Campabadal, Carlos A.
Grain Storage and Feed Manufacturing Specialist and Spanish Outreach Coordinator
Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Costa Rica
Grain quality, storage and processing and feed manufacturing engineer. Spanish language technical support.
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC)
Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Carlos is a program specialist focusing in the areas of grain storage, quality and processing, renewable resources and feed manufacturing. He also serves as the main contact with the Latin American grain industry and is coordinator of the Spanish-English technical support.
Currently, Carlos is finishing his doctoral degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University under Dr. Dirk Maier, professor and Head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University. His research topic is focused on non-chemical alternatives for stored product protection. At Purdue University, he was part of the Post-Harvest Education and Research Center (PHERC) where he participated in several post-harvest and grain drying projects.
During his master's degree at UIUC, his research topics were related to the value-added of co-products from corn milling processes and high-temperature dryer for small-scale frying of maize hybrids. His professional experience includes working as a project and maintenance engineer in the farm and feed manufacturing industry.
Carlos has traveled throughout Latin America as a technical consultant, translator, and speaker in several short courses and seminars in the areas of grain storage and feed manufacturing. He has also presented his research at several scientific and professional conferences.