Senior Design Projects

ECS193 A/B Winter & Spring 2020

Enable craft brewers with real time data

Name Glen Fox
Affiliation UC Davis Food Science & Technology

Project's details

Project title Enable craft brewers with real time data
Background The expansion of the American craft brewing industry is one of the world's greatest industry developments in any beverage industry. The industry is worth billions of dollars and employs ten of thousands of people across the USA. However. many companies have little capacity to do real time quality testing to ensure consistent quality. which makes their business sustainable. The brewing process involved 1000s of chemical reactions with just as many compounds in the final beer. But the industry generally only measures a few of these to rate how their process is performing. To ensure these brewing innovators remain sustainable. a range of technologies specifically Apps will be very beneficial.
Description Our project seeks to develop several Apps covering different aspects of the brewing process which can provide real time data for brewers which will empower them to better control their beer quality.
Deliverable Depending upon interest. a number of Apps could be developed which cover monitoring beer processing and measuring beer quality real time. While we would be happy for the Apps to be free. depending upon the circumstances. a small cost may be charged for a download or updated versions.
Skill set desirable We may need several students or teams due to several different Apps being considered. Students/teams will have the skills to write Apps. Also students/teams who can demonstrate they understand a beverage process industry so they can offer suggestions about ways to design and improve the Apps.
Phone number 530 3043321
Client time availability 30-60 min every two weeks
IP requirement Client wishes to keep IP of the project
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