Call for Abstracts is NOW open!

Call for Abstracts is now open for the Food Structure and Functionality Forum Symposium in 2014!  Submit your abstract by October 11 2013! Check out more details about the symposium at: http://www.foodstructuresymposium.com/index.html Keynote speakers for the...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Martini Lab!   [album: http://martiniresearch.com/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/dm-uploads/Martini lab 2012/]

Congratulations to Vera!

Congratulations to Haoyuan (Vera) Zhong on successfully defensing her MS thesis.  Her research is entitled “EFFECT OF LIPID SOURCE ON THE PHYSICAL AND SENSORY QUALITY OF BAKED PRODUCTS”.  Great job!  

Waxy Muscles…

New research by Dr. Ray Baughman at the University of Texas, Dallas has shown that paraffin waxes can be used to fill carbon nanotubes to design artificial muscle.  For more information on this research please follow this link: Science: Wax-Filled Nanotubes Flex Their...

Welcome Dr. Herrera to Martini Research

Visiting Professor Dr. Lidia Herrera from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina has recently arrived in Logan to collaborate with our laboratory.  Dr. Herrera is a world class reseacher in the study of crystallization of fats.  University of Buenos Aires,...

NCUR at Weber State University

  The National Conference for Undergraduate Research was held at Weber State University last week.  It was very nice to see all those talented undergrads.  Suyapa and Rax represented our lab in the event.  They both took a poster and had a lot of people stopping by. ...

Chin Yiap Tan recipient of an URCO grant!

Chin Yiap Tan (Rax) has been awarded an undergraduate research grant (URCO) from Utah State University.  Rax has been working in the lab for less than one year and he is making a lot of progress in the lab.   Congratulations to Rax for receiving an URCO grant!  Good...

Ye et al. have been featured in Inform!

Congratulations to Yubin and Ashwini.  Their recent paper on “Using High Intensity Ultrasound as a Tool to Change the Functional Properties of Interesterified Soybean Oil” recently published in the  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry...

Gandhi Scholarships available!

There are substantial Gandhi scholarship funds available for next year (2012-2013). Undergraduate, graduate, and prospective new students (both undergraduate, transfer, and grad students) can apply. Applications are available on the department website (USU, NDFS,...

Mark your calendar! WDC short courses are coming up soon!

The Annual Short courses offered by the Wester Dairy Center at USU are coming up soon!  From February to March you can register to attend different courses such as: Artisan Cheese Symposium Cheesemaking I Short Course Cheesemaking II Short Course Quality Control...

Undergraduate Research Mentor for 2011 – Dr. Silvana Martini

        At the College of Agriculture awards presentation on September 15, 2011 Dr. Silvana Martini was honored as the 2011 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year.   Since 2006 Dr. Martini has been expanding her program for undergraduate food...

Chocolate may help reduce risk of heart disease

A study published by the British Medical Journal show that chocolate might help in the reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.  Chocolate’s high content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds migh be responsible for these health benefits....

Food Science Program is on Facebook!

The Food Science Program at USU wants to stay in touch with current, past and future students.  So, if you are or were a student in the Food Science Program or if you are interested in becoming a student, please search for us in facebook (FoodScience Usu). If you...
Silvana Martini in 2011 USU Research Matters

Silvana Martini in 2011 USU Research Matters

  Thank you to Jacoba Poppleton in the Office of Research at Utah State University for writing an excellent article highlighting Silvana Martini’s research in USU’s 2011 Research Matters publication. Pick up a copy of Research Matters to read about...
New paper on wax crystallization!

New paper on wax crystallization!

Congratulations to Rebekah Kerr whose paper on wax crystallization was just published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.  Rebekah presented this work also at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research and will also give a presentation at the 102nd...