Award Winning Faculty...

Dr. Jovana Kovacevic
Recipient of the 2020 OSU Promising Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding scholarly activity and significant intellectual work, validated and communicated through published articles, innovative engagement and multiple grants with national impact.

Dr. Si Hong Park
Recipient of the IAFP Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award

Sponsored by bioMerieux, this award is presented to a young researcher who has demonstrated outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.

Dr. Park’s research emphasizes food and human microbiome supplemented with food additives (prebiotics/probiotics) to understand the interaction between the host and microbes related to the food safety and quality using metagenomics and bioinformatics approaches. (Read more...)

Dr. Yanyun Zhao
Recipient of the 2020 National IFT Research and Development Award

Dr. Yanyun Zhao is recognized for her contributions to advance the science and technology of edible coating for reducing food waste, promoting sustainability, and producing healthy consumer foods.

Recipient of the 2020 OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship

This award recognizes OSU faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in a specific project or activity resulting in substantial impact beyond the university setting. Yanyun’s work in edible coatings, biodegradable packaging, and co-product innovation have had real industry impact. It’s a great illustration of the power of applied research.

Recipient of the 2020 OSU Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

This award recognizes and encourages outstanding mentoring of postdoctoral appointees by OSU faculty members. Yanyun has worked diligently for years to improve conditions for post-docs at OSU. In addition, she has personally mentored 12 postdocs.