Faculty and professional affiliates possess internationally renowned expertise in a comprehensive array of food science, technology, and marketing disciplines including:

  • Value-added Processing
  • Consumer Attitudes
  • Consumer Preferences
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Packaging
  • Food Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Postharvest Handling and Storage
  • Shelf-life Testing

Center Director

Kirk Kealey Director, FoodPIC
Food Science & Technology

Consumer and Sensory Science

Koushik Adhikari Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Food Science & Technology

Food Microbiology and Safety, Microbial Shelf Life

Jinru Chen Professor
Food Science & Technology

Food Engineering and Safety, Shelf Life Testing

Yen-Con Hung Professor
Food Science & Technology

At the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, we employ a proven team approach to projects utilizing expertise from food industry professionals and consultants.