Department of Food Science & Technology

 The Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University is a world-class program on the cutting edge of food science and food technology, with faculty that are experts in the field. Research focuses on the following areas:

  • Functional Foods for Health
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Safety & Microbiology
  • Food Processing & Packaging
  • Sensory Science

The Department of Food Science and Technology is housed primarily in the Parker Food Science and Technology Building.  The 61,000 gross square foot, $17 million facility completed in 2002 features research and teaching laboratories (lipid and flavor chemistry, coatings, ultra high pressure processing, food microbiology, physical properties, food packaging, and sensory analysis labs) in a unique, interactive design.  The Parker Building also contains class and conference rooms, a retail dairy store, integrated pilot plants, and a direct connection to research laboratories and the Food Industries Center in Howlett Hall.

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