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Khairunizah Hazila Khalid Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Khairunizah Hazila Khalid successfully defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. thesis on April 5, 2016. Her thesis is titled "Whole Wheat Milling and Baking Studies of Hard Red Spring Wheat".
Khairunizah Hazila Khalid Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Khairunizah Hazila Khalid (left) and adviser Dr. Senay Simsek

May 12, 2016

Khairunizah Hazila Khalid Ph.D. Dissertation Video

Khairunizah Hazila Khalid successfully defended her Cereal Science Ph.D. thesis on April 5, 2016. Her thesis is titled Whole Wheat Milling and Baking Studies of Hard Red Spring Wheat.

Her research examined how milling method, bran composition, baking method, and the environment and genotype affect whole-wheat flour and bread quality. The results showed that bran composition affects whole wheat flour, dough, and bread quality performances. Also, cultivar and planting location differences contribute to the variability of whole wheat bread quality. This knowledge will help develop improved cultivars of hard red spring wheat.

Khalid graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a B.S. and M.S. in Food Science.

She chose North Dakota State University because of its great reputation in agricultural programs. She likes the Cereal Science Graduate Program because it has a uniquely structured syllabus that caters to the world of cereal knowledge with emphasis on hard wheat. She says that the lecturers are competent, the technicians are experienced and friendly, the laboratory infrastructures are well-run and equipped, and the administrative personnel are helpful and warm.

Khalid received several awards during her studies at NDSU including Best Student Poster at the 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress, April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey; the AACCI Centennial Meeting Student Travel Award, October 2015 in Minneapolis, MN; the People’s Choice Award for best poster at the NC-213 Annual Meeting, February 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri; and the 2014-2015 Len Sibbitt Scholarship Award, Cereal Science Program, NDSU. She is a student member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI).

She will return to Malaysia as a researcher at Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI).

Her Ph.D. adviser is Dr. Senay Simsek. The members of her graduate committee are Dr. Frank Manthey, Dr. Mukhlesur Rahman and Dr. Jae-Bom Ohm.

Source: Khairunizah Hazila Khalid (contact Dr. Senay Simsek, 701-231-7737, )
Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu
Editor: Shannon Ueker, 701-231-7971,

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