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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

2013-2014 Awards

Departmental Awards

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
 
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
 
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"
 
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 genetically modified lactic acid bacteria using simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process
 
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
 
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
 
Rene Buhler Memorial Scholarship:
JOHNNY WILSON
Major Professor: Dr. Praveen Vadlani
Research Topic: Production of single cell oils from lignocellulosic biomass as input for advanced biofuels
 
 

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
 
ASABE International Meeting in Kansas City, MO: Abhay Patwa
 
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Kyle Probst
 
EuroFoodChem XVII in Istanbul, Turkey: Sherrill Cropper
 
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
 
World Renewable Energy Congress in Perth, Australia: 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
 
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
 
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
 
 
 
2014 K-State Alumni Association Graduate Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service:
KYLE PROBST
Adviser: Dr. Praveen Vadlani
 
2014 International Coordinating Council Scholarship recipient, Kansas State University:
YADHU GURAGAIN
Adviser: Dr. Praveen Vadlani
 
2013 AACC International Engineering & Processing Division Best Student Paper Award:
PAVAN HARSHIT MANEPALLI
Title: Mathmatical Modeling of Flow Behavior and Cell Structure Formation During Extrusion
Adviser: Dr. Sajid Alavi
 
18th Annual K-State Research Forum Graduate Student Agricultural Sciences Poster Session, March
2013: ELYSE BUCKLEY- 3rd Place
Title: Factors in wheat affecting water absorption tolerance
Adviser: 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- 1st Place
Title: Assessment of pelleting for partial deconstruction of forages to improve cellulosic ethanol production
Adviser: 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