbg2@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food microbiology, food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: extension, food microbiology, sanitation regulations


Susan Henry

Susan Henry

Professor | sah42@cornell.edu
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: genetic regulation of phospholipid metabolism in yeast, inositol metabolis, transcriptional regulation, phospholipid biochemistry


Jean B. Hunter

Associate Professor | jbh5@cornell.edu
Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering
Concentrations: food engineering, food processing waste technology
Areas of Research: microbial and enzymatic process technology, bioseparations


Renata Ivanek

Associate Professor | ri25@cornell.edu
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: epidemiology


Chang Y. Lee

Chang Y. Lee

Professor | cyl1@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: biochemistry, nutrients, phytochemicals and processing of fruits and vegetables


Xingen Lei

Xingen Lei

Professor | xl20@cornell.edu
Department of Animal Science
Concentrations: food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: genetic engineering, overexpression, application of hydrolytic enzymes phytase and protease to improve human and animal nutrition, environmental pollution of low-quality foods and feed



Rui Hai Liu

Rui Hai Liu

Professor | rl23@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food science [general]
Areas of Research: lipid chemistry, phytochemicals, functional foods, diet and cancer, toxicology


Anna Katharine Mansfield

Anna Katharine Mansfield

Assistant Professor | akm87@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: enology, sensory evaluation
Areas of Research: enological viability of new grape cultivars, processing parameters in quality wine production, characterization of regional typicity in wine, wine phenols


John March

John March

Associate Professor | jcm224@cornell.edu
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Concentrations: food engineering, food science [general]
Areas of Research: signal and metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, food engineering, novel drug delivery systems, intestinal ecology, bioprocessing, environmental biotechnology, MEMS


Helene Marquis

Helene Marquis

Associate Professor | hm72@cornell.edu
Department of Vet Medical Center
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes, mechanisms of regulation of L. monocytogenes braod-range phospholipase c and metalloprotease, signaling during bacterial cell-to-cell spread


Dennis D. Miller

Dennis D. Miller

Department Chair and Professor | ddm2@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food science [general]
Areas of Research: iron bioavailability, iron fortification of foods


Carmen I. Moraru

Carmen I. Moraru

Associate Professor | cim24@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: dairy science, food engineering, food science [general]
Areas of Research: dairy foods processing, food safety engineering, membrane filtration, physical properties of foods, food nanotechnology


Motoko Mukai

Motoko Mukai

Assistant Professor | mm2295@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry
Areas of Research: endocrine disrupting compounds in food; environmental and reproductive toxicology


Sam Nugen

Associate Professor | srn6@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food microbiology, food science [general]
Areas of Research: rapid detection of pathogens, biosensors, lateral flow assays, bacteriophages, sample preparation


Olga Padilla-Zakour

Olga Padilla-Zakour

Professor | oip1@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food engineering, food processing waste technology
Areas of Research: food engineering, food chemistry


Robert S. Parker

Robert S. Parker

Associate Professor | rsp3@cornell.edu
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Concentrations: food chemistry
Areas of Research: toxicology and food safety


Joe M. Regenstein

Joe M. Regenstein

Professor Emeritus | jmr9@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food processing waste technology, food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: poultry, fish, and egg quality, protein functionality, kosher, halal, composting


​Syed S. H. Rizvi

Professor | ssr3@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food engineering, food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: food processing, engineering, bioseparation, extrusion


Gavin L. Sacks

Gavin L. Sacks

Associate Professor | gls9@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: enology, food chemistry
Areas of Research: wine and grape flavor chemistry, instrumentation/methods development in isotope and molecular mass spectrometry


Ynte Schukken

Director, Quality Milk Production Services and Professor | yhs2@cornell.edu
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Concentrations: dairy science, food microbiology, food science [general]
Areas of Research: epidemiology, herd animal health, mastitis control


Michael L. Shuler

James M. and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering And Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering | mls50@cornell.edu
Department of food engineering, food processing waste technology, food science [general]
Concentrations: food engineering, food processing waste technology, food science [general]
Areas of Research: biochemical and chemical engineering, novel food sources


Karl J. Siebert

Karl J. Siebert

Professor Emeritus | kjs3@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food chemistry, food microbiology, food science [general], sensory evaluation
Areas of Research: modeling compsition-sensory property relationships, theoretical and predictive microbiology, chemometrics


Elad Tako

Professor, Courtesy | et79@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food science general, food chemistry, international food science
Areas of Research: mineral bioavailabilty in standard and fortified food crops; iron and zinc intestinal absorption


Lorin D. Warnick

Dean | ldw3@cornell.edu
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: epidemiology of infections and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella and other zoonotic enteric bacteria in dairy cattle, detection and transmission of Salmonella in animal populations, resistance to antimicrobial drugs


Christopher Watkins

Christopher B. Watkins

Professor | cbw3@cornell.edu
Department of Horticulture
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: postharvest science research with a major focus on apple fruit including development and conduct of harvest maturity management, postharvest handling, and storage technology from both basic and applied aspects


Martin Wiedmann

Martin Wiedmann

Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety/Director of Graduate Studies | mw16@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: dairy science, food microbiology, food science [general], international food science
Areas of Research: food microbiology, dairy science, food science


Randy W. Worobo

Randy W. Worobo

Professor | rww8@cornell.edu
Department of Food Science
Concentrations: food microbiology
Areas of Research: food microbiology, antimicrobial peptides, genetic engineering of microorganisms, biopreservation