1. Congratulations Megan Booth

    May 15, 2024

    Congratulations to Megan Booth on her successful PhD dissertation defense.  Her research was focused on the "Aroma and Sensory Analysis of Roasted American-European Hybrid Hazelnuts: Consumer Acceptability and Identification of Drivers of Liking"

  2. 2024 Jaggard Scholarship Award

    May 15, 2024

    Stephanie Almquist, a FREC PhD student, is the recipient of the 2024 Jaggard Scholarship Award, administered by The Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC). Stephanie presented her research on factors influencing flavor-protein interactions in commercial pea protein isolate at the 46th Society of Flavor Chemists Annual meeting on April 11, 2024 in Loveland, Ohio.

  3. ACS Spring 2024 Meeting

    Jan 17, 2024

    Devin Peterson presents the The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry lecture at the ACS Spring 2024 Meeting

    Flavor Chemistry: Shaping Consumer Experiences and Health Outcomes

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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".
  9. 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.

  10. 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.