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 Expert  725098

Expert in Natural & Processed Cheeses, Spray Drying, Food Processing & Packaging, R&D, Sanitation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kentucky (KY)
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Expert has a BS degree in Dairy Manufacturing with a minor in chemistry, an MS degree in Food Science, and a Ph.D. in Food Science with a minor in Biochemistry. He was also trained as a Dairy products judge. He has conducted research on cheese manufacturing, cultures, bacteriophage, culture agglutination, media, and enzymes. He has published over 80 journal articles, 126 abstract, and made over 37 symposia and invitational presentations. He is a leading expert in cheese technology, cheese processing and sprayed dried products. He visits approximately 15 food plants within the United States per year. He regularly consultants outside of the United States where he focuses on sanitation (CIP, COP), dairy processing, energy cost, laboratory tests, and packaging issues. He teaches food processing, packaging and research & development courses at the University of Kentucky.



cheese chemistry


cheese microbiology


cheese processing


cheese technology






cottage cheese


cottage cheese microbiology


dairy processing


dairy sanitizing


dried dairy product


fermented milk


fluid dairy product


food technology


gas flush packaging




modified atmosphere packaging


process cheese


starter culture

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cincinnati, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Middletown, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Plants and Food Processing
Food Product Development: Pilot Plant Processes,...
Cheese Chemistry, Microbiology
Cultured Dairy Products: Manufacture, QC, & Troubleshooting

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   Ph.D.   Food Science   University of Wisconsin   Sigma Xi
1969   MS   Food Science   Utah State University  
1967   BS   Dairy Manufacturing   Utah State University   A. J. Morris Award

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to 2010


University of Kentucky


Deptartment of Animal and Food Sciences




He was responsible for research (50%), teaching (40%), commodity leader (10%) .

1980 to 1987


University of Kentucky


Department of Animal and Food Science


Associate Professor


He was responsible for research (70%) and teaching (30%)

1974 to 1980


University of Kentucky


Department of Animal and Food Sciences


Assistant Professor


He was responsible for research (70%) and teaching (30%).

1971 to 1974


University of Wiconsin


Department of Food Science


Research Assistant


Performed basic research.

1969 to 1971


Natick Research Laboratories


Dairy and Eggs


Biological Assistant


Worked on product development and basic research

1969 to 1971


US Army PX system


Natick Satellite PX




Managed PX operations including staff, purchasing, sales and inventories.

1967 to 1969


Utah State University


Deptartment of Food Science


Research Assistant


Performed basic research.

1966 to 1967


Utah State University


Dairy Manufacturing/Dairy Plant


Laboratory Technician


Performed laboratory work.

Career Accomplishments:

American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Sigma Xi, Bluegrass Section of Institute of Food Technologists (BGS)

Professional Appointments

Board member American Dairy Science Association, Reviewer for J. Dairy Science (ADSA), and J. Food Sci., Scientific Communicator (IFT) 1988-current, Chairman (current) and member of ADSA Journal Management, Committee 1999 - 2002, Chairman and committee member of 8 USNAC expert groups 1997 - current, Committee Member of ADSA Enzyme Nomenclature 1985- current, Committee Member of ADSA Internat'l Dairy Foods Assoc. Res. Award 1999-2002, Committee Member of ADSA Student Paper Contest 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, Chairman of Education Committee (BGS) 1987 - current, Committee Member of Awards Committee (BGS and ADSA) current, Member at Large (BGS) 1998 - 2001, Co-Chairman, BGS Suppliers Night, 1991- 2000, Media trainer for Student Association Division of ADSA 2002,

Chairman, College of Agric. Com. On Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1997 -1998, Co-chairman, Merit evaluation, 1998, College promotion committee, 1997, Chairman, Food Institute Educational Committee, 1988-Current, Departmental Software Site Agreements Person 1990-Current, Advisor, Food Science Club, 1976-Current.


2002 Kraft Teaching Award (ADSA), 2002 IFT Research and Development Award (IFT), Food Technol. 56(8):120, 2002 Great Teachers Award (UK), 2002 Productivity Enhancement Program Award (CCI), 1999 Intl. Dairy Foods Assoc. Research Award (ADSA), 1988 Pfizer Award (ADSA), A. J. Morris Award, Virginia Dare Award

Publications and Patents Summary

Journal 80, Trade 4, Books 1, Extension Publications 3, Patents 5, Invitational and Symposia papers 37, Abstracts 126.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Submitted Science  
 - Ultrasonics  
 - Journal of Dairy Science  
 - Dept. Animal Sciences  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 2009. Mendezol Foods, Miami FL, wrote R&D report on value of patented technology
  • 2008. Abbey of Gethsemani. Worked to get correct smear on cheese, aging proticol, and processed cheese development.
  • 2008. Blue Grass Dairies, Sanitation review. CIP of spray dryers. Cleaning of spray nozzles and other sanitary equipoment
  • 2006. American Beverages. Solve sanitation problems in formulation and bottling opperation
  • 1999. Raskas Foods, St. Louis, MO. Extensive plant inspection and troubleshooting to solve Chymosin clotting problems in 40,0000 liter vats.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was an expert witness in a case involving whey nitrogen toxicity.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Spray drying litigation expert for consulting on Spray Drying.
  • Expert for consulting on litigation on food processing case.
  • Expert in dairy manufacturing equipment & production volume for litigation involving a large yogurt manufacturer.
  • Expert in expert witness for cheese plant
  • Expert for consulting on Cheese and Rennet/Casein Production.
  • Food science expert for consulting on definition of dairy defoamer vs. antifoamer for litigation case.
  • Expert in spray drying in food flavoring applications for litigation case.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2009   Indonesia   Special lecture series and development of 2 + 2 program at Brawijaya University, University of Lampung and the University of Riau. Lectures topics included Spray drying, cheese making, bacteriophage, packaging development, biofilm control, sweeteners.
2008 to 2008   Russia   Vertically integrated poultry processing. Configured new products for Russian market and introduced IQF technology.
2008 to 2008   Russia   Zelenokumskiy Dairy Plant training. Research & Development of new products. Energy saving from configuration of HTST and Spray dryer. Reduction of fines come from dryer cyclones.
2007 to 2007   Romania   Training programs. New advances in Packaging, Bacteriophage in the Dairy Industry, and Controlling Biofilms.
2006 to 2006   Kyrgyzstan   New cheese type development, plant sanitation, antibiotic testing of milk, Development of eye in Soviet style cheese, qualiy assurance monitoring.

Market Research:
Expert is a well known expert in the dairy manufacturing. He is knowledgeable on the types of equipment being used in the industry, the advantages and disadvantages of major equipment types and keeps abreast of the energy and sanitation issues of this equipment. As a teacher of the R&D class he keeps up with current trends within the US and EU. He understands consumer archetypes and how consumers perceive certain technologies.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Cheese manufacturing shortcourses, Spray drying shortcourses, Dairy manufacturing shortcourses, Research and development short courses, Biofilm development and removal shortcourses, Processed cheese products, Annatto quality and specifications, Food storage, Sensory analysis, Sensory tests and panel room development, focus group testing, Archetyping consumers, food ingredients and additives, Modern Packaging

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He works with many suppliers and sets up suppliers shows.

Other Skills and Services

He frequently does sanitation walk-throughs and sanitation training aids for food companies.


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