Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes, Assistant Professor - Distilled Spirits
Food Science and Technology
Assistant Professor
Biography: 

Education
1985 - B.S.c (hons) - Queen Mary University of London, Chemistry
1990 - Ph.D. - Queen Mary University of London, Organic and Analytical Chemistry
1993 - Diploma in Brewing, Institute of Brewing and Distilling
2005 - MBA - University of Surrey

Professional Activities
Freeman of the city of London; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers; Co-founder of Horizon Proteins (spin-out to develop novel aquaculture protein sources)

Faculty
Research Interests: 
  • Visual and taste performance of beers and spirits
  • Distillation performance of spirits and botanical flavors
  • Enhanced methods for sensory evaluation
  • Low energy methods for ethanol-water separations
  • Accelerated maturation of “brown” spirits
Spotlight: 

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Representative Publications
The impact of humulene epoxides on beer flavor: A preliminary study. Hughes, P. Proceedings of the 1st International Brewers Symposium - Hop flavor and aroma 2007. MBAA, 2009, pp. 17-24.

The influence of wood species of cask on matured whisky aroma - The identification of a unique character imparted by casks of Japanese oak. Noguchi, Y, Hughes, PS, Priest, FG, Conner, JM and Jack, F. Proceedings of the 3rd Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference, 2008, pp. 243-252.

Development and correlation between the organic radical concentration in different malt types and oxidative beer stability. Cortes, N, Kunz, T, Furukawa Suarez, A, Hughes, P and Methner, F-J. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, 2010, 68, 107-113.

Impact of colour adjustment on flavour stability of pale lager beers with a range of distinct colouring agents. Furukawa Suarez, A, Kunz, T, Cortes, N, Mackinlay, J, Hughes, P and Methner, F-J. Food Chemistry, 2011, 125, 850-859.

The adsorption and competitive adsorption of bile salts and whey protein at the oil-water interface. Euston, SR, Bellstedt, U, Schillbach, K and Hughes, PS. Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 8942-8951.

Geometric features of oak casks I. Modelling of shape and derivation of surface areas and volumes. Hughes, P and Hughes, JA, Proceeding s of the 4th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference, 2011, pp 87-93.

Production of a cassava based potable spirit. Mandanna, B, Hughes, P and Bryce, JH, Proceeding s of the 4th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference, 2011, pp 95-102.

On the origin of free and bound staling aldehydes in beer. Baert, JJ, De Clippeleer, J, Hughes, PS, De Cooman, L and Aerts, G, J. Ag. Food Chem., 2012, 60, 11449-11472.

Autistic traits and and sensitivity to interference with flavour identification. Clark, AI, Hughes, PS, Grube, M and Stewart, ME. Autism Research, 2013, 6, 332-336.

Whisky by-products: A valuable source of protein and potential applications in aquaculture. White, J, Traub, J, Maskell, D, Hughes, P, Harper, A and Willoughby, N. New Biotech, 2014, 31, Suppl. S118.

When is beer not a beer: Iso-alpha-acids not necessarily proof of ethanol consumption. Maskell, PD, Hughes, PS and Maskell, DL.J. Anal. Toxicology, 2015, 39, 160.

Improvement of the resolution of sensory panels. Hughes, PS.  J.Am. Soc. Brew. Chem., in press.

Representative Publications
The impact of humulene epoxides on beer flavor: A preliminary study. Hughes, P. Proceedings of the 1st International Brewers Symposium - Hop flavor and aroma 2007. MBAA, 2009, pp. 17-24.

Books

Beer: Quality, Safety and Nutritional Aspects, Paul Hughes and Denise Baxter, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001

Patents

Beverages and foodstuffs resistant to light induced flavour changes, processes for making the same, and compositions for imparting such resistance.*  van der Ark, R, Blokker, P, Bolshaw, L, Brouwer, E, Hughes, P, Kessels, H, Olierook, F and van Veen, M. Patent number WO2005/030920 A1, international publication date 7th April 2005.

Beverages and foodstuffs resistant to light induced flavour changes, processes for making the same, and compositions for imparting such resistance.* Hughes, P, Blokker, P, Brouwer, E, van der Ark, R and Alewijn, M.  Patent number WO2006/104387 A1, international publication date 5th October 2006.

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