Mark Wilkins

Mark Wilkins, PhD, PE

Mark Wilkins
Contact Information:
Chase 211
Lincoln: East Campus
(402) 472-8250
mwilkins3@unl.edu
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Professor, Director, Industrial Ag Products Center
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
Appointment
  • 25% teaching, 50% research, 25% administration
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass
  • Fermentation for production of bioproducts
  • Processing of corn and other cereal grains
  • Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass

About Mark Wilkins

Dr. Wilkins comes to UNL from Oklahoma State University, where he was on the faculty of the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department for 11 years.  Prior to joining OSU, Dr. Wilkins was a postdoctoral engineer at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service’s Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory in Winter Haven, Florida. Wilkins earned a M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University in 1999.  His research interests are in bioprocessing and food processing.  He has co-authored 55 refereed journal articles and 2 book chapters. Wilkins’ teaching interests are in biochemical engineering, food engineering, ethics, and short-term study abroad.  He also served on OSU’s Graduate Faculty Council for 4 years and was the Graduate Program Coordinator for his department at OSU. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma.  He is married to Lana and has two children: Hannah (4) and Daniel (2).