1. Qing Bin, PhD

    Sep 14, 2016

    The Flavor Research and Education Center congratulates Qing Bin on graduating with her Doctorate on August 29th, 2016.  Qing’s research provides a basis to understand bitterness development in whole wheat products, including key bitter markers, their origin, and pathways of generation. The goal is to improve flavor quality of whole grain foods by providing insights into better grain selection, storage and food processing strategies.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.