Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences
Department of Food Science & Technology
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Bamforth specializes in the science of malting and brewing. His current research program focuses 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 embraces the enzymology of the brewing process, foam stability, preventing oxidation in wort and beer and alternative paradigms for beer production. With extensive research in malting and brewing, Bamforth's expertise is applicable to coffee including aspects of flavor, shelf life and microbiology.