David Potts, PhD

Dec. 9, 2016

Congratulations to David Potts who graduated with his Doctorate on December 9, 2016! David's research focused on understanding and providing insight into improving overall dairy flavor quality. The first phase of his research identified terpenoid, microbial off-flavors in a milk flagged as 'Spontaneously Oxidized,' providing a potential avenue to screen and improve milk quality for an increasingly acknowledged industry flavor defect. The second phase involved better understanding of nonvolatile contributors to creaminess in dairy products. Five small molecular weight compounds were found,and they contributed to the textural perceptions and a greater final product body and overall creaminess in zero, low, and full-fat dairy products.