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Food Science Institute

216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5861 fax

Welcome to the Food Science Institute!

The Food Science Institute (FSI) was established in 2001 to integrate the expertise in food science across K-State. FSI facilitates the undergraduate, graduate, and online education programs and provides both research and technical assistance for the food industries. Approximately, 47 nationally and internationally recognized faculty from five colleges and 11 departments serve as teachers, mentors, researchers, and extension specialists in the following areas: food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, veterinary medicine, cereal science, dairy science, meat science, food service, sensory analysis, food engineering, human nutrition, and product development. We look forward to assisting you in the area of food science.

What's New!

Job announcement for Director of the Food Science Institute

Kansas State University seeks applications for the position of Director, Food Science Institute. The Institute seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary, creative, and pro-active leader who will lead the faculty, staff and students in their research, teaching, extension, and outreach missions. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have credentials for appointment as a tenured faculty. Start date is 1/1/2019 or as negotiated.

IFT Student Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to Yuda Ou for winning 2nd place poster in the Fruits and Vegetable Products division and to Mostafa Taghvaei for winning 2nd place poster in Toxicology and Food Safety division at IFT 2018 held in Chicago, IL July 16-18, 2018.

Yuda Ou and Kelly Getty

Yuda Ou with his advisor Dr. Kelly Getty


Congratulations to the FDSCI Product Development Team!

FDSCI Product Development Team - 1st place - National Dairy Council 2018 New Product Competition for the development of Quick-Quark (Team members: Yuda Ou, Karthik Sajith Babu and Priyamvada Thorakkattu; Advisors: Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla and Dr. Kelly Getty) Teams from Cornell University and Clemson University finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The Ohio State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and a second team from Cornell University were also in the top 6. For more information on the award and winning products, go to https://dairygood.org/content/2018/new-product-competition-winner-announced.



Congratulations also goes to the following ADSA graduate student award winners:

Leprino Foods Graduate Student Poster Presentation Contest in Dairy Foods Research

  • 2nd - Ben Ma (advised by Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla)
  • 3rd - Karthik Babu (advised by Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla)


IFT lecture

 Registration closes on August 15, 2018. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kc-ift-in-manhattan-guest-speaker-dr-robert-hutkins-tickets-48484338963

Support FSI Student Scholarships!

FDSCI ApparelLooking for some new purple clothing? Now is your chance to buy items with the FSI logo and also support FSI students! A portion of the proceeds from every item you purchase will go towards scholarships.

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