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Grain Science and Industry

Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Martinez-Kawas, Adrian

Martinez-Kawas, AdrianSH 311
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS, 66506
785-532-7010 fax

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

Bio Brief

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

Research Group

Stored Product Protection & Technology Research Group (SPPT)

Current Research Project

Biomass Transportation Logisitcs Modeling

  • Objective: Quantify advantages of using GIS-based approach to predict feedstock supply area for existing or planned biomass-based processing facilities.