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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Daniel L Brabec (Dan)

Research Agricultural Engineer

Dr. Dan Brabec  

Dr. Dan Brabec
Research Agricultural Engineer

Contact Information:

ATTN: Dan Brabec
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Telephone: 785.776.2731
Fax: 785.537.5550

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Dan Brabec is a Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. He received his M.S. from the grain science department and his PhD from the biological and agricultural engineering departments at Kansas State University. His research interest include grain dust flammability/explosibility, grain dust monitoring and control, wheat hardness testing, single kernel characterization of weight, hardness, and moisture, seed sorting instrumentation and methods, and aerosol measurements and characterization.

Brabec, D. L., T. C. Pearson, E. B. Maghirang, and P. W. Flinn. 2015. Detection of fragments from internal insects in wheat samples using a laboratory entoleter. Cereal Chem. 92: 8-13.
Brabec, D., S. Rosenau, and M. Shipman. 2015. Effect of mixing time and speed on experimental baking and dough testing with a 200 g pin mixer. Cereal Chem. 92: 449-454.
Pearson, T. C., J. Prasifka, D. Brabec, R. Haff, and B. Hulke. 2014. Technical Note: Automated detection of insect-damaged sunflower seeds by x-ray imaging. Appl. Eng. Agric. 30: 125-131.
Pearson, T., D. Wicklow, S. Bean, and D. Brabec. 2013. Sorting of fungal-damaged white sorghum. Am. J. Agric. Sci. Tech. 1: 93-103.
Brabec, D., T. Pearson, and P.W. Flinn. 2012. Detection of lesser grain borer larvae in internally infested kernels of brown rice and wheat using an electrically conductive roller mill. Cereal Foods World 61: 65-70.
Brabec, D.L., T.C. Pearson, P.W. Flinn, and D. Katzke. 2010. Detection of internal insects in wheat using a conductive roller mill and estimation of insect fragments in the resulting flour. J. Stored Prod. Res. 46: 180-185.
   Pearson, T. C., D. T. Wicklow, and D. L. Brabec. 2010. Technical Note: Characteristics and sorting of white food corn contaminated with mycotoxins. Appl. Eng. Agric. 26: 109-113.
Pearson, T., D. Brabec, and S. Halely. 2008. Improved discrimination of soft and hard white wheat using SKCS and imaging parameters. Sens. Instrum. Food Qual. Saf. 3: 89-99.
Pearson, T., D. Brabec, and S. Haley. 2008. Color image based sorter for separating red and white wheat. Sens. Instrum. Food Qual. Saf. 2: 280-288.
   Pearson, T., and D. L. Brabec. 2007. Detection of wheat kernels with hidden insect infestations with an electrically conductive roller mill. Appl. Eng. Agric. 23: 639-645.

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