RNicki Engeseth

Welcome to The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Addressing the basic human need for access to nutritious food is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We are thrilled you have chosen our department to facilitate your passion for improving the health, wealth, prosperity, and equity of humanity through food.

Our research focuses on the integration of food, nutrition, and health; food materials science and engineering; biochemical and molecular nutrition; and food safety and security.

We value diversity in people, cultures, learning, and science. Collaboration with experts in multidisciplinary fields, within and outside of the College of ACES, is important and routine for students and faculty. We also value innovation and inspiration in scholarly pursuits, transformative ideas and aspirations for the future, and diversity in our scholarly approaches.

Your contributions help us transform scientific knowledge and innovate solutions that promote sustainable human and economic development worldwide. Please take time to explore all of the opportunities for learning and discovery available to you and feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

Nicki Jene Engeseth, PhD
Professor and Department Head, Food Science and Human Nutrition