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Kasiviswanathan (muthu) Muthukumarappan

Distinguished Professor
Department of Agricultural Engineering
South Dakota State University
United States of America


Dr. Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, distinguished professor and graduate coordinator in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department at South Dakota State University, has been the principal investigator on several research projects and an advisor to undergraduate and graduate students with academic and research activities. His research work is actively involved in national and international standards development focused in food and biprocessing. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and made more than 350 regional, national, and international presentations. K. Muthukumarappan has contributed to the revision of three ASABE standards. He has served in leadership roles on numerous Food and Process Engineering Institute (FPEI) committees and served as FPEI division representative to the Standards council. He is currently serving as associate editor of Transactions of the ASABE. A few of his awards and honors include a 2013 Distinguished Professor, 2012 ASABE Fellow Award, 2012 F.O. Butler Service Award, 2011 Griffith Faculty Research Award, 2010 International Research Award, 2009 Evelyn E. Rosentreter Standards Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions as a research leader and educator in the food and bioprocess engineering area, and in the development of international and ASABE standards, South Dakota State University F.O. Butler Research Award and CoE Outstanding Researcher award.

Research Interest

Value addition to South Dakota Crops such as corn, soybean, wheat, oats and oilseeds, Food Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Biofuels, Biochemical Conversion  

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