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Our Current Students

Our graduate students are engaged in cutting-edge research covering an extensive array of topics in food science. From exploring sustainable food production methods to diving deep into food engineering, they are at the forefront of innovation. Learn more about recent projects and see our list of current students below.


Recent Projects


Current Students



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Enid Adiegwu
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Cladis

Abdullah Alwahaimed

Abdullah Al Wahaimed
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Eifert

Pengyu Chen

Pengyu Chen
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Eifert

Bhaswati Chowdhury headshot

Bhaswati Chowdhury
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Rachel Cheng



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Hyun Choi
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Yifan Cheng

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Rakib Ehsan
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Kuhn

 Babak Faraji Gougerdchi

Babak Faraji Gougerdchi
Ph.D. 
Advisor: Dr. Yifan Cheng

Clay Ferguson

Clay Ferguson
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Kuhn



Felicia Fianu

Felicia Fianu
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Yifan Cheng

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Maddyson Frierson
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Hamilton

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Isabel Gutierrez
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Yin

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Alisa Holst
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Yin



Tuan Le

Tuan Le
Ph.D.
Advisors: Drs. Eifert and Strawn

Yilin Li

Yilin Li
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Huang

Jingsi Liu

Jingsi Liu
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Yin

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Monica Osorio Barahona
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Strawn



Jason Pough

Jason Pough
M.S.
Advisor: Dr. Kuhn

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Isa Maria Reynoso
Ph.D.
Advisors: Drs. Hamilton and Strawn

Marcela Silva

Marcela Silva
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Strawn

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Madhvi Singh
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. O'Keefe



Kezia To

Virell To
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Lahne

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Billy Tu
MSLFS
Advisor: Drs. O'Keefe and Yin

Brian Wiersema

Brian Wiersema
Ph.D. 
Advisor: Dr. Stewart

Wangyi Wei

Wangyi Wei
Ph.D. 
Advisor: Drs. Ponder and Yin



Anarra Williams

Anarra Williams
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. O'Keefe

Zane Xu

Zhiyuan (Zane) Xu
MSLFS/Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Huang

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Jung Mun (Journey) Yang
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Huang

Caroline Yates

Caroline Yates
MSLFS
Advisor: Dr. Rachel Cheng

Jiakun Yi

Jiakun Yi
Ph.D. 
Advisor: Dr. Lahne

Headshot of Saehah Yi

Saehah Yi
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ponder

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Fujunzhu Zhao
Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Huang