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About Kurt A. Rosentrater

I am a food engineer by training. Over the years, I have worked as an engineer in industry, government, and academia. My professional interests revolve around creating sustainable pathways forward for the grain processing, human food, animal feed, bioproduct, and biorenewable industries by developing, analyzing, and optimizing processes and products that maximize value and minimize negative consequences for all stakeholders, including producers, consumers, and the environment.

To accomplish this, I employ the principles of physics, chemistry, and engineering to biological systems. I am currently developing and assessing production, transportation, manufacturing processes, and end-of-life options for various bioprocessing supply chains. I also use techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) to examine and optimize these systems and supply chains and to make them more sustainable. 

My work ranges from the laboratory scale, to the factory scale, to the farm scale, and even to larger ecosystem scales.

Positions

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

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2001 Ph.D., Iowa State University ‐ Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Contact Information

3327 Elings
605 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1098
515-294-4019

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