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Name: Donal Day
Title: Professor
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Department: Audubon Sugar Institute
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 3845 Highway 75
Address 2: St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Phone Number: (225) 642-0135
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Education/Training

Over 30 years professional experience in microbial physiology and industrial microbiology, research and development (laboratory-, bench- and pilot scale) relating to food, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries. More than 140 technical publications, 7 patents. Expertise in the areas of fermentation, new product development and industrial application, polysaccharides, enzymes, immobilized cell utilization and cell culture.

  • Ph.D. (Microbiology) 1973
    McGill University
    Montreal, Canada

  • B.Sc. (Biochemistry) 1965
    University of New Hampshire
    Durham, NH
Areas of Specialization/Research

University Of Guelph

  • General Microbiology Undergraduate
  • Microbes and Man Undergraduate
  • Microbial Instrumentation Undergraduate
  • Microbial Physiology Undergraduate
  • Microbial Physiology Graduate
  • McGill University
  • Microbial Physiology Undergraduate

Graduate Student Committees

Microbiology

  • PhD (1979-82) J. Ross
  • PhD (1980-83) J.Linz
  • MSc (1982-84) Y.H.Chon
  • PhD ( -----82) K. Narva
  • MSc (-----84) J. Fitzgibbons
  • PhD (1988- 91) J. Rajan
  • PhD (1991-WD )Jeffery Corbett
  • PhD (1995-) Keith A. Canada

Agriculture Engineering

  • MSc (----87) D. Agrawal

Chemical Engineering

  • PhD (1980-1982) W. Kuu
  • PhD (1984-1989) J. Roos
  • MSc (1986-1988) S. Pethe
  • MSc. (1989-1991 ) Appachu Naniah
  • MSc. (1988-1991) Philip N. Roberts

Biochemistry

  • PhD. (1991-95) Michael Wu

Civil Engineering

  • PhD. (1993-) Tan Qiang
  • PhD (1992-) Bhaskar Kura

Biosciences & Biotechnologies, University of Roorkee, India

  • PhD (1995) Sanjay Gupta

Food Science

  • PhD. ( -2005) Aisha Abuselaibi
  • PhD. ( - 2005) Liga da Silva
Professional Experience

Administrative

  • Acting Director, Audubon Sugar Institute (Aug 1987-88), Budgetary Responsibility ($500,000/Yr.)
National Committees
  • Southern Regional Development Committee/USDA- Value Added Products from Renewable Resources (chair- Specialty Chemicals from Renewable Resources)

University Committees
  • Departmental Tenure and Promotion; University Senate (1 year)
  • Graduate Faculty, Louisiana State University (Affiliate member, Dept of Microbiology 1979 - : Member, Dept Food Science 1994 -present)

Courses Taught at Louisiana State University
  • Polysaccharides and Oligosaccharides-Professional Training

Technology of the Sugar Mill-Professional Training

  • Sugar Mill Waste Treatment- short course-Professional Training
  • Dextran Analysis for Sugar Chemists -short course-Professional Training
  • Industrial Microbiology-Undergraduate
  • Microbial Physiology-Undergraduate
  • Microbial Physiology-Graduate level
  • Food Microbiology (Lab)-Undergraduate

Awards/Grants

Grants Summary

  • Federal            5
  • State               7
  • Industrial          34
  • Private
  • Foundations     3
Publications/Presentations/Patents

Summary

  • Referred Publications         73
  • Book Chapters                  22
  • Patents                            13
  • Technical Reports             12
  • Non-referred Publications   447
  • Abstracts at Meetings       146

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