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Grain Science and Industry

Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6161
grains@k-state.edu

Graduate Student Awards Received-Current Year

2013-2014 Department Awards

Paul A Seib Graduate Student Fellowship: MENG XUE
Major Professor: Dr. Yong-Cheng Shi
Research Topic: Determination of substituent distribution in starch derivatives via NMR spectroscopy

Anheuser-Busch Fellowship:  SHERRILL CROPPER
Major Professor: Dr. Jon Faubion
Research Topic: The influence of native wheat lipids on the structure and formation of air cells in bread dough systems

Rene Buhler Memorial Scholarship:  JOHNNY WILSON
Major Professor: Dr. Praveen Vadlani
Research Topic: nutritional enhancement of distillers' grains and solubles (DDGS) via microbial fermentation

Cain Land and Grain Value Added Agriculture Scholarship:  KYLE PROBST
Major Professor: Dr. Praveen Vadlani
Research Topic: Production of single cell oils from lignocellulosic biomass as input for advanced biofuels

Ingredion Outstanding Graduate Students Award:
Ph.D. Student – MENG XUE
Major Professor: Dr. Yong-Cheng Shi
Research Topic: Determination of substituent distribution in starch derivatives via NMR spectroscopy
MS Student – ELYSE BUCKLEY
Major Professor: Dr. Rebecca Miller
Research Topic: Factors in wheat affecting water absorption tolerance

Ming-Long Liao/Paul Seib Graduate Student Achievement award:  MENG XUE
Major Professor: Dr. Yong-Cheng Shi
Research Topic: Determination of substituent distribution in starch derivatives via NMR spectroscopy

Majel M. MacMasters Memorial Achievement Student Award:  YIXING ZHANG
Major Professor: Dr. Praveen Vadlani
Research: D-lactice acid production from paper residues using lactobacillus delbrueckii production of D (-) lactic acid from paper industry residues with a genetically modified lactic acid bacteria using simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process

Lola Lee Jackson Animal Welfare Foundation Fund Travel award:
RYAN ROBERTS
Major Professor: Dr. Sajid Alavi
Research Topic: Effect of rework inclusion on the processing and final product characteristics of a pet food 
MICHAEL JOSEPH
Major Professor: Dr. Sajid Alavi
Research Topic: Novel delivery mechanism for nutrition using sorghum based pre-cooked “beans”

 

NEW 2013-2014 NON-DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS  

TRAVEL AWARDS FROM THE GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL:

American Association of Cereal Chemists in Albuquerque, NM:  Elyse Buckley, Orelia Dann, Juhui Jeong, Tasnim Mohammad, Sichaya Sittipod, Meng Xue

Institute of Food Technologists Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL: Thanh Hien Vu, Michael Joseph

Study Abroad in Mozambique in S. Africa:  Melania Arrieta-Martinez

EuroFoodChem XVII in Istanbul, Turkey:  Sherrill Cropper

ASABE International Meeting in Kansas City, MO:  Abhay Patwa

World Renewable Energy Congress in Perth, Australia:  Kyle Probst

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:  Kyle Probst

 

K-State Research Forum March 2014 winners:

Agricultural Sciences Oral Presentation Session - 2nd place:  JOHNNY WILSON

Session Title:  NUTRITIONAL ENHANCEMENT OF DRIED DISTILLER'S GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES VIA SPOROBOLOMYCES ROSEUS FERMENTATION

Adviser:  Dr. Praveen Vadlani

 

Interdisciplinary Oral Presentation Session - 3rd place:  KYLE PROBST

Session Title:  UTILIZATION OF HEMICELLULOSE-RICH BIOMASS FEEDSTOCKS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CELL OILS

Adviser:  Dr. Praveen Vadlani

 

Agricultural Sciences Poster Session - 2nd place:  JENNIFER FREDERICK

Poster Session Title:  CHARACTERIZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMERCIAL HEAT TREATMENTS

Advisers:  Dr. Bh. Subramanyam, Dr. Hulya Dogan

 

2014 K-State Alumni Association Graduate Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service:  KYLE PROBST

Advisor:  Dr. Praveen Vadlani

 

2014 International Coordinating Council Scholarship recipient, Kansas State University:  YADHU GURAGAIN

Adviser:  Dr. Praveen Vadlani

 

2013 AACC International Engineering & Processing Divison Best Student Paper Award:   PAVAN HARSHIT MANEPALLI

Title: Mathematical Modeling of Flow Behavior and Cell Structure Formation During Extrusion

Advisor:  Dr. Sajid Alavi

18th Annual K-State Research Forum Graduate Student Agricultural Sciences Poster session, March 2013:  ELYSE BUCKLEY- third place
Title: Factors in wheat affecting water absorption tolerance 
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Miller

2013 Next Big Thing Annual Business Idea Competition, April 2013:  SARAH GUTKOWSKI & KYLE PROBST- bronze round winners
Topic: The Bitter Relief, a natural digestive taken before or after a meal to facilitate digestion.

2013 KSU Bioenergy Symposium Poster Competition:  YADHU GURAGAIN - first place
Title: Assessment of pelleting for partial deconstruction of forages to improve cellulosic ethanol production 
Advisor: Dr. Praveen Vadlani

Richard Elmore Brown Graduate Student Teaching Award from the College of Agriculture:  SHERRILL CROPPER 
Major Professors: Dr. Jon Faubion, Dr. Hulya Dogan
Teaching Baking Science I & II Labs, and presented lectures in Baking Science I & II in coordination with Professor Jon Faubion.

2013-2014 AACC International Foundation Graduate Fellowship:  OSCAR RAMOS
contributed by AACCI Endowment Fund
Major Professor:  Dr. Ron Madl
 
2013-2014 AACC International Foundation Graduate Fellowship:  JUHUI JEONG
contributed by the AACCI Milling & Baking Division M. Rella Dwyer Fellowship
Major Professor:  Dr. Rebecca Miller


 

 

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