Dairy division

Dairy Foods Division

Building a bridge between basic research and applied technology in the dairy field.


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Prateek Sharma Dairy Foods Division
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Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipients are Vinatee Patel and Dipak Mehta.
  • The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Patrice Lyon.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Innovation Landscape of Dairy Products for Calming and Immune Boosting, Megan Watson, North Carolina State University (First Place)
  2. Predicting phase stability of UHT reconstituted skim milk (RSM) based on hybrid fingerprints generated from Raman and attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy techniques: development of technological capability, Yijing Shao, North Carolina State University (Second Place)
  3. Characterization of flow behavior of milk protein powders using shear cell methodology, Katelynn Palmer, Utah State University (Third Place)
  4. What makes the dairy products distinguished: understanding the potential of food composition on sensorial attributes through tribology, Lamis Adnan Ali, Utah State University (Finalist)
  5. Effect of galactose utilization and proteolytic activity of adjunct cultures on viscoelastic and textural properties of Mozzarella cheese, Anjali Fnu, Utah State University (Finalist)
  6. Clean label, Complete, Plant-Based and Animal Free: What Consumers Believe about Protein Products, Tess Liu, North Carolina State University (Finalist)

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