1. FREC Annual Meeting- Register now

    Sep 15, 2023

    The 13th Annual Meeting will be held on October 23rd & 24th, 2023 at the Nationwide and Ohio State Farm Bureau 4-H Center at the Ohio State University

    More information is available here

    This meeting is only open to representatives of our current member companies.


  2. Developing Premium Strawberry Flavors for Indoor Growing Environments

    Jul 25, 2023

    FREC researchers, including Devin Peterson, Annie Li and Edisson Tello are part of a multidisciplinary OSU research team focused on the development of premium strawberry flavors for indoor growing environments.  Read more about this research.

  3. 2023 Spirit of the Land Grant Award

    Jul 25, 2023

    FREC researchers, including Devin Peterson and Paola Forero, were awarded the 2023 Spirit of the Land Grant Award for their work as part of the CFAES East Palestine Response Team.

  4. Dr. Nancy Cordoba recognized for her work in coffee research

    Apr 27, 2023

    Dr. Nancy Cordoba, postdoctoral researcher at FREC, was named to The Sprudge Twenty Class of 2023, an annual tradition honoring and amplifying leaders in the global coffee community.  Read the full article here.

  5. Bitterness in wheat bread

    Jan 31, 2023

    CFAES Knowledge Exchange highlights FREC work on bitterness in wheat bread.  What compounds make wheat bread taste so bitter?

  6. Congratulations Mengying Fu

    Jan 31, 2023

    Congratulations to Mengying Fu on her successful PhD dissertation defense.  Her research was focused on the "Identification of compounds that impact consumer liking of hybrid American hazelnuts using LC/MS flavoromics".
  7. Sweetness in Coffee Research

    Dec 21, 2022

    The Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) is excited to announce the launch of a new research project, “Sweetness in Coffee: Sensory Analysis and Identification of Key Compounds,” in collaboration with the Flavor Research and Education Center (FREC). Learn more here.

  8. Nuts about flavor

    Dec 21, 2022

    Professor of flavor chemistry, Devin Peterson, is passionate about making healthy foods taste better. He talks about his latest research project to change the flavor profile of the American hazelnut, both for consumers and to help producers, in the latest Emerging Research Podcast.

  9. The Chemical Secrets Behind Vanilla's Allure

    Aug 24, 2022

    Dr. Paola Forero and Dr. Devin Peterson present recent work on the chemical drivers of vanilla liking. Read about their work in a recent ACS press release and watch the interview here.

  10. Congratulations Paulina Ongkowijoyo

    Jul 11, 2022

    Congratulations to Paulina Ongkowijoyo on her successful PhD dissertation defense.  Her research was focused on the “Identification of compounds contributing to umami and bitter attributes of pea protein isolate”.