The Doyen of Dairy

“I have amassed a great deal of experience working with milk and other food products in the UK and overseas. I have decided to use this knowledge to provide short courses, research updates and troubleshooting operations for the dairy sector throughout the world”.
Dr Lewis. 2013


Michael Lewis

During this time he has acquired more than 40 years' experience in teaching and research covering many topics related to food science and technology. These include:
•            physical properties of foods
•            food processing operations
•            milk and milk processing operations
•            heat treatment, evaporation, drying and membranes, refrigeration and physical properties of foods

He has written four books, been actively involved in maintaining the University pilot plant and generating millions of pounds in earned income for the Department and has worked with many food companies on several different products.  Apart from this R&D activity he has consistently maintained a busy teaching schedule and in 2008 received the School Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He has supervised over 35 PhD students and over 150 BSc and MSc project students.  The cutting edge work has resulted in many research grants and participation in five Knowledge Transfer (KTP) Programs.
He semi-retired in 2011 but is still very active:  These activities include: Evaluating research proposals and refereeing scientific papers for major food and dairying journals External examining of BSc courses, MPhil and PhD theses Short lecture courses at different Universities Problem solving and troubleshooting, particularly with heat treated milk Workshops and other short course Projects related to effluent disposal