Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences


David W. Everett, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, ASCI Department

Director, Dairy Innovation Institute

Office: Bldg. 18A Rm. 100A

(805) 756-6120


David Everett is an Associate Professor in the Animal Science Department and director of the Dairy Innovation Institute. He is originally from Australia, and earned a Ph.D. in Food Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Everett worked on dairy industry projects at a federal government research center on Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), to help develop a technology to manufacture hard cheese from ultra-filtered milk. He was also employed at a dairy industry-funded company as a science liaison manager to bring together publicly funded researchers with the dairy industry to solve technical and scientific problems.

Everett’s academic accomplishments include a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Guelph, Canada, investigating emulsion surface structures, and as a food science faculty member at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Otago, New Zealand. During his time in New Zealand, he was invited to be an investigator in the national Riddet Institute Center of Research Excellence. He has served as national President of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology and as an editor of the International Dairy Journal.

Everett’s current research program focuses on understanding the role of dairy product microstructure on enzymatic reactions that produce flavor compounds; release of flavor compounds, nutrients, and bioactive components under oral and digestive conditions; colloidal and surface physical chemical reactions in dairy products; cheese, as a vehicle for carrying health-conferring antioxidant compounds; and dairy ingredient functionality.


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