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Miller, Rebecca

Miller, RebeccaKSU Wheat Quality Lab Director

Throckmorton 3707
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Wheat Quality Lab

Area(s) of Specialization

Baked product quality
Wheat and flour quality



B.S. Bakery Science and Management, Kansas State University, 1990
M.S. Grain Science, Kansas State University, 1992
Ph.D. Grain Science, Kansas State University, 1996

Employment History

Kansas State University Dept. Grain Science & Industry; Manhattan, KS
Research Assistant Professor -- Jun 2009 - present
Wheat Quality Lab Director -- Oct 2006 - present
Research Associate -- Aug 1992 - Dec 1996
Graduate Research Assistant -- Jan 1991 -May 1992

R&R Research Services, Inc.; Manhattan, KS
Consultant -- Oct 2006 - present
Director of Research -- Jan 1997 - Oct 2006

General Mills; Minneapolis, MN
Summer Intern James Ford Bell Technical Center -- May-Aug 1992

Mondo Baking Company; Rome, GA
Summer Intern -- May-Aug 1989

Professional Activities

American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACC Intnl)
Book Committee (2009 - present)
Bread Baking Approved Methods Technical Committee (2009 - present)
Co-chair (2010 - present)
Cereal Chemistry Associate Editor (1998 - 2004; 2009 - present)
Milling and Baking Division Member (1991 - present)
Rheology Division (1991 - 2002)
Sec/Treas (1998– 1999) ; Vice Chair (1999–2000); Chair (2000–2001)
Wheat Quality Council Technical Board (2007 – 2011)
Kansas 4-H/FFA Wheat Show Committee (2009 – present)


I. Hlynka Best Student Paper. 1994 (AACC)
International Wheat Gluten Association Best Paper. 1995 (AACC)
Rheology Division Young Scientist Award. 1997 (AACC)

Area of Emphasis

Research Assistant Professor

Research interests include:

  • Understanding and improving the quality of wheat, flour and baked products
  • Development of testing methods to measure wheat and flour quality
Wheat Quality Lab Director

The Kansas Wheat Quality Lab (WQL) provides Kansas wheat breeders, producers and researchers with timely quality data that will augment their selection of promising experimental wheat varieties. Additionally, the lab assists in wheat marketing efforts by Kansas Wheat, USWA, WQC, KSU Extension, IGP and other regional wheat associations for domestic and export customers. The Wheat Quality Lab is the principal testing and marketing effort funded by Kansas Wheat. Research and outreach activities focus on developing new quality evaluation methods, improving existing wheat testing methods and developing hard wheat promotional material. In addition, collaborative projects are conducted with breeders or agronomists to evaluate environmental, disease and pest infestation effects on wheat quality. Collaborative research projects on wheat and flour quality are also conducted with faculty and students in the Departments of Agronomy and Grain Science.