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Gary D Grose

Physical Science Technician

Biography and Research

Gary Grose has been a Physical Science Technician at NCAUR, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL since 1989. Gary received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Bradley University with an emphasis on Computational Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis. Gary works with Dr. Mila Hojilla-Evangelista and a team of scientists conducting research on the development of novel, marketable products utilizing current and new co-products from the industrial processing of agricultural crops, primarily the proteins in pennycress, camelina, soybean, cottonseed or corn. The goals of this research are to devise practical ways to extract and recover the proteins, determine their properties, and evaluate their suitability for various uses, such as films, fibers, thickeners, emulsifiers, or adhesives. These industrially useful, higher value products generated by this research will reduce dependence on non-renewable materials, provide an additional revenue stream to growers and processors, and benefit a large segment of our economy.


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