Associate Professor David Everett is Director of the Dairy Products Technology Center, and the Leprino Foods Professor in the Department of Animal Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is originally from Australia, and completed his PhD in Food Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

He is the immediate past-President of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, and currently serves as an Editor of the International Dairy Journal, and Chair of the Dairy Science and Technology standing committee of the International Dairy Federation. Associate Professor Everett’s current research program focuses on understanding the impact 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 science and technology; and dairy ingredient functionality.