Dr. Taubman teaches analytical and brewing chemistry as well as introductory chemistry courses. He has earned BS degrees in both Finance and Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and Montana State University, respectively, and a PhD in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2004. Following his graduate studies, he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Pennsylvania State University before joining the chemistry faculty at Appalachian in 2007. Dr. Taubman's current research interests include the development of aroma fingerprints for beers using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry coupled with Olfaction Detection (GC/MS-O), the isolation and genetic fingerprinting of native yeast and bacteria for use in bioprocessing and waste remediation studies, quantification of alpha and beta acids and essential oils in several varieties of hops currently grown in NC, and the development of a gluten-free beer from non-barley adjuncts.
Title: Professor, Analytical and Brewing Chemistry, Director, Fermentation Sciences
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Phone: (828) 262-7847