Research Associate Professor
Manhattan, KS 66506
Area(s) of Specialization
Pet food processing, pet food nutrition
View My Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
B.S. Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University, 1984
M.S. Animal Sciences, University of Missouri, 1991
Ph.D. Ruminant Nutrition, University of Illinois, 1995
Dr. Aldrich is establishing a research program at K-State that focuses on characterizing nutritional impact of modern pet food processing. His efforts are intended to better describe the impact that thermal and mechanical processes have on food safety, nutrient utilization, and product shelf life. He is also helping the department construct a Pet Food Science Program for undergraduate and graduate training, and to foster new channels of teaching and exchange between the pet food industry and Kansas State. Dr. Aldrich brings to the University practical experience in the pet food industry as an active nutrition consultant. He has provided diet formulation, technical service, and new product development expertise to pet food companies and ingredient suppliers around the globe for much of the last two decades. Dr. Aldrich writes a monthly column for Petfood Industry magazine, the leading trade industry publication, on pet food and ingredient issues, has authored several text book chapters regarding pet foods and nutrition, and is a frequent speaker at industry and scientific forums.
Dr. Aldrich is a Kansas native and K-State alumnus (BS Agriculture; Animal Science & Industry, 1984). He earned an M.S. from the University of Missouri and Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Illinois. He has held several industry management and technical positions with Co-op Feeds, the Iams Company, Kemin Industries, Inc., and Menu Foods Ltd. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Society for Nutrition, and the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. Greg and his wife Susan Aldrich, PhD live in Topeka and have two near-grown children (Zachary and Jessica), two dogs, two cats, and four fish.