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July 19, 2019

Greg Aldrich receives Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology

Submitted by Kelly Boswell


Greg Aldrich, research associate professor, has received the 2019 Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology from the American Society of Animal Science for excellence in research and teaching in companion animal biology. He received the award — sponsored by Mars Petcare — during the Companion Animal Nutrition Session, at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 10, in Austin, Texas. 

Aldrich received his doctorate in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois in 1995 and joined the Iams Company. He has held positions at Kemin Industries and Menu Foods. In 2003, he started Pet Food & Ingredient Technology Inc., which has provided support to more than 175 pet food, ingredient, and equipment companies. He writes a monthly column in Petfood Industry magazine with more than 165 articles.

Since joining the university in 2012, Aldrich has taught courses in Pet Food Processing, Companion Animal Nutrition, and the Graduate Student Seminar. His research focuses on the effect processing has on safety, nutrition, and shelf-life of modern pet foods. He has published 14 peer-reviewed manuscripts, one book chapter, and 63 abstracts, and presented at 83 conferences and industry events during his time at K-State. He continues to provide technical support to the industry, serves on numerous corporate boards, and provides commentary on issues of industry importance.