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Food Science Seminars

The Food Science seminars are scheduled every Thursday during fall semester and every Tuesday during spring semester. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 3:35 pm in Room 131, Food Science building, Athens. Varied topics of interest are presented by speakers from academia, government and industry. The schedule below is updated as information becomes available. In addition to regularly scheduled seminars, special seminars and Food Science graduate student defenses are listed. All seminars are open to the public. Degree award dates of alumni from our department are noted in parentheses.

Spring 2018




Jan 9

Dr. Rakesh Singh, University of Georgia
How to write a world class paper and improve your chances of publication

Jan 16

Dr. Abigail Borron, University of Georgia

Culture-centered communication in the realm of science communication

Jan 23

Dr. Casimir Akoh, University of Georgia

Writing, Publishing a Scientific Paper – Questions You May Have

Jan 30

Dr. Anand Mohan, University of Georgia

Standard of Identity for Processed Foods

Feb 6

No seminar - students should attend Suppliers' Night

Feb 13

Dr. Hong Zhuang, Research Food Technologist, USDA - Agricultural Research Service Emerging Broiler Breast Meat Quality Problems: White Striping (WS) and Woody Breast (WB)

Feb 20

Blake Hendrix, President & CEO, Desmet Ballestro North America Industrial application of Fat Modification technologies

Feb 27

Dr. Bahman Ghavimi, Consulting, Sales, Ingredient Supplier, Dr. G's Creations LLC

March 6

Dr. Christine Akoh "Vitamin D: Is More Actually Better?"

March 20

Dr. Brian Bowker, Research Food Technologist, USDA - Agricultural Research Service

March 27

Student Presentations

April 3

Student Presentations


April 10

Student Presentations


April 17

Student Presentations


April 24

Student Presentations


Dr. Mark Harrison has been selected as the 2017 Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award recipient from International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). The award is in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the public, IAFP, and the Food Industry.  Congratulations, Dr. Harrison!

Spring 2018 Seminar Series: Dr. Christine Akoh ATHENS, GA at Food Science 03/06/2018 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

The Spring 2018 Seminar Series will continue with Dr. Christine Akoh, presenting "Vitamin D: Is More Actually Better?" on Tuesday, March 6, at 3:30pm in room 131. All are invited to attend.

FABricate Competition Finale ATHENS, GA at Conner Hall 03/28/2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

What teams will win the grand prize and be crowned the Fabricate winner? All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to come out to enjoy the competition, indulge in heavy hors-d'oeuvres, and vote for their favorite team.

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