Donal Day

Day, Donal F.
Title Professor
Department Audubon Sugar Institute
Address 1 3845 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Phone 225-642-0135

Grants Summary

  • Federal            5
  • State               7
  • Industrial          34
  • Private
  • Foundations     3


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


  • 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

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

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