Short Course: Survey of Flavor Science
FREC is proud to be partnering with the American Chemical Society - Department of Professional Education to offer a new flavor short course: Survey of Flavor Science. This course blends the extensive experience of "application oriented" FREC instructors with ACS's expertise in course design.
2016 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars, the FREC 2016 Annual Meeting will be held October 24-25, 2016 at The Blackwell Inn. This year’s meeting will provide FREC and our member companies the opportunity to review and discuss the Center’s ongoing research and strategic planning.
A Matter of Taste
GERSTEL spotlights FREC’s mission to search for healthier foods through analytical chemistry.
Dr. Ian G. Ronningen discusses the ground-breaking field of flavoromics and how it can be used to unlock the secrets of flavor discovery.

Flavor Research and Education Center


  1. Liyun Zhang, PhD

    Apr 26, 2016

    FREC is happy to congratulate Liyun Zhang for completing her Doctorate degree on April 26, 2016.  Liyun's research focused on the impact of thermal processing on taste modulation.  Her work provides insight into taste modulating compounds that can lead to better consumer acceptability in food products.

  2. Ian G. Ronningen, PhD

    Mar 31, 2016

    Cheers! The Flavor Research and Education Center congratulates Ian G. Ronningen on graduating with his Doctorate on March 31, 2016.   Ian's research focused on untargeted methods of understanding flavor.  The goal of this work was to understand how statistical approaches can help food industry better address the complexity of their food.

  3. Alex Amann, MS

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Flavor Research and Education Center congratulates Alex Amann on graduating with his Master of Science degree on February 24, 2016.   Alex's research focused on the area of off-flavor characterization in stored apple and orange juice products, with the goal of lending insight into how fruit juices can achieve higher flavor acceptability after storage time.