Applying high resolution microscopic techniques to characterise dairy products including milk, cheese, yoghurt and dairy powders.
Focusing on commercial and emerging separation technologies to improve the recovery of dairy products, reduce waste disposal costs and reduce environmental impact.
Inventing upstream processes to control the interactions of casein micelles, whey proteins and fat globules to improve the yield, quality and consistency of products.
Manipulating different sized milk fat globules to achieve better physical functionality of fat components in selected high-fat dairy products.
Investigating the lubrication behaviour of a variety of dairy products, focusing on the effect of fat content, type and level of fat replacers.
Developing a fundamental understanding of milk frothing, such that the frothing of liquid milk may be controlled.
Dairy waste streams
Reducing and utilising waste is a priority for dairy processors, as a means of reducing costs and environmental impact.