Dr. Terry Howell Jr.

Terry Howell
FPC Executive Director and Research Professor
226 Food Innovation Center
Lincoln, NE 68588-6206

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Faculty Profile


My specialty is food property characterization, but my current focus is on R&D leadership, project leadership, portfolio management, and organizational efficiency enhancement.


  • PhD - University of Wisconsin- Madison (Biological Systems Engineering)
  • MS - Texas A&M University (Agricultural Engineering)
  • BS - Texas A&M University (Agricultural Engineering)

Teaching and/or Extension Activities

  • I am mostly administrative in the Food Processing Center. My focus is on leading the Center to expand its impact and provide economic benefits to the food businesses of Nebraska, the region, and the world. Our team of scientists, engineers, and support staff are working to explore and develop new technology and then share those advances with the food industry.


  • Hartel, R.W., Connelly, R.K., Howell, Jr., T.A., and Hyslop, D.B. 2008. Math Concepts for Food Engineers, 2nd ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Howell, Jr., T.A and Cogburn, R.R. 2004. Rough Rice Storage. Pp. 269-282 in, Rice Chemistry and Technology, 3rd Edition, ed. E.T. Champagne, Eagan Press, St. Paul, MN.
  • Howell, Jr., T.A. 2003. Rice Storage. Pp. 545-566 in, RICE, eds. C.W. Smith and R.H. Dilday, Wiley, New York.
  • Ranalli, R.P., Howell, Jr., T.A., and Siebenmorgen, T.J. 2003. Effects of controlled ambient aeration on rice quality during on-farm storage. Cereal Chemistry, 80(1):9-12.
  • Howell, T.A., and Hartel, R.W. 2001. Drying and crystallization of sucrose in thin films at elevated temperatures. Journal of Food Science, 66(7): 979-984.