MSU Researcher Honored for Distinctions in Food Safety Engineering | MSUToday

Bradley P. Marks, PE, of Michigan State University was named a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for leadership and professional honors in food safety engineering. The rank of Fellow is ASABE’s highest honor.

Marks is a professor and president of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineeringwhich is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering. He leads an interdisciplinary research team to develop improved methods for the design and operation of ready-to-eat food manufacturing systems, with a focus on improving microbial safety.

“Dr. Marks is incredibly deserving of this highest honor from ASABE,” said CANR Acting Dean Kelly Millenbah. “We are grateful for his service to our community. He is also a renowned teacher, and our students benefit from his expertise, his humor and his commitment to their success,” she added.

Leo Kempel, dean of the College of Engineering, noted that being named a Fellow is a lifetime achievement.

“Election as a Fellow of ASABE is an indication of the high regard for the significant impact and high quality of Dr. Marks and his students among his colleagues, and it shows the esteem that Brad enjoys among his closest disciplinary peers,” Kempel said. “All of us at Michigan State University are extremely proud that Brad is a Spartan.”

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