201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS, 66506
Degree Being Pursued: Ph.D.
- B.S. Mechanical Electrical Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (México), 2005
- M.S. Grain Science, Kansas State Univeristy, 2008
I completed my undergraduate studies at the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in Monterrey, México. Subsequent, I came to Kansas State University and completed a M.S. degree in 2008 in the Dept of Grain Science & Industry. My M.S. research focused on food safety in feed processing facilities, primarily on feed manufacturing strategies to prevent drug carryover.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the same department. My research focuses on post-harvest engineering, specifically biomass logistics simulation modeling. I am currently working on improving quantification accuracy of feedstock availability given a plant location using a geographical information system. With this I will be able to modify and enhance an existing system simulation model to analyze the transportation and receiving operations of biomass feedstock delivered from in-field/on-farm storage locations to the receiving facility of a cellulosic ethanol plant.
I'm currently working with the Stored Product Protection & Technology Research Group.
Area of Emphasis
Current Research Project
- Objective: Quantify advantages of using GIS-based approach to predict feedstock supply area for existing or planned biomass-based processing facilities.