Michael Tilley is a research chemist at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Agronomy and Grain Science & Industry at Kansas State University. He received a B.S. in Biology from Stockton University and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Kansas State University. He began his current position as Research Chemist at the USDA-ARS Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit in 1998. His research program is focused upon identification and characterization of the biochemical factors and interactions responsible for end-use quality of wheat and sorghum. He has served on several committees of the Association including: Approved Methods Technical Committee on Protein Characterization Methods; Graduate Fellowship Jury; Foundation Scholarship & Fellowship Committee; Cecil F. Pinney Travel Award Committee; Protein Division; and local Manhattan section He has co-authored over 95 manuscripts and 5 book chapters.
The Cereals & Grains Association Board of Directors established a Fellows Program in 1985 to honor association members who have made distinguished contributions to the field of cereal science and technology in research, industrial achievement, leadership, education, administration, communication, or regulatory affairs. Anyone who has been an Cereals & Grains Association member for at least ten years and made such a contribution is eligible.
Recipients of the Phil Williams Applied Research Award and the Thomas Burr Osborne Medal are also accorded Fellow status.
How to Nominate
Submit nominations using the online form found on the awards page. The online nomination form is available from November-January 31.
Completed nomination packets will include:
- A cover letter addressed to Cereals & Grains Association headquarters describing why the nominee is worthy of consideration for the stated award
- At least two and not more than five supporting letters
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- Nominations should address the activities most relevant to the award, with a clear statement of the impact the nominee has had in his/her specific area of expertise.
J.G. Ponte, Jr.
Philip C. Williams
||Okkyung K. Chung
Clodualdo "Ody" Maningat
||M. Rella Dwyer
Charles E. Walker
Jonathan W. DeVries
Per B.J. Åman*
||R. Carl Hoseney
Bert D' Appolonia
John R.N. Taylor
*Osborne or Phil Williams Applied Research recipient