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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 Kansas State University 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


Commencement ceremonies feature Food Science student

Fall commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8. Christine Rock, bachelor's candidate in food science and industry, Olathe, will be the student commencement speaker at commencement for the College of Agriculture at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 in Bramlage Coliseum.

Full list of students featured in all graduation ceremonies.

Fall 2018 Commencement ceremony schedule

Global Campus Virtual Commencement Program


Lifetime achievement award for emeritus professor Larry Erickson

Larry Erickson, Kansas State University emeritus professor of chemical engineering, will be presented with the Climate and Energy Project 2018 Impact Award at the organization's annual celebration and awards ceremony Monday, Dec. 10 in Lawrence.

The Impact Award is given for lifetime achievement and recognizes an individual whose work has resulted in positive, long-term, broad impacts in climate, energy and environmental issues across the state.

Erickson was cited for organizing the annual Dialog on Sustainability event, which has connected hundreds of students, professionals and advocates in conversations on tough environmental topics; his consistent and steady support of electric vehicles and solar charging stations, which has had a lasting impact across the state; and his work as a collaborating partner through the Kansas Natural Resource Council.


K-State offers courses in pet food manufacturing, nutrition

Recognizing a small revolution in how we relate to animals, Kansas State University's Department of Grain Science and Industry is offering a new study emphasis on pet food manufacturing.

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Grain science professor receives prestigious award

Jon Faubion, professor of grain science and industry, has received the prestigious William Geddes Memorial Award from the American Association of Cereal Chemists International.

The award, which recognizes continued outstanding service, loyalty and devotion to the principles and objectives of the association and its membership, was announced at the association's 2018 meeting in London.

Faubion also received the association's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.


K-State to host Indian dairy processing interns

Jayendra Amamcharla, associate professor of food science in the K-State Food Science Institute, will host four nationally selected student interns pursuing their Bachelor of Technology degrees at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Dairy Research Institute in Karnal (Haryana), India.

The four interns will spend six weeks on campus at the Food Science Institute and the animal sciences and industry department during the spring 2019 semester. They will participate in dairy-focused research projects led by Amamcharla and his colleagues.




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