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Grain Science and Industry

Madl, Ron

Madl, Ron Research Professor Emeritus, Director Emeritus Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program (BIVAP)

101A BIVAP Bldg.
1980 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506

Area(s) of Specialization

Wheat antioxidants and bioprocessing to add value to agricultural materials

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B.S. Chemistry, Baker University, 1966
M.S. Physical Chemistry, Kansas State University, 1969
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 1973

Bio Brief

Dr. Madl is a Research Professor, serving as the director of the Bioprocessing and Industrial Value-Added Program facility, located on the north campus. He is also co-director of the Center for Sustainable Energy and in that role works closely with the Engineering College to provide coordination of campus resources and development of teams to address issues and opportunities related to sustainability and renewable energy. His research interests include identifying the bioactive antioxidant components in wheat and cereal grains and understanding induction mechanisms to enhance bioactives' composition in grains.

Dr. Madl is a Kansas native who grew up on a diversified family farm in southern Douglas County. He earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry at Baker University. That was followed by an M.S. degree in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in the Grain Science Department, both at Kansas State University. He has held many industry management, research and technical sales positions with Protein Technologies International (currently Solae, a joint venture between DuPont and Bunge corporations) and MGP Ingredients. He returned to K-State in 1997 as director of the Wheat Research Center. In that position, he also served as President of the Grain Industry Alliance, a consortium that combined the research capabilities of the College of Agriculture at K-State with the American Institute of Baking, the USDA Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, and DPRA, a private agriculture consulting group. In 2003, he returned to the department of Grain Science & Industry to administer value added programs from new facilities on the north campus and was appointed director, BIVAP, in 2004.