For this month's Faculty Spotlight, we are featuring Dr. Kaliramesh Siliveru.
Dr. Siliveru joined the department in January 2018 as the grain processing assistant professor. Siliveru obtained his Ph.D. from K-State and worked as a research associate at the USDA Agricultural Research Service Center for Grains and Animal Health before returning to K-State.
When asked why he chose grain science, Siliveru said he knew early on that this was the field he wanted to pursue.
"I used to visit farms in India where I would see a lot of grain loss in the storage methods, and I also read an article in high school that mentioned that the losses during storage and processing grain is about 50 percent. This motivated me to see whether we could fix these losses. I then spoke to my father and grandfather, and they agreed that this is major issue that we face."