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Grain Science and Industry

Gordon Smith

Grain Science & Industry Department Gordon bio  
Professor, Head and IGP Institute Director 

Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7010 fax


Area(s) of Specialization

Food chemistry, chemical related food safety, processed meat science, product development, industry/university partnership, FDA & USDA regulatory affairs

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Ph.D. - Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 1991. Dissertation: Utilization of Enzymes to Provide Heating Endpoint Markers and Modify Endogenous Cholesterol in Muscle Foods.

M.S. - Organic Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 1985. Thesis: The Stability and Chemical Modification of Synthetically Useful Enzymes.

B.S. - Chemistry and Biology Double Major, University of Tennessee, Martin, Tennessee. 1984

Additional Information

Prior to joining the department of grain science and industry, Dr. Smith
worked nine years as vice president and research fellow for ConAgra
Foods' research, quality and innovation team in Omaha, Nebraska. He has
also worked in research and development for Sara Lee Foods in
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jimmy Dean Foods, a division of Sara Lee, in
Memphis, Tennessee.