Food Science and Microbiology department

Known for its expertise across the field, the Department of Food Science and Microbiology is part of science at AUT.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught by academic staff who are experts on food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology or biofilms.

Research in food science and microbiology

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across science.

More about our research

Research associations

AUT’s food scientists are involved in the food science research centre as well as:

Kevin Kantono
Barry Wong
Samir Brown
Diksha Chadha

Contact us

Professor Owen Young
Head of Food Science and Microbiology
Phone: +64 9 921 9544

owen.young@aut.ac.nz

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