Special Expertise

The center's team includes permanent full-time faculty, associated faculty, research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists, graduate students, and support staff.

The research staff provides special expertise in:

  • Carbohydrate - particularly polysaccharide - chemistry
  • X-ray fiber diffraction
  • Molecular modeling
  • Cereal science
  • FT-IR spectroscopy
  • Emulsions
  • Starch behavior, organization, and modification
  • Electron, visible, and confocal microscopy
  • Chemical and food engineering
  • Biopolymer - protein and polysaccharide - interactions
  • Foams
  • Corn genetics
  • Collaborations provide access to other personnel, capabilities, and instrumentation.