News & Events

  1. 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.

  2. Kelsey Sneddon, MS

    Jan 29, 2016

    The Flavor Research and Education Center would like to congratulate Kelsey Sneddon on graduating with her Master of Science degree on January 29, 2016 from the University of Minnesota.   Kelsey’s research in the area of the aroma profile of intermediate wheatgrass provides key insights into this sustainable alternative to wheat for use in baked goods. 

  3. The Science of Fat

    Oct 5, 2015

    Dr. Devin Peterson talks with Forbes about The Science of Fat, why bacon fat is ‘exquisite,’ and what makes deep fried food so delicious.

  4. Mentor Program

    Sep 21, 2015

    Third year MS student, Olivia Auell, has been named co-chair of the Food Science Mentor Matching Subcommittee for the University of Minnesota's CFANS Mentor Program.

  5. Devin Peterson awarded by FEMA

    Sep 7, 2015

    Dr. Devin Peterson has been selected by the Flavor and Extract Manufactures Association (FEMA) as the 2015 recipient of the FEMA Excellence in Flavor Science Award.  This award honors a globally recognized researcher from academia or industry with a clear dedication to the advancement of flavor science.  Dr. Peterson will accept his award at the FEMA 2015 Fall Symposium this October.

  6. IFT Writing Competition

    Jun 15, 2015

    David Potts, a FREC fourth year PhD student, has taken second place in the IFT Education, Extension & Outreach Division Graduate Student Technical Writing Competition.  He will be traveling to this year's IFT meeting in July to accept his award.

  7. MN IFT Student Recognition

    Apr 21, 2015

    Three PhD students from the Flavor Research and Education Center were presented with awards at the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (MN IFT) Student Recognition Night. PhD student Geoffrey A. Dubrow is the recipient of a MN IFT Graduate Scholarship, and PhD students David Potts and Sichaya Sittipod are recipients of the MN IFT Travel Award.

  8. Jogue Scholarship Award

    Apr 6, 2015

    PhD student David Potts is the recipient of the 2015 Jogue Scholarship Award.  David will be officially awarded on May 14, 2015 at the Society of Flavor Chemists annual meeting in New Jersey, where he will also present his research on the Characterization of the Key Flavor Compounds (Aroma and Taste) Responsible for the Creaminess Perception of Dairy Products.

  9. Tanner Lecture Award

    Feb 15, 2015

    Gary Reineccius has been chosen by the Chicago Section IFT Tanner Lecture Committee to be the 53rd Tanner Lecture Award recipient. He will give the Tanner Lecture at the Cafe La Cave, Des Plaines, IL on Monday, May 18, 2015.  The CSIFT gives a monitary award plus a plaque to the recipients of this award.

  10. PBS Newshour

    Oct 14, 2014

    PBS showcases the Flavor Research and Education Center in a segment on the PBS Newshour. "Americans eat twice as much salt as recommended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the health risks associated with high sodium intake are widely known, many Americans won't sacrifice taste to eat healthily. What causes these cravings and how can we limit them? Hari Sreenivasan examines a mission to revolutionize the processed food business."

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