MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University´s Department of Grain
Science and Industry has named Chris Miller as its new Buhler
Instructor of Milling Science & Management after completing a
Miller, who initially joined the K-State faculty on an interim basis
in January 2009, teaches milling science and management courses as
well as Buhler short courses hosted by K-State´s International Grains
Buhler Inc., based in the Minneapolis, Minn. area is a technology
company involved in food processing, chemical process engineering,
and die casting. It is the largest supplier of flour milling
equipment in the world. Its parent company is based in Uzwil,
Miller earned bachelor´s and master´s degrees at K-State. He
previously worked for The Quaker Oats Company as an operations
resource/process improvement engineer and as a supervisor in the
company´s oat milling operations.
"I´m delighted to have Chris Miller join our faculty as he has
already been doing a great job teaching courses," said Dirk Maier,
Grain Science Department Head. "He brings practical industry
experience into the classroom and is passionate about teaching
undergraduate students and industry professionals. In addition to his
teaching responsibilities, Professor Miller also will serve as an
advisor to our undergraduate students."
Maier said that Miller´s appointment was unique, in that outside
funding supports the faculty position.
"I want to acknowledge the significant and ongoing financial support
of Buhler Inc. that makes funding of this instructor position in our
department possible," Maier said. "It is a long-term investment into
the education and training of our students who are the future
professionals of the global milling and food processing industry."