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The extrusion team at Kansas State is headed by Dr. Sajid Alavi, a Professor in the Grains Science Department, specializing in food engineering, extrusion processing of food and feed, rheology, food microstructure imaging and structure texture relationships.

Article on Plant Based Meat Extrusion Project from the K-State AgReport (Fall 2021)

First part of article on extrusion

Second Part of Article Extrusion


  • "Part of the Global Solution" - International Grains Program 2012 Year in Review feature article - view here
  • Dr. Alavi's Upcoming Presentation! Title: International Best Practices on Usage of Wheat - Nutrition and Food Security through Processed Foods. 6th International Seminar on Wheat & Wheat Products: Moving Towards Food & Nutrition Security - February 9-11, 2012 - New Delhi, India. (Invited oral presentation). -Click for Abstract
  • Workshop on 'Food Security and Agricultural Value-Addition in Mozambique: Challenges and Solutions' - February 27-29, 2012 - Maputo, Mozambique. -Brochure
  • International Conference on Polymers for Packaging Applications (ICPPA 2012)' - March 31–April 2, 2012 - Kottayam, India - Scientific abstracts due by Feb. 24th. -Brochure, Details & Registration
  • "Healthy Snacks for Middle School Children Project". -Watch Youtube Video