Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Food Science and Technology
Food Science (1999-2018)
Professor Bamforth retired in 2018.
Ph. D. University of Hull, 1977, D. Sc. University of Hull, 1993
Dr. Bamforth specialized in the science of malting and brewing. His research program focused primarily on the wholesomeness of beer, including studies on the psychophysics of beer perception, on polyphenols and on the residues from non-starchy polysaccharide digestion that constitute soluble fiber and potential prebiotics in beer. Research in the laboratory also embraced the enzymology of the brewing process, foam stability, preventing oxidation in wort and beer and alternative paradigms for beer production.
Extension of Knowledge Activities
- Short courses (classroom and on-line) on brewing provided through the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (Brewing | UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education)
- International Brewing Courses in China, India, South Africa, South America, United Kingdom and Australia
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