K-State Grain Science & Industry Department Appoints New Buhler Instructor of Milling

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

national search.

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

Program (IGP).

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,

Switzerland.

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."

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