Department of Food Science and Technology

The Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST) is one of the institutions in the country offering food technology as an academic program. It plays a vital role in human resource development needed in the various technology transfer particularly in food science and technologies. It could also spearhead the generation of knowledge in food science and technology and in initiating the application and use of food science strategies and technologies in specialized areas of development.

Our Academic Staff

Felix J. Amestoso, Ph.D.
Professor IV

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Eileen B. Bandalan
Assistant Professor III

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Julious B. Cerna

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Lynette C. Cimafranca, Ph.D.
Department Head
Associate Professor III

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Ladie Ann P. Conde
Associate Professor III
Affiliate Faculty

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Jocelyn G. Daclag, Ph.D.
Associate Professor III

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Ivy C. Emnace, Ph.D.
Professor III

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Lorina A. Galvez, Ph.D.
Professor VI

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Marisel Leorna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor III
Affiliate Faculty

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Jubymar A. Mabuto
Instructor I

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Inish Chris P. Mesias
Assistant Professor III

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Retired professors

Dr. Roberta D. Lauzon - Professor Emeritus
Dr. Lutgarda S. Palomar
Prof. Dennis Antonio C. Varron

About Us


The DFST as center of excellence in food science and technology in the Visayas.


  1. Effective education in food science and technology.
  2. Appropriate knowledge and technologies relevant to food processing and utilization.
  3. Strong linkages with private industries and organizations for the commercialization of appropriate technologies generated.
  4. Public awareness and advocacy on relevant issues affecting food quality and safety.
  5. Dynamic cooperation with various units in the institution and with external organizations concerned with food science and technology.


Produce high quality professionals in Plant Protection to cater to the needs of the populace through the application of sound pest control technologies for improved crop production.


  • To be true and scientific Food Technology Students
  • To support and pursue the goals of the LSU Organization of Food Technology Students who are self-reliant and self-sufficient.
  • To abide by the rules and regulations of the College.
  • To work harmoniously with other student organizations and help foster the objectives of the school for economic and social causes.

Career Opportunities

  • Food Technologist in Food Industries
  • Research and Development Workers in Food Companies
  • Technical and Sales Representatives in Food and Related Industries
  • Researchers in Government and Research Institutes
  • Instructors and Researchers in Colleges, Universities and Technological Institutes
  • Government Food Inspectors in Regulation and Safety
  • Entrepreneurs in the Food Business
  • Managers in Food and Related Companies
  • Food Engineers in Food and Related Establishments
  • Quality Control Scientists

Student Organization

  • Philippine Association of Food Technologists - Kappa Student Chapter (PAFT-KSC)

Course Related Organization Awards

  1. 2005 - 1st place
  2. 2004 - 2nd place
  3. 2001 - 3rd place
  4. 2000 - 3rd place
  5. Environmental Management Award(2003)