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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

January 30, 2018

Grain Milling and Processing Expert Joins the Grain Science Department

Submitted by Jason Hackett

Kaliramesh Siliveru

Leading the grain processing initiatives at Kansas State University is alumnus Kaliramesh Siliveru.

As the world’s training center for the milling and processing industries, the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry added Kaliramesh Siliveru to the faculty on January 3. Siliveru received his Ph.D. from the department in 2016 and is conducting fundamental and applied grain processing research. His Ph. D. dissertation covered the cohesive properties of wheat flour and their effect on the size-based separation process.

As an assistant professor, Siliveru also works closely with the undergraduate and graduate education as a teacher, advisor and co-leader of the Milling Science and Management program. A native of India, Siliveru most recently worked as a research associate with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service in Manhattan, Kansas.

“Dr. Siliveru brings a wealth of material handling and grain processing knowledge from his graduate experience and time with the USDA Agricultural Research Service,” says Gordon Smith, grain science department head. “He is leading our efforts in grain processing research and providing a key resource in our continued partnership with the Grain Handling and Processing Society (GEAPS).”

Siliveru’s research interests include: grain processing and milling; process modeling and simulation; food safety; particle technology and materials handling; and the physical chemical, surface properties and their correlation in food and feed materials. In addition to research responsibilities, Siliveru teaches undergraduate and graduate courses covering subject matter in grain processing technologies. He looks forward to developing courses in his area of expertise.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Department of Grain Science and Industry faculty as it is an international hub for education and research,” says Siliveru. “This position allows me to collaborate with some of the greatest minds in milling.”

The Department of Grain Science and Industry strives to educate students and professionals, conduct innovative research, transfer new technologies and knowledge, and offer high-quality outreach programs and services that impact the global grain and plant-based food, feed, fiber, fuel and bio-products supply chains.

For more information, contact Kelly Hannigan IGP Institute Program Services Coordinator, 785-532-4070; kelly12@ksu.edu