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Dr. Dirk Maier

Dr. Toine TimmermansDr. Dirk Maier is Professor of Grain & Feed Operations & Processing in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and serves as the Associate Director of the Global Food Security Consortium (GFSC) at Iowa State University. His research and outreach programs focus on post-harvest loss reduction/prevention, food security, grain operations management, feed technology, post-harvest engineering, value-added processing of crops and food/feed products, ecosystem modeling, stored products protection, alternative crop storage systems (grain chilling, hermetic storage), bulk materials handling, facilities planning and design, and continuing education and credentialing of professionals in the global grain and feed industry. He is the Founding Director of the USAID-funded Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss for which he served as the lead PI.


The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
144 National Soybean Research Center MC 637
1101 West Peabody Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-3086
phlcongress@illinois.edu