John C. Bruhn

John C. Bruhn

John C. Bruhn, Ph.D.

Position Title
Cooperative Extension Specialist Emeritus

Unit
Food Science and Technology

Bio

Food Science (1969-2006)

Professor Bruhn retired in 2006. 

John C. Bruhn, Emeritus, was the Director of the Dairy Research and Information Center, a program that helped facilitate the conduct of dairy production and dairy foods research and education within the University of California, Davis. The program allowed those external to the campus to seek research and educational resources from the university. Dr. Bruhn was a Dairy Foods Processing Specialist with Cooperative Extension in the Department of Food Science and Technology. As a Cooperative Extension Specialist, he had the responsibility of developing applied research and educational programs for the California dairy foods processing industry.

Born and reared in Ohio, he attended Michigan State University, receiving a B.S. in food science in 1962. His Ph.D. is in dairy bacteriology-biochemistry from UC Davis. His research and educational programs for the dairy industry have emphasized factors relating to the quality and safety of raw milk and of processed milk and dairy foods.

Dr. Bruhn is an active member of many California dairy and food organizations, including the California Dairy Industries Association, the California Association of Dairy and Milk Sanitarians (CADMS), the California Creamery Operators Association, and the Northern California Section of the Institute of Food Technologists. Nationally, he is an active member with the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Dairy Science Association, and the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians.

Some recognitions of his problem-solving research and educational programs for the dairy foods industry include: Educator's Award and Citation Award (1999), from the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians; Sanitarian Award, from the California Association of Dairy and Milk Sanitarians, Outstanding Alumnus Award from Michigan State University, the Extension Award from American Dairy Science Association, and Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. In the year 2000, he was elected Fellow of the International Association for Food Protection (formerly IAMFES).

Awards and Honors

: Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK) - Fellow

: California Dairy Industries Association - Honorary Member

: California’s South San Joaquin Valley Dairy Association - Lifetime Achievement Award

1983: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Elmer Marth Educator Award

1984: California Association of Dairy and Milk Sanitarians (CADMS)   - Achievement Award

1985: Michigan State University - Outstanding Alumnus

1986: American Dairy Science Association - De Laval Dairy Extension Award

1997: Institute of Food Technologists - Fellow

1999: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Harry Haverland Citation Award

2000: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Fellow

2004: American Dairy Science Association - Fellow

2008: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) - Honorary Life Membership Award

2009: California Cheese and Butter Association - Lifetime Achievement Award

2009: UC Davis College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences - Award of Distinction