Food & Health
Food & Health
NCI Hires Mary Niehaus to Join Technical Team
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Northern Crops Institute (NCI) has recently hired Mary Niehaus as a Food Technologist.
Niehaus was recently hired as a food technologist and will use her years of experience to assist in wheat, soy, and pulse projects to help further NCI’s educational programs, technical service programs, and market development activities.
Niehaus specializes in sensory analysis and storage stability, protein extraction, lipid analysis, and baking, which makes her a valuable addition to the technical team at NCI.
Niehaus enjoys working on the product development projects incorporating the wide variety of crops grown in the northern region and enjoys seeing the outcome of adding new ingredient treatments to products. “There is always something new to learn in product development,” says Niehaus.
Niehaus has spent the past 20 years working at NDSU’s Cereal and Food Science groups conducting service and research projects using northern grown crops with the majority of work in lipids and starch analysis, product development, and shelf life studies. She was also previously employed at American Crystal Sugar Company in the Technical Services department working on various laboratory projects regarding sugar production quality control, and employee laboratory training. Niehaus has a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Science from Concordia College.
Niehaus cherishes the time spent with her husband, Bill, and two young adult children, Aaron and Andrew. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking and playing bluegrass music on fiddle and mandolin with friends.
Niehaus brings a considerable amount of experience and expertise to the technical team, and NCI.
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