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About Kurt A. Rosentrater

Currently Dr. Kurt Rosentrater’s research focuses on storage, handling, preservation, and processing of agricultural materials for foods, feeds, biofuels, and industrial products.  
Additionally, his research emphasizes the utilization and valorization of co-products, development of value-added products and processes, sustainability of biorenewable resources, improvements in processing efficiencies, techno-economic modeling, and life cycle assessment. He also works in value-added product development, alternative recycling and reprocessing strategies, modeling and simulation of processing systems, plant layout, and process design. Prior to his work at Iowa State, he was a Lead Scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Engineering and Industrial Technology. Before this, he worked for a design-build company and was responsible for process and equipment design, and plant layout for agri-industrial processing facilities.


Present Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

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3327 Elings
605 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1098


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