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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

Alavi, Sajid

Alavi, Sajid Professor

WA 51
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-2403
785-532-7010 fax
salavi@ksu.edu

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Area(s) of Specialization

Food engineering, extrusion processing of food and feed, rheology, food microstructure imaging and structure texture relationships

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Education

B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian, 1995
M.S. Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1997
Ph.D. Food Science/Food Engineering Minors: Chem. Engg,;, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001

Bio Brief

Sajid Alavi received his B.S. in "Agricultural Engineering" from "Indian Institute of Technology", India in 1995, M.S. in "Agricultural and Biological Engineering" from Pennsylvania State University, PA in 1997 and Ph.D. in “Food Science/Food Engineering" from "Cornell University", Ithaca, NY in 2001.He joined the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University in 2002.

Dr. Alavi's research interests lie in food engineering and more specifically in the areas of extrusion processing of food and feed materials, rheology, food microstructure imaging and structure - texture relationships.

Dr. Alavi's teaching interests include graduate and undergraduate level courses in Extrusion Processing. These include a senior level course in 'Extrusion processing in food & feed industries in the Fall and a graduate level course 'Advanced extrusion processing' every other Fall. He is also the instructor for an undergraduate level course in food engineering, 'Introduction to food engineering' in the Spring.

His current research projects include -"non-invasive imaging of food microstructure"; "phase transition analysis and structure formation in bio-polymeric foams produced by extrusion processing", "starch based bio-degradable packaging foams" and "floating & sinking aquatic feed using extrusion processing".

The Extrusion Center, which is under his supervision, provides services to the industry for pilot scale trial runs for various products and caters to the needs of research and course related runs.