Dr. Milford A. Hanna
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
M.S. Agricultural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
211 LW Chase Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Teaching and/or Extension Activities:
Advise 5 Ph.D. and 1 M.S. students and teach extrusion process engineering course on alternate years.
Coordination of industrial utilization of agricultural commodities research at the University of Nebraska. Emphasis of personal research program is on development of starch-based polymers for use in foam and other applications, use of vegetable oils and animal fats as diesel fuels, use of vegetable oils as lubricants, use of starch and protein in mulch films, production and use of levulinic acid, neural network and fuzzy logic modeling of the extrusion cooking process and contract research.
Five Selected Publications:
- Miladinov, V. and M.A. Hanna. 2000. Starch esterification via reactive extrusion. Industrial Crops and Products. 11:51-57.
- Fang, Q. and M.A. Hanna. 2001. Preparation and characterization of biodegradable co- polyester - starch based foams. Bioresource Technology. 78(2):115-122.
- Fang, Q. and M.A. Hanna. 2001. Experimental studies for levulinic acid production from whole kernel grain sorghum. Bioresource Tech. 18(3):187-192.
- Fernando, S. and M.A. Hanna. 2001. Comparison of viscosity characteristics of soybean oils with a mineral oil two-stroke engine lubricant. Trans. of the ASAE. 44(6):1403-1407.
- Kollengode, A. and M.A. Hanna. 2001. Developments in flavorings of extrusion cooked products. Research Advances in Food Science. 2:55-62.